Teacher Professional Development 

The following teacher professional development opportunities are being offered by Te Papa Education in 2014.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Term 2

 Art: Visual Culture and Visual Arts in ECE

Date: Sat 26 Apr
Time: 9.30am–12.30pm
Place: Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa & Level 4 Classroom
Cost: Free

ECE teachers! Join Lisa Terreni, Senior Lecturer at Victoria University, to learn more about engaging with and responding to art and visual culture at Te Papa with young children. This session also has a hands-on art-making component. Book your places now, as spaces are limited.


Social Science: Matariki

Date: Sat 10 May 2014
Time: 9.30am–12.30pm
Place: Carter Observatory and Te Papa
Suitable for: Early Childhood and NE – Year 2 Primary Teachers
Cost: Free

In association with Carter Observatory, Wellington, we invite you to participate in a teacher professional development workshop. 

Grow your knowledge of the star cluster Matariki and the stories and traditions that are observed during Māori New Year. Discover some Matariki-based activities that you can do back in the classroom with your young learners. 

We will start at Carter Observatory for a planetarium show and then move on to Te Papa. The workshop at Te Papa will be themed around kaitiakitanga (guardianship), which is our theme for Matariki this year. 

Morning tea will be provided.  


Art: Landscape painting workshop

Image sourced from Flickr, Creative Commons. Some rights reserved by Mosman Council. Mosman Art Gallery, 2011.

Date: Thu 22 May
Time: 1pm–4pm
Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Teachers
Cost: Free

Teachers, join us for an afternoon to develop your knowledge of landscape painting. Be inspired by the different approaches of artists Colin McCahon, Petrus van der Velden, Shi Lu and Gerda Leenards. View three exhibitions, and listen to curator and artist talks. Then develop your painting skills in a hands-on painting techniques demonstration and workshop led by local contemporary artist Gerda Leenards. Afternoon tea will be provided.