VIEN - English

Indigenous Curriculum Co-development 



 Registration is closed for this event


May 22, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM


Brunton Avenue


Full Registration
$350  (inc GST)

Cost includes program materials, morning tea, and lunch.



As parking in the area is mainly 1 and 2 hour, we recommend that participants use public transport. CSE is a 5 minute walk from trams and trains.



The CSE/VIEN Indigenous Curriculum Co-development Project comprises a series of Professional Learning/Workshop events, providing key teachers in schools the opportunity to both learn from an Indigenous expert in a particular field and then workshop collaboratively, with the expert and other teachers, to produce units of work to use in their own schools and classrooms.


In 2019, the Curriculum Co-development Project will focus initially on the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Mathematics.


Each event combines the opportunity for teachers to build their understanding of First Australian knowledges, histories and perspectives, with practical, hands-on workshops. This work builds on the Federal Government’s Curricula Project, and supports schools to develop a relevant and sophisticated body of resources for use in their own context.


The Curriculum Co-development Project will assist teachers to implement the required Indigenous education elements in the Australian Curriculum. It will equip them to engage with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-Curriculum Priority. Guided by First Australian experts in their respective fields, teachers can be confident that materials produced are both culturally respectful and pedagogically aligned to the wider learning priorities of their school.




The Sharing Stories Foundation (SSF) partners with over 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia to develop culturally-relevant, user-friendly, digital tools & community arts programs. These support the maintenance & sharing of Aboriginal cultural heritage in newly creative ways.


SSF has worked with multiple communities over 8 years to create a 'Digital Dilly Bag' of integrated programs.


In the Sharing Stories/CSE Curriculum Co-Production workshop, teachers will have the opportunity of working through resources under the guidance of traditional knowledge holder and educator, Daen Sansbury-Smith and SSF staff member Taz Miller, a specialist in partner community resources and the implementation of programs in the classroom. Together they will develop units of work suitable for use in English classrooms, based on the resources created and curated by SSF.



Daen Sansbury-Smith is an Audio Engineer/ Producer/ Artist of the Narungga (SA) and Trawoolwaway (TAS) nations and is the Victorian Production Manager for SharingStories Foundation. As a young father he identifies the importance of continuing the practise of language and culture through intergenerational transmission as paramount. Daen finds great responsibility in his role as an Aboriginal man and producer.


Throughout 2018 Daen worked in multiple communities across Victoria and several nationally to assist communities in the production of interactive multi touch iBooks. These rich and comprehensive iBooks are filled with Aboriginal perspectives, language and cultural knowledge and serve as teaching resources that support and encourage schools to build relationships with local Aboriginal communities which build capacity to for further implementation of ATSI perspectives within the curriculum.


Taz Miller - As Program Director, Taz has co-ordinated the development of SharingStories’ schools based Digital Storytelling Program framework, the Language Lightbox app, multi-touch book and teacher resource templates. She has been deeply engaged in facilitating community production of comprehensive interactive and bilingual multi touch books and related Teacher Resources which map content shared to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross curriculum priority area.




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