Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world

GAME CHANGER CHALLENGE

This year’s Education Week in August will focus on how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world under the theme, Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world.

As part of this week-long celebration of public education, the department will this year also launch an exciting innovation – the inaugural Game Changer Challenge.

The Game Changer Challenge embraces the education week theme by asking students and teachers to work together and co-design the school of the future. From excursions to the moon and teleporting between classes to schools without walls or bell times – you are only limited by your imagination.

Based on a 60-second video application, 16 teams from public schools across NSW will be selected to take part in a three-day, intensive design-thinking workshop in Sydney.

The workshop includes teacher training in the use of design thinking as a teaching methodology and its application for school planning as well as a team competition to prototype the school of the future that will end with a Shark Tank-style pitch to industry experts, including Mark Scott.

We are asking our school leaders to embrace this exciting opportunity by encouraging your school to take part in this ground-breaking initiative.

Full details of the competition can be found at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/education-week.

Murat Dizdar – DEPUTY SECRETARY, SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE

Georgina Harrisson – DEPUTY SECRETARY, EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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