We’re all in this together: Reconnect, Recharge, Restore. - The Sector

We’re all in this together: Reconnect, Recharge, Restore.

August 13, 2022 - August 13, 2022

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Aerial UTS Function Centre 235 Jones Street #Building 10, Level 7 Ultimo, NSW 2007

We’re back! COVID-19 threw up many challenges for all of us, in particular the stress for many in coping with sudden work and life changes. It was with sadness that our annual early childhood conference could not go ahead in 2020 and 2021 for obvious reasons. However, with 2022 rolling on, the IEU hopes you are healthy, well and ready to get some normality back into your lives.

 

Welcome to the IEUA NSW/ACT Branch 2022 Early Childhood Conference, We are all in this Together: Reconnect, Recharge, Restore.

 

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Keynote Speakers:

 

Jay Weatherill

 

The Hon Jay Weatherill AO is the CEO of Thrive by Five responsible for delivering The Minderoo Foundation’s early childhood agenda. We will hear how Thrive by Five are campaigning for a universally accessible and high-quality early learning system for Australia and how you can be part of the journey. Mr Weatherill was Premier of South Australia for six and half years and Minister for 16 years in portfolios including early childhood.

 

Sharleen Keleher -Project Officer Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH)

 

Sharlene leads the Birdie’s Tree Early Learning Program. Birdie’s Tree is a disaster resilience program, designed to help young children process and recover from disasters.

 

Sarah Moore-Founder & CEO – Early Education Leadership

 

Sarah is an experienced leadership coach who works with teams and individuals in early childhood on conscious leadership, communication and engagement. Sarah will take you through a playful and self-compassionate process of self-inquiry to help you reconnect with your purpose in the important work you do.

 

Prue Car NSW, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood NSW.

 

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Workshop 1 (1 choice available)

 

A) Power and Purpose – how resilient teachers and resilient children can support each other.

 

Teachers, like children, need to find meaning and purpose in our work – to be recognised. How do we support each other in this struggle?

 

Stephen Gallen is an early childhood consultant and teacher, whose work focusses on curriculum, pedagogy and children’s and teachers’ rights.

 

B) Wayapa Wuurrk – Connect to the Earth

 

Wayapa Wuurrk a Cultural framework weaving Indigenous meditation, art, music and movement.

 

Elizabeth (Murrah) Keys is a strong Worimi Saltwater woman who believes education through creativity promotes imagination, innovation and emotional development, the key to a balanced mind.

 

B.Ed PDHPE, CEO-Ninang Industries

 

Chair -Gudjagang Ngara Li-Dhi Aboriginal Corporation

 

C) Our Deadly Journey

 

Borilla Kindergarten’s Deadly Journey to truly engage in meaningful partnerships to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

 

Jenny Finlay is the Director of Borilla Community Kindergarten, Emerald, QLD IEU/ ERO Witness has been working in early childhood since 1980 and is a strong advocate for social justice. She is willing to challenge the system and try new approaches to move forward within the early childhood sector.

 

Kelsie Parter is a proud Darumbal women with Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander heritage with passion for working with young children of all cultures and sharing her heritage and culture with all children, family and staff at the kindy.

 

Workshop 2 (1 choice available)

 

A) Power and Purpose – how resilient teachers and resilient children can support each other.

 

Teachers, like children, need to find meaning and purpose in our work – to be recognised. How do we support each other in this struggle?

 

Stephen Gallen is an early childhood consultant and teacher, whose work focusses on curriculum, pedagogy and children’s and teachers’ rights.

 

B) Yoga & Mindfulness – How Yoga and Mindfulness can help children and teachers with their mental health.

 

Maria Gonzalez Sancho is a physical education and languages, and she has created a Yoga program specially for children.

 

C) Healing Circle’s Weaving with Lamandra Grass, to Create Healing Circle’s. Learn history of Weaving

 

Karleen Green: Karleen’s connections are from the Mingunbul & Munungli Language groups of the Bundjalung Nation of Tweed Valley. Traditional Weaving & Dying Techniques, are her passion for keeping culture alive.

 

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