Thriving Futures Community Educator Professional Development Support

Lessons

Child Protection PD Resources

Educator Resources for the Child Protection Thriving Futures PD sessions – Wednesday 28th October. “Meet important legislative requirements of awareness of Child Protection law…” This topic is designed to give participants the essential key understandings and knowledge base for child protection. Core concepts and themes will be unpacked with a focus on linking to practical strategies and resources that educators [...]

Supporting Children’s Behaviour PD Resources

Educator Resources for the Supporting Children’s Behaviour Thriving Futures PD sessions – Tuesday 27th October. “Help support children’s behaviour and meet QA5 Relationships with Children…” Behaviours can be difficult to cope with particularly within children still developing cultural and social competence. Designed for the educator seeking an understanding to better develop responsive strategies, this workshop explores the neuroscience, childhood relationships […]

Positive Interactions with Children PD Resources

Educator Resources for the Positive Interactions with Children Thriving Futures PD sessions – Monday 8th & Wednesday 10th February 2021 Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships with children is one of the principles of the learning frameworks. Interacting and communicating positively with children is one of the most important aspects of an educator’s role.  Having meaningful conversations with children, listening to […]

Inspiring Play Spaces PD Resources

Educator Resources for the Inspiring Play Spaces Thriving Futures PD sessions – Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th February 2021 This topic will provide educators with renewed inspiration on the amazing possibilities that exist when planning engaging play spaces for children, using existing space, materials and resources to provide quality learning experiences in education and care settings. 

Child Development: 0 – 30 months

Child Development: Birth – 30 months Covering some of the prominent developmental theories that guide educators understandings of young children, this workshop looks at those stages specific to this age group and what they look like in practice with links to the EYLF milestones.

Child Development: 30 months – 5 years

Child Development: 30 months – 5 years Covering some of the prominent developmental theories that guide educators understandings of young children, this workshop looks at those stages specific to this age group and what they look like in practice with links to the EYLF milestones

Art in Early Childhood

Art in Early Childhood In this professional development workshop, we look at the stages of development which can be observed in young children’s art work, and investigate open and closed experiences that encourage and promote children’s learning in creative and developmentally appropriate ways.

Unpacking the EYLF

Unpacking the EYLF This workshop asks educators to look more closely at the Principles and Practices of the EYLF as they are the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of the curriculum document. It is important to develop a deep understanding of why you are developing your curriculum the way you are, and then about how you implement the curriculum even before […]

Making the Most of Routines & Transitions

Making the Most of Routines & Transitions As routines and transitions make up approximately 80% of the day for children and educators in the early years, it is important that we maximise these routines for children’s learning. This workshop investigates what makes up routines and transitions, what learning are we valuing above others throughout the day, how routines may sometimes […]

Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety Environments for children can be high risk areas, so thoughtful and careful planning is required to ensure that the work environment is safe and that educators, families and visitors are protected. This topic will help you reflect on your current work health and safety policies and procedures, and risk management practice in the workplace and understand […]

Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation The Self-Regulation: Identify, Reflect, Respond Online In-Service Workshop aims to develop an understanding of self-regulation through an exploration of five domains, Biological, Emotional, Cognitive, Social and Prosocial. Children’s behaviours, how effectively they are able to respond to everyday challenges, the role adults play in co-regulation and how these are all related to self-regulation will be explored. Throughout the course the role […]

Cultural Confidence

Cultural Confidence Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a group of people which can include behaviours, beliefs, values, attitudes and perspectives. Culture is learned and shared, often passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next. Culture is a fundamental building block of identity and the development of a strong cultural identity is essential to a […]

The Planning Cycle

The Planning Cycle The EYLF states that ‘Educators use a variety of strategies to collect, document, organise, synthesise and interpret the information that they gather to assess children’s learning. They search for appropriate ways to collect rich and meaningful information that depicts children’s learning in context, describes their progress and identifies their strengths, skills and understanding’.

Rethinking Supervision

Rethinking Supervision This topic will discuss why supervision is so critically important in the various education and care settings. It covers: what supervision really means and what the action of supervision looks like when being done well. The challenges when supervising children and how Rethinking Supervision can make many of those challenges disappear.

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