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Phil Brown

Bush voices
April 30, 2020

Great Opportunities for Rural Schools

Videos for Change Are you looking for high-quality project-based curriculum for remote learning? Videos for Change is launching an online program, which will engage, empower and inspire your students in an end-to-end experience, run by High Resolves professional facilitators. Videos for Change is a real-world, student-led, project-based learning experience, which can…
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Bush voices
April 30, 2020

Professional Learning at Bastow

Develop the mindset and tools to work remotely and thrive! The Department has partnered with Genos International to deliver three discrete webinars on how to successfully work and lead remotely.The webinars will support Victorian Government School educators and corporate staff to maintain positivity and resilience in the move to a…
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Bush voicesGreat Rural Projects
April 27, 2020

Camperdown College: An Innovative 3-way Buddy System

In the Lakes and Craters region of South-West Victoria, Camperdown College, a P-12 state school, has created an innovative buddy program that aims to create a sense of belonging for Prep students. The School facilitates a 3-Way Buddy program which extends beyond the traditional Prep - Year 6 Buddy relationship…
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Bush voicesNews
March 16, 2020

Rural Inspire Evaluation EOIs – Now Open

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals, consortiums or organisations to partner with the CEP to undertake an evaluation of the Rural Inspire and Rural Youth Ambassador Program over 2020-­2022. The CEP welcomes creative proposals from diverse applicants and is open to discussing…
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Bush voices
March 16, 2020

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

There are wonderful initiatives happening at rural schools across Victoria. Now is the opportunity to nominate and be recognised in the 2020 Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA). For over 15 years, the VEEA have recognised outstanding school professionals working in Victorian government schools. The awards recognise the inspirational teachers, principals…
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Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Youth Ambassadors 2020

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Victorian Rural Youth Ambassador (RYA) Program, with young leaders from rural and remote education communities urged to nominate. The RYA is a youth leadership program developed for Year 11 students as part of the Rural Inspire Initiative and is facilitated by the Country…
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Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Senior Schooling into the Future?

Why can't rural schools work together to provide senior schooling so that we gain access to a wide selection of subjects and programs? Why, in the future, can't rural schools combine VCE, VET and VCAL into one senior school program and certificate? Why can't education organisations celebrate all awards provided…
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Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Inspire goes National

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) is thrilled to announce that the Rural Inspire Initiative is being expanded nationally following a funding commitment from the Federal Government. Building on its successful development in Victoria over the past six years, the move will see the initiative expanded from its Victorian base to…
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Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Professional Learning at Bastow

The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, a branch of the Department of Education and Training, offers leadership professional learning for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals. Visit the Bastow website to browse the range of professional learning available. Current opportunities include: Bricks and Mortar: Asset Management Identify and…
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Bush voices
February 12, 2020

Rural Learning Summit

The establishment of a “Rural Educators Agency”; the formation of a holistic government policy on preparation, recruitment, ongoing growth and retention; encouraging rural education settings to work together to recruit and engage educators; and the establishment of a flexible and comprehensive suite of intrinsic incentives were all proposed as key…
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