Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions

The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs, based on international evidence of 'what works', designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future. Visit the Advance Queensland website.


As part of Advance Queensland, the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They will exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part. Further information on the nomination process can be found here.

Champions will be voluntarily conducting activities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. View current Champion activities in our calendar or read more about each Champion on their profile pages.

Please contact us should you require further information on the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions.


Round 3, 2017 now open; closing 19 November.

Click here to nominate now!


Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions (AQCDC) Round 2, 2017

Congratulations to all our Champions for this round!

The 29 Champions work in varied areas including teaching, community services, manufacturing, small business, finance and not-for-profit.

The Champs span across a number of Queensland regions including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, West Moreton, Fraser Coast, Central West Queensland and Far North Queensland. Meet our latest Community Digital Champions here.

If you are, or know of, a digitally-savvy individual wanting to give back to your community – nominate here.

Follow our Champion stories and activities on social media @DigitalQld


Find out about the Advance Queensland program.

Supported by:


The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Advance Queensland is a comprehensive suite of programs, based on international evidence of 'what works', designed to create the knowledge-based jobs of the future. Visit the Advance Queensland website.


As part of Advance Queensland, the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

Champions come from all walks of life and may represent an industry, community or demographic group in Queensland.

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They will exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part. Further information on the nomination process can be found here.

Champions will be voluntarily conducting activities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. View current Champion activities in our calendar or read more about each Champion on their profile pages.

Please contact us should you require further information on the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions.


Round 3, 2017 now open; closing 19 November.

Click here to nominate now!


Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions (AQCDC) Round 2, 2017

Congratulations to all our Champions for this round!

The 29 Champions work in varied areas including teaching, community services, manufacturing, small business, finance and not-for-profit.

The Champs span across a number of Queensland regions including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, West Moreton, Fraser Coast, Central West Queensland and Far North Queensland. Meet our latest Community Digital Champions here.

If you are, or know of, a digitally-savvy individual wanting to give back to your community – nominate here.

Follow our Champion stories and activities on social media @DigitalQld


Find out about the Advance Queensland program.

Supported by:


Our Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions are invited to share their stories, experiences, and news. Read about the latest news on the blog below.

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  • Web conferences for teachers and educators: Learn to code with Scratch

    by EmilyDLP, 7 months ago
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    LET’S START FROM SCRATCH AND LEARN TO CODE

    Join guest facilitator, Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Play at home, build your first project with Scratch.

    Emily will deliver a three-part web conference series on how to build projects in Scratch to develop and strengthen computational and design thinking skills. In Part 1 we will build quiz... Continue reading

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  • Creating Numerate Futures

    by Kristine Kopelke, 8 months ago
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    A few weeks ago, our Contemporary Learning Hub hosted the inaugural Numerate Futures Conference and Leadership Summit. The vision for this annual event is to bring the best Numeracy and Digital Technologies educators from across Queensland and beyond together annually to explore effective, innovative and contemporary pedagogies that can be used to support students to develop their understanding of numeracy, mathematics and digital tech concepts. We want our students in Queensland to be given opportunities to develop the skills they need across these learning areas to enable them to be the inventors, creators, programmers, data analysts and informed users of... Continue reading

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  • Augmented Libraries - Creating new layers of engagement in our communities

    by Kristine Kopelke, 8 months ago
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    Earlier this month, we hosted the third annual Augmented Libraries Summit at the Contemporary Learning Hub on the Sunshine Coast. This Summit brings library staff from school and community libraries from across Queensland together to explore how digital technologies can be used to create new layers of engagement in library spaces. Each year, we are always inspired by the great opportunities that are being provided by our libraries for Queensland students and communities.

    Here are some highlights from this year's Summit.

    • Karen Gawen and Lisa Austin from the Sunshine Coast Libraries team shared the current trends with eContent. They also... Continue reading

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  • A Robot Story - Creating the Future

    by Kristine Kopelke, 8 months ago
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    My classroom at Meridan State College on the Sunshine Coast is a hive of activity.  Around the room students are playing, wondering and learning with a range of digital technologies.   Robots are moving in every direction, students are creating animated stories with block based programming apps and a small group are working together trying to get through a new level of the Hour of Code.    Most of the students are six years old and they are highly motivated as they engage with learning activities that support them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to meet the... Continue reading

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  • Design Tech and coding, I got owned by high school students!

    by danjames, 8 months ago
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    Well I got to be a school boy again earlier this week. Having had something of a collaboration with the Head of Business and Technology - David Thomson at Cavendish Road High School I was delighted to be invited to share some of of the joys of working with coding, sensors and more recently wearable technologies with STEM students. Sport is a great hook for engagement and SABEL's success in a wide range of elite sports made for some great conversation. It was a great opportunity to interact with his Yr10 Digital Technology and the Yr 11 Technology Studies students under the watchful eye of Don Markovic. I was impressed with... Continue reading

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  • Marshmallow innovation

    by danjames, 8 months ago
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    For the last few years I have been doing a science type lesson lesson with some of the Preps at Holland Park State School. I used to help out a bit when my son was in the class and as he’s gone through a few more grades I have kept up the visit, at the invitation of Gail who is the gifted education mentor at the school as well.

    Its their chance to meet a real life scientist she says and I try to find something that might be interesting to them as well as to demonstrate something of the... Continue reading

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  • Digital economy workshop for teachers

    by Steven Pace, 8 months ago
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    As a parent of school-aged children, it was encouraging to see a dozen dedicated secondary school teachers from the Mackay region give up their time to attend a professional development workshop recently. The free after-hours workshop for Business and IT teachers was held at the Mackay campus of CQUniversity. It was jointly organised by Maree Franettovich and Robyn Collins from the University's School of Business and Law, and Carolyn Young from Pioneer State High School.

    I attended the event as a guest speaker. The organisers wanted a workshop that was engaging and interactive, and that gave teachers practical... Continue reading

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  • Creating A Seniors Smartphone

    by Stephen Dixon, 8 months ago
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    by Stephen Dixon, 14 minutes ago

    Creating A Seniors Smartphone

    1. The ‘Unconnected age gap’ is substantial, but steady

    The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016, states “People aged 65+ are Australia’s least digitally included demographic group (41.6, or 12.9 points below the national average). This ‘age gap’ has remained relatively steady over time.” 2

    I have some difficulty with these low figures. Many of the survey questions were not applicable to people 65+, and 65+ is too broad a demographic bundle and should be broken into 65 - 75, 75 – 85, and 85+.

    2. Background Analysis

    By 2000 the... Continue reading

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  • Women on the Land 2017

    by digitalgrowing, 8 months ago

    Please excuse the dodgy formatting here...after much debating the internet decided it looks better this way!

    Below is a transcript of a presentation I gave recently at the 2017 Everyone Needs a Farmer Dinner in Gympie, celebrating Women on the Land.

    Well good evening everyone.

    My name is Karen Jarling and I’m meant to be up here to speak about my role as a woman on the land…

    Only thing is I don’t think I’m that interesting…what is interesting however is the group I am a part of and some of you are too. We are the women in agriculture... Continue reading

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  • INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AND EXCELLENCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    by Julie-ann Lambourne, 9 months ago

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