Live Webinar with Jess: "Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives"

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Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on "Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives".

“We know we should, but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well- meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. When embedding Aboriginal perspectives, educators can be overwhelmed and anxious as they're so worried about doing the wrong thing that it becomes debilitating.

This webinar has been specifically designed for early learning educators eager to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into their daily curriculum.

This expert-led session, presented by the multi-award-winning Koori Curriculum, takes you on an enlightening journey supporting you to meaningfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program.

 

This session will include:


Intercultural ways of knowing, being and doing: Learn how to respectfully include Aboriginal perspectives in your curriculum.

Hands-on practical tools: Overcome the fear of "analysis paralysis" with actionable strategies and confidence-building techniques to handle and teach cultural content thoughtfully and effectively.

Holistic curriculum integration: Explore how to blend Aboriginal perspectives seamlessly into your daily program, avoiding tokenism by utilising respectful processes when programming and planning.

Culturally inclusive learning environments: Transform your educational spaces to reflect cultural respect and awareness, ensuring that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children recognise and value our Countries rich cultural heritage.


Links to EYLF:


Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when they for example access resources that support cultural diversity, family structures and gender identities. 

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when educators enable children to see their culture in the environment, e.g: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art from the local region, cultural events that are significant to a child’s life. 

Outcome 2.2: Children respond to diversity with respect. Educators support this learning when they for example ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources are genuine and appropriate

Outcome 3.2: Children become strong in their physical learning and mental wellbeing. Educators promote this learning when they for example draw on diverse family and community experiences and expertise to include familiar games and physical activities in play. 

Outcome 3.3: Children are aware of and develop strategies to support their own mental and physical health and personal safety. Educators support this learning when they for example create culturally safe and appropriate learning experiences and spaces e.g. reflect children’s cultures in the setting. 

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the longest surviving Indigenous culture in the world and the custodians of this land. Their knowledge systems, traditions, ceremonies, lore and culture have survived for over 60, 000 years. Relationships and continual connections to Country and Community are at the heart of who they are and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – past and present – should be acknowledged and valued in children’s learning” EYLF pg 16

Join us to harness the tools and knowledge needed to create a nurturing, equitable, and culturally educated early learning environment. Each participant will leave with not only a robust theoretical framework but practical, everyday applications that celebrate and respect the deep-rooted history and knowledge of Australia’s First Nations peoples.


Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

Duration: approximately 1 hour 

Please email info@kooricurriculum.com for group bookings of 21 or more

 

How to access the live webinar:

    1. After you purchase the webinar you will be sent an email confirming your purchase with additional information on how to register for the live webinar.
    2. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email from our webinar platform "WebinarNinja"
    3. As the date of your live webinar approaches, we will send additional emails with your webinar access link so you don't miss it
    4. Please ensure you mark info@kooricurriculum.com as a safe sender to avoid important emails going into your junk

Important: If you purchase a ticket on behalf of another educator, please contact info@kooricurriculum.com with their details so they receive communications.

 

"Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives" Live Webinar FAQ:

Q: How do I access the webinar after I purchase it?

A:

    1. After you purchase the webinar you will be sent an email confirming your purchase with additional information on how to register for the live webinar.
    2. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email from our webinar platform "WebinarNinja"
    3. As the date of your live webinar approaches, we will send additional emails with your webinar access link so you don't miss it
    4. Please ensure you mark info@kooricurriculum.com as a safe sender to avoid important emails going into your junk

Q: How long is the live webinar session?

A: The live webinar is approximately 1 hour long.

Q: Is the live webinar interactive and can I ask questions during the live webinar session?

A: Yes. The Koori Curriculum team is on each live webinar and will respond to your questions received during the session via the chat function of the webinar platform.

Q: What platform is the live webinar delivered on?

A: We hold our live webinars on a platform called “WebinarNinja”.

Q: Is there a payment plan?

A: Yes, via AfterPay. Choose AfterPay at check out for more details.

Q: Is there a group rate?

A: No there is no group rate for this live webinar.

 Q: Can I share my individual access with other people?

A: No. The live webinar will be held on WebinarNinja, links are specific to each individual.

Q: I have purchased the live webinar on behalf of someone on my team, how do I update their email address for communications?

A: Please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com including the email address used for the purchase and the new email address.

Q: I have purchased multiple individual seats for the live webinar for my team, how do I ensure they are sent their link to join?

A: Please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com including your order number and the email addresses to be included in communications.

Q: Will the live webinar be recorded?

A: The live webinar will not be recorded, if you prefer to have access to a recording, we have a pre-recorded webinar available: Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

Q: Do you offer refunds on live webinars?

A: We are confident that once you watch the live webinar, you'll be sure you made the right decision. If you have accidentally purchased the live webinar twice (it happens) please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com

Q: I can no longer attend the live webinar on the date I chose, can I reschedule?

A: We understand that availability can change, if you let us know by close of business 1 week before the start of your webinar that you cannot attend then we can fit you into the live webinar happening the following month.

Q: It is less than a week until my webinar and I can no longer attend, can I have a refund?

A: Unfortunately we require 1 week's notice prior to the live webinar date, please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com to discuss options. A fee may be charged for changing dates.

Q: Who do I contact for any queries?

A: You can reach us at info@kooricurriculum.com and one of our team will respond within 1 business day.

Q: Is the webinar live and do I need to attend at a certain day or time, or will recordings be available?

A: Yes the webinar is live. There will be no recordings of the live webinars. If you prefer to have access to a recording, we have a pre-recorded webinar available: Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

Q: Are copies of the books mentioned in the live webinar part of the price?

A: No. The books mentioned in the live webinar are not included, some of the books are able to be purchased in the Koori Curriculum store, and others can be purchased through book retailers such as Amazon or through the author's website directly.

Q: I am a member of the Koori Curriculum Club, should I purchase the Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives live webinar?

A: No. As you have the option to apply for live mentoring with Jess and have access to the Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives webinar included in your Koori Curriculum Club membership, along with our other great webinars, we do not recommend purchasing the live webinar.

Q: What happens if I have technical issues with the live webinar on the date and time it is scheduled?

A: Please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com and one of our team will respond as quickly as they can to support you during the live event.

Q: Can I download or record the live webinar?

A: No. We do not allow downloading or recording of our live webinars.

Q: Are the live webinars NESA accredited?

As of 5th February 2021, NESA deregistered all early childhood providers and any courses they had accredited, this included any offered by the Koori Curriculum.

Information about the new processes for accreditation of PD courses, including course content criteria, is expected to be available on the NESA website around mid-July 2021 and applications will open shortly after that time. We aim to apply for accreditation during this time.

Early Learning Educators are able to log completed hours under Elective PD course hours as they will count equally for teachers who are completing their Maintenance of Accreditation in 2021 and 2022:  https://www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/teacher-accreditation/meeting-requirements/maintaining-accreditation/maintenance-transition-arrangements

Should you have any further queries on this, please reach out to the Department of Education directly on +61 2 9367 8291 or email on PD@nesa.nsw.edu.au

Q: I have previously purchased a live webinar from Koori Curriculum, how do I access a newly purchased live webinar?

A: You will receive an email with a link to join the live webinar 1 week prior to the event.