What’s On?

by | Aug 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:  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


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

Rural Learning Summit – Friday, 25th August:

The Country Education Partnership is hosting its annual Rural Learning Summit with the theme:

“Building Meaningful Partnerships”

The Rural Learning Summit will hear from the Minister for Education, Jack Archer from Regional Australia Institute, Dr Don Edgar and Jan Owen from Foundation for Young Australians focusing on the the power that partnership can provide in the provision of education within rural and remote communities.

Click on the following link for more details and to register: Rural Learning Summit

Digital Harvest – Friday, 18th August

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!

Wangaratta Regional Study Centre
218 Tone Rd, 
Wangaratta VIC 3677

For more information and registrations click on Digital Harvest

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 

Country to Canberra- Applications close 8th September

‘Country to Canberra’ will take ten young rural women on an all expenses paid trip to Canberra to meet inspiring politicians and CEOs, tour parliament house and receive leadership and public speaking training.

To enter, young rural women (15+ years) must submit either a two minute video or 400 word essay addressing the question: “From primary school to Prime Minister, how can we create strong pathways to power for women?”

Full guidelines and more information on Country to Canberra can be found at:   countrytocanberra.com.au

Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships

Established in 2015 to recognise the outstanding contribution that Lynne Kosky made to education and training in Victoria, scholarships are available to students who are 17 or under and who are planning to choose VCAL as a pathway for further study, employment or training.

Scholarships are worth up to $25, 000. Applications close Tuesday, 5th September.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Lynne Kosky VCAL Scholarship flyer 2017  or contact Andrea Constantino on (03) 9097 7375 or constantino.andrea.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Virtual Learning Opportunities:

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

Click on the link:  Virtual Learning Opportunities_07July

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership:

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