Teacher PD

“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 & 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

 

More than 640 teachers have so far participated in Future Makers TPD sessions. The self-reported increase in teacher confidence as a result of attending Future Makers TPD has been consistently high at 86%.

Within the first year of targeted TPD in Chinchilla and Gladstone, attendance rates had grown by 85%, from 28 teachers to 52 teachers
2015-2019

Online PD 

(Term 2, 2020)

“I loved the high tech, authentic delivery of this PD, using a variety of engaging topics related to student prior knowledge.”

Robyn, Warwick Central State School

“Appreciated that the workshop did not take me away from my face to face classes nor did I have to travel to attend. Always a bonus when teaching in rural areas. Best part was support resources that complimented the workshop and can be used immediately in the classroom. These resources and teaching ideas are engaging and user friendly. Community of Inquiry is helping me refine teaching to student needs.”

Leasa, Clinton State School

PDs delivered online in Term 2 2020

25 teachers completed the online PD workshops and 22 teachers tuned in to the live webinar
Opportunity to connect with new teachers from different schools and regions

Learning Resources

“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

More than 60 free teacher and student resources available online

25 free STEM videos
Linked to the curriculum and ready for classroom implementation

Industry Professional Engagement

“We felt the visit was invaluable, relevant and worthwhile for our students.  We would encourage all others to get involved and take advantage of this great initiative.”

Melissa, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

More than 4,700 regional Queensland students have engaged with STEM industry professionals 

100 STEM industry professionals have so far participated in student engagement activities, including classroom visits and the production of curriculum-aligned videos
2015-2019