Wheeler Education is here to bring the world to teens – and teens to the world.
Wheeler Education offers a range of events that prioritise the voices and experiences of young people – on and off the stage.
In our dynamic and interactive events, we hear from young people about the challenges facing them right now, equip them with the skills they need to participate in important public conversations and, most importantly, celebrate their passions, their ideas, and their stories.
Telling Tales is our storytelling series that brings together Young Adult writing superstars with emerging teen writers.
Each storytelling evening is inspired by a different genre, so whether you’re an avid YA reader already or are looking to find something brand new, Telling Tales is for you.
Professional development delivered by teens for educators, Teens Talk… reframes what it means to teach and to listen.
Keep an eye out for the 2023 Teens Talk podcast (coming soon), and watch past Teens Talk… events below.
VCE 2024 Curriculum Resources
Presented in partnership with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the Wheeler Centre presents a 2024 Curriculum Design video series for Victorian educators.
Featuring resources to help educators and their students with VCE studies in 2024, this series will promote deeper engagement with texts on List 2 and inspiration for meaningful and creative responses.
Access the video resources here.
The Wheeler Centre offers a range of on-demand creative workshops for secondary students. Acclaimed storytellers, authors, poets and graphic novelists share their talents to encourage creativity and critical thinking on a range of issues and equip students with skills and confidence.
For more information about our 2023 workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our end of year gala brings together some of Victoria’s best and brightest young voices in an evening of storytelling, poetry, oration, comedy and more.
Participating teens have the opportunity to take part in a series of free developmental workshops, designed by the Wheeler Centre to build onstage confidence, generate new writing and connect them with publication opportunities.
Watch the 2022 Teen Gala below.
As part of her involvement in the Teen Gala, in 2023 Zuva Goverwa became the first teen orator to speak at the Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration, Darebin City Council’s annual tribute to women’s rights campaigner Molly Hadfield OAM.
Explore upcoming events below or sign up to our Wheeler Education mailing list to receive the latest news about programming and events.
If you are a teacher and would like to make a booking for your group of students please contact email@example.com to submit a school booking request.
Wheeler Education events are delivered in partnership with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Australian Poetry, Kill Your Darlings and Darebin City Council.
The Wheeler Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of George and Rosa Morstyn, and Michelle Gordon and Kenneth Hayne.
Photo of 2022 Teen Gala Participants by Ernesto Arriagada.
Teen Gala: Art and Language
Red Brazil, Zuva Goverwa, Finnan Hanney, Mason Johns, Charlie Mackenzie, Lee Pennefather, Eric Vien, Avery Yu, Sharon Zhang
Professional Development for Secondary Educators: Words and Pictures
Rachel Ang, Sarah Firth, Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane