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EVENTSTART-END
Penrith Yarning Circle 2017
Open Seats 11
2017-2-15
9:00 am
-2017-12-20
11:00 am
Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop Redfern
Open Seats 12
2018-1-19
1:00 pm
-4:00 pm
Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Redfern
Open Seats 27
2018-1-20
1:00 pm
-4:00 pm
Koori Curriculum 2018 Yarning Circle REDFERN
Open Seats 27
2018-2-7
1:30 pm
-2018-12-4
3:30 pm
Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Terrigal
Open Seats 27
2018-2-10
1:00 pm
-5:00 pm
Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Wollongong
Open Seats 51
2018-2-24
10:30 am
-2:30 pm
Penrith Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums
Open Seats 30
2018-3-15
4:00 pm
-7:00 pm
Penrith Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums
Open Seats 30
2018-4-14
9:30 am
-12:30 pm
Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop Penrith
Open Seats 30
2018-4-14
1:00 pm
-4:00 pm

Penrith Yarning Circle 2017


Feb 15,2017 - Dec 20,2017 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Do you want to be part of an amazing group that is passionate about embedding Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood curriculums? Yarning Circles in 2016 have had a balance of excursions and workshops that have built educators knowledge and confidence.  Past Yarning Circles have included:
  • Narra Gunna Wali workshops on developing Reconciliation Action Plans
  • Weaving workshops with Jaime Attard from Weaving Dreams
  • Workshop with Yaama Aboriginal Programs
  • Bush Tucker Talk with Koori Kinnections
  • Torres Strait Islander professional development with Cultural Inclusions
  • Learning Wiradjuri language with Joanne Garland
  • Excursions to Muru Mittigar, Australian Museum, Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park NAIDOC
Penrith Yarning Circles will begin February 2017 at Muru Mittigar on the third Wednesday of every month from 9-11am. Gate 1, 89 - 151 Old Castlereagh Road Castlereagh NSW 2749 Australia

Location

Muru Mittigar
Gate One, 89-151 Old Castlereagh Rd
Castlereagh, NSW 2749

Event Fees:

Penrith Yarning Circle AUD 1000.00

Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop Redfern


Jan 19,2018 - Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. This workshop will inspire educators and open them up to the many possibilities.
The content will support you as an educator to introduce more meaningful art experiences into your practice. Participants will be exposed to children's literature and art movements that support the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their art curriculum.
Participants will also have the opportunity to express their creative self through a practical hands on art experience.

Location

Club Redfern
2/159 Redfern St
Redfern, NSW 2016

Event Fees:

Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop AUD 100.00

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Redfern


Jan 20,2018 - Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. It is still a popular belief that Aboriginal culture should only be acknowledged and celebrated on particular calendar events and not included in the everyday curriculum. This workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into services programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hand’s on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences.

Location

Club Redfern
2/159 Redfern St
Redfern, NSW 2016

Event Fees:

