Professional development programs

Enhancing the professional practise of teachers is essential to engaging students in STEM. SPARQ-ed provides a variety of opportunities including:

  • Twilight information sessions
  • Workshops—focusing on the suggested and mandatory pracs from the QLD Biology syllabus
  • VET Currency/Validation for schools offering Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement or Certificate III Laboratory Skills

Workshop participants will receive documentation suitable for use as evidence of Continuing Professional Development for the Queensland College of Teachers.

Upcoming events

31July 2020 — Science Operations Officers (9am – 12pm)

The aim of this session is to assist SOO’s with the organisation and potential adaptation of the SPARQ-ed experiments within their school environments. Light morning tea included. Cost $20.

28 November 2020— UQ STAQ webinar: Introduction to Bioinformatics (9am — 11am)

A practical introduction to the use of bioinformatics virtual tools that can be applied to ACARA  Science and Biology Curriculum presented by SPARQ-ed teachers. Register here.

Fees and registration information

SPARQ-ed fees

Charged per participant:

  • Whole day workshop $75
  • Twilight session $20

To be paid on confirmation of registration through UQPay. Information will be sent with your Registration Confirmation.

Sessions may be conducted face-face or virtually, contact SPARQ-ed for more details.

Events may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received.

Registration information

Complete the registration form and email to The SPARQ-ed team will be in contact to confirm your registration and to provide any further information.

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