2021 has been another record year for Future Anything’s Activate in-curriculum school entrepreneurship program with over 3500 students and 160 teachers in more than 45 schools across Australia bending the future, one youth-led idea at a time.
The Future Anything National Grand Final 2021 will showcase the most innovative, scalable, and sustainable student enterprise ideas. This year, Future Anything is also recognising the legends behind the students, our Activate educators.
The first-ever Future Anything Educator Awards celebrate the teachers who’ve not only led Activate in their classroom but who have lived it through their own entrepreneurial approach to teaching and learning.
Winners will share in over $10,000 of prizes to support their schools’ entrepreneurial aspirations. The winners will be unveiled at the high profile Future Anything National Grand Final on 23 November 2021.
Future Anything Educator Awards Shortlist Announced
Future Anything is proud to announce the shortlisted nominees in three categories. Shortlisted nominees have been recognised for their extraordinary work in the classroom in bringing Activate, Future Anything’s school entrepreneurship program, to life for their students, and in leading entrepreneurial thinking at their school.
Future Anything recognises the hard work, compassion, and dedication to creating incredible learning opportunities for their students of all teachers nominated for the awards.
Future Anything Trailblazer 2021
This award goes to an outstanding first-year teacher of Future Anything’s Activate program.
The recipient will be an educator who has embraced ‘thinking like an entrepreneur‘* in their pedagogical approach to teaching and learning, inspiring their students to bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.
Stacey Austin (Mackay North SHS, QLD)
Rochelle Butlin (Fairholme College, QLD)
Chris Hook (Loreto Kirribilli, NSW)
Koheisha Sheppard (Yarrabilba SSC, QLD)
Future Anything Educator of the Year 2021
This award goes to an experienced Future Anything educator.
The recipient will be an educator who not only ‘thinks like an entrepreneur’* in their own approach to teaching and learning, but has also built the enterprising culture of students, staff and the community to bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.
Chris Gauthier (Yarrabilba SSC, QLD)
Kerry Hopper (MacGregor SHS, QLD)
Fiona Mitchell (Redlands College, QLD)
Future Anything Team of the Year 2021
This award goes to an outstanding team of Future Anything educators.
Their collective efficacy, positivity, and shared vision has led to the emergence/growth of an enterprising school culture, partnerships with the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem, and/or engaging (and fun) opportunities for young people to bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.
‘Activate Legends’ (Bribie Island SHS, QLD)
‘Business Faculty – We get amongst it!’ (Ferny Grove SHS, QLD)
‘Year 9 PBL Future Anything Teachers’ (Kildare College, SA)
The winners of the Future Anything Educator Awards 2021 will be unveiled at the Future Anything 2021 National Grand Final live on Tuesday 23 November live online and in person at QUT Gardens Theatre, Brisbane.
Click here register to attend the National Grand Final 2021 in person or online.
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