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Kath Herbert

kath herbertKath Herbert (Australia) has been a professional educator since 1975.

Kath specializes in curriculum development that addresses social emotional wellbeing and structures alternative learning opportunities.

With the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development she has worked with secondary and primary schools.  She is an experienced teacher working in both large city colleges as well as small country schools in administration, curriculum and student wellbeing. As an Innovation and Excellence educator she piloted several professional learning projects across 11 schools.

With the Education Faculty of Deakin University and Vic Health she has delivered research based programs that address self efficacy issues in rural areas.

In adult and community education she has worked with long term unemployed and jobless young people, focusing on engaging them. With ECG, Education Centre Gippsland, she recruited and trained teachers to work in remote indigenous communities with a major provider of adult learning. This has given her a broad understanding of the learning needs “on community”

Recently Kath has worked with schools and school communities as a “critical friend/consultant” advising on curriculum initiatives aimed at community engagement.

Kath brings thirty year’s experience in teaching to her work delivering Dr Ruby K Payne’s work on economic disadvantage, “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” and “Research Based Strategies for the Classroom” for 10 years. Her presentations explain the work in Australian terms with a strong focus on practical learning applications.

She is a talented and experienced presenter, who will always leave your staff with a lot to think about and practical strategies to put into practice. Her passions is equity of access to educational opportunity which has led to an in depth understanding of the important connections between schools and community and the need for open and mindful communication.