Workshops


Professional Development and Workshops Available

Future Problem Solving Coach Training

Community Problem Solving

Evaluator Training

Two part coach training - Pre-recorded webinars



Future Problem Solving Coach Training

A one day workshop for teachers or coaches interested in developing analytical, creative and critical thinking skills for all students through addressing real world problems.

This workshop will outline the different learning options offered by Future Problem Solving Australia and how they can be implemented in your school to suit your needs. It will also train participants in the six-step problem solving model which underpins each of the future problem solving learning options

The presenters will use the first 2020 topic ‘International Travel' to introduce the six-step model, providing the attendee with a head start to Future Problem Solving 2020 participation.

Benefits of this Training

  • Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the Global Issues Problem Solving learning option and have the opportunity to practice the six-step model in a supportive environment.
  • Participants acquire a framework for teaching and assessing 21st century skills.
  • Course content meets AITSL standards allowing participants to add up to six hours to their professional accreditation requirements.
  • Participants meet other new and experienced FPS coaches allowing them to develop networks with those on the same learning path.

Cost

$300 per person (GST Inclusive)

NSW
Tuesday, 19th November
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
North Sydney Training Centre         
North Sydney
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QLD
Tuesday, 19th November
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
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VIC

Tuesday, 26 November
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Camberwell Library                      
Camberwell
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Community Problem Solving
A workshop for teachers / coaches interested in introducing their students to Community Problem Solving, real problem solving of real world problems.

This workshop will include:
- Options for student participation, short and long term
- Team elements, roles and structures
- Identifying and refining the community problem
- Elements to include /Pitfalls to avoid
- Evaluation guidelines
- Linking the six-step model to the Community Problem solving submissions
- Using the six step problem solving model to improve students’ thinking skills

The presenter will use a real world problem to model the use of the Community Problem learning option.

Cost
$200 per person (GST Inclusive)

NSW
March 2019

North Sydney Training Centre          
North Sydney

QLD
February 2019
University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
 
 


Evaluator Training

Understanding the evaluation process in any of the Future Problem Solving significantly Learning Options improves the competitors’ performance. The Global Issues evaluator training applies to the GIPS learning option and it relevant to the CmPS learning options.

During the workshop the presenter works through the six steps of the Future Problem Solving evaluation procedures using a training booklet. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants submit an evaluation of a booklet for assessment to be accepted as a Qualified National Evaluator. Once qualified, evaluators are able to immediately register to evaluate Global Issues booklets.

This workshop is designed for experienced coaches and senior students who wish to become an active FPS evaluator and or improve their performance in Future Problem Solving and become Qualified National Evaluators.

Cost: $90 (GST Inclusive) Includes attendance at training session, Evaluators Booklet, Training Booklet, Scoring sheets, Assessment booklet, Slide Presentation, Evaluation feedback and certificate. Student discount applies.

The cost for attendance at the evaluator training session will be refunded if the participant qualifies and registers to be an active evaluator in 2020. Student discounts will be applied.  

NSW
Wednesday, 20th November
9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Kambala
Rose Bay, NSW
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QLD
February 2020
University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus

    




Webinar - Two Part Coach Training
A two part workshop for teachers or coaches interested in developing analytical, creative and critical thinking skills for all students through addressing real world problems, but unable to attend a face-face workshop due to timing or distance.

This workshop will outline the different learning options offered by Future Problem Solving Australia and how they can be implemented in your school to suit your needs. It will also train participants in the six-step problem solving model which underpins each of the future problem solving learning options

The presenters will use the first 2019 topic ‘Mission to Moon, Mars & Beyond’ to introduce the six-step model, providing the attendee with a head start to Future Problem Solving 2019 participation.

Cost
Fee of $300 (GST Inclusive)

Benefits of Training
• Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the Global Issues Problem Solving learning option and have the opportunity to practice the six-step model in a supportive environment.
• Participants acquire a framework for teaching and assessing 21st century skills.
• Course content meets AITSL standards allowing participants to add up to four hours to their professional accreditation requirements.
• Participants can connect with other new and experienced FPS coaches allowing them to develop networks with those on the same learning path.

When
Online - available at a time that suits the participant

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Online Evaluator Training

Understanding the evaluation process in any section of the Future Problem Solving significantly improves the competitors’ performance. The Global Issues evaluator training applies to the GIPS learning option and it relevant to the CmPS learning option. It is available to coaches and senior students.

In the pre-recorded two part online workshops, participants work through the six steps of the Future Problem Solving evaluation procedures using a training booklet. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants submit an evaluation of a booklet for assessment to be accepted as a Qualified National Evaluator. Once qualified, evaluators are able to immediately register to evaluate Global Issues booklets.

When:  Online - available at a time that suits the participant

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Webinar Series

A series of pre-recorded online webinars on the Global Issues Problem Solving and Community Problems Solving learning options.

Each webinar is designed to assist coaches in their understanding and teaching of the learning options with examples linked to the 2018 topic Spread of Infection Disease. They will highlight the key points of each step of the six-step model and our presenters will share best practice methodology to help your students become successful future problem solvers. Questions via email are encouraged.

Cost:
$25 (GST Inclusive) per webinar
or $230 (GST Inclusive) for all the Global Issues Problem Solving webinars
or $80 (GST Inclusive) for all Community Problem Solving webinars

Global Issues Problem Solving - Getting Started
Brief introduction to the Global Issues Problem Solving learning option
- Options for student participation
- Setting up a team

Community Problem Solving - Getting Started

Brief introduction to the Community Problem Solving learning option
- Options for student participation
- Setting up a team

Introduction to the Future Problem Solving six-step model

An overview of all steps of the Future Problem Solving six-step model using a simple scenario to illustrate how the model is applied.

Introduction to the Future Problem Solving Primary Program

An overview of the Future Problem Solving Primary Program using simple scenario to illustrate how the model can be introduced to Primary Schools age students and incorporated into the curriculum.

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 1

How to structure Step 1 responses
- idea generation
- use of criteria
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 2
How to structure Step 2 responses
- how to structure the Underlying Problem
- pitfalls to avoid
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 3

How to structure Step 3 responses
- idea generation
- use of criteria
- what the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Research

- Tips for researching the Global Issues Problem Solving topics
- Applying research

Global Issues Problem Solving - Steps 4 and 5

- What separates great criteria from good criteria
- Applying the criteria to solutions
- What are the evaluators are looking for

Global Issues Problem Solving - Step 6 
- Overview of the requirements for Step 6
- Elements to include
- What the evaluators are looking for

Community Problem Solving - Writing the UP
- How to write the Underlying Problem
- Elements to include Pitfalls to avoid
- What the evaluators are looking for

Community Problem Solving - Linking the six-step model to CmPS
- Linking the six-step model to the CmPS report requirements
- Where each step of the six-step model is used in the CmPS process
- What CmPS students need to know about the six-step model

Global Issues Problem Solving - Understanding the feedback
- Explanation of the elements of the Global Issues Problem Solving evaluation
- Identifying areas for improvement

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