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3624 CC Indigenous Education SPK150

  1. 1. Warren Mundine Indigenous Leader Jenny Dean Pathways Director Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Jacqueline McGowan-Jones Executive Director, Aboriginal Education Department of Education, WA Professor Mark Rose Vice President Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. Benefits of attending Effective transitioning strategies Community engagement that leads to shared decision making Understanding culturally appropriate pedagogies Models for sustainable Indigenous education governance Key Speakers Researched by Indigenous Education & Transitions 25th & 26th November 2014, Mercure Sydney Workshops Places are limited! Promoting pathways from high school into further education & training phone 1300 316 882 fax 1300 918 334 Register 3 delegates at the ‘standard price’ and the 4th comes FREE! Hear 20 leaders discuss ways to improve educational outcomes A - Providing students with a supportive framework to improve outcomes Julia Tilley, JobCo. Employment Services Alisha Britten, JobCo. Employment Services B - Engagement strategies between communities & organisations Amanda Nissen, Indigenous Support Services > see page 5 Endorsed by
  2. 2. Creating sustainable futures Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, reducing Indigenous disadvantage. One of the key reform strategies of Closing the Gap, and a focus for the federal government is enhancing indigenous education achievement and employment outcomes. This conference will focus specifically on strengthening transitions for Indigenous students from school into further education, training and employment. This conference will focus on: •• Effective transitioning strategies for Indigenous students •• Community engagement that leads to shared decision making •• Understanding culturally appropriate pedagogies and best practice •• Models for sustainable Indigenous education governance Who will attend? Government, education & training providers, career & employment services & Indigenous services with responsibilities for: • Indigenous Education • Education Curriculum • Transitions & Pathways • Mentoring, Counselling & Community Development • Youth Engagement & Support • Employment, Training & Recruitment To register phone 1300 316 882 fax 1300 918 334 Plus key contributions from: Professor Rhonda Craven Australian Catholic University Allan Hall Department of Education & Communities, NSW Megan Cooper University of Southern Queensland Iqbal Singh National Education Innovations Portal, QUT Kylie Tarleton & Maxine Greenfield TAFE Western, NSW Graham Jaeschke The Smith Family Adam Hansen & Malcolm Lynch AIME Mentoring Julia Tilley & Alisha Britten JobCo. Employment Services Beverly Baker Aboriginal Education Council Jenni Curtis The Indigenous Parent Factor Max Lorenzin TAFE SA Yasodai Selvakumaran & Jeanette Camillos Rooty Hill High School, NSW “Valuable information; inspirational people; sharing of hope, opportunities and strategies” - Kylee Beasley, Department of Education and Communities, past attendee of our Indigenous Education conference SAVE $300 when you register & pay by 26th September 2014 Media partners Free Pass Applications Criterion is delighted to offer a select number of free passes for non- government organisations who would not ordinarily be able to attend. To apply please contact Matthew Lathlean at
  3. 3. 8:00 Registration, coffee & networking 8:30 Welcome to Country The Gadigal People of the Eora Nation 8:40 Opening remarks from the Chair Models for sustainable Indigenous education governance 9:30 How to best allocate & monitor Indigenous education funding? Warren Mundine Indigenous Leader Jacqueline McGowan-Jones Department of Education, WA Mark Rose Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc 10:50 Morning tea & networking Community engagement that leads to shared decision making 11:20 Engaging parents through valued education • Tools to educate parents about their role • Promoting communication between school and family to improve outcomes Jenni Curtis, Indigenous Coordinator The Indigenous Parent Factor 12:40 Networking lunch 1:40 Improving dialogue between communities & education institutes • Promoting a culture of shared decision making • How to support disadvantaged students by implementing an integrated framework • Understanding the needs of high risk students Beverly Baker, Executive Director Aboriginal Education Council 2:20 Transforming lives & communities, the centrality & the power of education • Implementing effective teaching strategies for Indigenous students • Maximising life potential and enabling communities to flourish in diverse settings • Interventions that make a tangible difference in educational settings Professor Rhonda Craven, Director of Positive Psychology & Education Australian Catholic University 3:00 Afternoon tea & networking Effective transitioning strategies 3:30 Building opportunities through dynamic transitioning & support • Examining successful transitioning strategies • Connecting students from school into university • Measuring success Adam Hansen, National Presenter & Malcolm Lynch, National Presenter AIME Mentoring 4:10 Improving cultural competence in workplaces to support transitions • Developing early training opportunities • Measuring success rate Kylie Tarleton, Coordinator Educational Products & Services TAFE Western, NSW & Maxine Greenfield, Educational Leader, Partnerships & Industry TAFE New South Wales Western Institute 4:50 Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One Day 1 Tuesday 25th November 2014 Register 3 delegates at the “Standard Price” and bring a 4th FREE! 12:00 Rooty Hill High School: Creating a community for success • Strengthening partnerships with external stakeholders • Developing a culture of reconciliation • Implementing effective engagement strategies within school Yasodai Selvakumaran, Aboriginal Education Co-ordinator & Jeanette Camillos, Careers Advisor Rooty Hill High School NSW 8:50 Examining the current Indigenous education landscape • Building a sustainable future for Indigenous students • Managing disengagement • Where to from here? Warren Mundine Indigenous Leader 10:10 Promoting long term partnerships between Indigenous people & government • Benefits of developing sustainable partnerships • Strategies to better utilise resources • How to best measure and monitor results Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, Executive Director Department of Education, WA CaseStudy PanelDiscussion KeynoteKeynote
  4. 4. Day 2 Wednesday 26th November 2014 8:00 Welcome, coffee & networking 8:40 Opening remarks from the Chair Effective transitioning strategies 10:10 Dreams to goals: Foundations for successful transitions • Laying the foundations for future goal-setting • Brain development and effective transition strategies • Installing belief in a successful future beyond school Iqbal Singh, Director National Education Innovations Portal Queensland University of Technology 10:50 Morning tea & networking 11:20 Working towards transitioning to assist meaningful employment or education • Encouraging self confidence and worth • Identifying complex needs within families • Measuring success Julia Tilley, Program Manager & Alisha Britten, Senior IYCP Mentor JobCo. Employment Services 12:00 Developing the foundations for achievement & transitions • Skills, knowledge, attitudes & behaviours • How to engage parents, families and communities • The importance of tailoring for gender • Scaling effective approaches Graham Jaeschke, General Manager SA & NT The Smith Family 12:40 Networking lunch Understanding culturally appropriate pedagogies 1:40 Aboriginal pedagogies: 8 ways program • Understanding narrative driven learning • Building cultural awareness • Promoting community connection Allan Hall, Aboriginal Education Engagement Advisor Department of Education & Communities NSW 2:20 How do we best introduce cultural competencies into the curriculum? Allan Hall Department of Education & Communities NSW Megan Cooper University of Southern Queensland Max Lorenzin TAFE South Australia 3:00 Afternoon tea & networking 3:30 Walking together: Constructing a sustainable collaborative partnership • Implementing an institutional approach • Strategies to support institutional cultural change to create ‘space’ for the retention of cultural identity • Determining measures of effectiveness Megan Cooper, Indigenous Curriculum University of Southern Queensland Promoting pathways into employment 4:10 Developing foundation skills for the workplace • Strengthening employability skills of students • Promoting engagement • Using embedded delivery methodologies • Meeting the needs of stakeholders Max Lorenzin, Foundation Skills Lecturer TAFE SA 4:50 Closing remarks from the Chair & close of conference Find us at: #indigedu Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs SAVE $200 when you register & pay by 17th October 2014 PanelDiscussion 8:50 Supporting secondary and tertiary students to pursue meaningful careers • Preparing students to make a successful transition to further studies or employment • Assisting students in gaining employment, education and career opportunities through ongoing one-on-one support • Building connections between students, professional networks and other support networks Jenny Dean, Pathways Director Australian Indigenous Education Foundation 9:30 Over the horizon: Innovations & trends in transitioning • Dissecting education sectors • Creating platforms of congruence • Implementing innovative transitioning strategies Professor Mark Rose, Vice President Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. KeynoteKeynote
