"Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood Curriculum" Nerang Queensland

Calling all early childhood educators in QLD! Dive into a transformative two-hour workshop combining Aboriginal Art and Storytelling with the esteemed Director of Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines.

Explore the depth of Aboriginal art beyond the clichés, and discover innovative ways to incorporate respectful and meaningful art experiences into your curriculum. Gain insights into both traditional and contemporary art practices, and access valuable resources to infuse Indigenous perspectives into your teaching.

In this session, Jessica Staines will guide you through a process of responding to Aboriginal art provocations authentically whilst avoiding replicas of artists' work.

The storytelling component is equally enriching, covering pedagogical storytelling, yarning circles, curating a First Nations Library, Dreaming Stories, and strategies for bookish play.

Don't just take our word for it—see what others are saying:

"Teaching through culture not teaching culture was such a fantastic takeaway point that just brought so much understanding." - Rebecca Tyson

"You really helped the team understand what we want to achieve and how they can do it!" - Nicki Caddy

"Everyone learned so much and we are all excited today about what’s next for us. Thank you for sharing your Aboriginal culture—it was so interesting." - Malina Newman

Facilitated by Jessica Staines, a leading voice in early childhood education, advocacy, and cultural inclusivity, with extensive experience in empowering educators to embrace diversity and reconciliation. Jessica's expertise and passion for social justice have made a significant impact in building cultural understanding and harmony.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your teaching practice and create meaningful connections with Aboriginal perspectives. Secure your spot today for a memorable and enlightening workshop experience!"

Date: 15th August 2024

Registration: 1:00 PM

Session Start: 1:30 PM

Session End: 3:30 PM

Coffee & tea available on arrival

Location: Nerang
Country Paradise Parkland, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang QLD 4211

Facilitator: Jessica Staines, Koori Curriculum Director

Ticket price: $104.50 inc GST

Jessica Staines is an early childhood educator, professional speaker, author, advocate and advisor.

As the founder and director of Koori Curriculum, Jessica is committed to helping educators embed Aboriginal perspectives into early childhood education.

She has played many significant roles nationally and internationally in building cultural understanding, reconciliation and harmony, including as an Indigenous advisor to ABC’s Playschool.

Her work has been published in industry journals, and she has previously been a part of the AIATSIS Education Advisory Committee and HIPPY Reference group, contributing to the development of resources and programs that support Aboriginal children and families in the early years.

Jessica’s family are Wiradjuri and have lived off Country on Gadigal and Wangal land for four generations. Her family originally came from Cowra, Molong, Parkes and Wellington, but due to displacement, they were disconnected from their family and communities.

Today, Jessica lives on Darkinjung Country with her husband and two children on a peaceful bush block, and is proud to identify as a Wiradjuri woman, with connections to her local Darkinjung community.

Workshop cost $104.50 inc GST


Who Should Attend?

Primary School Teachers

Early Childhood Educators

Family Day Care Educators

OOSHC Educators

What people are saying about Koori Curriculum

I Loved This Training

"I loved this training and I feel so much more confident and better equipped to include Aboriginal art and perspectives in ethical and meaningful ways."

Sian Duggan

So Much Value

"Lots of valuable information was shared, that I will be incorporating within my program and everyday practices"

Lisa Worland

Teaching Through Culture

"Teaching through culture not teaching culture was such a fantastic takeaway point that just brought so much understanding."

Rebecca Tyson

Interesting and Informative

"Thank you Jess. Your session was so informative and interesting. I feel so positive about some amazing things we can do."

Natalie Bruce

Payment options

Credit Card



Workshop cost $104.50 inc GST


Got Questions?

The "Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood Curriculum" workshop registration opens at 1:00 PM with the workshop running from 1:30PM to 3:30PM on the 15th of August 2024.

Yes, via AfterPay. Choose AfterPay at checkout for more details.

No there is no group rate for the "Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood Curriculum" workshop

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

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

Tickets are sold on a strictly no-refund basis. But in the event that the "Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood Curriculum" workshop is cancelled, you will be refunded the face value of the ticket. If the event is postponed due to COVID19 we will give you the option to have a ticket for the next event. The right is reserved to vary advertised schedules to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and sessions where necessary.

We understand that availability can change, at this stage we do not have alternative dates for the "Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood Curriculum" workshop and therefore cannot reschedule.

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

Yes. If you choose to attend the event please let Jess know on the day as she always enjoys meeting Koori Curriculum Club members. There are no discounts offered Koori Curriculum Club members.

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

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