Teacher and Teacher Librarians Symposium

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Tue 26 Jul


Booking required?
$170 onsite registration
$100 online registration

First Nations perspectives in the classroom
Tuesday 26 July 2022

There is an identified need for greater inclusion of First Nations histories and cultures in the national curriculum, which has amplified as schools and educators await the release of the revised Australian Curriculum 9.0. Ensuring First Nations perspectives are part of the curriculum is an important part of our growth as a nation.  State Library looks forward to providing an opportunity to lead schools and the discussion regarding inclusion of First Nations perspectives in the classroom.

The 2022 Curriculum Connect Teacher and Teacher Librarians Symposium will bring together teachers, teacher-librarians, educational leaders, and truth tellers to collaborate, learn and connect.  

Through keynote addresses, break-out presentations, and a panel Q&A discussion, the 2022 symposium aims to: 

  • Strengthen and support First Nations learning strategies with examples of best practice models by providing teachers and teacher librarians with practical knowledge and inspiration.  
  • Increase educators’ awareness of the importance, complexity and magnitude of First Nations voices to share and implement into schools, library spaces, and communities. 
  • Discuss best practice for increasing awareness of First Nations perspectives and voices in classrooms and school libraries, and 
  • Encourage participants to refine their teaching pedagogy, develop soft skills to support the inclusion of First Nations voices and history in schools, and explore ideas for prioritising, embedding and celebrating First Nations voices throughout educational and library settings. 

Registration and program

Registrations for in-person and online attendance are now open. 

Visit our Event page for the full program and to purchase your tickets.

Getting here

All undercover Queensland Cultural Centre car parks are closed until further notice. There's still a number of ways to get to State Library including public transport, street parking, parking at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre via Stanley or Merivale street or South Bank Parklands underground parking via Tribune Street.

We look forward to reconnecting with teachers, teacher librarians, educational leaders and industry partners, in person at the State Library of Queensland.


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Schools Engagement
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Upcoming dates

Tue 26 Jul