• Early Childhood

ONLINE: EC Network for Remote/Regional Schools - Learning Through Child-initiated Play

PL # 13462.
Starting on 29 Aug 2022
Cancellation permitted until 22 Aug 2022

Event registrations closed on 22 Aug 2022

Delivery Format : Webinar

Event registration is Closed

Description

AISWA Early Childhood offers a range of network hubs across the metro area. For early childhood educators in REGIONAL and REMOTE areas, we are pleased to offer an online network, which aims to support educators outside the metro area to remain connected to one another, and to professional learning about key understandings in early childhood education. 


Term 3 (Week 3) focus: Learning Through Play: Child-initiated Play
Presenter: Deb Martin (AISWA)

When it comes to play-based learning, early childhood educators need to consider how they provide opportunities for child-initiated play as well as playful teaching/learning. In this workshop there will be a specific focus on child-initiated play, with Deb weaving inspiring stories of real practice into an exploration of why play-based learning is vital for children across the early childhood years. Our Term 4 meeting will build from this workshop with an investigation of playful teaching/learning. Whilst not essential, educators are encouraged to consider attending both meetings. 

Presenters

Deborah Martin(AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant
Deborah Martin<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Deb Martin is an Early Childhood Consultant with AISWA who has been working in Early Childhood classrooms since 2006. Her area of expertise and school support is in the area of high quality play based pedagogies, guiding young children's behaviours, Early Childhood literacy and the On-entry assessment. Her work also includes supporting leaders and in particular, their educators, in pedagogical change and embedding evidence based appropriate pedagogies including play-based and inquiry pedagogies and Reggio Emilia inspired practice. Other areas Deb presents in include; helping educators gain a deep understanding about the ever changing neuroscience and recent research related to young children and how this can be translated into high quality classroom practice, looking at the high quality interactions between children and their educators including sustained shared thinking. Due to Deb’s recent experience in the classroom, her practical experiences and rich stories help educators see the possibilities of high quality practice, including a guidance approach to managing behaviour and supporting self-regulation.

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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Segments

ONLINE: EC Network for Remote/Regional Schools - Learning Through Child-initiated Play test

Date / Time

29 Aug 2022
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 17:30

Webinar - Online Only

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

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

Event Contact

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