  5. 5. Workshops Monday 24th November 2014 Thursday 27th November 2014 SAVE $100 when you register & pay by 7th November 2014 Engagement strategies between communities & organisations Post Conference Workshop B Thursday 27th November 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Cross- cultural engagement between Indigenous Communities and organisations is a critical component of improving educational outcomes for students. By improving engagement strategies between communities and your organisation you can help assist students in achieving to their best ability. This workshop will address the essential processes necessary in building sustainable and meaningful relationships that ultimately secure the success of students. Why attend this workshop? • Understand protocols and processes for effective engagement • Develop an awareness of cultural difference and perspective • Strategies to implement a family inclusive framework when planning educational processes What you will take away by attending • How to strengthen your capacity to build sustainable relationships • How to utilise available resources to improve educational outcomes for students • How to overcome engagement barriers to achieve results Your workshop leader: Amanda Nissen, Executive Director, Indigenous Support Services Amanda Nissen is the Director of Skill Ease Training for Indigenous Support Services. With over two decades of experience in support services, Ms. Nissen expertly offers her skills in training and client relations. As a registered training organisation she provides both Indigenous and non-indigenous services in the areas of vocational and non vocational training, mentoring, consulting and personal development. After studying social welfare and managing not for profit organisations in rural and remote locations, a determination to continue to support aboriginal people and their communities became a deep love that has been unstoppable. For a full bio visit Providing students with a supportive framework to improve outcomes Pre Conference Workshop A Monday 24th November 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Indigenous students often find it difficult to remain engaged and motivated to achieve their full potential due to a variety of complex and differing issues. Dysfunctional family structures, mental health issues and learning difficulties all contribute to the disengagement of Indigenous students. This workshop will focus on tailored initiatives that address key barriers affecting Indigenous students, offering pathways to future education or employment. Why attend this workshop? • Develop innovative support strategies to overcome barriers and maintain engagement • Understand how to implement a comprehensive networking strategy within secondary school and community • Build transitional plans through student centred aspirations What you will take away by attending • Strategies to develop a meaningful student support program • Tools to construct an effective networking strategy for students • Techniques to secure a transitional plan to further education or employment Your workshop leaders: Julia Tilley, Program Manager, JobCo. Employment Services Julia has been JobCo.’s Indigenous Youth Careers Pathways (IYCP) Program Manager since 2012. She brings to the contract 25 years general community counselling experience including experience working in other Indigenous groups internationally. Alisha Britten, Senior Mentor, JobCo. Employment Services Alisha is an accomplished VIT registered teacher; she understands her students and what is expected of them to complete a school based traineeship or apprenticeship. Alisha brings a passion for Indigenous Education and meaningful employment outcomes for Aboriginal people at a Community level. For a full bio visit To register, call us on 1300 316 882 or book online
  6. 6. How To Register Team Discounts Register 3 delegates at the ‘standard price’ & bring a 4th delegate FREE Please note that the standard price will be charged for team discounted registrations, early bird prices are not available for registrations utilising team discounts. Delegates must be registered at the same time from the same organisation in order to receive the team discount. For larger group bookings call us on 1300 316 882 to find out how you may qualify for greater discounts. Venue Accommodation Mercure Sydney 818-820 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: +61 2 9217 6666 Delegate Details Please complete: (Please photocopy for additional delegates) DELEGATE ONE Delegate Forename: ____________________________________________________ Delegate Surname: _____________________________________________________ Job Title: ____________________________________________________________ Department/Branch: ____________________________________________________ Company/Organisation: __________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________________ Telephone: _________________________ Fax: ____________________________ Postal Address: _______________________________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________________________________ Approving Manager’s Name: _______________________________________________ Cancellations Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. 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