Non MGAE Professional Development

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5 responses to “Non MGAE Professional Development

  1. The Country Education Partnership is pleased to invite education sectors, key stakeholder groups, principals, education leaders, teachers, school councillors and people interested in education to participate within a Global Dialogue that will involve some of the most respected education experts across the globe exploring the theme:

    “Collaborative Practice and School Improvement”.

    The Global Dialogue will take the form of a webinar involving a large number of education communities from across at least four countries (Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia) and can be accessed from wherever you are, provided you have access to reasonable internet connectivity.

    It will occur on Wednesday, 2nd November at 8.00am to 10.00am AEST, and is FREE.

    The Dialogue will have education leaders such as Steve Munby, Michael Fullan, John Hattie and Vivianne Robinson joining a number of local Case Studies from four countries exploring the Dialogue theme and how it can drive education improvement into the future.

    For more details of this exceptional professional learning activity (including Registration), please click on the link:

    Alternatively, you can email CEP at

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  2. The 8th IMTAL Asia Pacific Forum: Museum Theatre & Young People

    Fri & Sat 30th & 31st October 2015 Location: Canberra: Many places.

    For many years IMTAL has focussed on how staff (programmers, educators, docents, curactors) of cultural institutions can create meaningful interpretation through the use of theatre. Since the development of the Come Alive festival in Canberra, we have to accept that young people can make some pretty good theatre. There is a lot we can learn from young people, but there is also a lot that we can learn about using young people to interpret using Museum Theatre. This year IMTAL Asia Pacific is reaching out to all those who develop interpretation: curators, educators, programmers to workshop together and open the secrets of the success of the Come Alive Festival and much more. Stay tuned at or find us on Face Book or ask questions at


  3. Standing Out from the Crowd

    Standing Out from the Crowd is the theme of the Interpretation Australia National Workshop for 2015.

    Our National Workshop is progressing well with some keynote speakers already and a truly engaging and stimulating program underway. We now invite you to come and take part. Our Call for Presenters will open on 1st June – see link below.


    Place: St Kilda, Melbourne
    Dates: 21 & 22 October (Wednesday and Thursday), with additional networking opportunities

    Tuesday evening 20 October, registration will open at 5pm at a location where we can enjoy drinks and nibbles (own expense) – we will let you know where this will be very soon.
    Friday 23 October, field trips and other exciting opportunities (more details concerning costs coming soon)

    Our theoretical and practical sessions — from presentations, exercises, pecha kucha, and expert panels, and our workshops around St Kilda — promise professional development and skill building, as well as the chance to network with interpreters from across our sector.

    For more information please go to


  4. Linked up, Loud and Literate: Libraries enabling digital citizenship

    Thursday 12 November 2015, 9.00am–5.30pm
    National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth St, Wellington
    What does digital citizenship mean for libraries and cultural institutions?

    Although libraries sit beyond the bounds of the formal education sector, they are intrinsically centres of learning where people of all ages can engage with knowledge and ideas, and acquire the literacy skills essential for active participation in society. They intersect with schools, museums, community organisations, research institutions and government.

    How can libraries, schools and cultural institutions best equip and empower community members to be confident, capable and engaged citizens? This seminar explores concepts of democracy, transparency, participation, identity, e-government, digital service delivery, and freedom of access to information and resources.

    Speakers include:
    Sue McKerracher, CEO, Australian Library and Information Association
    Allison Dobbie, Manager Libraries & Information, Auckland Council
    Craig Thomler, Digital Specialist and Government 2.0 Advocate
    Bill Macnaught, National Librarian, National Library of New Zealand
    George Dunford, Director, Digital Engagement Support Branch, National Library of Australia
    Chris Szekely, Chief Librarian, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
    Greg Morgan, Manager Digital and Service Development, Auckland Libraries
    Andrew Cowie, Facilitator, CORE Education
    Berlinda Chin, Director, Office of Ethnic Communities, Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)
    Anita Planchon, Manager, Literacy Services, LINC Tasmania (including 26TEN state-wide adult literacy program)
    Courtney Johnston, Director, Dowse Art Museum

    Includes workshop on digital citizenship skills development for young people, teachers, adult learners and the elderly with speakers from CORE Education, libraries and LINC Tasmania.
    Who should attend?

    The seminar is open to anyone working in school and public libraries, community welfare organisations, public policy and the cultural sector, with an interest both in the philosophy and practical applications of digital citizenship.

    Full program coming soon. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when it’s available.

    Cost: NZ$80, plus booking fee.
    Register now:


  5. Explore children’s education in museums at the Hands On! Conference.
    13 – 16 October 2015, Amsterdam

    Join over 300 museum professionals from across the globe in Amsterdam for the tenth Hands On! Conference. Be inspired by the latest developments in children’s education in museums.

    Explore the latest developments in children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centers together with 300 (museum)professionals from over 25 countries across the globe.

    Our speakers include (inter)national museum educators and exhibition and technology innovators. Gain useful skills and insights during our workshops. Visit some of the best children’s museums, museums and science centres in the Netherlands. Attend the Children in Museums Award ceremony.

    The 2015 theme is ‘Touch and Learn’. How can museums touch the hearts and minds of children? How can sensory experiences enhance children’s education in museums? We’ll explore how to encourage creativity and lifelong learning in children.

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