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During the workshops, Queensland Museum facilitators guide teachers through collaborative activities designed to develop the skills and confidence required to deliver innovative and engaging STEM activities in the classroom.
This series is unlike other professional development programs, giving teachers access to Queensland Museum resources inspired by treasures from the State Collection, exhibitions and research that all relate directly back to the Australian Curriculum.
All workshops are designed to strengthen pedagogy within the classroom and are suitable for a range of experience levels. The events are provided entirely free of charge to teachers from the Western Downs, Central Queensland, Ipswich and Toowoomba regions.
“Extremely beneficial sessions – very practical day with new, fresh ideas for how to incorporate everyday materials to make science fun and interesting. Very worthwhile day!”
Anne-Marie, St Joseph’s School
“This course provided hands on activities that made me want to go and teach science straight away. The course was extremely professionally done. The instructors really knew their stuff and demonstrated it in a group friendly positive manner. Loved it and can’t wait till the next one.”
Robyn, Columboola Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre
“Fantastic workshop to provide hands on ideas of implementing STEM in different year levels. The delivery of the session was engaging, well prepared and well resourced. I would highly recommend this to any teacher wanting to increase their confidence with STEM.”
Julie, St John the Baptist School
“This program is helping teacher to inspire and create Australian scientists of the future fostering a passion for all things STEM.”
Mathew, Ambrose State School
“Highly-engaging learning materials with a true multi-disciplinary focus. Wonderful bonus is to be able to access a truly Queensland-orientated set of resources online that are easy to search and ready to implement.”
Jo, Capricornia School of Distance Education
“The workshop was explicitly linked to the Australian Curriculum and the supporting activities and resources would greatly enhance any classroom. Very professional from start to finish. I highly recommend this workshop.”
David, Jandowae P-10 State School
“The Future Makers resources allow me to put a different lens over the students’ learning and in doing so, students are still learning the key content but in a far more engaging, hands-on way. This lens also means that the unit is of increased relevance to their lives.”
Rosie, Taroom P-10 State School
“The Future Makers professional development day was presented in a way that engaged everyone involved. The activities were relevant to what we are teaching and learning in class. I’m looking forward to attending future workshops.”
Cecilia, St Joseph’s School
All participants take home printed learning resources from the topics covered in the workshops. Each participant will receive morning tea and lunch and enjoy a networking afternoon tea with the opportunity to discuss in-class applications with other teachers.
All teachers who attend the workshops will receive certification for their participation that can go towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
The Future Makers program can support teachers from remote schools within the Gladstone or Chinchilla region who need to travel longer than 90 minutes with the provision of one night’s accommodation. Please indicate on registration if you require this support.