Are you looking for ways to bring Aboriginal stories to life?

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on "Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood, a virtual session designed exclusively for early learning educators who wish to deepen their understanding and integration of Aboriginal culture into their educational practices.

This webinar, led by Jessica Staines, a renowned early childhood educator and Director of the multi- award-winning Koori Curriculum, offers a rich exploration of storytelling, sharing, and the significant role of stories as pedagogy in Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing.

This session will include:

  •    Unpacking Acknowledgments of Country Through Story Sharing: Learn to conduct meaningful Acknowledgments of Country.

  •   Aboriginal pedagogy: Learn how to use story sharing as a way to teach through culture and not about it.

  •    Hands-on practical tools: Gain practical advice on including Indigenous knowledge in daily activities, from creating culturally rich environments to developing curriculum content that respects and celebrates First Nations cultures.

  •    Yarning Circle Insights: Explore how to use Yarning Circles effectively to foster a deeper connection and understanding among children.

  •    Resource Building: Develop skills to curate a holistic First Nations library and understand the appropriate use of Dreaming stories, ensuring respectful and authentic integration of Aboriginal narratives.

  •    Curriculum Content: Learn how to bring First Nations stories to life.

Benefit from Jessica Staines' extensive experience and passion for enhancing cultural confidence and capacity among educators, enriched with personal anecdotes and proven strategies that respect and uplift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

By participating, educators will not only expand their educational repertoire with Aboriginal pedagogies but also fortify their ability to foster an educational setting that truly recognises and cherishes the richness of Aboriginal stories.

Join us to transform your educational practice, deepen your cultural understandings, and commit to a journey of continuous learning and respect for Country and its original custodians.

Links to EYLF:

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported. This is evident when children, for example tell stories about their family and culture.

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported. Educators support this learning when they for example provide culturally safe place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally diverse backgrounds can share their stories about history and culture.

Outcome 1.2: Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and agency. Educators support this for example when they share stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have shown agency and resilience and share stories that reflect children’s cultural and family diversity.

Outcome 1.3: Children develop knowledgeable confident self-identities, and a positive sense of self-worth. This is evident when children for example share stories of Country and Community.

Outcome 4.2: Children develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating. This is evident when children for example connect their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to engage stories about place-based history and culture.

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

"Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood" Schedule

Please email for group bookings of 21 or more

What Educators Are Saying

"It was all very insightful!!"
- Danielle Edwards

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

Rebecca Tyson

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

Natalie Bruce

"Thankyou for the terrific session – you really helped the team understand what we want to achieve and how they can do it!

Nicki Caddy

"The feedback from my teams has been awesome. Everyone learnt so much and we are all excited today about what’s next for us. I could have listened to you talk about your Aboriginal culture for hours and hours. So interesting. Thank you again."

Malina Newman

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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 as a safe sender to avoid important emails going into your junk

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: Can I share my individual access with other people?

A: No. The live webinars are provided on WebinarNinja, links are specific to each individual.

Q: Are the live webinars recorded?

A: The live webianrs are not recorded. We do have several pre-recorded webinars that may suite you here

Q: Who do I contact for any queries?

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

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