Term 2, 2020
“Any ideas which add to an engaging delivery where real learning takes place, in our classrooms, is very valuable.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
All events are free of charge, but bookings are required.