Teacher Professional Development Program

Teaching History in the primary classroom


Sydney Living Museums offers professional development for primary teachers. Delivered by expert museum educators and curators, our courses are NESA accredited and explore practical strategies for teaching History that you can take back to your own classroom.  

Each course provides:

  • strategies and techniques developed from a relevant selection of skills and concepts from the new K–10 History syllabus
  • learning activities and outcomes framed and underpinned by a historical inquiry approach
  • valuable approaches that encourage students to practise working as historians rather than simply learning about historical content
  • an engaging mix of theory and hands-on practice
  • take-home resources for classroom implementation

2021 course topics and dates

Online Professional Development Twilight sessions

Inquiry Based Learning Through Objects

  • Wednesday 24 March cancelled
  • Tuesday 11 May 
  • Monday 2 August
  • Tuesday 12 October

This course is also available to be booked on demand. Contact Bookings@slm.com.au

On-site Professional Development workshops

Inquiry-based learning through places

  • Friday 4 June

Indigenous perspectives

  • Thursday 26 August