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Evaluator Training

Coaching Tips - A webinar series

In Melbourne:  Opening Doors to 21st Century Thinking



Brisbane Coach Training Workshop
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 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.

When & Where
Tuesday, November 13th 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
Building 78 – Staff House Road,
University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

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 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.

Registration, Fees and Payment
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Fee of $300 (gst inclusive) will be invoiced.
Minimum enrolment of 10 participants required – November 6th registration deadline


Perth Coach Training Workshop
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 practical exercises to introduce the six-step model, providing the attendee with a head start to Future Problem Solving 2019 participation.

When & Where
Friday, November 2nd 2018
8:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: Perth CBD

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 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.

Registration, Fees and Payment
Register here
Fee of $200 (gst inclusive) will be invoiced.
Minimum enrolment of 8 participants required – October 29th registration deadline


Opening Doors to 21st Century Thinking
A workshop on the Future Problem Solving Program 
for teachers interested in the teaching of thinking skills in students,
 particularly the gifted and talented, from Grades F - 12

Conducted by Dr. Niranjan Casinader, National Director, Future Problem Solving Program Australia Inc

Where:
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Building 92 - Faculty of Education
19 Ancora Imparo Way

When:
Saturday November 24th 2018 9.00 am – 4.00 pm


What:
1) What is Future Problem Solving: FPS in Australia
2) Relevance of Future Problem Solving to Victorian and Australian Curriculum
3) Coach training in the Future Problem Solving (FPS) thinking process
4) Practice in doing the Global Issues Problem Solving component
5) Outline of the six components offered for school and student participation in the FPS Program
6) Organisation of school and student participation in the FPS program

All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the seminar to indicate their accreditation as a Future Problem Solving coach. Cost of Lunch and morning tea is included in the charge.

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to the FPS Program or existing coaches who need to update or refresh their coaching accreditation. The day’s program is updated annually and responds to the needs of the participants present.

Cost: $300 per person (GST inclusive) 





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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