Game Changer Challenge

This Education Week, the department 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?

The Game Changer Challenge will take place from Tuesday 7 August - Thursday 9 August at the department's new state office in Parramatta.

Thanks to our Challenge supports Microsoft, Adobe, Modern Teaching Aids, Amazon Web Services and Office Max, the three-day program will feature a purpose-built makerspace showcasing the latest educational technologies and will include guest speakers from the creative industries, technology and design.

A full overview of the program can be found here (PDF 2166.24KB).

The highlights of what's on each day can be found here (PDF 1361KB).

The sixteen finalists participating in the Challenge are:

High schools

  • Chatswood High School
  • Lurnea High School
  • Beverly Hills Girls High School
  • Armidale High School
  • Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
  • Gloucester High School
  • Carenne School
  • Hurlstone Agriculture High School

Primary schools

  • Lidcombe Public School
  • Ingleburn Public School
  • Oakhill Drive Public School
  • Cherrybrook Public School
  • Cudgegong Valley Public School
  • Menindee Central School
  • Alstonville Public School
  • Thirroul Public School

Follow their journeys via the department's Facebook page.

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?

The Game Changer Challenge poster

Download The Game Changer Challenge poster (JPG 121.64KB).

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

The Game Changer Challenge Logo

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