Education Week

This Education Week, the Department of Education is launching an exciting initiative called The Game Changer Challenge. Sixteen teams from schools across NSW will explore the role of design-thinking in the classroom all while solving the important question, what will the school of the future look like?

Entries are now open and will close Sunday, 10 June.

To enter see competition details below.

Are you a game changer?

The Game Changer Challenge 2018 (1:27 minutes)

Transcript of The Game Changer Challenge 2018

We live in a rapidly changing world - an era of accelerated innovation and increasing uncertainty. This world requires students who are deep thinkers, critical and reflective, and empathetic and creative to solve the big challenges of today and adapt to an unknown future.

Flourishing in this complex world begins with a great education and to co-design that we need your help.

This Education Week the Department of Education is running the inaugural Game Changer Challenge. Sixteen teams from schools across NSW will be flown to Game Changer HQ in Sydney during Education Week to compete in a three-day, design-thinking program where, working alongside leading industry professionals, teams will go head-to-head to craft the school of the future.

What will the school of the future look like? What subjects will you study? Will you go on excursions to the moon? Will each student have a robot to help with their homework? Will homework even exist?

For your school’s chance to be part of the first Education Week Game Changer Challenge, assemble a team of six students and two teachers, shoot a 60-second video showing us your vision for the school of the future and submit your entry by Sunday, 10 June.

The Game Changer Challenge poster

How does it work?

In a snapshot, follow these five easy steps:

Step 1

Assemble your Game Changer team and get ready to shape the face of education. Each team may include up to six students and two teachers. Principals/teachers from any discipline and students from Year 5 - Year 12 are eligible to attend. Schools may submit only one team.

Step 2

Register your expression of interest so we know to look out for your entry. Email: EdWeek@det.nsw.edu.au with your school’s name and “The Game Changer Challenge EOI” in the subject line. In the body of the email please indicate which operational directorate your school lies in.

Step 3

Start creating! Make a 60-second video introducing your school and your teammates, and tell us your game-changing idea for the school of the future. Not sure where to start? Find some inspiration on our tips and tricks page.

Step 4

Fill out your application form and upload your video:

Primary schools – Application form and video upload

High schools – Application form and video upload

You will need to use your DoE Google ID to login
(eg. firstname.lastname1@education.nsw.gov.au)

Followed by your Single Sign On (SSO)
eg. Firstname.lastname1 and password

Please ensure teams are available to travel to Sydney for the workshop between Monday, 6 August and
Thursday, 9 August.

Step 5

Wait for the announcement. A panel of department and industry experts will be judging the videos and selecting the 16 teams coming to Sydney during Education Week. Finalists will be announced on Monday, 25 June.

We are sure you have plenty of questions about this exciting new program so we have prepared three resources:

If you still have an unanswered question, please email EdWeek@det.nsw.edu.au with your school’s name and “The Game Changer Challenge QUESTION” in the subject line.

The Game Changer Challenge Logo

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