Study Fresh

Fri 12 Apr 2024 9:00am3:00pm
$429.00 incl. GST


308 Queen Street. Brisbane. UQ Brisbane City campus

Study Fresh aims to increase productivity in Queensland schools through ensuring the healthiest possible learning environment. To do this, participants will build their own indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors to monitor the air quality in their classrooms and learn ways through which they can improve it. The workshop involves a hands-on introduction to simple programming in Python and fits within schools’ Digital Technologies curriculums and can be implemented in the classroom for year 6 and up.

What you will learn

  • How to build indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors.
  • Monitoring techniques for assessing air quality in classrooms.
  • Strategies to improve indoor air quality.
  • Hands-on introduction to simple programming in Python.
  • Understanding the impact of ventilation on cognitive performance.
  • Strategies for negotiating and implementing better air quality.

Course details

IAQ can be a problem in occupied spaces such as classrooms when there is insufficient ventilation to replace stale air. The trend towards retrofitting reverse cycle air conditioners into classrooms has been vital in improving the thermal comfort of our learning environments, but it can have a detrimental effect on air quality if windows are shut continuously for AC operation. Unlike heat or cool, we can’t always sense poor IAQ until it is bad enough to affect concentration and cognitive performance. Which is why it is vital to measure it.

  • Total of 20 participants.
  • One day course with morning tea and lunch provided.
  • This course is delivered in an engaging and informative manner using a variety of learning tools including hands-on programming, videos, and small and large group discussions.

What to bring to the PD

  • You will need to bring your personal/school laptop with you to download and access the workshop resources. Don’t forget a power supply. (or extra batteries)

Who will benefit

  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Regional and remote teachers
  • Researchers focused on learning environments

Each participant receives

  • Certificate of course completion.
  • Access to all tools, websites and software used during the PD for teachers and students in the Education QLD Digital Technologies Curriculum.
  • Copy of teaching resources.


Jared Shepherd
07 334 66881