Gold Coast - Opening doors to FPS

This Professional Development training will teach you how to improve your students' analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills, using the six-step FPS process to address real-world problems. 

The presenter will use the first 2022 topic, 'Water Supply,' to introduce the creative problem solving model, providing the attendee with a head start to Future Problem Solving 2022 participation.

Friday, November 5th 2021
8:30am - 1:00pm

The Southport School
2 Winchester St
Southport QLD 4215

  • Educators seeking a framework to teach and assess problem solving
  • FPS coaches looking to refresh their skills
  • Senior students accompanying a full fee paying teacher
Who can attend?

  • Educators seeking a framework to teach and assess problem solving
  • FPS coaches looking to refresh their skills
  • Senior students accompanying a full fee paying teacher
What will I learn?

  • Future Problem Solving basics, FPS in Australia
  • The six-step FPS thinking process - this process underpins each of the Future Problem Solving learning options.
  • Practice in undertaking the Global Issues Problem Solving component
  • Coaching strategies
  • Organisation of school and student participation in the FPS program
What are the benefits of the workshop?

  • Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the Global Issues Problem Solving learning option and have the opportunity to practice the six-step model in a supportive environment.
  • Participants acquire a framework for teaching and assessing 21st-century skills.
  • Course content meets AITSL standards allowing participants to add up to six hours to their professional accreditation requirements.
  • Participants meet other new and experienced FPS coaches providing an opportunity to develop networks with those on the same learning path.
What are the curriculum links?

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Literacy, Numeracy

What is the cost?

$375 (Inc GST) per participant. 
As FPS feels it is beneficial to implement FPS in partnership with another colleague at your school, we offer a 50% discount to the second person registered from your school. This discount will be applied at the checkout.  Senior students may attend (with a full fee paying teacher) at a fee of $110 per student.

What is included?

  • 5 hours professional development
  • Registration in one of the programs offered by Future Problem Solving* 
  • 1st chapter of the Readings, Research and Resources publication, Water Supply
  • Certificate of course completion
  • Tea / Coffee / Morning Tea
  • Parking
Who is the instructor?

Nicky Desoe – Nicky has been a part of Future Problem Solving Australia for more than 20 years as a coach, coaching mentor, evaluator, and trainer.  She has coached and mentored multiple FPS teams to both National and International Finals.
With over 30 years of teaching in the classroom, including establishing and teaching gifted programs, Nicky has been instrumental in producing and introducing the Primary Programs learning option, an innovative classroom program unique to FPS Australia.  
Nicky writes coaching materials, training webinars, and future scenes and is the Deputy National Director of Future Problem Solving Program Australia and a member of the FPSPI International Topics Committee. 

The fine print

Terms and Conditions of Workshop
Pandemic restrictions may force us to change the date and or location of the workshop at short notice. Should you not be able to attend the workshop on the revised date, FPS will provide a full refund. 

You can transfer the registration to a different person at any time before the date of the workshop.

Cancellations can be made at least five working days before the workshop, minus a registration service charge of $20.00 (GST-inclusive).

Within five days of the workshop, cancellation of registration is subject to the full workshop fee. Please remember that you are still responsible for paying the full workshop fee if you do not cancel or attend.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become exceptional Future Problem Solving Coaches.

* For full paying participants, this workshop includes a complimentary registration for a single team/individual in any one of the five FPS Program Options.  Secondary (half price) participants from the same school are excluded from this offer.  

The workshop will be postponed till 2022 should minimum attendance numbers not be reached.

Future Problem Solving Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of this land. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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