CEP 2014 Events, Conferences & Summits

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Each year, Country Education Partnership (CEP) delivers a number of professional learning opportunities that are designed to support the work of education provision within rural and remote communities.

In recent times, with the growing interest from rural and remote education communities to have access to high quality professional learning, CEP has been developing a range of professional learning activities at a local, regional/diocese, state, and international level to operate during 2014.

Below, is a brief outline of the professional learning opportunities that are planned for 2014- or click here for a printable copy which can be printed for the staffroom fridge!

Further details of these activities will be provided to rural and remote learning communities in the coming weeks and months.

If people are interested to express an interest to be involved in any of these programs, please email admin@cep.org.au

P10005801-200x200Rural Learning Forums:

Dates: During March, 2014
Venue: Various locations throughout rural Victoria
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services.

CEP will be facilitating a number of rural learning forums throughout rural and remote Victoria to explore:

  • The challenges and needs for rural learning communities within the current education environment
  • sharing the learnings from CEPs overseas tours and research in recent times
  • sharing of good practice and innovative ideas that are occurring in rural Victoria
  • identifying any initiatives, or programs/services that CEP could facilitate, or advocate for, to enhance and improve rural and remote learning opportunities and outcomes.

Sir John JonesRural Education Forum :  Sir John Jones:

Eight Pillars of Leading Effective Learning

Dates:  End of May 2014

Venue: Various rural and remote community locations.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services; Education Sectors; Key Stakeholders interested in Rural Education; Rural Communities; and Rural Young People.

Over recent times, CEP has developed a number of key partnerships with highly recognized education presenters nationally and internationally. CEP is pleased to announce that two internationally recognized educators will be coming to Australia in 2014 to facilitate a number of education leadership forums within rural communities across Victoria.

Having worked in some of the most challenging schools in Englands north west, Sir John Jones is an inspiring education leader; recognized and knighted for his services to education.

This forum will be full day interactive forums focusing on building the capacity of educators within rural and remote learning environments.

european-tour-reports-300x225Rural Education Forum :  Maggie Farrar:

Self Improving School systems through collaborative and school community partnerships.

          Dates:    August and September 2014

Venue: Various rural and remote community locations.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services; Education Sectors; Key Stakeholders interested in Rural Education; Rural Communities; and Rural Young People.

Over recent times, CEP has developed a number of key partnerships with highly recognized education presenters nationally and internationally. CEP is pleased to announce that Maggie Farrar will be coming to Australia in 2014 to facilitate a number of education leadership forums within rural communities across Victoria.

Maggie has extensive experience of strategic leadership, leadership development, and the leadership of change in schools and localities with her involvement including key leadership roles within the National College of Leadership. Maggie is currently working on leadership development for self-improving, autonomous and collaborative learning approaches.

 

This forum will be full day interactive forums focusing on building the capacity of educators within rural and remote learning environments.

Rural Learning Summit:

Dates: Friday, 8th August
Venue: Gippsland region – Specific Venue to be advised.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services; Education Sectors; Key Stakeholders interested in Rural Education; Rural Communities; and Rural Young People.

CEP’s annual Rural Learning Summit provides an opportunity for rural education and community leaders to be actively engaged in focused discussions to support, and enhance, quality learning within rural Victoria.

The theme for the 2014 Learning Summit is still to be decided – further information will be circulated early in 2014.

Rural Learning Summit 2012 #3Rural Learning Conference:

Dates: 4th and 5th September 2014
Venue: Melbourne – Specific venue to be advised.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services; Education Sectors; Key Stakeholders interested in Rural Education; Rural Communities; and Rural Young People.

This is an opportunity for rural learning communities to come together at a state-wide level to examine the PURPOSE of what we do and how our subsequent actions operate within the context of PLACE.

The conference will provide a range of high profile keynote presentations; in depth forums on specific areas relevant to rural learning; and workshops outlining great rural learning initiatives – all focused on enhancing and improving rural young peoples opportunities and outcomes within their communities.

0-18-learning-forum-2012Rural/Small School Leadership Program:

Dates: Throughout 2014
Venue: Melbourne for face-to-face workshops and then online.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders.

In partnership with Queensland Education Leadership Institute, CEP is facilitating a Rural/Small Schools Leadership program to operate during 2014. It is an intensive program bringing together rural education leaders from a diverse background of learning settings across rural Victoria.

The program will involve face to face forums; an online forums with the support of a qualified coach; involvement in a collegiate action research project; and the opportunity to link with world education leaders.

European Tour Group 2012Education Leaders Tour to Europe:

Dates: Late in Term II
Venue: Europe and UK
Who For: Teams of education leaders from rural learning communities

CEP will once again host a 16 day education leaders tour to Europe and the UK. With the great success of previous years tours, CEP will facilitate another tour in 2014, but with a focus on teams (at least 2 education leaders) from a learning community, or cluster.

The tour will involve visits to schools who have improved the teaching and learning within their community that resulted in improved student learning, as well as being involved in forums with internationally recognized educators.

The focus of the tour in 2014 will centre on the developing a “Culture of Improvement” and through:

  • building collaborative partnerships and alliances
  • use of contemporary learning approaches
  • collegiate leadership
  • collaborative autonomy.

Glyn 15-09-2011 12-59-07 AMEducation Leaders Tour to America:

Dates: November 2014
Venue: USA and Canada.
Who For: Rural Education Leaders; Rural Educators; Rural Early Years Services; Education Sectors; Key Stakeholders interested in Rural Education; Rural Communities; and Rural Young People.

This year, CEP will explore the provision of an overseas tour to the USA and Canada focused on building the education leadership within rural and remote learning communities.

The tour will involve a group of up to 18 rural and remote education leaders and will focus on key areas of:

  • collaborative practice to improve learning outcomes
  • the use of digital learning to enhance and improve learning within rural and remote communities
  • school community partnerships

The tour will involve a combination of visits to schools, involvement in the international conference based in Toronto, and meetings/forums with key people involved in education improvement and development.

CEP tour 032Rural New Graduate Tour to New Zealand:

Dates: Early Term IV 2014
Venue: New Zealand.
Who For: Rural New Graduates – up to four years after graduating.

In 2014, CEP will facilitate a 10 day tour for rural new graduates to New Zealand to provide a group of 15 to explore and see a range of contemporary learning settings (including use of communication technology, learning spaces, etc) and attend the highly regarded Ulearn conference.

The focus of the tour will include:

  • contemporary learning
  • personalized learning
  • use of digital learning spaces