Summer Howarth (Education Changemakers) introduces the MAEd New PD Building Relations With Schools, held at the Windsor Courthouse on 7 September 2015. To build ongoing relations with students and teachers we should be telling love stories about our sites, working with teachers as co educators; delivering the Wow!; providing a place where student voices can be heard and amplified; where they can remember how good we made them fee by creating a place of magic.
Using digital strategies (websites, apps, teleconferencing, social media) to connect with school audiences – what works, what doesn’t work.
Jo Henwood (MAEd New), representing Nikki Bodel (Taronga Zoo) provides some general guideline for coming up with ideas for projects that can be delivered on a heritage site which can then be promoted. Summer Howarth (Education Changemakers) shares principles of the process of idea generation.
Leeanne Carr (AGNSW) on the bank of the Hawkesbury River, Windsor, facilitated some small group idea generation on the creation of projects that would connect school groups with a site they were not able to physically visit.
Edwina Hill (Campbelltown Arts Centre) at St Matthew’s Cemetery Windsor, provided examples of various publications which could be used within education programs and to promote them, stimulating other ideas from various heritage sites.
Karl Van Dyke (Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University) at Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, outlines strategies for engaging preservice and early career teachers so that they want to make bookings for excursions.
Marcus Holden, (Fiddlers Festival), at the Asiatic dormitory of Q Station, demonstrating how to make music wherever you go, with minimal props and maximum fun.
The Museums Australia Education Committee wish to express their thanks and appreciation to Jo Henwood for putting together these videos to share these workshops. Thank you Jo.