• Early Childhood

TBC - Term 1 Metro Early Childhood Network Meeting - CENTRAL

PL # 13319
Starting on 14 Mar 2022
Cancellation permitted until 07 Mar 2022

Event registrations closed on 07 Mar 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


***This will not occur face-to-face on that date, further details will be published ASAP. 

We invite you to our small, early childhood network hubs across the metro area. We welcome all participants to come along to whichever hub suits you. We have organised these network meetings into hubs to cater for our vast schools across metro area.

Term 1 Central Early Childhood Network Meeting
Focus: Playful STEM using blocks
Host: Regent College, Victoria Park

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to tour the inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments at Regent College and to engage in a bite-sized PL on STEM Learning using Blocks, presented by Rebecca Duncan. Every registered attendee will receive a copy of AISWA's latest Early Childhood publication, 'Playful STEM: Using Blocks in Kindergarten to Year 2', which features several WA Independent Schools, including Regent College. 

Come and hear about how blocks can empower 3 to 8-year old children to develop the STEM capabilities, knowledge, skills and dispositions they need now and into the future. Practical ideas and powerful illustrations of practice from a number of Independent Schools in WA will be shared. The network meeting will conclude with an opportunity to tour Regent College's wonderful Early Childhood environments. 

The schedule for this meeting is as follows: 
3:45pm - afternoon tea and networking
4-4:45pm - presentation on STEM Learning using Blocks, by Rebecca Duncan
4:45-5:30pm - tour of Regent College's early childhood spaces


Rebecca Duncan(AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant
Rebecca Duncan<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Rebecca Duncan has been working in education since 1998. Along with teaching experience in each year level across Kindergarten to Year 4, her roles have included Coordinator of the Learning Development Centre at Christ Church Grammar Preparatory School as well as leadership in the integration of learning technologies. In 2004, Rebecca was the recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for Western Australia, in recognition of her work in the promotion of early literacy practice at All Saints’ College.

Rebecca has been with AISWA since late 2010, when she was contracted to write a resource to support educators in their implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This project culminated in the publication of the acclaimed book, 'Early Years Learning Framework: In Action'. Ongoing employment as a consultant for AISWA followed, initially in the Curriculum, then Literacy teams, interspersed by the births of her three children. Rebecca now works for AISWA in a part-time capacity and thoroughly enjoys her role as a consultant within the early childhood team. She has lead numerous projects at AISWA, including initiatives to connect the Australian Curriculum and EYLF, one of which lead to AISWA’s publication of 'Playing with the Australian Curriculum' (2013). Her teacher resource, 'Journeys of Inquiry', was published in 2018, highlighting case studies of inquiry in early childhood. This has now been accompanied by a second volume of inspiring stories of inquiry pedagogies in 'Further Journeys of Inquiry', which was published by AISWA in 2020. Rebecca's latest publication for AISWA, 'Playful STEM: Using Blocks in Kindergarten to Year 2' is due for distribution in 2021. Inquiry pedagogies, early literacy and numeracy, learning through play, integrative approaches, responsiveness to children, learning technologies, and the Early Years Learning Framework represent a few of Rebecca’s areas of specialty.

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Event Segment

Date / Time

14 Mar 2022 Starts: 15:45 Finishes: 17:30

Delivery Format : In Person

Regent College

PL Hours : 2.00

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Pre-Primary
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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