2012 is already well underway, and I am delighted to share with you a range of PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunities designed to support, resource and inspire you in your teaching this year.

Check out What's On for details of PD offered by:
The Dialogue Australasia Network (Dr Felicity McCutcheon)
 Academy Conferences (Julie Arliss)
Wombat Education (Dr Peter Vardy & Charlotte Vardy)
Special 3 day intensive workshops for New RS Teachers in NZ (Catherine Syms and Deborah Stevens)

If you have details of rigorous and relevant PD offered in Australasia, please contact the DAN EO 
A reminder also that DAN happily will post details of EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (for Teachers of RE, Values & Philosophy) on our website and e-newsletter free of charge for our members.  All you need to do is contact the EO with the Job Ad or link to your school website Employment section.
The Dialogue Australasia Network presents:

Overcoming the credibility gap is one of the biggest challenges facing Religious Education teachers today. Many of our students tend to be suspicious of religion, and think religious concepts, language and the claims made in religious texts are irrelevant to their lives. If we are to help our students encounter the deep truths that lie within religious traditions and texts, we need to meet these challenges head-on. 
This full day workshop will explore ways of making religious concepts accessible and meaningful to students. It will offer powerful curriculum tools, pedagogical techniques and model units of work that are academically rigorous and existentially relevant to the deep concerns of our students, and facilitate opportunities for participants to develop units of work together.
This is an important workshop for teachers, Chaplains and of particular relevance to those looking to develop interesting and rigorous RE programs for students in years 7-10.
Flyer & Booking Form attached as PDF or Click to Download   


Dr Felicity McCutcheon is currently Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Melbourne Grammar School. She has a First Class degree in Religious Studies from London University and a PhD in Philosophy from University of New South Wales.  She has lectured in Philosophy at the major Sydney universities, spent a year in Oxford as a Visiting Fellow and is a published author.  Her love of teaching led Felicity into school education in 1997 where she has worked to develop a more rigorous approach to philosophy, ethics, religion and values education.  Felicity has been a keynote speaker at various national conferences, worked for 2 years across Australasia as a Religious and Values Education consultant, and for 5 years was course coordinator for the Charles Sturt Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education.

Monday 26 March – MELBOURNE (Melbourne Grammar School, 47 Domain Rd, Melbourne)
Tuesday 27 March – ADELAIDE (Lutheran Schools Association, 137 Archer St, North Adelaide)
Wednesday 28 March – SYDNEY (Newington College, 200 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore)
Friday 30 March – BRISBANE (St Francis College, 233 Milton Rd, Milton)
Tuesday 26 June – TASMANIA (St Michael’s Collegiate, Sandy Bay)
Wednesday 27 June – CANBERRA (Canberra Grammar School, Monaro Crescent, Red Hill)
Friday 29 June – PERTH (St Mary’s Anglican Girls School, Elliot Rd, Karrinyup)
TERM 1, 2013 – Possible workshops in New Zealand
(please contact the DAN EO if you are interested in attending an NZ workshop)
$140/person (incl GST) or $120/person 
 (for DAN Members and if 2 or more teachers from the same school attend)
Cost includes Workshop, Teaching Materials, Morning Tea & Lunch
Flyer and Booking Form attached as PDF or Click to Download    
WORKSHOP Information also available on the DAN Website

Remember - for details of other PD Opportunities in 2012 - 
check out the What's On page of the DAN website.
Member passwords to access teaching resources on the DAN website will change on 1 March 2012. New passwords will be advised when your 2012 membership is renewed.  If you do not know your password, or encounter any difficulties accessing resources, please contact the DAN EO
Please note:  There is no member section on the DAN website. However, when you try to access certain documents (most of which are filed under RESOURCES), you will be prompted for a password.

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