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Stronger Smarter Schools Project

Stronger Smarter leadership group

The Stronger Smarter Schools Project is a joint initiative between UC and the Stronger Smarter Institute to deliver professional development to teachers from UC’s school network aimed at raising the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Professional development opportunities are available in 2017 and aim to build the leadership capacity of school teachers and principals to deliver quality educational outcomes to Indigenous and low SES background school students.

Stronger Smarter Leadership Program

The Stronger Smarter Leadership Program aims to challenge and support school and community leaders in their pursuit of educational excellence for all students. The program engages participants to develop and enhance their leadership capacity by:

  • Reflecting on whether beliefs and practices support a positive sense of student identity;
  • Understanding the importance of positive community leadership and the importance of high expectations relationships; and
  • Identifying and responding effectively to current leadership challenges.

The program equips participants to actively engage the school community so that everyone understands the importance of high expectations relationships and promotes positive identities and excellence in schools.

Undertaking the program requires a minimum one year commitment, including participation in a five day professional learning program, a two day follow up workshop and regular contact with institute staff.

“For something to have that impact on you after just seven days of training…well that’s what makes it the most valuable professional learning I’ve ever done”

Steve McAlister, Principal Forbes North Public School

Read Steve's story here.

Stronger Smarter Facilitator Program

The Stronger Smarter Facilitator Program is for Stronger Smarter Leadership Program Alumni, and aims to assist Alumni to embed the Stronger Smarter philosophy into their school. The program focuses on facilitative leadership skills and processes for enabling transformation to high expectations, excellence orientated school cultures.

2017 Program Dates

STRONGER SMARTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Training SessionLocationDates
Stronger Smarter Leadership ProgramUniversity of CanberraMonday 6 March - Friday 10 March 2017
Stronger Smarter Program Follow Up SessionUniversity of CanberraMonday 8 May - Tuesday 9 May 2017

STRONGER SMARTER FACILITATOR PROGRAM

Training SessionLocationDates
Stronger Smarter Facilitator TrainingUniversity of CanberraTuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June 2017

Program Costs

The Stronger Smarter Leadership Program and Facilitator Program at the University of Canberra are offered at no cost to participants.

Please note: the program does not include travel to and from Canberra or teacher replacement costs.

How to Apply

STRONGER SMARTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

To apply for the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program please complete the online form at the Stronger Smarter website.

Please note: It is important that you seek support from your school executive and/or Principal before applying. By applying you are making a commitment to attend all program dates and plan to use your learnings from the program in your school or workplace.

STRONGER SMARTER FACILITATOR PROGRAM

If you are interested in attending the Stronger Smarter Facilitator Program, please email your EOI to stronger.smarter@canberra.edu.au with the following details:

  • Name
  • School and region
  • Your position title
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Shirt size (ladies & mens)
  • Specific meal requirements (if any)

Briefly describe:

  • Your interest in the Stronger Smarter Facilitators Program
  • How you plan to use the learnings from the program in your school or workplace

Please note: The Stronger Smarter Facilitator Training is only for Alumni of the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program. It is important that you seek support from your school executive and/or Principal before submitting your EOI. By submitting your EOI you are making a commitment to attend all program dates and plan to use your learnings from the program in your school or workplace.

For More Information

Please visit the Stronger Smarter website: http://www.strongersmarter.com.au/

OR

Contact the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program (SSLP) Project Officer at the University of Canberra.

T (02) 6206 3972

E stronger.smarter@canberra.edu.au