New South Wales

MGAE State Representative:

MGAEd New is a Museums Australia special interest group for museum and gallery educators in New South Wales.

Statement of purpose: To provide regular professional development days in Sydney which will give members the opportunities for skills development and networking. To support regional museum educator groups in their efforts to provide training for local members.






9 responses to “New South Wales

  1. Teaching Touchy Topics (Museums Australia Education NSW)
    Host Organisation: Museums Australia Education NSW
    Venue: Oxford St Precinct, Sydney
    When: 23 Sep 2016

    MAEd New (Museums Australia Education NSW)
    Professional Development Day 2016
    Teaching Touchy Topics

    How to talk to students about
    creationism, enemies, the Holocaust, homosexuality, imprisonment, the invasion, Islamic terrorists,
    massacres, mental illness, the Stolen Generation, spiritualism, war

    Friday 23 September 9-5

    Oxford St precinct Sydney:
    Australian Museum, Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst Gaol, Victoria Barracks, Centennial Park
    (a walking seminar)

    $55 MAE members $70 non members

    Enquiries Jo Henwood 040 88 75 137

    Members: Log in, then return to this page (refresh if needed) to get the member rate. If you are having trouble registering, please contact or 02 6230 0346.

    Contact: Jo Henwood on 040 88 75 137
    Cost: $70.00
    Register Now


  2. Tricks for Managing Difficult Behaviour is the Term 1 2016 Professional Development Day

    Date: Friday 26 February 2016
    Time: 9.15 registration – 4.30
    Venue: Maitland Gaol
    Cost: $55 MAE members / $70 non members
    Speakers: Gaye Braiding (NSW Schoolhouse Museum)
    Helen Curry (Field of Mars EEC)
    Julie Regalado (Q Station)
    Meals: Bring your own or purchase at Blackbird Bakery
    Accommodation recommendations available
    Public transport by train to East Maitland station (5 minutes walk from Gaol)
    Queries: Jo Henwood 0408875137


  3. Term 1 MAEd New Professional Development Day
    For anyone delivering education programs in informal learning environments

    Because I Say So: managing difficult behaviour
    Establishing Respect
    Maintaining Respect
    Reclaiming Respect

    Friday 26 February 2016
    Registration from 9.15 for 9.45 -4.30pm
    Maitland Gaol
    6-18 John Street East Maitland NSW 2323
    $55 MAE members $70 non members
    Queries Jo Henwood 040 88 75 137


  4. MAEd New Term 3 Professional Development Day
    “Building Relations with Schools: projects and promotions”

    Want to have teachers book your education programs?
    Want them to come year after year?
    To see your heritage site as providing unique learning opportunities for their students and to collaborate with you on many diverse educational projects?
    For the students themselves to view your site and heritage generally as a safe and exciting place to learn?

    Be inspired to try a range of strategies to engage students and teachers alike, and to build ongoing school-museum relationships.
    Network with other Education Officers.
    Experiment with new ideas for projects and promotions for the heritage sites from around the Macquarie Town of Windsor.
    Scheduled for Term 3 so you have the time to create new promotional material before the Term 4 mail outs.

    Monday 7 September 2015
    9.30 for 9.45-4.30.

    Windsor heritage precinct.
    7.55am train from Central to Windsor. 674 bus at 9.20am.
    Accommodation recommendations available.
    Starting at the Windsor Courthouse (designed by Francis Greenway)
    Lots of walking!

    Cost $55 members of Museum Australia Education
    $70 non members (MA members can join MAE for $16.50 by contacting the National Office on 02 6230 0346) . Morning tea will be provided. Bring/buy your own lunch.

    Keynote by Summer Howarth, (Educational Changemakers) How to Get Teachers to Book Excursions (and come back next year)

    Workshops on
    On site projects and promotions
    Off site projects and promotions
    Online projects and promotions
    Pre-service teachers

    Enquiries Jo Henwood 040 88 75 137


  5. The museums of Macquarie University will be hosting the four workshops of our “Brain Based Learning: Thinking about Thinking” PD on Friday 26 June. Registration is at 9am at the Biological Sciences Museum with the first workshop commencing there at 9.30.

    The neuroscience of how we learn Biological Sciences Museum

    Differentiation Museum of Ancient Cultures

    Decision making Australian History Museum

    Creativity Art Gallery


  6. Term 2 MAEd New Professional Development Day

    Brain Based Learning: Thinking about Thinking

    Denise Wood (Charles Sturt University)

    • The neuroscience of how we learn
    • Differentiation
    • Decision making
    • Creativity

    Friday 26 June 2015 9am -5pm
    Macquarie University Museums
    $55 MAE members $70 non members
    Queries Jo Henwood 040 88 75 137


  7. Term 1 2015 Professional Development Day


    A series of activity sessions throughout the old Quarantine Station on how to use drama (plays, role play, storytelling), music (tunes, making music, dancing), games and demonstrations (science and art), to interpret and express educational content and skills.

    Monday 9 March 2015 9 for 9.15 – 3.30
    Q Station North Head, Manly, Sydney
    Access by ferry, bus, and car
    Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please bring your own lunch.

    $55 MAE and IMTALAP members $70 non members


  8. Upcoming Professional Development Day for Museum Educators

    Date: Saturday 22 November 2014
    Time: 9am to 4pm
    Venue: Windsor Heritage Precinct,
    Cost: S55 MA members / $70 MA non members


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