What’s On?……

by | May 19, 2017 | Bush Voices

There are a number of exciting opportunities for rural and remote educators on offer at present that include online resources, professional development opportunities. Below is an overview of these opportunities.


Educhange is an inspiring, engaging and world-class week long education festival in Melbourne from the 25th to 29th September that allows educators to curate their own learning experience and choose from bespoke education workshops, documentary screenings, education expos and our ever growing annual event EC17.

Educhange is not a conference, its a catalyst for the changes we need to see in education.

For more information on Educhange, the week long program and the gaining of tickets, click on the link:  Educhange


For a flier:  Educhange Invitation to Partner ASSOCIATIONS (1)

Virtual Learning Opportunities

are a number of fantastic virtual learning resources currently available to schools including virtual tour of the zoo, storytelling activities and Koori programs.

Check them out on the following link: Virtual Learning Opportunities

CEP Professional Development Opportunities:

The Country Education Partnership has developed a range of professional development opportunities focused on rural education leaders and educators and they include:

  • “Making a REAL Difference to Student Learning”

Three full day forums located across Victoria (including Wodonga, Mildura and Gippsland) and a half day forum (Ballarat) will be facilitated by Sir John Jones.


High calibre, inspirational, deep thinking and engaging are just some of the ways educators have described being in the company of Sir John Jones when he discusses education and how best to ‘make a difference to student learning’.

Sir John Jones is keen to share his personal stories and experiences, highlighting how educators can make their biggest impact and positively make a difference to student learning.

Click on the following link for more details and to register: Sir John Jones 

  • UK Education Leaders Benchmark Tour: “Establishing a Culture of Improvement” UK flag

Country Education Partnership will once again offer an Education Leaders Benchmark Tour to the United Kingdom to explore how education communities (especially rural communities) have developed strategies and approaches to improve student learning opportunities and outcomes for their children and young people.

Click on the following link for more details:Overseas Tour Brochure UK 2017 (6)

  • Canada Education Leaders Benchmark Tour: “

canada flagThe Education Leaders Benchmark Tour to the USA and Canada will be focused on building the education leadership capacity across rural and remote learning communities. The tour will involve a combination of visits to schools, involvement in high quality conferences and forums, and meetings/forums with key people involved in education improvement and development.

Click on the following link for more details:  Overseas Tour Brochure America 2017 (1)

 Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership:

Through its partnership with Bastow Leadership Institute to support them in ensuring that the programs, forums and opportunities that are provided through them are accessible to rural and remote communities.

  • Bastow Professional Development Programs:

The Bastow Institute of Education Leadership has recently released their program offerings for Term II, and they can be accessed through the link: Bastow PD Programs – Now Available.