K-12 Multicultural Education Conference

Overview

The K-12 Multicultural Education Conference is a major conference for teachers and educational leaders in school communities implementing the DoE Multicultural Education Policy, including Anti - Racism and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD). Teachers and educational leaders in schools will partner with academics to explore theory, current research and the practical implications for pedagogy and whole school organisation as related to Multicultural Education. Presenters will also expand on current projects and ideas that have been successfully applied in school settings. They will explore the themes of refugee education, cultural diversity in schools, anti – racism, social and cultural insights for teachers, EALD pedagogy and curriculum.

Accreditation

Completing a K-12 Multicultural Education conference will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 6.2.2 and 6.4.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • Excellent keynotes. The academics were fabulous. Wonderful balance of theory and classroom practice.
  • I enjoyed the discussions and workshops as the information provoked thought so that educators broaden their understanding of multiculturalism/racism/culture/ethnicity in practice.
  • Research, pedagogy and strategies about the topics were interesting and informative.
  • Got to know about Saturday Schools of Community and how to construct a demographic profile of my school community – it was an eye opener!!

Target Participants

Teachers and educational leaders K – 12 implementing Multicultural Education policies and those catering for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Delivery

The conference will be delivered face to face. There will be speaker/lecture presentations and plenary dialogues.

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