What’s On?

by | Sep 17, 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.

Education Leadership Forum:  25th October

The Country Education Partnership is pleased to be working with Steve Munby during October to provide an outstanding education leadership forum for rural and remote principals and aspiring education leaders.

  • Date:     Thursday, 25th October
  • Time:     9.00am to 3.30pm
  • Venue:   The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville.

Areas of Focus for the Forum:

  • The early years of education leadership
  • The power and love of leadership
  • Collaborative and Lateral Leadership
  • Coaching as a key tool to inspiring education leaders within and across education settings.

Educhange:  25th to 29th September  

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 


Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia National Conference – 27th to 29th September  

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


Horrible Harriet interactive workshop- 18th September to 24th October  Horrible Harriet

A digital workshop with the stage play’s director Liesel Badorrek, presented by CDP Theatre Producers. The play explores the Themes Of Bullying, Isolation, Friendship And Personal Development. Explore, play and ask questions of the director of the hit stage adaptation of Australian Children’s Laureate
Leigh Hobbs’ book series: Horrible Harriet.

Dates: Monday 18th September and Tuesday 24th October Time: 10am
Duration: 45mins max
Cost: Free to classes attending Horrible Harriet (with access via Polycom/Lync/Skype for Business) Recommended for Stages 2 & 3 or Years 3,4,5,6 & Teacher Development

The hit stage adaptation of Leigh Hobbs’ book series Horrible Harriet premiered at the Sydney Opera House in April 2017 and will be touring the country later this year.
In this interactive workshop, students can explore, play and ask questions of the director of Horrible Harriet. It includes practical exercises to engage your students. This workshop is particularly helpful to school groups who have seen the play or are booked to see it.
Participating schools need to have at least read the book Horrible Harriet.

To Register: Horrible Harriet workshop
More information on the tour itself here: Horrible Harriet Tour 


FREE Virtual Learning Opportunities

There are a large number of virtual learning opportunities available- for both students and teachers, including:

  • Astronaut Stories (hosted by Scienceworks)
  • Sea Life Aquarium and Sustainability (Melbourne Aquarium)
  • Cryptology (hosted by Questacon)
  • Farming around Australia (Meat an Livestock Australia)
  • Professionally produced productions on various topics (Sydney Opera House)
  • Professional Learning for Teachers on various topics (DART Connections)

For more information and to read the complete list of opportunities available for you and your students, click on the flier here: Virtual Learning Opportunities


Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership

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