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POSTPONED: Professional Development for Teachers @ Greater Dandenong

September 2 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

4 Polyglot artists sitting on the floor, drawing with coloured pastels on a piece of brown paper.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, this workshop has been postponed. New dates are TBC. 

This workshop is designed for teachers and practitioners living or working in the City of Greater Dandenong, and is presented by the Arts and Culture Education Program. 

Polyglot Theatre’s professional development workshops are for teachers and other practitioners who work with children. The workshops aim to introduce Polyglot’s distinctive philosophy, process and work; and assists teachers to expand their existing practice and approach to working with children.

Polyglot is an arts company and the artists facilitate opportunities and experiences for children to play, create and lead. The artists facilitate with the intention to have fun and to empower and build a child’s confidence in their natural ability to follow their own impulses, make decisions, interpret and make meaning of the world they live in. Polyglot knows children are capable responders to artistic, social and cultural change. Polyglot collaborates with children to create theatre, inspired and guided by their play, ideas and artwork. Polyglot Theatre performances feature active participation from audience members through touch, play and dramatic encounter.

This Professional Development workshop focuses on child-led practice; how the adult can facilitate authentic agency and become the learner, participant and observer. Through a series of highly interactive and collaborative exercises, you will develop new skills and ideas, and expand on ways of seeing and being with children. This workshop is a refreshment of the child/adult relationship, shifting perspective in order to imagine another way of approaching the teacher/learner model.

Free. Registrations are required for this event. 

Thursday 2 September | 2.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 2 September | 5.00pm-7.00pm

Participants will require the following

•    Contact details (name, email address, contact number) to check-in on the day.
•    Smartphone/smart device to scan QR Code (If you do not, there will be staff to check you in).
•    Face mask


Please email arts@cgd.vic.gov.au if you have any accessibility requirements. If you require an Auslan interpreter, please let us know at least 48 hours before the event day.

To meet COVIDSafe requirements, please be aware some programs and events may be moved online or cancelled.

All COVIDSafe guidelines will be fully met to ensure public safety for this event. All attendees must be checked in via QR code.

Arts and Culture Education Program

Arts in Greater Dandenong is proud to announce our new Arts and Culture Education Program for students, teachers and educators.

The program aims to foster a love of creativity and the arts in schools through workshops, incursions and excursions, knowledge sharing, tours and professional development.


September 2
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm


City of Greater Dandenong


Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre
1-9 Walker St
Dandenong, VIC 3175 Australia
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03 9706 8441