Running Effective and Engaging Presentations for Staff, Students and Parents


Workshop datesPresentation to Staff

TBA 2017
This workshop is designed for
Primary Teachers
Secondary Teachers
Aspiring Leaders
Workshop Outline

Presenting to groups of people, whether they be staff, students or parents can be a daunting experience. In this very practical workshop we will unpack the key elements that contribute to an engaging and inspiring presentation.

We will consider the use of story to create a hook, how to imbed evidence or information to persuade audiences and how to most effectively use visuals such as PowerPoint and handouts.

You will leave the day with a clear scaffold and structure for how to plan your next presentation and get a great response!

Learning intentions

1.      How to structure an engaging presentation for high effect.

2.      Ways to use of story, facts and structure to develop a well constructed presentation.

3.      Learn from great examples and try elements yourself.

4.      Planning for effective and high impact visuals such as PowerPoint


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Being led by Karen Dymke

Karen DymkeKaren is a well-known and passionate teacher educator and practitioner, with a wealth of experience.  Karen has grounded experience, following positions as Director of Learning at a major independent school in Melbourne, project worker and manager for a number of State wide educational innovations such as the VCAL and the Victorian Applied Learning Association, a lead presenter for the VCAL professional development around the State since its inception, a curriculum writer for the VCAA, VCAL and ACFE, Director of the 'High Impact' Theatre in Education team, and classroom teacher. Her experience has been honored with awards such as Outstanding Teacher of the Year and scholarships overseas. She has a Masters’ Degree in Applied Learning and lectures at Latrobe University in the field.

Karen has completed accreditation as a teaching and learning coach with the highly regarded Growth Coaching International and is currently working in a range of settings, including government high schools, the independent sector and through teaching professional bodies such as the Victorian Applied Learning Association. Her recent projects have also included teaching in a Muslim school in Sumatra to share practice and develop networks to develop partnerships in Asia for both teachers and students. She has also been involved in delivering and developing "Awareness Week" - a social justice program - for schools around Australia.

Karen is known to inspire and enthuse those she works with, always ensuring that not only do they take home many great ideas, strategies  and resources, but they also have fun!