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Join the Conversation-Developing education resources

Developing education resources

When: Thursday 14 May, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Your computer

Do you have educational resources or programs for secondary schools available online? In this time of self-isolation, what is your gallery or museum doing to connect with schools and home-learners?

Panel included:
Liz Clout, Head of Department - The Arts at Nambour State College
Katie Gallacher, Ancient History Teacher, James Nash State High School
Rebecca McDuff, Public Programs Officer, Bundaberg Regional Galleries
Terry Deen, Head of Learning, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Kirsten Murray, Community Education Coordinator, Supreme Court Library Queensland

Together the panel discussed which education resources and programs are working best for teachers and home-learners, and what are the best ways for galleries and museums to connect with educators.

Recording of the discussion

 

About the panel

Liz Clout, Head of Department - The Arts at Nambour State College

Liz Clout is a passionate Visual Arts educator and promotes the importance of engagement between secondary schools and regional, state art galleries and museums. She believes in perusing the rich tapestry of regional diversity and creative local engagement for her students.

Liz has worked as a Creative Generation Regional Coordinator for North Coast for 10 years and more recently Brisbane Metro. This involved promoting connections and leading networks between local art teachers with their galleries including Gatakers Artspace (Maryborough) ChArts (Childers), Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery and Brisbane Institute of Art. Her work has also been exhibited at a variety of galleries including the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery and more recently as a finalist in the Local Artists - Local Content Art Prize 2020 at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Liz represented youth engagement on the Fraser Coast Council Mary Poppins Story Bank Museum committee and also RADF committee. She has been an avid supporter and participant of the QAGOMA In Residence program that encourages regional Year 10s to attend a marvellous residency at QAGOMA. Last year her students were thrilled to engage in the Noosa Floating Lands project by the Noosa Regional Gallery. Liz is a Lead Endorser and Lead Confirmer for Visual Art at QCAA.

 

Katie Gallacher, Ancient History Teacher, James Nash State High School

Katie is a classroom teacher at James Nash State High School, specialising in ancient history. Having studied initially in the field of museum science, she transitioned to education in order to pursue her passion for working with children. In the six years of teaching, she has coordinated the senior ancient history curriculum currently used in her school, acted on the ancient history panel from 2017-2019, and aided in the design and implementation of content and assessment in grades 7 through to 10. Katie has a great passion for teaching and enjoys developing innovative and engaging curriculum resources for use in everyday classrooms.

 

Kirsten Murray, Community Education Coordinator, Supreme Court Library Queensland

Kirsten is currently the Supreme Court Library Queensland’s Community Education Coordinator, where she develops and delivers an education program that provides opportunities for the community to directly engage with the Queensland legal system and profession. She was a Humanities and Legal Studies teacher in public and private schools for 10 years. She is passionate about creating relevant learning experiences and resources that can reach all Queenslanders.

 

Rebecca McDuff, Public Programs Officer, Bundaberg Regional Galleries

Rebecca is the Public Programs Officer for Bundaberg Regional Galleries, part of Bundaberg Regional Council. Rebecca’s passion for improving arts learning and gallery engagement for the community, particularly children, stems from her previous careers as a psychologist working across the paediatric and disability fields. For five years, Rebecca was contracted by Creative Regions Inc. to manage the Children’s CRUSH Festival, which was part of the broader Bundaberg CRUSH festival, an annual celebration of arts and culture across the region. She has also undertaken contract work for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, under the Yonder Project. Where possible, Rebecca aims to bring some frivolity and fun to the world of art, and has developed characters such as Dottie Lottie to assist with this process.

 

Terry Deen, Head of Learning, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Terry Deen is the Head of Learning at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. QAGOMA Learning launched in October 2015, with a view towards opening a Learning Centre based at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Terry's work in arts learning is informed by ten years' experience as a secondary art and design teacher. He is engaged in Queensland’s design education community as the 2014 Queensland-Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Education Fellow.

Terry’s current role involves engagement across a broad array of communities, disciplines and practices including arts learning, cultural learning and digital learning. He is passionate about the role of arts advocacy and research as catalysts for advancing creativity and wellbeing for Queenslanders.

 

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