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.
Murat Dizdar – DEPUTY SECRETARY, SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND PERFORMANCE
Georgina Harrisson – DEPUTY SECRETARY, EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION