Aspiring Thinkers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Aspiring Thinkers workshop

Lead teaching for thinking at your school

Aspiring Thinkers provides the expert guidance, collaborative network and professional learning pathway required to lead teaching for thinking at your school.

Membership will upskill teachers and leaders in how to:

  • think and plan in the language of student cognition, to facilitate metacognition and provide a language of feedback
  • develop cognitive skills via a shift in focus from knowledge to inquiry
  • embed Critical and Creative Thinking across P-10 subjects and 21st century skills within re-developed senior syllabuses
  • create and implement a professional learning program that develops teaching for thinking skills within your school
  • measure changes in student outcomes and staff capability according to DET guidelines including attitudes, behaviour and achievement in school assessments

Selection criteria
Join our powerful network
Build leadership capability
Improve achievement
Meet 21st century needs

Proposed program​

Date​​ Activity

Ter​m 1


  • Introductory web conference (February - multiple dates)
  • Works​​​hop in Brisbane (early-mid March - two full days, dates TBA)
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration

Term 2


  • Create a professional learning plan for Terms 3-4
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration

Term 3-4


  • Implement professional learning plan throughout Terms 3-4
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration
  • End-of-year event in Brisbane - streamed live to members across Qld who cannot travel/attend. Participants receive PD certificate from UQ and IMPACT Centre (aligned to AITSL standards and recognising hours)


  • Option to continue or expand the collaboration


Membership f​ee

  • The 2018 membership fee, including Brisbane workshop and event, is $950 per person
  • You may also need to fund TRS to attend the Brisbane workshop and event
  • Schools located outside of the Greater Brisbane Area will need to fund travel and accommodation for the two-day workshop in March
Last updated 08 December 2017