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 aims to improve differentiated learning when working with Pa...
Target Audience
All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community engagement officers.
38 reviews
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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    
27/03/2019 Sydney CBD Cancelled $349 + GST
Enrol Now 19/06/2019 Sth Western Sydney Places available $347 + 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

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Amazing content and presentation

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Mekiafa Oli on 08/01/2019

Learnt a lot!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Engaging and super enjoyable

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Jennifer Avery on 08/01/2019

Great relevant information. Very knowledgeable presenter. Would recommend it to anyone.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Such a great day. Opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas and resources. I feel equipped and confident to implement these strategies

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Esaena Tanaki on 08/01/2019

Each session was informative and very inclusive

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Sanita Lole on 08/01/2019

Very thorough. I would personally like to invite David Lakisa to Marion Catholic College for Staff Professional Development day

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Louis Vaiotu on 08/01/2019

Very insightful and engaging

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Nicole Meyers on 08/01/2019

Such an amazing presentation. So informative, interactive, fun. I really liked that David, Wayne & Bronwyn were able to give real life experiences and advice.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Joyce Conte on 08/01/2019

David (and Wayne & Bronwyn) provided an excellent presentation. Useful strategies, honest insight, shared many useful experiences and resources. David – charismatic and amazing.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Engaging with humour peppered throughout the day. The strategies presented could work, not only with PI and Maori student but with all students within the classroom

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Emily Grimes on 08/01/2019

Interesting and engaging. Loved the interactive nature! Feel like I am walking away with a better understanding of how to engage my students their teaching and learning as well as seeing the cultural connection between the students and what I see in the classroom

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by kimberlee fry fry on 08/01/2019

Excellent, interesting. Presenter was great. Passionate. Would definitely recommend. Have learnt useful insight and tips today. Was wonderful, presenter was Samoan. So authentic and real.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by MIRA DOKMANOVIC on 08/01/2019

An excellent and highly informative professional learning opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to engage and develop strategies that will enrich my interaction with Pacific Islander & Maori students and their community

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by kalliope flex on 08/01/2019

Very informative and relevant, delivered in an entertaining manner. Learned heaps!!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Mitch Arvidson on 08/01/2019

David has an outstanding understanding of the issues both theoretical and practical – related to the education of Pacifica students. He also has a engaging manner and is excellent in sharing his understanding

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.


About the team


David Lakisa

Creator

David Lakisa has worked in the education sector at various secondary, tertiary and private levels for the past 14 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 (2008-2016). 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 19 years.