What’s On?

by | Jun 15, 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)

Digital Harvest

Digital Harvest, a new annual conference held in Wangaratta and built by teachers, is working to deliver the very best in educational innovators, thinkers, content and practical workshops direct to our educators across regional Victoria.

Join us on the day to experience inspiration from incredible leading minds in Australia, including some amazing local educators, and become part of a bigger movement to help equip our kids with real-world connections to digital technology.

Our aim is that you’ll leave energised, connected and empowered with new tools to help you take learning to the next level without having to spend an arm and a leg, or travel to a major metropolitan city!

For more information and registrations click on Digital Harvest

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

  • 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)

Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia National Conference –

Rethinking Rurality: Writing the Rural into Policy and Practice

SPERA, in partnership with the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics at the University of Canberra, invites you to join the 33rd National SPERA Conference.

Hosted by University of Canberra, the 2017 conference will bring together a range of education professionals, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, pre-service teachers, community members and parents who are passionate about rural education.

Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Tom Lowrie – University of Canberra.
Professor John Fischetti – University of Newcastle.
Professor Daniela Stehlik – Griffith University.
Professor Linda Shields – Charles Sturt University.
Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer – University of Canberra.

  • Dates:  27-29 September 2017
  • Where: University of Canberra, Canberra
  • When: 27-29 September 2017

Click on the link:  SPERA Conference

or for the flier:  2017 SPERA Conference

 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.