Guiding a new generation

Future Makers provides teachers with learning programs, activities and resources that directly align the Queensland Museum’s objects and collections with the Australian Curriculum. These include:

  • Teacher Professional Development Events
  • Industry Professional Classroom Events
  • Future Makers and Queensland Museum Learning Resources
  • STEM Links and other resources

Upcoming 2019 Teacher Professional Development workshops:

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Term 2, 2019Wednesday 8 May 2019

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Thursday 9 May 2019

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Tuesday 30 April 2019

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Wednesday 1 May 2019

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Term 3, 2019Tuesday 10 September 2019

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Wednesday 11 September 2019

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Tuesday 27 August 2019

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Wednesday 28 August 2019

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Facilitators All events in the series will be facilitated by Jillian Roberts, Future Makers Learning Manager and Chae Swindell, Future Makers Learning Officer.

Teacher Professional Development

During workshops, Queensland Museum facilitators guide Years 5 – 9 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, QMN exhibitions and research that all relate directly back to the middle years 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 and Central Queensland region.

Bookings: All events are free of charge, but bookings are required. 

Additional support: The Future Makers program can support teachers from remote schools within the region who need to travel longer than 90 minutes with the provision of one night’s accommodation.  Please indicate on registration if your require this support.

Research Participation: Teachers registering to attend Future Makers Teacher Professional Development may be invited by University of Queensland to participate in our ARC Linkage Research GrantCommunity-based STEM professional learning for teachers of middle years.  Participation in research is optional and does not impact registration for PD.

Watch this short clip to see what Future Makers Teacher Professional Development is all about.