Koori Curriculum Club Mid-Year 2021
Are you struggling with how to meaningfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program?
Do you find it hard form meaningful relationships with your local Aboriginal community?
Are you struggling with conflicting advice?
I can help!
The Koori Curriculum Club is an online community for educators to build their cultural capacity and confidence. Each month will bring new content across a range of topics that will inspire educators to think creatively of the many ways that they can embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program.
The KC Club will include monthly masterclasses from guest speakers across a variety of topics including Anti Bias, Connecting with Country, Celebrations, Music and Movement, working with families, connecting with community and much more. Additionally, there will be a book club for educators where we will critically reflect upon and discuss Blak literature.
Furthermore, the Koori Curriculum Club will provide lesson plans on common topics and interests such as transport, belonging and animals to provide ideas and insight on ways educators can embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program. Members can also register for a live mentoring session where Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines will offer advice and custom strategies to help overcome challenges that they may face.
What Educators are saying about the Koori Curriculum Club:
"I love everything about the KCC !!! And I particularly love it when I listen to Jessica Staines yarning about various topics. I feel this is a great way to keep those current and important topics fresh in our minds. Keep up the amazing work you are doing Jess!"
- Connie Auddino
"I love the masterclasses and lesson plans to help springboard my thinking. I find the information invaluable in the club"
- Kristine Willems
"I have found this club to be so fabulous and just mindblowing. Each time I log on I am learning more and more as the resources, questions and masterclasses are of exceptional quality and full of in-depth information. Thank you for all your hard work in sharing with us all."
- Leanne Fleet
"I’m loving the diversity of presentation and resources and the different links etc. I’ve already shared some of these to staff and families. You’ve brought in lots of perspectives to the topic!"
- M. Omeragic
"Loving the masterclasses, lots of information to unpack and use. The information so far has been very practical and I have been using it at the centre I work. Thank you for all the rich information you’ve provided I am learning a lot."
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I access the Koori Curriculum Club after I purchase?
A: After you purchase your membership you will be sent a series of emails:
- An order confirmation email with receipt of purchase
- An email with your login details to the membership platform
- A welcome email with useful information on your membership
These emails can take up to 2 business hours after your purchase to arrive. After you have received the final welcome email your access to the Koori Curriculum Club will be complete and you will be able to access all of the content.
Q: What themes and topics will be included in the Koori Curriculum Club?
A: We are still waiting for a couple of our Masterclass Presenters to confirm availability for late 2021, however, we can confirm the following topics will be explored as part of the Koori Curriculum Club:
- Invasion Day vs Australia Day
- Working with Aboriginal Families & Communities
- World Water Day
- Reconciliation Week
- Acknowledgment of Country
- Art & Aboriginal Artists
- Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective
And more to come!
Q: Who will be presenting the Masterclass sessions?
A: We are still waiting on a couple of our Masterclass Presenters to confirm availability for late 2021, however, we can confirm the following presenters will be sharing Masterclasses as part of the Koori Curriculum Club:
- Phil Watson from Changethedate.org
- Benny Thatcher from Benny time
- Jane Nicholas from Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective through Music.
- Amanda Testro from Hullaballoo! Music for all.
- Jessica Staines, Director of Koori Curriculum
- Cath Gilespie & Kirby Barker from Evans Head Preschool
- Madison Connors from Yarli Creative
- Garry Purchase from Dream On by Garry Purchase
- Dr Leanne Holt Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy), Macquarie University
- Dr Nerida Blair National Director, Indigenous Education, Australian Catholic University
And more to come!
Q: How long are the Masterclass sessions?
A: Each Masterclass will be a minimum of 30 mins in length up to 60 mins.
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 4 to 10 people, the rate is $1200. Please note that groups of less than 4 are advised to purchase individual tickets as this will be more cost effective. For groups of more than 10 people, please purchase a combination of individual and group tickets, or multiple group tickets.
Q: I purchased a group ticket, how do I get my team to access the Koori Curriculum Club?
Q: How long is my access valid for once I purchase?
A: All members receive 12 months access.
Q: Do you offer refunds on memberships?
A: We are confident that once you join our membership you'll be sure you made the right decision. If you any reason you change your mind, there is a 7 day cooling off period after you have joined. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Who do I contact for any queries?
A: You can reach us at email@example.com and one of our team will respond within 24 hours.
Q: Are the Masterclass sessions live and do I need to attend live, or will recordings be available?
A: Masterclass sessions are prerecorded so that we can edit the videos to make the experience as seamless as possible. Therefore all Masterclass sessions once released into the Koori Curriculum Club can be watched anytime. You are not required to join these live.
Q: Are copies of the Book Club books included in my membership?
A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the recommended books. However, all Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP discount that provides a 20% on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.
Q: Are copies of the Storytime books included in my membership?
A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the Storytime books. However, all Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP discount that provides a 20% on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.
Q: How do I register for the live mentoring session with Jessica Staines?
A: Inside the Koori Curriculum Club is a link to register for the live mentoring session. We cannot make this link publicly available so please login to the membership once you complete your purchase and register using the form provided.
Q: If I win a live mentoring session with Jessica Staines, can I include my team?
A: No. Live Mentoring sessions within the Koori Curriculum Club are for individuals only. If you would like to book a session for your team, please see our virtual workshops here.
Q: Is the content in the Koori Curriculum Club 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