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Resources created by Hervey Bay group members

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Workshops / Conferences

"Knock Knock" Multisensory Music Workshop presented by Sue Southey.

This workshop sets out a framework for experiencing music in early childhood
settings. Participants examine strategies for engaging young children in creative
movement experiences as well as consolidating basic musical skills. Activities are
presented though a process that engages children's auditory, kinaesthetic and visual
modalities Educators are given a framework and structure for exploring movement
using familiar and original music. Supporting CD available for purchase.

Digital Photography workshop on Saturday 19 August at USQ

Future Speaker Ideas included:
Community Speaker (Prep Year), Reggio Emilia Conference (Mini), Cultural Diversity Sharon Boyce, Baby Massage?

The Hervey Bay group hosted Ian Wallace on Saturday 22 October 2005 for an exciting confernece on ADHD.

The Hervey Bay Group organised a workshop at USQ WideBay 4-6pm on 1 June featuring Kim Walters speaking on Digital Documentatation in the Early Childhood Setting. This workshop was free to ECTA members with a $10 fee for Early Childhood Educators and a Gold Coin donation asked from students.
Here is a photo of our first meeting for the year. (see right)

Students attended the 'Creating Literacy Rich Dramatic Play Contexts' video link workshop at Hervey Bay TAFE.
We had a good attendance with enough students to easily fill the room. It was well received, with students interacting with the presenter, and sharing ideas amongst themselves. See bottom for photos

Our group received its "Certificate of Registration" from the Early Childhood Teachers' Association Inc. Lyn Hunt presented this certificate to Lindy Austin at the recent AGM. Along with the certificate the Hervey Bay group received a copy of the 2004 Conference Edition of the journal and three DVDs titled "Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki: Keynote Address & Master Workshop", "Ian Wallace: ADHD Master Class & Panel Discussion", and "Technology: Its not just computers" It gave Lindy Austin much pleasure to received this on behalf of the Hervey Bay Regional Group.

The Hervey Bay ECTA Group has been operating in the Bay since 1991. One of our current members Di Small is a foundation member. Di has supported our group faithfully during these last thirteen years. Because of her diverse early childhood experience Di encouraged us to focus on all early childhood educators in the Bay. Consequently we have representatives from a variety of early childhood centres in our group.

In many ways it should have been Di who received this certificate.

July 2004 -A Brain Gym
Literacy in early childhood
Welcome Night
Puppetry Workshop
Update of the Child Care licensing. Helen Schmidt, Dep't of Families.
Santa Coped a Caning at Christmas!
How do you cater for children who are adopted transracially? What special strategies are required by parents and teachers to meet the special needs of these children?
Commercialism in Early Childhood Programs: Making critical curriculum decisions.

Lindy Austin presented a workshop at the Rediscover the Magic Conference at the Sunshine Coast during 2004.