Solid Pathways is a unique, academic extension program that supports high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The program aims to assist students continue their academic success from Year 4 to Year 12 through the acquisition of higher order thinking skills.
Students are invited to participate in weekly one hour culturally inclusive web-conference lessons designed to develop their capability in critical and creative thinking. Lessons will connect students with other high achieving students from schools across the following four regions; Metropolitan, South East, North Coast and Darling Downs South West.
The online platform allows classroom teachers, students and parents (via their children) to view and listen to recordings of all Solid Pathways lessons.
The students will also have the opportunity to engage in year level appropriate face to face workshops, camps and extension activities that align with the Australian Curriculum and expand on the material taught to students in their online lessons.
Solid Pathways aims
Help students achieve by:
- increasing capacity to analyse and evaluate information
- enhancing their clarity of thought and expression
- improving writing and communication skills
- understanding relationships between evidence and hypotheses
- applying standards of evidence to detect fallacies in reasoning
- increasing the ability to make reasoned judgements
- engaging in autonomous problem solving
- developing a range of personal and interpersonal qualities, including confidence, autonomy and ethical awareness.
Provide State Schools Staff:
- professional development in critical and creative thinking
- a bank of critical and creative thinking resources for classroom use (coming soon).
To be eligible for Solid Pathways students must:
- identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- achieve in the upper two bands of NAPLAN domains of reading and/or numeracy in Year 3
- be in Years 4–12 at a Queensland state school.
For more details contact the Solid Pathways team.