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In Melbourne:  Opening Doors to 21st Century Thinking



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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