Embedding Aboriginal Persepctives into Early Childhood Curriculums AUD 120.00

Koori Curriculum 2018 Yarning Circle REDFERN


Feb 7,2018 - Dec 4,2018 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Koori Curriculum Educator Yarning Circles: Connecting Early Childhood Educators with their local Aboriginal community. The Koori Curriculum is an Aboriginal Early Childhood consultancy based in Sydney directed and owned by Wiradjuri woman and Early Childhood Teacher Jessica Staines. Koori Curriculum Educator Yarning Circles aim to foster participants emerging knowledge of Aboriginal culture and ways of being by engaging with niche cultural knowledge holders throughout a continuous journey. This group operates with an understanding that no one Aboriginal person can speak on behalf of all Aboriginal people nor can they give guidance and advice on all topics. Therefore, when the group identifies a specific interest that they wish to learn more about we engage cultural knowledge holders and experts in that particular field whether it be language, bush tucker, art or pedagogies to come and yarn with us. To date our Yarning Circle members have attended Aboriginal workshops at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, NSW Art Gallery, Australian Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Observatory, NAIDOC celebrations in Hyde Park and Muru Mittigar Cultural Centre. In addition to this they have also receive professional development workshops from Dr Tyson Yunkaporta on Aboriginal pedagogies, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet surrounding anti-bias, Koori Kinnections, Weaving Dreams, Yaama Aboriginal Programs, Shannon Foster D’harawal Knowledge Holder, Joanne Garland on Wiradjuri language, Cecelia Wright from Cultural Inclusions about Torres Strait Islander Culture, Narragunnawali on Reconciliation Action Plans and Aunty Wendy’s Mob. Many educators are fearful of including Aboriginal perspectives in their program as they are worried about doing the wrong thing, being offensive, stereotypical and tokenistic. However, educators have begun using the Koori Curriculum Yarning Circle as a bridge between their service and their local Aboriginal community. This space allows educators to listen and be with members of the community, to consult and ask questions in a safe supportive place. Early learning services need to have a multifaceted approach when embarking on a journey to create culturally safe and inclusive programs. Educators need to regularly engage in cultural competency mentoring and not just attend one off workshops. If our goal in Early Childhood is to meaningfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in our daily program the only way we can truly do this is by developing relationships. When educators build relationships with cultural knowledge holders they acquire a better understanding and confidence in how Aboriginal perspectives connect and can be entwined into their curriculum instead of something that is tacked on and separate. A genuine relationship is based on the foundations of respect and reciprocity. Participants of the circle value participating in local community events and often attend gathering and celebrations with their families in their own personal time. This year over forty early childhood educators collaborated with the Koori Curriculum to facilitate play experiences on the 26th of January at Sydney's Yabun Survival Day Festival. Being involved in Yarning Circles enables educators to acquire a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture rather than just scratching at the surface. Educators who are part of this group have developed an emerging sense of confidence and are now empowering and enlightening other educators in their networks to reflect on how they are embedding Aboriginal perspectives in their program and supporting them to learn more about the local Aboriginal culture and communities. Quote from Yarning Circle Participant Marnie: "Our Yarning group is a chance to share ideas, be inspired, engage in honest, critical reflection with fellow educators in a safe environment committed to social justice issues and is tailored to the group's specific strengths and challenges. Initially I took part to learn about issues effecting our First Nations People, to learn about Australia's true history and to develop an understanding of Indigenous perspectives and how to include these in everyday experiences with children. This was certainly achieved! Two years in, our Yarning circle is now focused on the group's goals of building our personal and team leadership and advocacy skills, with opportunities to connect and give back to community. We are mentored to share our quality practices beyond our own services, to up-skill others and constantly strive to strengthen and embed our own Indigenous perspectives. There have been amazing opportunities to engage with guest speakers as well as attending local community events and Indigenous tours of places of significance, such as the Australian museum, Art galleries and Botanic gardens. I've also made life long friends and strong community networks along the way."  This group will meet from February - December 2018 the first Wednesday of every month typically from 1:30-3:30  

Location

Club Redfern
2/159 Redfern St
Redfern, NSW 2016

Event Fees:

Yarning Circle Membership AUD 1000.00

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Terrigal


Feb 10,2018 - Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. It is still a popular belief that Aboriginal culture should only be acknowledged and celebrated on particular calendar events and not included in the everyday curriculum. This workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into services programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hand’s on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences. We will have a shop or resources available on the day.

Location

Club Terrigal Bowling Club
4 Wilson Rd
Terrigal, NSW 2260

Event Fees:

Embedding Aboriginal Persepctives into Early Childhood Curriculums AUD 120.00

Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums Wollongong


Feb 24,2018 - Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. It is still a popular belief that Aboriginal culture should only be acknowledged and celebrated on particular calendar events and not included in the everyday curriculum. This workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into services programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hand’s on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences. We will have our shop of resources on the day. Lunch will be provided

Location

Wiseman Park Wollongong City Bowling Club
Cnr of Gipps Rd and Foley St
Gwynneville, NSW 2500

Event Fees:

Embedding Aboriginal Persepctives into Early Childhood Curriculums AUD 140.00

Penrith Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums


Mar 15,2018 - Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. It is still a popular belief that Aboriginal culture should only be acknowledged and celebrated on particular calendar events and not included in the everyday curriculum. This workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into services programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hand’s on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences. We will have a shop or resources available on the day.

Location


Woodriff St & Derby St
Penrith, NSW 2750

Event Fees:

Embedding Aboriginal Persepctives into Early Childhood Curriculums AUD 120.00

Penrith Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums


Apr 14,2018 - Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
We know we should but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well-meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. It is still a popular belief that Aboriginal culture should only be acknowledged and celebrated on particular calendar events and not included in the everyday curriculum. This workshop will highlight the importance of including Aboriginal perspectives into services programs and why it needs to be done EVERY DAY! This is a practical hand’s on workshop that provides educators with multiple examples of experiences. We will have a shop or resources available on the day.

Location

Penrith Bowling Club
Woodriff St & Derby St
Penrith, NSW 2750

Event Fees:

Embedding Aboriginal Persepctives into Early Childhood Curriculums AUD 120.00

Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop Penrith


Apr 14,2018 - Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. This workshop will inspire educators and open them up to the many possibilities. The content will support you as an educator to introduce more meaningful art experiences into your practice. Participants will be exposed to children's literature and art movements that support the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their art curriculum. Participants will also have the opportunity to express their creative self through a practical hands on art experience.

Location

Penrith Bowling Club
Woodriff St & Derby St
Penrith, NSW 2750

Event Fees:

Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop AUD 100.00