“The Future of Tomorrow’s World is in Your Classroom Today.”

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.

With a growing desire 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 just some of the professional learning opportunities CEP has instrumented in recent years.

Educators wishing to express interest in any future forums or tours are urged make contact via email: admin@cep.eduadv.com.au

Rural 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.

In recent years, CEP has developed a number of key partnerships with highly recognized education presenters nationally and internationally; Sir John Jones is just one example.

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 forums were interactive, focusing on building the capacity of educators within rural and remote learning environments.

Rural 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.

 

 Rural/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 to operate during 2014. 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-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 collaboratively improved the teaching and learning within their community, resulting in improved student outcomes.

 

Education 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 this tour, CEP explored the capacity of educational leadership within rural and remote learning communities.

The tour involved a group of 18 rural and remote education leaders, focusing on the key areas of:CEP tour 032

  • collaborative practice to improve learning outcomes
  • the use of digital learning to enhance and improve learning within rural and remote communities
  • school community partnerships

Rural New Graduate Tour to New Zealand:


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

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