Activate 2023

The convergence of entrepreneurial pedagogy and Project-Based Learning, Activate supports educators to build enterprising mindsets in every classroom.

WELCOME TO ACTIVATE 2023

Over a Term or Semester in Primary and Secondary schools, Activate builds future capabilities and integrates fully with mainstream curriculum delivery as an assessable unit of work in Business, Science, STEM, English, Design Technologies, Humanities, HPE & Religion classrooms

With supported educators leading future-ready curriculum, together, we can bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Project-Based Learning for Primary & Secondary Schools

Based on Future Anything’s Enterprising Classrooms Framework, Activate supports educators in every classroom to embed the latest thinking in entrepreneurial pedagogy and build students’ confidence and capability.

ACTIVATE PRIMARY:

LOCAL MARKET OR LOCAL CHANGEMAKER

Choose a hands-on introduction to key business principles and financial literacy, or challenge students to get involved in making change in their local community. Ideal for students in Years 5 & 6.

CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT:

English | Humanities & Social Sciences | Design & Technologies

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ACTIVATE SECONDARY:

ENTERPRISE STREAMS

An industry-connected and future-focussed project-based learning approach that empowers students in Years 7-12 to ideate, prototype and pitch innovative business ideas that make their world a better place.

CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT:

Economics & Business | Religion & Ethics | English | Humanities & Social Sciences | Design & Digital Technology | Maths

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ACTIVATE SECONDARY:

MULTIDISCIPLINARY STREAMS

A cross-curricular and curriculum aligned approach to project-based learning that empowers students in Years 7-11 to become the change they want to see in their world.

CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT:

Science | Humanities & Social Sciences | Design & Digital Technology | STEM | Health & Physical Education

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What's Included?

Activate includes a range of supports to enable schools to build entrepreneurial mindsets. This includes teacher professional development, detailed curriculum resources and assessment tools. Activate is an easy – and fun- way for teachers to embed Project Based Learning in all their classrooms.  Click here to download the Activate 2023 brochure to read more about what’s included.

BESPOKE 1-1 INDUCTION PROGRAM

FULLY RESOURCED CURRICULUM WITH ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

ONLINE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

YOUR SCHOOL'S OWN 'ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE'

CATAPULT CARDS KIT

ONGOING COACHING + SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS

COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED EDUCATORS

YOUR OWN SCHOOL SHOWCASE EVENT

NATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION WITH PRIZES

TAILORED EVALUATION & REPORTING

How Activate Works

Activate is delivered by educators who are empowered and supported by the Future Anything team every step of the way. The program can be run over one or two terms, across a whole semester, and in one or more subject streams of your choice.

TERM 1:

PRE-PROGRAM

Tailored school induction program

Teacher CPD workshop + virtual networking

Access extensive online curriculum + resources

TERM 2/3:

DELIVERY

Activate delivered your classroom(s)

Ongoing personalised coaching + support for teachers

Entrepreneur in Residence

School Showcase Event

TERM 4:

POST-PROGRAM

Exciting, high profile national competition

Funding + support for students

National Educator Awards

Tailored evaluation + reporting

Curriculum-Aligned Subject Streams for Primary & Secondary Schools

With options for students from Years 5 to Year 12, Activate offers six Enterprise and Multidisciplinary streams. All content has been developed by experienced educators and aligns directly to the Australian Curriculum, General Capabilities and Cross Curricular Priorities.

Choose one stream, or build a whole school approach to Project Based Learning and/or entrepreneurship by embedding multiple streams.

There’s even the option to ‘Create Your Own’ stream. Let Future Anything help you to build a bespoke unit of curriculum for you and your students.

Primary School Streams

LOCAL MARKET (Years 5/6)

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 10 x 120 min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, design and develop an innovative product to sell at a local market.”

LOCAL CHANGEMAKER ( Years 5/6)

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 10 x 120 min lessons
“As a local changemaker, pitch an innovative idea that encourages young people to actively participate in their democracy.”

CREATE YOUR OWN STREAM (Years 5/6)

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 10 x 120 min lessons
We work with your teachers to design a Driving Question that aligns to your key curriculum outcomes

Secondary School Streams

LOCAL ENTERPRISE (Years 7/8) : Economics & Business | Design & Digital Technology | Maths

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, design and develop an innovative product to sell (for profit) at a local market.”

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (Years 8/9/10) : Economics & Business | English | Humanities & Social Sciences | Design & Digital Tech | Maths | Religion

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, pitch an innovative business idea that makes the world a better place.”

STARTUP ENTERPRISE (Years 10/11) : Economics & Business | Design & Digital Technology | Maths

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Semester / 40 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, pitch an innovative, scalable, and sustainable business that you have validated in-market.”

