Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

David Lakisa
Cultural Diversity Consultant
Want to engage more fully Pacific Islander and Maori students in your classroom? This interactive workshop is designed to help you develop cross-cultural competencies ...
Target Audience
All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community engagement officers.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The interactive workshop is designed to assist educators in developing a greater understanding of cross-cultural competencies in and outside of the classroom. Using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) framework, the workshop also aims to improve practical applications when working with Pacific Islander and Maori learners.

Audience

All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community engagement officers.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 16/04/2018 Brisbane - North Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

5 hours

1. Introduction
2. Pasifika Cultural Knowledge, Expectations and Perceptions
3. Current Issues and Case Studies
4. Practical Strategies (Australian-Pasifika Education Guidelines)
5. Summary: Pasifika Council Meeting

What To Bring

Notebook and pen

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
05/07/2017
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Angela Porro on 05/07/2017

David was extremely engaging. The content was relevant. The sharing of stories was fantastic. Thank you! Best PD I have attending this year!!! Excellent resources were shared.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Willie Lolohea on 05/07/2017

Awesome, heavily enjoyed it! Great presentation. Gained a lot of knowledge when trying to engage PI students.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Satasha Tanuvasa on 05/07/2017

Presentation and content were thoroughly taught. Knowledge of the content was outstanding. Strategies put in place will really assist with my teaching.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Jennifer Henriques on 05/07/2017

Excellent speaker, engaging and overall great energy. Information was useful, practical and relatable. It was inspiring to see and be surrounded by passionate colleagues. Gaining thoughtful feedback from those that have first hand experiences to pass on to students.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Troy Weeden on 05/07/2017

Excellent and informative. David’s delivery was superb.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
05/07/2017

Information was well presented and very engaging. Looking forward to implementing some ideas back at school.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Belinda Duke on 05/07/2017

Engaging and interesting. Time went very quickly. Loved being able to ask questions of presenter and whole group and have them answered thoughtfully and from personal and professional experience.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Melinda Childs on 05/07/2017

Very informative and would love to learn more if available. Need more courses like this with whole school being involved.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Alexander Miezio on 05/07/2017

Such a postive and engaging presentation. Learned a lot of great strategies in an incredibly friendly environment.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Marie Addamo on 05/07/2017

The presenter was fabulous. Course content is very relevant. Opportunities were created to embed knowledge.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Dean Bain on 05/07/2017

Interesting, relevant and engaging. David included and respected all cultures, views and opinions. Thank you. It was most enjoyable.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Kate Jameson on 04/07/2017

David was very engaging and his content was full of practical strategies which are relevant. The time went quickly as I found the information useful. Excellent resources to take away. I really enjoyed the day!! Thank you.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
04/07/2017

Comprehensive. Walked away with a lot of tools. Great opportunity to network and meet people with Pacific Islanders.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
04/07/2017

David is a great presenter. Knowledgeable and engaging. The content that was delivered was enlightening and informative. It has given me a new perspective and approach towards PI and Maori students. It was a valuable experience. Great session!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by James Munroe on 04/07/2017

A great opportunity to share, to hear and to listen.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Tevita Folau on 04/07/2017

Excellent practical strategies and relevant content. Very engaging.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
04/07/2017

More content, or a follow up course.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
04/07/2017

Entertaining Presenter!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
04/07/2017

I would love to have learned more. I enjoyed our conversation and the dialogue very much. I would like more practical ways to engage parents.


About the team


David Lakisa

Creator

David Lakisa has worked in the education sector at various secondary, tertiary and private levels for the past 13 years. He is currently a coordinator of religious education programs and teacher in-service as well as a PhD candidate researching diversity management at the University Technology Sydney (UTS). A former PDHPE teacher at St Peter Claver College (QLD), Eagle Vale and Granville Boys High Schools, David has also been a sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education since 2008. In sum, David has been heavily involved in numerous research, education, government and community-based initiatives for Pacific Islanders and Maori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past 18 years.