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Teachers’ Network

The Sydney Jewish Museum Teachers’ Network is an initiative that brings together teachers four times a year from a variety of schools and disciplines in a collaborative and supportive environment. Each Network event is unique, with new perspectives offered on education, history, the Holocaust and museum collections.

The aim of the Network is to provide teachers an opportunity to engage with peers in the industry, expand on content knowledge, design classroom strategies, and discuss the complexities of Holocaust education as well as education more broadly.

The Museum holds 4 free NESA-accredited events each year; one per term. Each event is three hours long, and features a different program, providing a variety of opportunities.

Past Teachers’ Network events have included presentations from Justice Michael Kirby QC CMG, David Gonski AC, Belinda Hutchinson AM, and Jenny Allum, explorations of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions with Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman, round-table pedagogy discussions with the Museum Education Team, and access to classroom resources prior to their general release.

Upcoming Teachers’ Network event dates:


Term 1, 2020 | 19 February 2020, 4-7pm

Term 2, 2020 | 10 June 2020, 4-7pm

Term 3, 2020 | 26 August 2020, 4-7pm

Term 4, 2020 | 25 November 2020, 4-7pm

The Teachers’ Network provides, showcases and shares the wonderful, eclectic and diverse range of expertise and personal interests of the dedicated team of Education Officers, Survivors, Curators, Historians, Archivists, volunteers and colleagues, who expertly and sensitively present and give rare insights into the unique collection of resources, artefacts and exhibits intrinsic to the Sydney Jewish Museum. The programs and activities reflect the Sydney Jewish Museum’s commitment to quality education and experiences – as well as its ever-developing and deepening relationship and partnership with teachers, educators, the community and stakeholders to enhance and promote awareness, understanding, professional development, teaching and learning across a broad spectrum of KLAs and subjects, including History, English, Studies of Religion, Society and Culture, Legal Studies and Human Rights Education.

– Stephen M., Head Teacher, Modern History

The Sydney Jewish Museum is a NESA-endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.

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Booking is essential. To book, please fill out the form below and a member of the education team will be in contact.

For more information please complete the form below or call the Museum on 9360 7999.

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