FastTracking the Future is a school education program that provides syllabus aligned experiences for K-10 students. It aims to support students along the Sydney Metro alignment to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. They do this by providing teacher-developed learning activities that link to the Sydney Metro project; its purpose, construction and environmental and social context.
Over six years, the FastTracking the Future program has included award winning teaching resources, school holiday activities, virtual lessons, incursions, excursions, school competitions, career mentoring and teacher professional development reaching more than 12,500 students.
The teaching resources are designed by teachers to make it as easy as possible to build them into new or existing programs. More than 130 lessons were made available to teachers in Sydney’s North West.
Sydney Metro partnered with the Western Sydney University to design and deliver a professional development program focused on inquiry-based learning strategies and issues relevant to Sydney Metro in their communities. These units were developed by teachers, trialled and peer-reviewed and are an example of best pedagogical practice, linked to the Australian and NESA syllabuses.
A total of 34 teachers from 12 schools completed the program and 15 teaching units were created and more than 900 students have benefited from these lessons. The free resources are available to all teachers via the NSW Department of Education and can also be found in resources for teachers.
For more information visit FastTracking the Future.