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Early Childhood Courses

Apr 24, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

ETLN2405- Understanding the early signs of ASD

Understanding the early signs of ASD and working with children on the spectrum  

Early Childhood

Description:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the early years can impact how a child thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment. Children with ASD can present very differently, this is why autism is described as a spectrum. In this session, a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, will share their knowledge and understanding of ASD traits and share strategies she uses to help children, their families and teachers develop their social skills and regulate themselves.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Renee Toscas

 

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May 22, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

ETLN2407- Managing difficult conversations

Early Childhood

Description:
There are moments across the year where teachers and educators need to have a difficult conversation with colleagues or parents. This session will support teachers and educators in their approach to managing these challenging conversations that occur within an Early Childhood setting. Kristy will share her vast knowledge in this area and share a range of strategies on how to successfully manage these challenging conversations including if these conversations are unplanned or aggression is involved. There will be an opportunity to do role plays in breakout groups, case study analysis and ask Kristy questions.

Standards addressed:

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Kristy Elliot

 

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Jun 05, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

ETLN2408- Steps to Reconciliation - Indigenous perspectives

Early Childhood

Description:
Supporting children to understand First Peoples' histories, cultures, knowledge and traditions is a critical role for early childhood  teachers. In this session, the presenter will share their experiences and strategies on how to incorporate indigenous perspectives in your planning and teaching. When indigenous perspectives are incorporated into your program you are making an important contribution toward  Reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander people. For teachers in NSW completing Steps to Reconciliation will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Aboriginal education and supporting Aboriginal students/children addressing standard descriptor 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.4.2 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
  • 2.4.2 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Jo Dowell

 

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Jun 19, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

ETLN2409-Story based approaches to engage with STEM

Teaching approaches

Description:
Inviting children to learn and engage with ideas through stories is engaging, exciting and fun. Entering into the story as an active participant as a character or to help a character in the story to solve problems, collaborate and explore STEM concepts is highly motivating. Come with me as we explore story based approaches to inform, engage with, and extend STEM concepts in the early childhood space. This work has been inspired by Marilyn Fleer’s research and work on Conceptual Playworlds.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Kate Goodridge

 

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Jul 08, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ETLN2412- Risky Play

Early Childhood

Description:
Providing stimulating and exploratory opportunities for young children to engage in is an essential developmental skill. There are many benefits of risky play including problem solving, balance, coordination and building resilience which is why it needs to be planned and encouraged on a regular basis. In this session, Linda will share the benefits of risky play, ways to incorporate risky play regularly into the program and show examples of it in action. This session will also provide the opportunity to gain and share new ideas and resources with other participants and ask Linda questions.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.1.2 Physical social and intellectual development and characteristics of learners
  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Linda Churchyard

 

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Jul 08, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

ETLN2413- Supporting children's choice and boundaries

Early Childhood

Description:
Providing opportunities for children to have agency is really important. Children are capable of initiating their own learning and have the right to make their own choices, make decisions and beginning to develop their own boundaries which should be imbedded each day at their kingergarten and childcare setting. Sarah Louise will discuss agency and effective ways to encourage and support children to make the own choices, decisions and boundaries.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Sarah Louise

 

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Jul 09, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ETLN2411- Trauma in Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Description:
The effects of trauma can show up in different and unexpected ways and sometimes at unusual times. It is important as an educator to understand trauma and how to best give or find supports for children and their family.  In this session, Sarah Louise will share her knowledge about different types of trauma such as collective, hidden, intergenerational and the death of a friend or family member. She will also share ideas, strategies and resources to support the child and their family.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.1.2 Physical social and intellectual development and characteristics of learners
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Sarah Louise

 

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Jul 11, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM

ETLN2410- TLN's Storytelling Day

Early Childhood

Description:
Storytelling offers many opportunities to foster children's development and skills including engaging their imagination skills, play skills and increasing their enthusiasm for books and stories. Having a story told to you is a wonderful experience. During TLN's Storytelling Day, you will have an opportunity to listen to two different presenters and their love of story telling. Across the day you will : * Learn new ideas and strategies on how to tell stories *Explore ways to engage children in the art of story telling, *Develop ideas to encourage children to tell their own stories * See, play, touch and use props and books that can develop story ideas * Collaborate and network with your peers * Develop your confidence and Practice your skills telling stories * Have the opportunity to share ideas and props you use with others * Ask questions to our presenters who love storytelling.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies

Course Length: 5.5 hours

Presenter: Kate Goodridge and Jo Dowell

 There will be a light refreshments and a light lunch provided. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for specialist dietary needs due to this being a free event for members.

