Posts filed under: Courses

Our ThinkKit Kickstarter is live!

Today we launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the ThinkKit – a resource we’ve been working on for the past year. Based on our Collaborative Creativity in the Classroom professional development course, the ThinkKit is a stand-alone classroom resource for teachers. It’s great for those occasions when you want students to be coming up with......

‘Design Thinking with Kids’ educator’s toolkit

  Want to get students exploring, empathising, innovating and prototyping? This year we’ve been exploring how the Design Thinking approach championed by Stanford and IDEO can make a great classroom tool, with a few simple changes. Finally it’s done, and we’re very excited about the way our ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ toolkit has turned out. The kit......

Hands-on ‘Design Thinking’ at the Sydney Design Festival

Last weekend we ran our ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ workshop, as part of the Sydney Design Festival. Despite being on a beautiful sunny Sunday, we filled two sessions with enthusiastic and engaged parents and teachers. The workshop gave them all a chance to experience the Design Thinking process, and a set of tools for running Design......

Getting Creative with Northern Beaches Secondary College

Last week Northern Beaches Secondary College held their annual all-staff professional development day, bringing together staff from the different campuses that make up the college. Deftly organised and managed by Renata Grudic (Head Teacher, Teaching and Learning) the day was an amazing collection of TeachMeet-style short presentations, hands on workshops and a world cafe to......

New PD: Collaborative Creativity in the Classroom

This week our professional development course on Collaborative Creativity was endorsed by BOSTES. This half-day workshop provides teachers with the tools and pedagogy to implement collaborative creativity in the classroom. ‘Collaborative creativity’ describes activities where we groups of individuals work together to arrive at original, innovative and creative solutions. This is a skill-set that is increasingly in demand,......

‘Design Thinking for Kids’ at Sydney Design Festival

As part of the Sydney Design Festival (September 2 to 16) we will be running a series of workshops for teachers and parents. ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ is a two hour workshop that gives teachers and parents the tools and skills to introduce children (aged 5 and up) to Design Thinking. Whether it’s designing a......

New PD: Parents as Classroom Collaborators

This week BOSTES endorsed our second professional development course, ‘Parents as Classroom Collaborators’. This one-day course explores the potential of parents in the classroom. While parent volunteers are a common sight in many schools, they are often an under-utilised resource. From K through to 6 and beyond, parents – and grandparents – can be a......

New PD: Non-Digital Games in the Primary Classroom

We’re delighted to announce that BOSTES has endorsed our first professional development course – ‘Non-Digital Games in the Primary Classroom’. This one-day course helps teachers unlock the power of non-digital games in the classroom – from board games to card games, dice games, physical games, word games and beyond. From K through to 6, games can be......