Event Date Tue, 24 Oct 2017 9:00 am
Event End Date Tue, 24 Oct 2017 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 24/10/2017
Individual Price $264.00
Presenter Michelle Hamilton
Number Hours 6
Cost Code 04.106.R4002.43100
Location 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
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Event description

Drawing on Gowrie’s experience, this practical session will help your team explore how to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in meaningful ways in early childhood education and care communities.

This session will encourage critically reflecting on and evaluating the way in which you currently include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in your setting. Attendees will walk away with helpful suggestions and strategies on how to enhance your service and curriculum to be culturally competent. There will also be a practical, hands on component to the day where participants will make resources and discuss appropriate ways of using them in the program with children.

This 6 hour session will include:

·         Considering the importance of the National Quality Agenda in relation to education and care and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

·         Exploring our current knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture

·         Extending our understanding of history and cultural practice and how this can be incorporated into our services

·         Considering ways to embed our knowledge into every day practice using the National Quality Standard.

·         Making resources and discussing ways of using these resources in the program with children.

This session will include ‘Including and valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives’ which will contribute 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.4.2 and 2.4.2 from The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

About the presenter

Proud Wiradjuri woman, Michelle Hamilton, currently heads Gowrie NSW’s Indigenous Cultural Hub where, as an educator’s educator, she has the opportunity to work throughout NSW. Michelle is passionate about ensuring equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and providing ATSI families with access to early childhood education. Michelle‘s specialist topic is ‘Including and valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives’ and her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Teaching and a Certificate in Training and Assessment. Michelle keeps participants in her sessions motivated by sharing stories and running hands on activities.

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