Yamayamarna Paitya | Teachers are deadly!

Intercontinental Hotel

Conference program (PDF)

Conference press release (PDF)

Conference themes:

  • Pathways into teaching
  • Professional learning and leadership
  • School workforce planning

Day 1: Monday 9 July

Registration from 8am
Conference opening | 9.30am
Welcome to Country
Welcome by Emeritus Professor Paul Hughes
Teachers are deadly! Professor Peter Buckskin, Project Director, MATSITI
Keynote speaker: Professor Konai Thaman, Chair of Teacher Education, UNESCO

Reclaiming a place: teachers and the education of indigenous people in Oceania

Keynote speaker: Leanne Otene, Principal, Manaia View School, NZ

Tu Kotahi Tatou: Standing together to make a difference

Keynote speaker: Judith Ketchell, Executive Principal, Tagai State College

Charting a course for  school leadership

Concurrent workshops

Tarnma: Aspiring teachers and teacher educators
Promoting and supporting teaching, university study and graduation
Bakka yoko: Early career teachers
Recruitment, deployment and thriving in teaching
Mulla bukka: Experienced teachers and school leaders
School leadership career development and mentoring
Karpa: System, HR and managers
System and school level workforce action and resourcing
Day 1 wrap-up: Professor Peter Buckskin

Day 2: Tuesday 10 July

Welcome by Dr Kaye Price
Keynote Speaker: Corey Warrior, Teacher, Craigmore High School

Teaching: A deadly profession

Concurrent workshops

Futureteach: 21st Century Teaching and Learning Indigenous perspectives in Australian curriculum AITSL Teacher Standards Teaching, Driving and other Adventures (in your first 5 years)
Keynote speaker: Dr Chris Sarra, Director, Stronger Smarter Institute

How will you be remembered as a teacher?

Concurrent workshops

High expectations for Indigenous students Community based Teacher Education Pathways to School Leadership (Principal panel) Community Engagement for Teachers
Keynote speaker: Professor Paul Chandler, Dean of Education, University of Wollongong

Nurturing, enabling and sustaining our peoples into the profession of teaching

Concurrent workshops

Retention and graduation in teacher education Promoting teaching as a deadly career Local teachers in local schools – attracting teachers to diverse locations Alternative pathways into teaching
School leadership and mentoring Teaching in independent community-managed  independent schools An Indigenous teacher professional network Workforce data and system change
Day 2 wrap-up: Dr Kaye Price

Conference dinner – a celebration of deadly teachers!

  • Kevin KropinyeriKevin Kropinyeri, leading Indigenous comedian
  • Celebratory dinner
  • Music by CASM

Day 3: Wednesday 11 July

Teachers are deadly! Professor Peter Buckskin, Project Director, MATSITI

Concurrent workshops

Tarnma: Aspiring teachers and teacher educators
Promoting and supporting teaching, university study and graduation
Bakka yoko: Early career teachers
Recruitment, deployment and thriving in teaching
Mulla bukka: Experienced teachers and school leaders
School leadership career development and mentoring
Karpa: System, HR and managers
System and school level workforce action and resourcing
Next steps plenary chaired by Professor Paul Chandler

  • Priority actions from each group
  • An Indigenous teacher college of educators
  • Next steps
  • conference evaluation

Lunch and teachers are deadly! multimedia display

Delegates depart conference 1.30pm

MATSITI Reference Group Meeting

  •  Post-conference review
  • Planning next steps

 

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