Top Questions Answered (Webinar)
Many early childhood educators are hesitant to begin including Indigenous perspectives in their program out of fear of getting it wrong. Complicating the matter further, there is an abundance of conflicting advise and views within the early childhood profession when it comes to Aboriginal perspectives. Navigating the spectrum of voices and views can be confusing and overwhelming for educators and most wish there was a simple way of ascertaining the do’s and the don’ts.
Do you want to know what is and isn’t ok in regards to the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in your curriculum?
The Koori Curriculum has developed a short course for early childhood educators sharing their perspectives on commonly asked questions. This offering covers topics such as the use of dreaming stories, the playing of the didgeridoo, how to find an Elder and much more.
Individual Access Only: $20
Group Access (for up to 5 users): $95
"I recently took part in Jessica Staines '30 tips for 30 days' and 'Top questions answered online' courses. Both of these have been tremendously valuable to me as a non-Indigenous person wanting to reflect Indigenous culture in early childhood programs. There is a lot of confusing information out there but Jessica's courses helped me to see things directly from an Indigenous perspective and supported my efforts to embed culturally appropriate practices. I would highly recommend these courses!"
"Living in the Central West of NSW on beautiful Wiradjuri country can sometimes present issues with accessing high quality professional development. Jessica Staines from the Kooricurriculum has developed and provided amazing, down to earth, inclusive opportunities online. Using these resources, I have developed my understandings of how to embed aboriginal culture into the everyday practice of
our centre with the team of educators. Individual, small group or even whole team training can be organised. The opportunities provided by Jess have also enabled me to participate in an online yarning circle to discover and share ideas of inclusive and progressive practice alongside other early childhood educators from around Australia. This really has been a new way of learning and sharing for me but has been the key to opening many doors!"
Yarrawong Preschool and Early Education Centre
Top Questions Answered Webinar FAQ’s
Q: How do I access the webinar after I purchase it?
A: After you purchase your webinar you will be sent a series of emails:
- An order confirmation email with receipt of purchase
- An email with your login details to the webinar platform
These emails can take up to 2 business hours after your purchase to arrive (please check your junk mail).
Q: How much time do I need to allocate to complete the course?
A: This course includes 10 x 10 to 15min videos, an overview and some supporting resources if you wish to explore the topic deeper.
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: Yes, for groups of up to 5 people, the rate is $95. For groups of more than 5 people, please purchase a combination of individual and group access, or multiple group access.
Q: I have just purchased group access to the webinar, how do I add the additional users?
A: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the first name, last name and email address of each user and a member and one of our team will add them within 1 business day.
Q: Can I share my individual access with other people?
A: No. We do have the additional option of purchasing group access to the webinar (for up to 5 users).
Q: How long is my access valid for once I purchase?
A: Access to the Top Questions Answered Webinar is for 3 months
Q: Do you offer refunds on webinars?
A: We are confident that once you view the webinar, you'll be sure you made the right decision. Due to the digital nature of the webinar, we do not offer refunds. If you have accidentally purchased the webinar twice (it happens) please contact us at email@example.com
Q: Who do I contact for any queries?
A: You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Webinar sessions are pre-recorded, all webinar sessions once purchased are available for you to view in your own time.
Q: I am a member of the Koori Curriculum Club, should I purchase the Top Questions Answered Webinar?
A: No. Top Questions Answered Webinar is included in your Koori Curriculum Club membership, along with our other great webinars.
Q: What happens if I have technical issues with the webinar after I purchase?
A: Please contact us at email@example.com and one of our team will respond within 1 business day.
Q: Can I download the webinar?
A: No. We do not allow downloading of our webinars, once you have access you are able to watch the webinar however many times you like.
Q: Are the 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 applying 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 webinar from Koori Curriculum, how do I access a newly purchased webinar?
A: Thank you for purchasing an additional learning experience from Koori Curriculum. If you already have access to our learning platform, any additional webinars you purchase will be automatically added to your profile for access after purchase.