A series of teacher professional development workshops are being held this week for teachers from local Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) schools in the Gladstone region.
Around 40 teachers will try their hand at the Mining Innovators Robotics workshops and learn how to excite and inspire young minds and discover how to integrate robotics into the curriculum.
QMEA Project Officer Tammy Grady said the workshops had a strong focus on fostering talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
“By working with the teachers on the integration of technology into their everyday lives we are extending that knowledge to hundreds of students through their classrooms. The skills and knowledge taught in these workshops are invaluable and the QMEA academy teachers will benefit greatly from these sessions,” Ms Grady said.
“I’d also like to thank our partner QGC who has been a strong and loyal supporter and is committed to education in the Gladstone region.
“The beauty of this program is that it benefits both teachers and students. By building the capacity of our teachers and developing new strategies to strengthen their engagement skills, they are even better positioned to deliver the best possible education outcomes for the students.”
In total, around 15 schools from the Gladstone region will be represented at the workshops.