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Digital Technologies Programs

Building digital technology capability in Geelong region schools

Designed to build the capability of Digital Technology teaching in the Geelong region and promote increased student attainment in Digital Technology related STEM career pathways.

There are two elements to the program:

Student Program – Internet of Things (IOT) and Gaming with Python (GwP)

Year 9 and 10 students from the Geelong region have a choice of exploring the Internet of Things through the application of coding to computer and robotics technology, Gaming with Python; a highly sought after programing language and the recently added Cybersecurity Challenge; covering emerging themes such as hacking, cryptography, personal safety and cyber identity.  

Applications are now open, for more information see:  

For more information see Building digital technology capability in Geelong region schools 


  • The programs are delivered by The Gordon ICT Department
  • 250 Year 9 and 10 students from across the Geelong region completed the IoT and/or Gaming with Python program over 2016-2018
  • 100% IoT Program students placed a higher level of importance on completing a STEM qualification following completion of the IoT program
  • 100% of IoT  and 83% of GwP students have a better understanding of the importance of digital technologies for a wide range of career pathways
  • ​Feedback from teachers and parents rate the programs very highly as adding value to school programs and enhancing students’ digital technology learning experiences.


‘Western Heights College has been accessing the programs offered by Skilling the Bay for a number of years now. Many students have attended both The Internet of Things and Gaming with Python programs in Year 9 or 10. Each of these students already had an interest in IT and these programs have allowed them to learn more about coding and robotics. Students also really like the “adult” atmosphere at the Gordon. 

As a supervising teacher, I took the opportunity to develop my skills. Supervising one group of students for the second week of the Internet of Things, I asked Kevin for a Sparkfun kit and I spent the day working through the experiments – building the circuits and coding. Our school ended up purchasing 12 of the Sparkfun kits and we now teach coding using the kits in the STEM component of our Year 9 Science course.’

Katrina, Western Heights College

Teacher Program –Geelong Tech School Professional Development collaboration 

The Geelong Tech School collaboration addresses the need to improve the capability of STEM teaching practices in Geelong regional secondary schools, as a means of inspiring the next generation of STEM capable students. This works to inspire more students to undertake a STEM pathway to future employment and ensure a supply of graduates to match growing workforce demand.

For more information see Building digital technology capability in Geelong region schools

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