Don't Panic

providing quality Professional Learning for educators since 1983

Don’t Panic is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development
for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
INFO re COVID19 arrangements below.
All courses are back! In COVID19 safe venues.

AND we are implementing the iTE basics of Digital Technology regional program and our suite of courses.

See Courses in the menu for details.


COVID19 (Coronavirus) INFO

August 2020
We are finalising venues for our face to face PD for Technology teachers.  Our Calendar has dates. Postponed courses are our first priority and then the implementation of an Institute of Technology Education project for those who want to know the basics of DIgital Technologies.  Regional and remote venues included.  We are also negotiating with venues to be COVID safe.  Our COVID SAFE document, in line with NSW government guidelines, can be viewed here.

The Most Experienced Providers

Ruth and Peter Thompson have conducted teacher professional learning around Australia for most of their teaching careers. Now they are full time conducting NESA accredited professional learning.
Don’t Panic STEM curriculum support is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development
for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

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Over 75 years teaching experience, over 40 years HSC marking and supervision.  International, national and local experience.

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Peter recently retired as the Inspector, Technology Education at NESA / BOSTES.

Ruth was HT Technology at a large Sydney High School, put the first 3D printer in a school, amongst other world firsts.

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Our past participants rate us 5 stars.

‘Excellent presentation and depth of knowledge, teaching suggestions and humour! Well done.’


We offer training in Technology and Engineering education, integrative STEM, ICT and Digital Technologies.

More about us

Ruth and Peter are fellows of the iiate / ite. Ruth is a Churchill Fellow (studying technology and design education in 4 countries including the Royal College of Art, London). 
Peter is a Life member of ICTENSW and a published author regarding PreUniversity engineering education.  Both have presented at state, national and international conferences.

Contact us

Contact us for consultancy or advice on facilities, curriculum delivery and resourcing.

email is our best form of contact



+61 402 774209


NSW, Australia

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