Training Action Teams in Brisbane

Jenni and I had two days of training set up in Brisbane. Our day got off to an exciting start when Jenni’s flat iron blew up.

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Our first day of training focused on assessing school cultures and climates. We set up the room with our usual supplies: chart paper, pipe cleaners, feathers, die cut hands and feet, glitter, and googly eyes.

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Our participants really seemed to enjoy it and made some really creative mixed media visions of family engagement.

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One team used their pipe cleaners to create glasses for their googly eyes.

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Another team turned their chart paper into a boat with families, teachers, and community members hanging from it, trying to get on board!

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One team used the leftover pipe cleaners and feathers to make a mini me for Jenni and I.

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At the end of the day, many of the participants who had traveled in from other places and were staying in their own room villa met us for a dinner in the hotel restaurant. I sat at one table and Jenni sat at the other. I’m sure her table was nice but mine was super fun! I was sitting in between a group from Darwin, which is in the far northern territories and over four hours away by plane. Also at my table was Anne, a former catholic school teacher/public school teacher. This was lucky for me because the topic for the #ozptchat was #studentwellness and she had some terrific ideas!

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We had a lovely time before Jenni and I returned to our room villa to prepare for the next day.

About isherri

I'm the Director of Consultative Services at big time education publisher and a half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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