PEOPLE X (Years 7/8/9) : Science | Health & Physical Education | English | STEM

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, pitch an innovative idea that makes the world healthier, happier and/or more equitable for all.”

PLANET X (Years 8/9/10) : Science | Humanities & Social Sciences | STEM

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

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1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, pitch an innovative idea that reduces or reverses negative environmental impact on our planet.”

TECHNOLOGY X (Years 9/10/11) : Science | Humanities & Social Sciences | Design & Digital Technology | STEM

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

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1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
“As an entrepreneur, pitch your prototype of an innovative solution that uses technology to make the world a better place.”

CREATE YOUR OWN STREAM (Years 7-12) : Bespoke Curriculum Alignment

PROGRAM DURATION

THE MISSION

MORE INFO

1 Term / 20 x 60min lessons
We work with your teachers to design a Driving Question that aligns to your key curriculum outcomes
Embedding Future Capabilities

Activate uses entrepreneurship as a vehicle to build the capacity of young people across six key future capabilities. Future Anything surveys students before and after the program to evaluate our impact, and to provide educators with detailed, bespoke reports that help them understand the change in their students.

Our research shows that after completing the program, students’ confidence increased in all six future capabilities. If you’d like to know more about how we evaluate our impact, get in touch!

PROBLEM SOLVING

Good problem solvers are curious, and use their initiative to understand, define and tackle problems as they arise.

  • Student confidence before Activate: 78%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 85%

COMMUNICATION

Good communicators speak clearly, listen actively and are able to change how they communicate to suit different audiences.

  • Student confidence before Activate: 74%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 87%

ADAPTIVE MINDSET

Those with adaptive mindsets adjust to feedback & change. They bounce back from setbacks & stay curious & positive, even when under pressure.

  • Student confidence before Activate: 70%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 79%

CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

Innovators challenge the way we do things by imagining new possibilities. They seek opportunities for improvement and try and test new ideas (even if they don’t always work).

  • Student confidence before Activate: 64%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 77%

COLLABORATION

Good collaborators have the ability to work with different people, build positive relationships and contribute to achieving shared goals. They are able to break large projects into achievable steps, and manage their time and resources efficiently.

  • Student confidence before Activate: 75%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 83%

CRITICAL THINKING

Good critical thinkers question information (who is saying this and why?), look at different opinions or perspectives on an issue and challenge their own thoughts and ideas (why do I think this way?).

  • Student confidence before Activate: 74%
  • Student confidence after Activate: 84%

This was my first year teaching Activate and at first I was nervous about having to “know so much”, but the lessons are so easy to follow and work so well that it was almost effortless to implement. It was enjoyable to teach and inspiring to see the outcome - thank you Activate - it was a great program!

JodieWavell SHS, QLD

Activate has brought more relevance and importance to my lessons as the teaching is embedded in current issues and topics relevant to the students. Our students are more independent and self motivated, and see themselves as having the power to solve problems rather than waiting for someone else to fix it.

JuliaBribie Island SHS, QLD

Activate is an amazing program that takes students through a process that not only helps them to create a business idea, but makes them believe in themselves. The Activate program enables students to experience a world outside of school, and show them all the possibilities they can achieve.

VickiRedbank Plains SHS, QLD

I absolutely loved teaching the Activate program and can't wait to deliver it again next year. The Future Anything Team are fantastic and provide regular, valuable support. It is an amazing, innovative and forward thinking initiative that the students can really get their teeth into.

AlexiaCardijn College, SA

Activate provided all the resources and step by step guidance for us to deliver the program confidently. Our students were engaged and driven, we loved seeing them actively collaborating in their learning, preparing pitches that had real meaning for them.

SandraCabra Dominical College, SA

Activate is a game changer in education, it provides many opportunities for student voices to not only be heard, but celebrated in these ever changing times. If you want to see passionate engaged students in your classrooms, Activate is the way to go!

ShaneBribie Island SHS

[Activate] is complete and enclosed so that you can start teaching it right away. The material is presented and assessed in a manner that makes it come alive and be very exciting. It was reassuring to know that I was delivering quality content with proven methods.

JimWhitsunday Anglican School, QLD

We loved integrating the Future Anything Program into our Business Education classes. The students were engaged from day one and the personal success they felt when they realised that anyone can succeed in this subject if they find their passion and learn to hustle. I would highly recommend this program!

EliseCorinda SHS, QLD
Interested in finding out more about running Activate in your school or region?

Registration for Activate 2023 is now open! If you want to know more, check out our FAQ, get in touch, or join our mailing list and we’ll keep you up to date!