Upcoming programs

Teaching civics and citizenship: a parliamentary approach is a free teacher professional learning workshop. Check out upcoming dates and register to attend.

Teaching civics and citizenship: a parliamentary approach

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This 2 hour TQI accredited interactive workshop is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and is suitable for primary and secondary teachers across Australia. 

This program addresses the following AITSL standards for proficient teachers:

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice.

Cost: free

During a workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Australian Parliament
  • develop skills and techniques to engage students with Australia’s system of government and how our democracy works
  • experience fun and engaging classroom activities that explore the function and significance of the Australian Parliament
  • come away with a collection of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies.

Upcoming dates

Flyer of all dates [PDF 85KB, 1 page]

Term 2

Secondary teachers - Thursday 15 April - 1100-1300 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 199KB, 1 page]

Preservice teachers - Tuesday 1 June - 1600-1800 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Secondary teachers - Thursday 17 June - 1830-2030 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Term 3

Preservice teachers - Wednesday 28 July - 1800-2000 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Primary teachers - Wednesday 1 September - 1800-2000 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Term 4

Secondary teachers - Wednesday 3 November - 1630-1830 (AEDT) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Primary teachers - Tuesday 16 November - 1600-1800 (AEDT) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Teach civics and citizenship: representation masterclass

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In this exciting collaboration with the Australian Electoral Commission, teachers will learn how representatives are elected to the Australian Parliament and the work they do on behalf of the people. Teachers will discover a range of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies.

This program addresses the following AITSL standards for proficient teachers:

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice.

Cost: free

During this masterclass, teachers will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance their knowledge and understanding of how Australians are represented in the Australian Parliament
  • reflect on the opportunities for representation in their school
  • experience fun and engaging classroom activities that explore the concept of representation
  • come away with a collection of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies.

Upcoming dates

Tuesday 4 May - 1630-1830 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 282KB, 1 page]

Wednesday 12 May - 1830-2030 (AEST) - Flyer [PDF 121KB, 1 page]

The democratic classroom: empowering students through school parliaments

Looking for a way for students to experience democracy in your school? Learn how to establish and run a class or school parliament with the Parliamentary Education Office’s new teacher professional learning program, The democratic classroom: empowering students through school parliaments.

Commencing in August 2021, the program will run for 13 weeks and include 3 collaborative online workshops with teachers from across Australia. The amount of time you invest at your school will vary based on the scope of your school parliament—class, year level or whole school. In class time will include lessons to run elections, draft a constitution and to hold at least one meeting of your school parliament.

The program will be open to Years 5 and 6 teachers who are seeking accreditation as a highly accomplished or lead teacher. During this program you will:

  • enhance your knowledge and understanding of Australia’s democracy
  • learn from case studies of successful school parliaments
  • have the opportunity to get started with your own class or school parliament, supported by the PEO
  • come away with a collection of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies
  • have the opportunity to lead an initiative within your school and support colleagues, addressing AITSL standards at the highly accomplished and lead teacher levels.

Applications to participate in The democratic classroom open on 10 May. Places are limited.

More information about The democratic classroom will be released in late April 2021.

Teachers participate in a PEO video conference program through Zoom.

A grid of video screens showing men and women participating in a group video call. 

Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)

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