 

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Jul 24, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

ETLN2414- Child Safety

Early Childhood

Description:
If communities are going to evolve, to better manage risk, then we must foreground children in participatory spaces. Children must be involved in planning, assessment, reflection and reform. Children need to be aware of the strategies in place to keep them safe but also be active participants through the process of risk assessment which requires resources they can truly converse with. To authentically capture feedback and ideas there needs to be a range of user-friendly ways to communicate child safety commitments, policies and procedures in the context of your education and care service.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.1.2 Physical social and intellectual development and characteristics of learners
  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Nicole Talarico

 

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Aug 07, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

ETLN2415- Small World Play

Early Childhood

Description:
Engaging children in Small World Play (SWP) enables them to explore new materials, act out real life scenarios, build their language skills, gain an understanding of the world around them and develop their social skills. Meg who is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and Play Therapist will share her knowledge on SWP and the best ways to engage children and incorporate it into your program regularly. She will also show some SWP examples and suggest resources that would be beneficial to have in your setting.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Meg Ellard

 

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Aug 28, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

ETLN2417- Taking Learning into the community

Early Childhood

Description:
Learning beyond the gate-Taking learning and engagement our into the community. You don’t have to run a formal weekly nature program to venture outside of your centre regularly. However, you can taking learning out into the community by planning regular excursions or outings where you all can connect with your local area and community. In this session, Heidi Ratje and a colleague will share their experiences on how they take learning beyond the gate. They will share how they plan these outings and excursions, what experiences they have done with their children in the past and how they engage learning in the local community. This could be an ideal session for planning excursions and outings for 2025.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Heidi Ratje and Monica Nitschke

 

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Aug 28, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

ETLN2418- Engaging children in science

Early Childhood

Description:
Letting children be immersed in science can help develop children's knowledge and curiosity about the world around us. Creating opportunities for children to be involved in experiments or head outside in the great outdoors can enable them to ask questions, explore and find answers, get messy and make mistakes. Nichole will share her knowledge and ideas of teaching science to children and give examples of how science can be included into your program.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Nichole Jenkins

 

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Oct 01, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ETLN2419- When educational perspectives are different

Early Childhood

Description:
When colleagues have different educationally perspectives there can be tension, disagreements or difficult conversations. There are ways to share different perspectives without getting personal or creating a dysfunctional workplace. In this session, Sarah Louise will discuss why teachers have different education perspectives, how you can best learn from each other and strategies to help communicate in different ways or overcome challenges.

Standards addressed:

  • 6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning needs
  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Sarah Louise

 

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Oct 01, 2024 | 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

ETLN2420- Bush Kinder

Early Childhood

Description:
Bush Kinder can create a range of rich experiences for children, teachers and educators in natural spaces such as the park, beach or bush setting. Within these programs, children engage in nature play which benefits children's physical and mental health and general wellbeing. This also allows opportunities for the development of social skills through interaction and engagement in an alternate settings and increases their environmental knowledge. In this session, Heidi will share her knowledge and experiences in working regularly in a bush kinder settings.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 2 hours

Presenter: Heidi Ratje

 

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Oct 02, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

ETLN2421- Behaviour and sensory processing

Early Childhood

Description:
Understanding the reasons and communications behind behaviour, helps us, as Educators, understand how we can support children. One aspect to consider are the sensory challenges some children may experience, how this can impact on their behaviour and how we can incorporate supporting these children throughout our total learning environment.  In this session, Belinda will share her wealth of knowledge and strategies to help work with children with behavioural and sensory challenges.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 3 hours

Presenter: Belinda Hassarati

 

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Oct 02, 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Linking Playwork and EC Theory

Early Childhood

Description:
The profession of Playwork arose from the adventure playground movement of post-war England. The priority of Playworkers is to provide a place for children to play, where play is defined as “freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated.” In this session, Linda will introduce the Play Cycle, a fundamental concept of Playwork, and discuss how her discovery of Playwork has fundamentally changed her teaching philosophy and practice.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Linda Churchyard

 

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Oct 16, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

ETLN2423- Layers of Sustainability

Layers of Sustainability- Social, Environment, Economic and beyond…

Early Childhood

Description:
The revised EYLF 2.0 guides educators to implement sustainability as a principle woven throughout the Quality Areas and Learning outcomes.  Using the Social, Environment and Economic dimensions as lenses to view practice helps educators to identify and embed education for sustainability within early childhood settings.  In doing this children become active citizens in exploring and learning about sustainability concepts which empowers them to be agents of change now and in the future.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation
  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Steph Willey

 

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Oct 16, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

ETLN2424-Teaching children to calm and relax their bodies

Early Childhood

Description:
In the fast paced life we live, it is important to teach children strategies to use to relax and calm to help them self regulate. This is a particularly good time of the year for mindfulness as Term 4  can become very busy increasing activities and everyone becomes more tired. In this session, Nichole will share a range of tools and strategies that teachers can use to help young children calm and relax their bodies.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Nichole Jenkins

 

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