Explore Our Teacher Workshops


Our Arts Learning Festival isn’t just about students – we’re offering a diverse range of professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Many of our presenters have created specialist workshops for teachers, based on the sessions they have developed for students.


It’s easy to see what’s on offer – simply go to Schools’ Program on the festival website, and click on the word ‘For’, and then the ‘Teachers’ tab.


Here’s a summary of the rich array of Teacher Workshops:


The Artistry of Science – Kate Ellis explores elements common to teaching science and drama and how they build student curiosity and engagement.


Biomedical Animation – digital cell division – Dr Maya Divjak will give teachers insights into how biomedical animation can become a tool for communicating detailed scientific information through an arts-based aesthetic.


Connecting with Connections – Learn how to use the collections of the NGV and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in your classroom, providing students with rich content for a range of learning areas.


Exploring the Reggio Emilia Philosophy– Independent Schools Victoria and Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange bring you a public lecture, an exhibition, and a conference to learn more about the internationally-renowned Reggio Emilia Schools from northern Italy.


Social Practice and Education in Contemporary Art – in conversation with Mary Mattingly and Kym Maxwell – seminar bringing together New York-based artist Mary Mattingly, local artist Kym Maxwell, ACCA’s Artistic Director Max Delany and teachers Leanne Skaftouros and Alison Rogers to discuss the expanding role of social practice in contemporary art.


Teaching Dad to Dance – an Ausdance session linked to the Teaching Dad to Dance program, exploring the movement skills required across band levels F-10 in the Australian Curriculum.


The Inner Voice – Operatic tenor Chris Elliott and a classical accompanist reinvigorating the power of song for teachers, helping them to develop students’ emotional intelligence and wellbeing.