PD SESSIONS

Early Childhood Educator

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - THE X FACTOR IN TEACHING

This session empowers teachers to get back to what we know children need most.

6 HOURS

FAST TRACK WALKER LEARNING F/K/P or R to YEAR 2 (Online Event)

This Fast Track webinar is ideal if you are commencing at a Walker Learning school or moving into a different year level and are required to implement Walker Learning during the next school year.

2.5 HOURS

INVESTIGATING OUTDOORS - WALKER LEARNING OUTDOOR STUDY TOUR F/K P OR R TO YEAR 2

Join us at one of our accredited Walker Learning schools to see how indoor and outdoor spaces are integrated in this learning community.

6 HOURS

IS THIS CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN OR SCHOOL?

How do we know if a child is ready for kindergarten or school?

3 HOURS

LOOSE PARTS PLAY - THE WHY & HOW OF MATERIALS - *NEW*

What are loose parts? What are the benefits of investing in these materials for the development of children’s learning?

3 HOURS

MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATORS & CHILDREN

Learn about mindfulness, how to practice for your wellbeing and how to introduce age appropriate practices into your classroom including meditations, movement, activities, games & discussion.

14 HOURS

MOTIVATING STAFF & BUILDING PROFESSIONALISM

The perfect session for those wanting to build a united, professional team of early childhood educators.

12 Hours

MUSIC, LEARNING AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT by DR ANITA COLLINS

Neuroscience and psychology researchers have done extensive studies over the last 20 years to understand how the brain processes music and why music learning seems to be such a cognitively unique activity.

7 HOURS

NATURE PLAY - Transitioning the Outdoors into the Early Primary Years

Investigative and Inquiry Learning Outdoors

3 HOURS

NURTURING CHILDREN'S WELLBEING THROUGH CREATIVITY

Nurturing Children's Wellbeing through Creativity

6 Hours

NURTURING CHILDREN’S WELLBEING THROUGH CREATIVITY–An introduction to Art Therapy

Exploring the benefits of creativity and art processes on wellbeing

6 Hours

NURTURING CREATIVITY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZART.

A refreshing look at new ideas and practical strategies for early childhood educators and art teachers to introduce young children to a love and appreciation of art.

6 HOURS

OPEN ENDED AND SENSORY ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZART

Providing sensory experiences for children to touch, smell and observe the natural world as well as opportunities for creative self-expression can be challenging in our busy and technological society.

6 Hours

OPTIMISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS.

A practical and informative session to help you support children with additional needs.

6 HOURS

PLAY MATTERS - THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY - Presented by Dr Dee O'Connor (NESA Approved)

Dee will discuss the importance of child-initiated and self-directed play experiences, and how educators can optimise young children’s learning through a play-based pedagogy.

5 Hours

PLAY MATTERS - THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY - Presented by Dr Dee O’Connor

Dee will discuss the importance of child-initiated and self-directed play experiences, and how educators can optimise young children’s learning through a play-based pedagogy.

6 HOURS

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