FREE hands-on registered professional learning for years 7 - 10 teachers


About this event

The NRMA team and SLAM Education are providing a free afternoon of hands-on professional learning to introduce years 7-10 teachers of all subjects to the NRMA future of transport challenge.

Transport is the next major disruptor and Australia is looking for new technologies to keep people moving while delivering social, environmental and financial benefits.

As a trusted industry leader, NRMA is challenging year students to create an innovative product or service which addresses a real-world need through the application of design thinking.

The Challenge is all about collaboration and entrepreneurship with four finalist teams pitching their ideas live in front of a panel of transport industry experts at a youth event in September.

The NRMA future of transport challenge is offered to schools free of charge.

This event will prepare you to give your students the best learning experience from the Challenge. Spend two hours with the program designers going through the challenge resources, the design thinking playbook and your students' final project which is an executive summary and pitch deck. You'll get hands-on experience with some of the design thinking concepts and activities that are explored through the challenge.


Thursday 26 March 2020 from 4-6pm


The Hermitage Room, Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club - 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114  


Free of charge


The session will be led by Venera Owens from NRMA who created the Challenge and Rob McTaggart from SLAM Education who has worked as the learning designer since the launch in 2017 bringing his extensive STEM, curriculum and design thinking expertise.

Registered professional development

SLAM Education is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.


Completing Design thinking in the NRMA future of transport challenge will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Book your place now and share this workshop with your colleagues who are also working on or interested in the Challenge.

Numbers are limited and preference will be given to teachers registering before Thursday 12th March, the date we need to confirm numbers with the venue.

Register now

Getting to Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club – transport options

By car

Free parking is available at the venue.

117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114.

By train

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club is a 5 minute walk from West Ryde Station. Just head North on Ryedale Road.

Train services operate to West Ryde Station on a regular basis. Please refer to Transport NSW’s train timetable for more information.

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