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February 2020

Webinar: Dream, draw, design, make: From STEM to STEAM in early year’s education

February 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

ECTA 2020 Members are invited to register now. Not a 2020 ECTA Member?  See belowRenew your membership now or join ECTA before registering.  OUTLINE Dream, draw, design, make:- From STEM to STEAM in early years’ education. From Leonardo de Vinci to Steve Jobs, problem solving scientists have also been artists. This hands-on interactive workshop explores the integration of engineering and the arts in the Early Years’ curriculum.  Engineer and writer Andrew King and musician and early years’ educator Sue Lewin…

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The Four Foundation Senses of Early Childhood

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Sunshine Coast, 86 Nyelle Road
Doonan, Queensland 4570 Australia
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The Four Foundation Senses of Early ChildhoodChild development and age-appropriate skill expectationMovement, touch, balance and sense of life - the foundation sensesBody consciousness and movement in three dimensions of spaceThe balancing act of physiological and psychological developmentCrossing mid-lines and body control - what to expectDominance - eye, ear, hand and foot. How to checkBasic checklist of body integration/intelligenceTherapeutic exercisesDevelopmental delay, disturbed senses or unreleased primary reflexes?How children’s drawings can reveal developmental information Each workshop addresses aspects of the Australian Professional Standards…

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Earth, Air, Fire and Water Children

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Sunshine Coast, 86 Nyelle Road
Doonan, Queensland 4570 Australia
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Earth, Air, Fire and Water ChildrenThe temperaments and implications for teaching, learning and children’s destiniesOverview of the Greek humours and temperamentsHow to observe different temperament behaviourWhy temperaments are so importantTempering the temperaments - How and whyThe temperaments and literacy/numeracy skillsThe temperaments and children's potential for lifeWorking with story telling and the temperamentsHow to create engaging stories using the temperamentsClass seating and the temperaments $150 school funded      ***     $100 self funded/QTPD Follower     ***     $50 student/unwaged concession PRESENTERJonathan AnstockMEd (Steiner), BA, Teach…

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Storytelling and Thematic Teaching

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Sunshine Coast, 86 Nyelle Road
Doonan, Queensland 4570 Australia
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Storytelling and Thematic TeachingHow stories and themes can be the vehicle to teach all that is needed in the early yearsWhy storytelling?Story in its evolutionary contextCreating a storytelling environmentStory and the development of imagination, intuition and inspirationThe wisdom in ancient storiesThematic teaching - lesson samples and ideasFour archetypal elements in stories that enthuse the childrenCreative story telling that ensures literacy and numeracy success  $150 school funded      ***     $100 self funded/QTPD Follower     ***     $50 student/unwaged concession PRESENTERJonathan Anstock, MEd (Steiner), BA,…

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March 2020

Australian Politics, NAPLAN and PISA

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Sunshine Coast, 86 Nyelle Road
Doonan, Queensland 4570 Australia
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Australian Politics, NAPLAN and PISAHow testing and league tables can corrupt teaching and learning in the early and primary yearsOverview of Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), NAPLAN and PISA standardised testing.Is national testing justified in the light of Finland’s and Steiner perspectives?How Finland achieved the best international PISA results with least face to face teaching hoursThe Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) compared to Finland and SteinerTeacher quality, continuity and human relationshipsLearning support processes - Finland and SteinerSchool as…

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