Cairns Design Mastery PD 2019


Inspired Education Australia & St. Mary’s Catholic College


Cairns Design Mastery PD 2019

Design Thinking + SketchUp + VR

31st of October and 1st of November 2019

The IEA team has teamed up with the leading teachers at St. Mary’s Catholic College to bring a holistic teacher training progress that encompasses the design thinking approach alongside the latest and vital technological tools for the 21st Century classroom – all centred around teaching strategies and classroom implementation.

This 2x full-day Design Mastery will be fully catered and offer all-inclusive sessions and practical, hands on experiences for teachers including:

Day 1

“The Thinking”

Design Thinking is an approach to learning that focuses on developing students’ creative confidence and facilitate a proven formula for innovation. Our team with the support of various industry partners are delivering a highly rated design thinking training that encompasses Research, Ideation, Sketching and Lo-fi Prototyping, centred around Design Thinking in the classroom with suitable Teaching Strategies.

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  • Full comprehension of the Design Thinking approach for teaching
  • Sketching techniques around task-based activities for classroom teaching
  • Designing + Lo-fi prototyping centred around various teaching strategies
  • Design studio facilitation, techniques, tasks and strategies
  • 30 days on going learning and email support
  • Supporting learning material and resources
  • Workshop content shared via email

Day 2

“The Tools & Technology”

Part 1:

SketchUp is a 3D modelling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. It has become one of the most influential tools within the design industry and a key skill for tertiary level students. Its user-friendly application and direct link to 3D printing and VR makes it the perfect tool for the classroom today!

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  • SketchUp History, capabilities
  • VR/AR applications and segway tools
  • User interface, workspace study
  • General Drawing tools
  • Rendering Tools and Capabilities
  • Task based activities for hands on training, techniques, tips and teaching strategies
  • 30 days on going learning and email support
  • Supporting learning material and resources
  • Workshop content shared via email

Part 2:

VR is becoming a vital tool in every industry and the education sector is embracing its change with its all-encompassing benefits. This introductory session on Virtual Reality (VR), centred around the delivery and technology with suitable Teaching Strategies will allow teachers to gain insight into all of it’s benefits and understand exactly how to integrate this technology within the classroom.

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  • Introduction to VR/AR
  • Understanding the technology and its tools
  • How to transition your school in VR
  • Capabilities, application and limitations of VR
  • Safety in VR for the classroom
  • Future of VR in education
  • Use VR Headsets at the workshop!
  • Setting up and using the Oculus Go headsets
  • 30 days on going learning and email support
  • Workshop content shared via email

See what some of our past INSPIRED teachers had to say.


  • Event: Cairns Design Mastery 2019 (Design Thinking + SketchUp + VR)
  • Day 1: Design Thinking – Thursday 31st of October 2019
  • Day 2: SketchUp + VR – Friday 1st of November 2019
  • Time: 9am – 3.30pm (arrive at 8.30am)
  • Location: St. Mary’s Catholic College (53 Anderson Rd. Woree QLD 4870)


  • Full day access to both days + all supporting resources – $329 + GST per teacher;
  • Single day access + all supporting resources for the chosen day – $274 + GST per teacher

If you are looking at delivering, embedding or transitioning into DESIGN, this all-encompassing 2-day training should not be missed!


All tasks are designed to be implemented to suit various classroom Teaching Strategies, Design Thinking and the syllabus delivery.


If you are looking to attend, please get in touch with Tammy Pickup (HOD – Technology) by emailing before tickets run out!

Your school will be invoiced for the appropriate amount.

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