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1 day workshop

Aboriginal Perspectives & Sustainability in the Early Years Learning Framework

Gold Coast, Yugembah - Friday 16th August 2024    

                           9.30-3pm, Lunch & Refreshments Provided                                         $275

Koori Curriculum and Cottonwood Learning partner to bring you a unique professional development workshop. 


Jessica Staines is an early childhood educator, advocate and professional speaker, with more than fifteen years of experience working with providers in both urban and regional communities.

As the founder of the multiple award-winning Koori Curriculum, Jessica’s commitment to social justice, reconciliation and anti-bias practices drives her to empower educators to be more culturally aware and inclusive. 

Bec Burch is founder of Cottonwood Learning providing nature immersion programs for children and is an inspiration speaker. Bec is a forest school/bush kindy leader, play worker and a play advocate. She has a passion for Nature Pedagogy and delivers unique professional development and mentors others to take play and learning outdoors in nature.

Aboriginal Perspectives in the Early Years Learning Framework

Join us for a transformative workshop on "Aboriginal Perspectives in the Early Years Learning Framework".

Facilitated by the renowned Jessica Staines, Koori Curriculum Director, this session promises an enriching experience unlike any other.

  • Together we will dive deep into the Early Years Learning Framework and explore ways to program and plan through an authentic Aboriginal lens.

  • Discover how to infuse your curriculum with Aboriginal culture by using the 8ways of learning, creating cultural learning plans, and crafting reconciliation commitment statements.

  • Uncover the myriad of possibilities of intertwining culture throughout all EYLF outcomes, principles and practices.


Sustainability and Nature Play in the Early Years Learning Framework

Bec from Cottonwood Learning will share insights of the new principle of Sustainability in practice and how it interweaves with nature pedagogy in this live session. With extensive experience in nature play and bush kindy programs, the workshop will enrich your pedagogical understandings and curriculum planning.

This session will support educators to:

  • Explore the new Sustainability Principle in EYLF 2.0

  • Reflect on our teams Sustainability’s Super skills

  • Examine what the principle looks like in Practice in nature play

  • Consider place based pedagogy and what your own context offers for curriculum inspiration and provocations.

Lunch and Refreshments are provided.

When you click on next link in Eventbrite - we ask that educators complete the registration form themselves (not Directors) as there are personal health and background questions they need to answer. At the end they can click by credit card or Pay by Invoice and it will be sent to the centre. This is why tickets are limited to one at a time.

And there's more...

Jess Staines is offering more inspiring workshops on the Gold Coast on Thursday and Saturday. Click on the links below to read more and book:

  • Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums, Thursday 10-12, More here

  • Aboriginal Art and Storytelling in Early Childhood, Thursday 1.30-3.30, More here

  • Programming, Planning & Pedagogy, Saturday 10-3, More here

Koori Curriculum & Cottonwood Learning have partnered to bring you... 

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