Reconciliation in Education: Connecting for Change

Join Early Childhood Australia for a virtual workshop or in-person masterclass on reconciliation in action. Designed to support educators at different stages of their reconciliation journey, these workshops will assist in authentically embedding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into everyday practice. The interactive workshops will offer insights into building connections with the community and engaging with inclusion support programs. It will also take a closer look at Narragunnawali Reconciliation Action Plans and how the organisation can assist services in taking the next step towards reconciliation in education.

Workshop dates and registration

These workshops recognise that some of the issues that educators and teachers may experience will be individual to their context and location. To address this, these workshops will enable educators and teachers to engage with their colleagues in discussions regarding the effective use of resources to meaningfully and authentically engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in Early Childhood and school-based education contexts.

We are excited to announce a ​program change to our upcoming workshops.  In response to participant feedback about the importance of reflective practice and the benefits of coming together as a community to foster relationships, we are now offering a reflection workshop on Wednesday, 22 June.

This reflection workshop is an opportunity to come together and reflect on changes you may implement, challenges you may be facing and/or questions you have about implementing reconciliation in your context. We will be joined by Julie Bover to support the development and implementation of a Reconciliation Action Plan and Catherine Clucas to answer questions about the importance and critical nature of inclusion and reconciliation.

Virtual workshops Dates Time Cost Registration
Alice Springs Saturday 2 April 2022 10.00 am–12.30 pm ACST Complimentary Register here
Alice Springs Wednesday 20 April 2022 4.00 pm–6.30 pm ACST Complimentary Register here
Darwin Saturday 28 May 2022 10.00 am–12.30 pm ACST Complimentary Register here
Katherine Saturday 4 June 2022 10.00 am–12.30 pm ACST Complimentary Register here
Reflection workshop Wednesday 22 June 2022 4.00 pm–5.30 pm ACST Complimentary Register here

 

In-person masterclass Dates Time Cost Registration
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin Thursday 5 May 2022 2.00 pm–4.30 pm ACST $29.00 Register here

Hosted by

Amy DuncanAmy Duncan

Amy Duncan works at Early Childhood Australia (ECA) as a content coordinator.  Amy is currently overseeing several projects, including several relating to Reconciliation in early childhood education.  Before working at ECA, she worked as an Educational Leader and consultant for 17 years in the early childhood sector.  Amy is passionate about Reconciliation and has worked in several different roles to support educators to authentically embed First Nations perspectives into their everyday practice.

 

Panel

Julie BoverJulie Bover

Julie Bover is an early childhood and primary teacher who has worked in the education sector for 16 years. She has a Master of Education focussed on contemporary issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education. Julie believes that all Australian students must have opportunities to learn about and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions and believes this is the key to advancing reconciliation in Australia. Julie lives and works in Canberra on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country.

 

Catherine ClucasCatharine Clucas

Catherine Clucas is an Inclusion Professional with the NT Inclusion Support Program and has been part of the team since September 2020. Catherine has been involved in the early childhood sector for over 20 years, working across a variety of service types including Preschool, long day care, outside of school hours care, vacation care and family day care settings. For the past six years, Catherine has been working in central Australian remote Aboriginal communities. Catherine has a Diploma of Children’s Services as well as qualifications in Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education. She is a certified Circle of Security Parenting Program and Classroom Masterclass Facilitator and has basic training and an ongoing interest in the Marte Meo Method. Catherine is currently completing Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Catherine is a current member of the NT Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group.