2018 YDC Sharing Summit: Sustaining excellence in YuMi Deadly Maths

Keynote session Mundanara Bayles at YDC Sharing Summit 2018

The eighth annual YDC Sharing Summit held on 29–30 October 2018 brought together education practitioners from our projects across Australia to share best practice and their experiences with YuMi Deadly Maths. Our mathematics projects cover general pedagogy, enrichment and extension, remediation, acceleration and special education.

A variety of presentations from 20 schools explored how to develop excellence in mathematics pedagogy and delivery through YuMi Deadly Maths and how to embed practices to sustain it in schools. We know YuMi Deadly Maths is excellent when teachers say, “Why didn’t someone teach me like this when I was at school?” and students say, “Maths is my favourite subject now!”  We know it is sustainable when it continues in a school beyond the initial training period and is passed on to new staff.

Read more about the 2018 summit on our News page.

Download 2018 YDC Sharing Summit program here

Key dates for 2018 summit:

14 September: Presenter submissions due

28 September: Early bird registrations close

23 October: All registrations close

29–30 October: Sharing Summit


Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce two keynote speakers for the summit: Mundanara Bayles from the BlackCard and Scott Gorringe from Murrimatters Consulting.

Monday 29 October – Mundanara Bayles

Mundanara Bayles

Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu on her father’s side. Mundanara grew up in Redfern, New South Wales, with her eight sisters and moved to her father’s country in the early 90s. Coming from a family that has been active in the Aboriginal movement since the 60s and 70s she continues to follow their example. As a proud advocate for her people, she follows in her father’s footsteps and aims to make a positive contribution.

Mundanara has more than 18 years’ experience working for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations in New South Wales and Queensland. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has formal qualifications in the disciplines of media, business, assessment and training. She is currently a board member at The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (also known as The Murri School) in Brisbane, and serves on several other committees and boards.

Mundanara is the Managing Director and co-founder of The Australian BlackCard Pty Ltd (BlackCard), which is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business certified with Supply Nation. Mundanara co-founded BlackCard with Dr Lilla Watson, who is a respected Aboriginal elder, artist, educator and long-time course developer. BlackCard is a specialist consultancy providing cultural capability training and consultancy services to enable people and organisations to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community. BlackCard’s purpose is working with people, not for people, with the genius of Aboriginal Knowledge.

Mundanara’s work is agile, partnership-based, and crosses multiple organisational borders. She brings people along with her through her inclusive and collaborative approach. Her session will focus on building cultural competency.

Tuesday 30 October – Scott Gorringe

Scott Gorringe

Scott is a Mithaka man from far western Queensland. He believes the challenge is to reconnect with self, others and the environment. Scott has a Masters from The University of Queensland, and studied at The University of British Columbia in Canada. He is Director of Murrimatters Consulting, Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council grant at ANU and currently leads the Milparanga Leadership Program for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Scott’s education has been an exciting balance of on-country practices, state and private schooling, plus university – both overseas and in Australia. In 2006 Scott, with his best mate David Spillman, co-developed a facilitation process called Engoori that assists teams and organisations to address complex challenges. Scott’s company, Murrimatters Pty Ltd, has delivered this process to a range of organisations across Australia and internationally for more than ten years.

Scott has extensive knowledge and understanding of engagement across the various cultural groups within Australia and his passion lies in bringing forth people’s strengths to assist them to create and lead change. Scott’s session will focus on challenging the deficit discourse across the Indigenous landscape and will propose a powerful way forward that enables robust, courageous, and trusting relationships to form.

Download the full program here.


Location: QUT Kelvin Grove [link to map]
Start Date: 29/10/2018 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Date: 30/10/2018
End Time: 3:00 pm
RSVP By: Tuesday 23rd of October 2018
Cost: Early Bird 2 days $140 (closes 28 September) | Full cost 2 days $160 (closes 23 October) | 1 day $80
Organiser: QUT YuMi Deadly Centre
Enquiries: email: ydc@qut.edu.au or c.cottier@qut.edu.au | phone: (07) 3138 0035 or (07) 3138 0061