Can you complete 4 activities before September 24?
Ways to take part
Complete four activities to complete the challenge
Most activities take an hour or less and all include step-by-step instructions. Some don’t even require devices.
When you have completed four activities, don’t forget to submit your Coding Record by 24 September 2021 to claim your Certificate of Achievement from the Commissioner.
Complete the Challenge
Submit your Coding Record to complete the Challenge and claim your Certificate of Achievement.
Every child completing the challenge earns a Zoom Out Certificate of Achievement from the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
Girl Guides and Scouts in South Australia who complete the Challenge automatically qualify for the exclusive ‘Learn to Speak Robot’ embroidered badge.
Schools that are registered and submit their school’s Zoom Out Challenge Completion Form can win impressive digital rewards including a full school program of Coding in Minecraft donated by Prodigy Learning, a new school website donated by EWS, a double pack of VEX IQ Super Kits donated by VEX with training donated by Building Bots, and much more.
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EXTEND YOUR DIGITAL LEARNING HERE
We’ve provided a range of resources, videos and materials to take you further on your digital learning journey.
Despite the considerable disruption we all faced in 2020, an estimated 20,000 children and young people across South Australia still completed my annual design thinking (Space to Dream) and digital thinking (Learn to Speak Robot) challenge.
This year I’ve introduced a third Challenge that sits alongside Space to Dream and Learn to Speak Robot, completing the suite.
Zoom Out is my new systems thinking challenge, because 21st Century Citizens need to be able to approach problems with a big picture mindset. Empowered with this knowledge, the next generation will see that problems present opportunities for better and brighter ways of doing things.
Our future requires bold thinkers who know how to create intelligent and out-of-the-box solutions.
If you’re a young person, take the Challenge today! If you’re an educator, register now to get the Challenge happening at your school. If you’re a community group leader, run the Challenge in your unit. If you’re a librarian, register your library and promote the Challenge using the free posters and graphic assets.
Let’s work together to encourage as many children and young people in South Australia as possible to take a journey towards digital empowerment in 2021!
Commissioner for Children and Young People, South Australia
CEO & Co-Founder at Code Like A Girl
Director at Educators SA ǀ Principal Consultant at EdTechSA
Professor Katrina Falkner
Lead at Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group | Lead at Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies - Modelling and Analysis
Dr Rebecca Vivian
Research Fellow at Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group
Professor James Curran
Academic Director at Australian Computing Academy | Director at National Computer Science School | CEO at Grok Learning
Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout South Australia and we pay our respects to their Elders – and to past, present and future generations of their children and young people.