$20,000 for new smart boards

09th Dec 2020

Interactive smartboards will be a key feature of the proposed Guyra Early Learning Centre with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $20,000 State Government grant to purchase and install the technology throughout the new facility.
Mr Marshall said the construction of a brand new centre provided an opportunity to accommodate modern technologies and teaching methods.
“This grant will install five interactive white boards in each of the new facility’s education spaces, enabling all children to engage in online learning,” Mr Marshall said.
“This exposure to advanced software will support educational programs and enable children to meet all aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework.
“How exciting to think that 88 local children each year will have access to this type of technology before they even step foot in primary school.”
The new Guyra Early Learning Centre is slated to be constructed behind the Guyra Library and is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021.
Nominated Supervisor of Guyra Early Learning Centre Amanda Campbell said hundreds of local families would benefit from the technology.
“The inclusion of the white boards will mean educators can deliver in depth and technologically advanced curriculums to all children aged 6 weeks to 12 years,” Ms Campbell said.
“It will ensure that educators of the new facility can deliver high quality programs and curriculums and create a learning environment which reflects the ever changing world of early childhood education.
“We want to give Guyra’s youth the best possible start to life and through the new Guyra Early Education Centre project I think we are in a great positon to enhance their learning, development and educational outcomes.”