Professional Learning

Professional Development

The DECD Education Manager based at the Museum can provide Professional Development opportunities for teachers. These sessions are offered for travelling exhibitions and for all existing galleries within the Museum.

Professional Learning sessions highlight how exhibits can be used to engage students and enrich their learning. All sessions address the Australian Curriculum are embedded with Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) methodologies and meet National Teacher Standards. Certificates of attendance are issued for all sessions.

Term One 2015 Digital Technologies - Megafauna App

Tuesday 17th March 2015


Museum Foyer

Cost $20 (drinks and nibbles provided)

In 2014 DECD Outreach created an educational app. The Megafauna app is designed for years 5/6 students and addresses the Australian Curriculum biological science outcomes as well as focusing on the mathematical concept of proportional reasoning.

The app allows students to explore the Megafauna exhibit and respond to set inquiry questions. Students can respond in multiple ways including, audio, video and drawing. These responses are then stored and sent back to school.

In this session, teachers will get the opportunity to be the student and complete the Megafauna app trail (an Ipad will be supplied if you don’t have your own).

Gawain Duncan from the DECD Media team will unpack how to build upon this learning experience for the students back in the classroom.

A 2.5 hour PD certificate will be issued at the completion of this session but there will be further opportunity to gain more hours through participation in online feedback.

Numbers are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book your place call Education on 82077429.

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