Teacher Professional Development

We empower educators to build innovative mindsets in their classrooms.

Our teacher professional development workshops unpack the ‘what’ and, more importantly, the ‘how’ of an innovative and future-focussed approach to teaching and learning.

Often ‘innovation’ is tied to elective subjects such as Business, STEM or extra-curricular or opt-in offerings. Instead, using our evidence based frameworks, we’ll work with your team to embed a practical and contextual cross-curriculum approach to building 21st Century Skills, Entrepreneurship and/or Project Based Learning that aligns with your school community’s needs and vision.

We know that release for teacher professional development is tricky at the best of times. We’ll work alongside your leadership team to coordinate a program delivery model that meets the needs (and complexities) of staff availability and timetabling.

Teacher professional development that's tailored for you.

Whether you want an intensive session to kick start your thinking, or something more in depth to build deep foundations,  we’ve got you covered.

We have five core teacher professional development programs, but are always happy to work with you to develop content and a delivery model that works for you.

Delivering Project Based Learning Curriculum (4 days)

100%

Designing Project Based Learning (1 Day)

65%

Unleashing the Future Capabilities in Every Classroom (2 hours)

25%

Unpacking Project Based Learning (2 hours)

25%

Unpacking The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey (2 hours)

25%

Unpacking The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey

2 hour facilitated workshop

This energetic and hands-on two hour workshop will dive into the pedagogy and key 21st Century Skills required to build an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’- in other words, ‘thinking like an entrepreneur’, before stepping participants through Future Anything’s Entrepreneur’s Odyssey; a practical framework that supports the ‘how’ of delivering entrepreneurial education in your classrooms.

Key elements:
  • The ‘Why’- Using cutting edge research, we explore what skills and attributes young people need to navigate the future of work, and why entrepreneurship can be the vehicle for empowering student voice, choice, agency and action. 
  • The Framework- Using the Future Anything Entrepreneur’s Odyssey, we take your teaching teams through a series of scaffolded activities designed to support the creation of their own innovative, sustainable and scalable enterprise solutions to problems they care about.
  • The Pitch- The workshop culminates in teaching teams presenting their prototypes to their colleagues for prizes and glory..
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Unpacking Project Based Learning

2 hour facilitated workshop

This jam-packed two hour workshop will empower educators with a shared understanding of what Project Based Learning is (and isn’t), as well as stepping through an eight part framework to support the ‘how’ of delivering contextually relevant PBL learning experiences and curriculum units in your classrooms.

Key elements:
  • The ‘Why’ of PBL- Using cutting edge research, we explore what skills and attributes young people need to navigate the future of work, and why Project Based Learning can enable your students to thrive.
  • The Rumours- “It takes too much time” and “It doesn’t work for students with diverse needs.” We unpack what is (and isn’t) true about Project Based Learning in the classroom.
  • The Framework- Using PBLWorks ‘Gold Standard PBL, we provide your team with a research-informed model for measuring, calibrating and improving classroom learning
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Unleashing the Future Capabilities in Every Classroom

2 hour facilitated workshop

This engaging workshop dives into the ‘future of work’ for young people, exploring the 21st Century Skills or Future Capabilities required for young people to thrive. From here, we take a deep dive into five core skills in detail; creativity, problem solving, failure fitness, collaboration and presentation skills.

Key elements:
  • The ‘Why’- Using cutting edge research, we explore what skills and attributes young people need to navigate the future of work.
  • The ‘What’ – We unpack five of the key future capabilities in detail, exploring what they are and what they look like in the classroom- and the workplace.
  • The ‘How’ – From here, we run through a number of ways that you can purposefully embed the future capabilities in your classroom.
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Designing Project Based Learning

Fully Facilitated Short Course (1 day)

This one day hands-on and collaborative workshop will empower your staff with a shared understanding of what Project Based Learning is (and isn’t), as well as stepping through a framework to support the ‘how’ of  delivering contextually relevant PBL learning experiences and curriculum units in your classrooms. From here, teaching teams will be supported to apply these learnings, the eight part PBL framework and design thinking methodologies to prototype an overview of their very own Project Based Learning unit.

Key elements:
  • The ‘Why’- Using cutting edge research, we explore what skills and attributes young people need to navigate the future of work, and why Project Based Learning can support the right learning environment for your students to thrive.
  • The Rumours- “It takes too much time” and “It doesn’t work for students with diverse needs.” We unpack what is (and isn’t) true about Project Based Learning in the classroom.
  • The Framework- Using PBLWorks ‘Gold Standard PBL, we provide your team with a research-informed model for measuring, calibrating and improving classroom learning.
  • The Build- Using design thinking methodologies, we take your teaching teams through a series of activities designed to support the creation of their own innovative, engaging and National Curriculum aligned Project Based Learning unit overview.
  • The Pitch- The day culminates in teaching teams presenting their prototyped Project Based Learning overviews to their colleagues and school leadership.
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Delivering Project Based Learning Curriculum

Fully Facilitated Course (4 days)

Over the course of four days, we work with a targeted group of your staff to empower them with a shared understanding of what Project Based Learning is (and isn’t), as well as stepping them through a framework to support the ‘how’ of delivering contextually relevant PBL learning experiences and curriculum units in your classrooms. From here, teaching teams will be supported to apply these learnings, the PBL framework and design thinking methodologies to develop their very own fully resourced, assessable, project-based learning units that are Australian Curriculum aligned.

Key elements:
  • Program duration: Four days split over 8-12 weeks; one day every 2-3 weeks.
  • Participants: Up to five teaching teams; 2-4 staff per team.
  • Build a shared understanding of project based learning pedagogy and PBL implementation frameworks.
  • Engage key stakeholders, including students, teachers, parents, school leaders and local community in the curriculum development process.
  • Up to five fully resourced, Australian Curriculum aligned project based learning units ready for implementation.
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All schools need to engage in the professional learning provided by Future Anything. It puts into perspective the way that educators need to keep up with the times.

Rowena ChandSt Luke's Catholic College

Nicole grabbed my attention from the beginning to the end. It was the most inspiring talk and makes me want to learn more about being an educator. I aspire to be like Nicole and hope for many teachers and educators to meet her and listen to her inspirational talks.

Katelin VincentSt Luke’s Primary School, SA

Nicole presented as a dynamic facilitator with an exceptionally strong knowledge of contemporary teaching and learning. I gained practical ideas on how to help our secondary students to become more confident presenters. Nicole facilitated a full day of learning that was inspiring and of great value in assisting my work as a teacher of St Luke's Life Design program.

Julie PrestonSt Luke's Catholic College, SA