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The three key streams of #OurMobTeach are:

Teacher education: engagement & success 



Teacher recruitment & early career success

Kaurna Shield
Career development & school leadership


Registration from 8.00am

Plenary session 1

Conference opening | 9.00am
#OurMobTeach forum purpose: Professor Peter Buckskin, Project Director, MATSITI & Dr Kaye Price
Delegate networking

Welcome to Country: Jack Buckskin
Conference opening: Minister for Education and Training (tbc following Cabinet changes)

Concurrent workshop 1: Our teachers & school leaders: what have we learned?

What are the influences, evidence and recent outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people teaching and leading in our schools?

Workshop 1.1

Engagement & Success in Teacher Education
Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE)

Sustainable Cultural Change
Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Teacher Education (AILITES)

Workshop 1.2

Join our Mob
NSW Dept of Education People & Careers

Classroom Intensive Program
WA Dept of Education

Workshop 1.3

YUMI as School Leaders
Torres Strait Islander Regional Education Council
New Teachers: Future Leaders
Principals Australia Institute

Kuranna Mai Lunch / networking

Concurrent workshop 2: Teachers & leaders identity, resilience and retention

What are the personal, cultural and professional attributes needed to succeed in a lasting teaching & school leadership career?

Workshop 2.1

Aspiring Teacher  Perspectives
ITE student perspectives Charles Sturt Univesity & Australian Catholic University

Indigenous Teacher Education in Community
Charles Sturt University

Exit Decisions of Teacher Education Students
University of Southern Queensland

Workshop 2.2

Early Career Success
Australian Education Union

Aboriginal Teachers and Koorie Education Workers as Leaders
Catholic Education Melbourne

Workshop 2.3

Acknowledging the Past: Creating our Future
NSW Principals and Dept of Education

A School Leadership Resilience Framework
Department of Education and Training Queensland

Break / networking

Concurrent Workshop 3: Promoting teaching & leadership for our mob

How can teaching and school leadership be promoted and supported as a career of choice?

Workshop 3.1

Teacher Education on Country
Indigenous Community Based Teacher Education Program (Ratep QLD)

Tunapri Teaching – Encouraging Secondary Students to Consider Teaching
University of Tasmania

Workshop 3.2

Make a Difference.Teach – Our Deadly Teachers
Education Queensland

Follow my Lead in Career Development
Career Development Association of Australia

Workshop 3.3

Strong, Skilled and Deadly Leaders
Stronger Smarter Institute

School Leadership Opportunities & Challenges
Derby District High School

Plenary session 2

Day 1 wrap-up, dinner & day 2 arrangements, 4.45

Conference dinner – a celebration of deadly teachers and leaders!

Guest speaker: Hon Linda Burney MP, Teaching and Beyond

Music by Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) Soul Band

Conference dinner
MATSITI National Conference: Yamaiyarmana Paitya at Adelaide Intercontinental, 2012

Day 2


Day 2 plans

Plenary session 3

Our mob’s career journey into teaching & school leadership

Panel consisting of a secondary school student, teacher education student, early career teacher and a school leader.

Plenary session 4

Employment review and future directions

Professor Mark Rose, LaTrobe University, MATSITI Evaluator.

Concurrent workshop 4: Sustaining MATSITI initiatives

What strategies to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers have been most effective & lead to sustainable cultural change in your sector?

Workshop 4.1

Aspire to Inspire
University of Newcastle

Scoring Goals – A Physical Education Pathway
University of Queensland

Workshop 4.2

#Yarning Up: Teaching Catholic
MATSITI Catholic Education consultant, CESA

Two Way Learning: Pre-service Teachers & Supervising Teachers
University of the Sunshine Coast

Workshop 4.3

Pathways to Leadership in Non-Government Schools
Catholic Education Office of WA

School Leadership Pathways
SA Department for Education & Child Development

Kuranna Mai Lunch / networking

Concurrent workshop 5: Future actions to support our teachers and leaders

What are the most influential and sustainable actions after MATSITI for government, institutions and community to ensure a culturally diverse teacher and leadership workforce?

Workshop 5.1

Teacher education actions from workshops 1-4
ITE Panel: Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) and Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Teacher Education (AILITES) representatives

Workshop 5.2

Teacher recruitment actions from workshops 1-4
Recruitment Panel:
Employer: NSW Department of Education
Australian Government: Department of Education
Australian Education Union
IECB: SA Aboriginal Education & Training Consultative Council

Workshop 5.3 

School leadership actions from workshops 1-4
Indigenous principals
Stronger Smarter Institute
Principals Australia Institute

Break / evaluation

Plenary session 5

Delegate recommendations from workshops

Future actions & conference statement

Delegates depart conference 4.30pm

[#OurMobTeach program is subject to change]

7.30pm #OurMobTeach IndigenousX Twitter Forum


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