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Empowering Business and Education

What does success for a business look like when working with the Education Sector?

Education Partnerships (EPS) achieved notable successes in 2022 whilst delivering powerful programs for businesses and government agencies providing a range of educational services to schools. These successes include the development of resources for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, accreditation by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), and working with various organisations to develop professional learning programs.

Throughout the beginning of 2022, EPS worked closely with FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup to create educational resources. The resources were educationally engaging, with the media competition providing purpose, marketing, and PR content for the FIBA Women’s World Cup 2022.

“Heather led the planning and delivery of a series of education resources for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 and did an incredible job. From stakeholder consultation through to final design, Heather provided her expertise every step of the way to ensure the project was a success. She was generous with her knowledge, thorough with her planning and a pleasure to work with.” Alicia Kish (Marketing, Digital and Audience Engagement).

EPS also successfully navigated the Accreditation process of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) on behalf of an EdTech company and The Crawford Fund. EPS worked alongside clients to develop professional learning opportunities for educators and teachers by outlining the requirements and aligning them with professional teaching standards to have these opportunities accredited by NESA. This significant accomplishment reflects the high level of professionalism and proficiency of EPS in creating instructional programmes.

Education Partnership collaborated with the Australian Olympic Committee throughout 2022 to equip Olympians to provide engaging curriculum-linked presentations to primary, secondary, and tertiary school students. Since 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee has collaborated with EPS to provide Summer and Winter Games materials. Also, EPS provided Conflict Resolution Services with a feasibility study and strategic plan to help them identify the need for mediation training to support relationships in the education sector. The objective was to assist the educational community in helping schools deal with complex relationships.

EPS collaborated with Entropolis, a company specialising in entrepreneurship education, over the second half of 2022 to develop learning experiences based on the general capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Personal and Social Capabilities. EPS and Entropolis created online courses using the design thinking process to enable students to think creatively and engage in hands-on learning.

Another significant success of EPS in 2022 was the Asia Education Foundation’s one-day design sprint, which involved over 300 students from Australia and Papua New Guinea. The sprint included a live workshop with breakout groups and audio recordings to support schools that may have lost connection during the sprint. EPS initiated and engaged Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for the United Nations, to present to the students why their voice matters to a global audience. Maximo also provided certificates and letters of thanks from the FAO to all participating schools. The work was profiled at the World Food Forum in Rome in October 2022.

The Food Security Design Sprint and Growing Food for the Future Guided Project are initiatives from the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools (PASS) Initiative, managed by Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of the Australian Government, supported by Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne.

Many significant achievements were realised through the close collaborative work between EPS and their clients. Whether it is developing educational resources, professional development opportunities for teachers and staff, providing communications support, or navigating the Education Sector, EPS has the expertise and dedication to providing high-quality education services.

Development for a Better Future – WIN $1000 for your School with The Crawford Fund!

Sustainable Living

Attention Year 9 and 10 Educators and Students

WIN $1000 for your school!

We are so excited about The Crawford Funds’ updated high school teaching materials to support Educators and Students to create a better future. What better way to celebrate than with a competition!

After reading about our comp below, register for the materials so you can enter!

As part of our ACIAR-supported NextGen project to encourage the next generation into studies and careers to improve food and nutrition security, the Crawford Fund is offering a $1000 prize to the school of a student or student team that wins our ‘Development for a Better Future’ Competition.

We want tomorrow’s scientists, researchers, communicators, AI and big data specialists, nutritionists, geographers, engineers, designers, social scientists, problem solvers and creative thinkers to let their imaginations run wild and help us with their ‘development for a better future’ ideas.

We look forward to students’ solutions to some of the most vexing challenges to food and nutrition security. We hope to get lots of entries of videos produced as part of using our materials or a video about their work and learnings from the materials.

Each entry will be individually judged by a panel based on its message, the evident understanding of the issue being addressed and the appropriateness of the suggested solution.

The Crawford Fund will then publicise video submissions on our website and social media platforms and share them with some of our partners to highlight the work of students and schools and their suggested solutions.

Entries must relate to a student’s class use of one of the seven modules in our “Development for a Better Future” series. While the teaching materials provide an opportunity for students to develop videos, blogs, essays, PowerPoints, ‘how to’ guides, field reports and social media campaigns, competition entries will be a short video.

The videos can be produced by an individual student or a class team and must be submitted by their educator. The students must attend a school in Australia or be home-schooled in Australia.

You can read more on our new updated Secondary School modules here or register to download the materials here. The competition closes on Friday, 22 September 2023.

Further information on competition details and how to submit your video are here.

The module topics ask students to:

  1. Outline how Australia could support farmers in the Asia Pacific Region to address climate change challenges. (Climate Change module 1)
  2. Develop a training program to build capacity in the Asia Pacific region around a climate-smart technology (Climate-Smart Technologies module 2)
  3. Raise awareness of the challenges and possible solutions to how Covid-19 impacts food and nutrition security (Covid-19 and Food Security module 3)
  4. Showcase an innovative solution to enhance food production in our region (Australia – A Powerhouse of Agriculture Research module 4)
  5. Review strategies to address the gender dimension impacting agriculture in Australia and developing countries (Gender in Agriculture module 5)
  6. Inform an audience on the value of Genebanks and crop diversity in the future of food and nutrition security (Genebanks – Saving more than Seeds module 6)
  7. Develop an awareness-raising campaign on the challenges and opportunities of Food Loss and Waste for the UN International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction- (Food Loss and Waste module 7)

Have a go – we can’t wait to see what students produce as part of their efforts on “Development for a Better Future”.