Questacon Smart Skills Teacher Workshops are FREE and are open to Science, Mathematics and Design & Technology teachers as well as interested Year 6 teachers in the same area as the touring Smart Skills student workshops.
Each Teacher Workshop is highly collaborative, hands-on and practical, aiming to build creative problem solving in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) using hands-on design thinking approaches. The workshops involve various design challenges using inexpensive and recycled materials to meet the goal. Each activity is developed for in-class replication and emphasises the innovation cycle of think, make, try and refine.
The three Teacher Workshops address descriptors from Standard 3 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Proficient Teacher level):
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
All three Teacher Workshops are also registered as accredited training by the BOSTES Quality Teaching Council and may be claimed as accredited PD by NSW teachers. Teachers in other states and territories who attend a Teacher Workshop may claim their attendance as teacher-identified PD or PL.
Teachers who book and attend Teacher Workshops 1 and 2 MAY receive a Samsung tablet as acknowledgement of their ongoing commitments to STEM education.
To enquire about Teacher Workshops, contact us.
Ph: 1800 889 995
Fax: 1800 641 171