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IMPACT Innovators

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Develop yourself, develop your team

IMPACT Innovators provides the expert guidance, collaborative network and professional learning pathway required to improve digital pedagogy and build on your school’s technology-based transformation.

  • Improve pedagogical practices by using coherent, evidence-based criteria for the selection of digital learning tools that complement and add value to a traditional pedagogical framework.
  • Enhance curriculum delivery by developing formalised digital tasks within and across Australian Curriculum learning areas that build teacher capability and transform student learning.
  • Develop expert teaching teams through a culture of continuous professional improvement and sharing of best practice within school teams and across the IMPACT Innovators network.

We support your success

IMPACT Innovators presents your leaders and teachers with an excellent platform for professional growth.

You can also create a school-community partnership with the IMPACT Centre and our university/industry partners.

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Members include principals, school leaders and teachers from over 30 schools across all 7 regions of Queensland.

How it works

Step 1: Join via a 2-day foundational workshop.

Step 2: Implement pilot projects.

Step 3: Intentionally collaborate within your school and across the network.

Step 4: Scale up your school’s involvement and engage in action research.

Step 5: Be a transformational leader!

Target audience

Primary and secondary school educators are encouraged to join including:

  • Principals
  • School leaders
  • Teachers.

Small schools/clusters can register one staff member.

Medium-large schools/clusters should register at least 2 members initially, with a view to growing membership across your school. We recommend that you develop a 'Digital Transformation Team’ involving representatives from senior management, middle management and the teaching staff. You can still register one staff member if desired.

Prospective members should have the mindset to lead improvement, the interpersonal skills to influence your staff and the dedication to actively participate in the network.

Foundational workshop

DateLocationRegistration

​​​21–​22 October 2021 (Thursday and​​ Friday)

Term 4, Week 3 | 9.00am–3.30pm

​​Brisbane

IMPACT Centre, Coorparoo (map)

Register​ by 15 October

Semester 2 2021​

Brisbane: 1 workshop per term

Regional Queensland: minimum of 20 paying participants required, coordinate with local principal networks, regional office etc.

Brisbane: TBC

Regional Queensland: email admin@impact.eq.edu.au to negotiate dates and locations

 

We are proceeding with face-to-face workshops based on the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions roadmap (PDF, 247KB). Workshops will be delivered online if lockdowns occur.​

What does membership look like?

 

Membership begins with a two-day foundational workshop – facilitated by digital pedagogy experts from the IMPACT Centre and Sentis Education (face-to-face format).

  • active participation in technology-enabled learning experiences—used as exemplars
  • analysis of effective digital pedagogical practices that complement and add value to mainstream pedagogical approaches including explicit instruction and inquiry-based learning
  • an introduction to the IMPACT Learning Framework—assessed by Griffith University researchers as ‘a dynamic, valid and transferable instrument that utilises a more integrated approach to teaching and learning.'
  • structured collaboration and networking with workshop participants.

Members then join the network for a minimum of 12 months and enjoy full access to:

  • masterclasses delivered by digital pedagogy and technology experts and accessible via hybrid online and face-to-face delivery—with topics including Leading pedagogical change, Action research/inquiry cycles, Emerging technologies and Systematic curriculum delivery
  • online modules relating to digital pedagogies and curriculum delivery
  • regular online collaboration with like-minded members and experts, along with Member Symposiums and other sharing opportunities.

What does membership cost?

  • The membership fee is $950 per person—including participation in the foundational workshop and network membership for 12 months.
  • Member subscriptions can be renewed annually at a reduced cost.
  • School principals join for free—no charge for the foundational workshop and no charge to join the network for the first year (not transferable to other staff).

Note: The costs above apply to Queensland state government schools. Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) and travel costs may be necessary to attend face-to-face workshops.

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Last updated 31 August 2021