Applications for the $20K Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowship for teachers Open 26 October !

Queensland teachers are offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to New York to work at the prestigious Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said the successful fellow will spend up to 12 weeks in 2018 working with the museum’s experts, investigating how design thinking can be used to engage school students more fully.

Ms Enoch said applications will also open on Monday 13 November for the 2017-2018 Queensland Smithsonian Fellowships for Queensland researchers.

“The programs have been a great success, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and skills and strengthening ties between Queensland and the USA on science, culture and education,” said Ms Enoch.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex with 19 museums, nine research centres and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world. Queensland’s special relationship with the Smithsonian dates back to 2000.

Past Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellows include Oakleigh State School teacher, Chantelle Sansness and current Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) Lead, Adam Jefford. The APDL has worked with many of the past Fellows to share their knowledge on Design Minds via teacher toolkits and teacher professional development days.

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants Fellow must be:

  • an Australian citizen or have Australian residency
  • a registered, practicing school teacher in Queensland (Prep-Year 12).

For more information on how to apply, visit Advance Queensland.

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