COVID-19 Webinar Series

In these current times, life is being done differently. With restraints on social and professional gatherings, we are encouraged to think outside of the square and connect in other ways. Like you, I don’t want to lose momentum and am taking the opportunity to temporarily move my business online so that we can continue to connect, learn and inspire.

I’m pleased to announce that by the end of this week, I will be offering online learning through a series of 4 Webinars. Head to to purchase and download Webinars that you can watch in your own home/school environment.These 4 sessions include:

Session 1 – Building my Cultural Capability Journey

Session 2 – Becoming a Significant Other – Building Self-Efficacy in Learners

Session 4 – 8 ways of Aboriginal Learning

Session 5 – Uncle Ernie’s Holistic Framework

Please note that face to face sessions, Session 3: Crossing Cultures workshops, all-day tours and experiences on country with First Nations community are currently suspended until further notice – COVID-19.

These prices are for sole use only. If you’re interested in access for groups and whole school staff, please contact [email protected] for further information. Whole school packages are available for schools to purchase access for 6 month periods.

Building Cultural Pedagogy – 12 month package – up to 28 staff

Ensure the whole team’s foundations are strong and grounded in good pedagogy.   12 months of specialised and targeted support for up to 28 staff.

Together we can build strong and respectful relationships that will enhance our ability to teach to the Australian Curriculum and embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

A holistic package that helps you to reflect on your own cultural background, experiences, and education to recognise the importance of engaging with targeted support that enhances your professional practices.

Experiences on country enable you to apply the Indigenous Knowledge Frameworks (8 ways, Uncle Ernie’s Framework, Yarning Circles) and demonstrate culturally safe pedagogies.

Contact Sally via email at [email protected] or call 0439884988 for more information.


Building Cultural Capability within Educators with Sally Lawrence and TAFE QLD

Do you have aspirations to be a Lead Teacher or Highly Accomplished Teacher? Let me support you to demonstrate your proficiency for AITSL 1.4 and 2.4. Join me for 6 hours of professional learning and build your cultural capability.

Build on and enhance your Cultural Capability and Professional Practice to better include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within your teaching of the Australian Curriculum. This full-day Professional Learning experience will explicitly offer support and advice to assist Educators to feel more confident, capable and culturally aware.

Using the ‘Building Cultural Capability Framework’, all participants will have time to personally reflect on their own cultural backgrounds, life experiences, bias and knowledge to identify opportunities that will enhance their understanding of First Nations Australians. Educators will learn how to embed 8 ways of Aboriginal Learning and Uncle Ernie Grants Holistic Framework within their Pedagogical practice to confidently demonstrate 1.4 and 2.4 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL).

This Professional Learning experience is a must for any Educator who wants to build their confidence to embed and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Join us and be encouraged within a supportive and safe environment to build your cultural capability.

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Fraser Primary School Canberra ACT

screen-shot-2020-01-19-at-10-09-14-amHeading south again into the ACT to work with and support 70 Educators and staff from Fraser Primary School in Canberra to Break down Barriers to build their Cultural Capability.  Firstly, I will be supporting staff to reflect on their own cultural background, personal biases and experiences to identify ways in which they can enhance and engage with a myriad of opportunities that will build their cultural capability.  In this first session, I share my own personal story and experiences that have developed my cultural capability over the past 20 years of working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. I do this to inspire other Educators who may come from the same era where no First Nations perspectives were embedded within our own educational experiences.

How can I embed Indigenous perspectives when I have not had them taught to me in my own schooling and pre-service training?

I am asked this very question regularly by Educators who are aged between roughly 30-65 years old.  Questions like this led me to reflect on my own journey as I too had very limited formal learning within my secondary and tertiary education experience.  My reflections led me to develop a framework that supports Educators to identify, plan and commit to opportunities that will enhance their cultural capability, which in turn strengthens their ability to teach to the Australian Curriculum whilst demonstrating proficient Professional Standards (AITSL).screen-shot-2020-01-19-at-11-09-09-am

Workshop participants will then have the opportunity to strengthen their pedagogical practice as we learn how to embed Indigenous Knowledge frameworks.  Two highly recommended frameworks include 8 Aboriginal ways of Learning (Yunkaporta, 2009) and Uncle Ernie Grants Holistic Framework.  These two Indigenous knowledge frameworks will support teachers to embed an Indigenous perspective even when the content or topic is not Indigenous specific.

I have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from Educators engaged in  past workshops that have left buzzing, feeling like they now have a roadmap and directions that will support them to ‘do their job’.  Whilst we may be a product of the era and times we grew up in, we can not sit by idly and not engage and learn from First Nations knowledges.  It’s time!

If you are ready to reflect on and develop your professional practices to include core requirements of the profession (embedding Indigenous perspectives), join me over the coming year at one of my workshops and let’s ensure we grow in confidence to embed Indigenous knowledges and perspectives within our day to day teaching.  Information about the 2020 workshops include:

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Sunshine Coast Queensland