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Design Engage Day

Bring your team for a one day introduction to our design/engage process, where we seek to develop learning programs that engage every student. Participants begin with their specific context and explore a repertoire of practical strategies for transformative practice. This workshop provides a visible planning tool and practical ideas, with the physical and mental space to learn, play and develop projects. 

Key Features

Design Engage Kit

Participants are provided with a magnetic whiteboard design/engage kit for duration of the day. After the day they can use the free digital version or order the magnetic whiteboard kits for delivery.

Practical Strategies for Transformative Practice

We'll explore great teaching innovations from a variety of frameworks and use them in conjunction with each other, including:

✓ Project-Based Learning & Inquiry-Based Learning
✓ Collaborative teaching teams
✓ Personalised Learning
✓ Flipped Learning & Technology
✓ Creative uses of space, including flexible learning environments


NESA Registered PD (NSW) 

Completing Design/Engage Day 1 Introduction will contribute 4 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing standard descriptors 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6 and 6.3,  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Campus Tour

We break into small groups for a one-hour tour of our spaces and programs. Opportunities arise for conversations with staff and students.



Event Information

Program & Timing

10am       Session 1: Know Your People (includes a tour)
11.30am   Session 2: Storyboard the Journey
12.15pm   Session 3: Shape the Habitat
1pm         Lunch and Q&A
1.45pm    Time to Design
2.30pm    Testing & Iterating the Design
3pm         Finish


Northern Beaches Christian School
1 Echunga Road, Terrey Hills, Sydney NSW 2084

Cost (all prices include GST)

$199 per participant (minimum booking is 2 participants, but we recommend a group of 3 or more).


Design/Engage is a fantastic model for the collaborative organisation of programs, projects and cross-curricular activities. In a very hands-on workshop guided by Anne, my colleague and I were able to design a cross curricular project for Year 8 that was more thoroughly developed than any project I have worked on before. By looking at such things as the values that underpinned the project, the types of learners who would engage with the project, staff expectations and the physical and digital environment, Design/Engage enabled us to develop a rich, engaging and multi-dimensional cross-curricular project. I am excited to share this program with my colleagues at school and plan to use it in the development of all future cross-curricular projects in the school. I highly recommend Design/Engage to all staff who work collaboratively on program and project development. This was the best inservice I have ever been to.

Belinda Buurma
Relieving Headteacher: Teaching and Learning
James Ruse HS