2015 Conference

Here are the presentations from our 5th National Conference, 25–27 March 2015 in Wollongong, Making Waves — Early Literacy and Collective Impact.


Kerry GrahamCollective Impact — an overview
Principal Consultant, Collective Impact in Australia

Dr Amanda HowardAssets Based Community Development and Early Literacy
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

June McLoughlinTogether We Can Make a Difference
Director, Family and Children’s Services Doveton College

Paul PrichardWorking With and Through Parents, not To and For Them
Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria


Thursday morning workshops

Karelynne RandallParents as First Educators
Educator and Coach, MBL Consultancy

Lea Sutherland and Elizabeth WilsonWriting Their Story — Children of Little Yuin Aboriginal Pre School
Lea: Director, Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool
Elizabeth: Literacy Consultant

Thursday afternoon workshops

Sandra LennoxPlayful Communication
School of Education, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Sue Pearce100 Stories Before School
Early Literacy Consultant

Gada Itaoui and Jane HaydenEnhancing Early Literacy Practices in Early Childhood Services
Children’s Services, Holroyd City Council

Karelynne RandallHow ‘Lizards’ Created Language and Literacy
Educator and Coach, MBL Consultancy

Stephanie Crick and Clare Skelly, SPEAK — An Innovative Speech and Language App for Families and Educators
Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment

Gwen RaynerKoala Joeys Family Program
Butterfly Wings Early Years Consultancy

Lee CastledineHow To Be YouTube Stars
Blacktown City Libraries

Friday morning workshops

Paul PrichardIncluding Dads — More than Just a Nice Idea
Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria

Amanda Collins and Belinda BurnsMove, Explore, Create
Amanda: Children’s Services, Penrith City Council
Belinda: Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Victoria RyleMaking Books with Children and Families
Kids’ Own Publishing

Catriona ElekEarly Childhood Educators as Literacy Champions
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Barbie BatesGet Bitten Again by the Evaluation Bug
Paint the Town REaD Ltd

Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors

Platinum:  Wollongong Council, Goodstart and Early Start University of  Wollongong

Gold: IACC

Silver: Anglicare/FNSW

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