Professional enrichment

Teachers enjoying TMAG displays

TMAG is a respected provider of workshops and professional enrichment opportunities for educators and community service professionals. These thematically-focused training and information sessions help professionals in the education and community service sectors to make the most of what the museum has to offer, and help to increase engagement with natural and cultural heritage.

Community input is also welcome. Please email any feedback or suggestions about TMAG’s role in educator professional learning to Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.

FREE Teacher Brunch at TMAG

Drop in to TMAG between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm for an opportunity to chat with TMAG’s learning staff to find out about learning programs in 2018. Have a look at some of the free lending resources, take away some free posters, and take the opportunity to visit the Remarkable Tasmanian Devil exhibition afterwards.  We’d love to see you!  Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP tmag.bookings@tmag.tas.gov.au with your name and contact details.

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture

Join TMAG educators and curators for this session which will explore the creativity and resilience of Tasmanian Aboriginal people and culture. Led by TMAG’s Aboriginal Learning Facilitator Teangi Brown, The session includes a visit to ningina tunapri, TMAG’s Tasmanian Aboriginal gallery and Our land: parrawa, parrawa! Go away! an exhibition telling the story of Aboriginal people and colonists following the invasion of lutruwita, focusing on the Black War.

Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art and Literacy

Boost your creative confidence in this hands-on art workshop with TMAG’s art educator. This session will explore how art making can be used to integrate literacy skills, and will include a visit to the art galleries, followed by fun art activities which TMAG uses in its programs. Educators will take home new skills and methodologies which can be used in classroom environments. This session is designed for primary school educators, however everyone is welcome.

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookings essential for all sessions, numbers strictly limited. Unless otherwise indicated, costs are $35 per session, including refreshments and materials. A discounted rate of $25 per session is available to University of Tasmania (UTAS) Education students, simply show your student card when you pay on the night. Click here to book.

To find out more about TMAG's Professional Enrichment sessions, join our Teacher’s E-News mailing list or watch TMAG's website to stay informed.

Pre-service Teacher Workshops    

In association with the University of Tasmania, TMAG offers pre-service teacher workshops for Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching students in how to get the most from visits to TMAG and TMAG resources. The workshops focus on museum teaching techniques and resources, including hands-on learning with objects. It ensures future school teachers and educators are skilled in making the best use of a school visit to the museum.

For information about existing sessions or to discuss organising a session please contact kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.  

Fee-for-Service Whole School PL    

Want a professional learning (PL) workshop designed for your whole school's teaching body? TMAG's Centre for Learning and Discovery runs specialised programs by negotiation with schools around a range of themes. A particularly popular one is the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Perspectives Workshop. Specialised tours of galleries and exhibitions are also available. For fee structures, thematic possibilities and availability, please email Kate Morris at kate.morris@tmag.tas.gov.au.