Gladstone teacher PD workshops

Next workshops: 

Term 3 2019

Tuesday 10 OR Wednesday 11 September 2019

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

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Chinchilla teacher PD workshops

Next workshops: 

Term 3, 2019

Tuesday 27 OR Wednesday 28 August 2019

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

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“Any ideas which add to an engaging delivery where real learning takes place, in our classrooms, is very valuable.”

Jackie
Chinchilla State High 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 Primary School

“I found the process and activities explored during the Future Makers professional development day fantastic in that they were designed to engage students, offered opportunity to differentiate for all students and related to materials we could access from the QLD museum.”

Mel
Clinton State School

WORKSHOP TOPICS TERM 3 2019

School of Rocks

Rocks and minerals have been used by humans and our ancestors for millennia. Explore the formation and properties of rocks and their uses, and investigate the effects of volcanic activity.

Curriculum links

  • Year 6 Earth and space sciences
  • Year 8 Earth and space sciences

Problematic Polymers

It can be difficult to imagine modern life without plastic. Despite its many uses, plastic has been criticised for its detrimental effects on our planet. Within this workshop, you will explore the impact of plastics on living things and the environment, and conduct an innovative experiment to investigate more sustainable ways of living.

Curriculum links

  • Year 8 Chemical sciences
  • Year 8 Biological sciences
  • Year 6 Chemical sciences
  • Research Participation
  • What is Future Makers Teacher Professional Development?
  • Regional travel support
  • Bookings
  • Research Participation

This Teacher Professional Development workshop forms part of an ARC Linkage Project (LP106101374: Community-based STEM professional learning for teachers of middle years) led by the University of Queensland. As part of your attendance at this workshop, your school will be approached with an offer to participate in the ARC Linkage research project.

The research project will assist us to assess the impact of the professional development we are providing, to continue to be able to provide similar workshops in the future, or to make improvements where needed.

 

  • What is Future Makers 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.

  • Regional travel 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.

  • Bookings

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