Let us introduce you to Walker Learning through a Virtual Study Tour, followed by Planning and Documentation in Walker Learning and Linking Literacy, Numeracy and Subject Areas to Investigations and Learning Environments.
3 days, 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Please note - this PD takes place over 2 days - Tuesday 23rd January and Thursday 25th January from 10.30am to 4.30pm AEDT. Wednesday 24th January does not require attendance for people who have booked this PD option.
Tues 23rd Jan & Thurs 25th Jan 2024
10.30am - 4.30pm AEDT
10.00am - 4.00pm SA
9.30am - 3.30pm QLD
9.00am - 3.00pm NT
7.30am - 1.30pm WA
Take a closer look at Walker Learning in action through our Virtual Study Tour with the second day focussing on planning and documentation in Walker Learning and enhancing literacy and numeracy connections through Investigations.
Day 1 (full day): Walker Learning Virtual Study Tour (Preschool to Year 2)
The Virtual Tour takes you to a school where you will observe students and teachers in action, demonstrating the Walker Learning Approach. You will observe: tuning in, reflection, the learning environment, focus children and reporter and photographer. Further professional learning by our consultant follows, including unpacking the core elements of the pedagogy and using a virtual showcase of the core elements from Walker Learning classrooms across Australia.
Day 3 AM: Walker Learning Planning and Documentation
This session provides a deeper understanding of Walker Learning documentation. We review Walker Learning documentation that streamlines and enhances planning, observations, assessment and reporting, including Planning Templates, Daily/Weekly record sheets and Individual Observation Records. We look at the variety of ways curriculum areas can be strengthened and deepened during investigations and formal teaching. It reviews planning and reporting, providing time-efficient and streamlined documentation.
Day 3 PM: Linking Literacy, Numeracy, and Subject Areas to Investigations and Learning Environments
Join us online for this extension workshop-style PD which explores through the use of presentation slides, expert discussion and audience Q&A a range of practical strategies and ideas to assist teachers in providing additional and meaningful literacy and numeracy into the school day.
The session will focus on the variety of ways literacy, numeracy and subject areas can be strengthened and enhanced during Investigation time. We examine how literacy and numeracy links are made through planning, documentation and conversation, and how explicit instruction continues during formal teaching throughout the day.
In addition, we review the importance of creating open-ended learning spaces that nurture and inspire whilst facilitating learning and linking to the curriculum framework.
Completing Linking Literacy, Numeracy, and Subject Areas to Investigations and Learning Environment will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2 & 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.5, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4, 6.2, 6.3
Ideally suited for educators who are new to or early in their Walker Learning journey and working with children from 3 to 8 years.
The Walker Learning Pathway
The Walker Learning Approach is a journey and is best implemented through a pathway of PD modules which can be attended online or delivered as customised sessions to your school.