CEP 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.

Below, is a brief outline of some of the professional learning opportunities that CEP has previously delivered.

Sir John JonesRural Education Forum:  

Sir John Jones

Eight Pillars of Leading Effective Learning

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.

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.

The forum was interactive, 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.

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.

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.

 

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

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

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

The program involved 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:

Venue: Europe and UK
Who For: Teams of education leaders from rural learning communities

CEP hosted a 16-day education leaders tour to Europe and the UK.

The tour involved visits to schools that had improved the teaching and learning within their community, resulting in improved student learning.

The focus of the tour in 2014 centred on a “Culture of Improvement” 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:

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.

In the US and Canada, CEP explored methods of building educational leadership within rural and remote learning communities.

The tour involved a group of 18 rural and remote education leaders and focused on the 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

CEP tour 032Rural New Graduate Tour to New Zealand:

Venue: New Zealand.
Who For: Rural New Graduates – up to four years after graduating.

In 2014, CEP facilitated a 10-day tour of New Zealand for 15 rural new graduates. The tour provided the opportunity to explore a range of contemporary learning settings (including use of communication technology, learning spaces, etc) and facilitated attendance at the highly-regarded Ulearn conference.

The focus of the tour was:

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