At Murdoch, we appreciate the vital role that teachers, career advisors and support staff play in helping your students prepare for the future, at university and afterwards.
You can choose from a wide range of programs and events for help to guide your students through the transition to university.
One of the best ways to stay up to date with upcoming events and programs for you and your students is to sign up to our newsletter. Let us know if you're a subject teacher or career advisor, and we'll keep in touch about all the exciting opportunities available for you.
Professional development days
Find inspiration, knowledge and support with our professional development days for teachers. Join other teachers from your study area and learn about the latest developments and initiatives in your field. Our professional development days are designed to be fun, engaging and informative, so you’ll head back to class with a whole toolkit of new ideas.
To register for a professional development day or express your interest in further PDs, please email our Outreach team and include your field or subject of interest.
Divide & analyse: Furthering knowledge and practical experience of analytical chemistry techniques
In this professional development day for ATAR Chemistry teachers, you will further your understanding of mass spectrometry, chromatography and atomic absorption spectroscopy through a series of workshops that combine theory and practical experience. You’ll have the chance to discuss the topic with our academic presenters, improve your knowledge of how these techniques can be applied and form new relationships with other ATAR chemistry teachers.
The Creative Outlet: Professional Development for the inspired mind
In this professional development day for Creative Arts teachers, you and your colleagues are invited to join our Murdoch University’s School of Arts at our annual professional development seminar The Creative Outlet.
You’ll attend two workshops focused on professional development from leading Murdoch staff in a wide range of creative arts disciplines, including Games Art and Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography, Radio, Screen Production and Sound.
The event will be held in December 2017 (date to be confirmed). Places are limited and a $50 registration fee applies. Please indicate your area of interest when you email us to register.
Careers Master Class
Our Careers Master Class is a fantastic professional development opportunity if you’re a career advisor, year coordinator, student services staff member or involved in career guidance.
Our keynote speakers will present on a range of current issues across a range of industries. We’ll also provide you with updates on the latest courses, pathways, scholarships and entry requirements, so you have everything you need to support your students.
Workshops and seminars
Practical STEM activities for young learners
Monday 11 September
In this hands-on workshop, there will be demonstrations of some fun STEM projects and activities to use in early years and primary classrooms. Activities will include the mechanics and construction of an electric push-button, and demonstration of a coding video game animation with the ‘Raspberry Pi’. These activities can then be adapted to lesson plans for under 7’s, 7-10, and 11+ year olds. Presented by STEM educator Oscar Naval, currently facilitating after school STE(A)M programs for students aged 7 to 11 years old, with his company GizmoCats.
Digital technologies for primary classrooms
Monday 18 September
Presented by Steven Payne, Digital Technologies project officer (WA) for The University of Adelaide’s Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER). This seminar will give an overview of the WA Digital Technologies curriculum (Pre-Primary to Year 6), including examples of how teachers are integrating the new subject area into their lessons. In this seminar Steven will give an introduction to CSER resources, including comprehensive online courses for Pre-Primary to Year 10 teachers and links to an online community where thousands of teachers are sharing resources and ideas. Steven will also be examining ‘unplugged’ digital technologies – ways of teaching the DT curriculum away from a computer.Register here
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Enrich your students’ learning with our student workshops. Our Outreach team will deliver curriculum-centred activities to directly engage and inspire your students during normal school hours.
We host most of these workshop at our Perth campus, but some can be brought to your classroom.
Get your students excited about making the leap to university with our engaging presentations.