How do we create interesting and meaningful environments that promote, engage and sustain children’s learning through play? ** NOW NESA APPROVED **



Including guest speaker, Dr. Michael Nagel

Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor, Teacher and Academic at a leading Queensland university in the areas of cognition and learning, human development and early learning, neurological development in children & adolescent psychology and is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost experts in child development.

With decades of experience as a teacher and behavioural specialist on multiple continents, Dr Nagel is a regular contributor to various journals, magazines and newspaper columns on topics dealing with education, parenting and child development including being a feature writer for Child magazine. He is a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society and is a national and international speaker.

How do we create engaging and meaningful environments that promote and sustain children’s learning through play?

This session explores the importance of creating spaces that nurture and inspire whilst facilitating learning.

In this session we will explore:

  • The key elements of quality learning environments indoors and outdoors
  • Considerations for design, set up, materials and equipment
  • The importance of open ended learning spaces
  • Supporting children to resource their own learning
  • Planning for ongoing modifications
  • Intentional teaching.

You will also see examples of how to add and use everyday materials within a realistic budget to assist children in their learning, engagement and exploration both indoors and outdoors.

This is the session for those educators who want to offer inviting, collaborative and engaging environments as part of Investigations and Walker Learning. This PD Session is suitable for teachers and educators working with children aged 3 to 8 years of age.

Completing Creating Engaging and Intentional Learning Environments 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 1.1.2, 2.5.2 & 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS –1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.5, 3.4 6.2, 6.3

Lunch and Morning Tea provided at full day sessions.

Start Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

This session will be in demand so please book early.

* Minimum numbers are required for this event to proceed. We will notify you if there are any changes to your booked event.

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