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May 2019

Parents’ perceptions, expectations, adjustments and experiences as a child transitions to school with Grant Webb

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This presentation will be based on the findings of a recent 'Queensland research project' which aimed to describe and interpret parents' narratives of their experiences as their child transitioned to school. Teaching Standards: AITSL APS for Teachers: 7 | ACECQA NQS: 6, 7 Presenter Grant Webb has undertaken a number of educational roles across a variety of state, national and international contexts. He has been a Classroom Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, EducationalConsultant, University Lecturer and Principal. He is currently the…

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June 2019

ECTA – Early Childhood Conference

June 29 @ 8:20 am - 4:30 pm
Sheldon Events Centre, Sheldon College, Taylor Road
Brisbane, QLD 4157 Australia

" I believe there is no possibility of existing without relationship.  Relationship is a necessity of life." (Loris Malaguzzi) Children are relationship builders and meaning makers from the very first days of life.  Their quest to explore, establish connections and make sense of their world is innate.  When we understand children as competent learners and hour their right to respectful relationships, we recognise their agency, capabilities and interdependence.  Recognising relationships as "the glue which holds learning in place supports educators…

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July 2019

Age Appropriate Pedagogies: Theory into Action

July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

OUTLINE Age range applicable: Prep - Grade 2Outline: During the session participants will engage in activities to assist with identifying opportunities for learning, curriculum decision making and how to effectively use the characteristics of 'Age Appropriate Pedagogies' in an early Childhood classroom.AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1,2,3,4,6 | ACECQA NQS: 1.5 PRESENTER Ellen Brewer has over 25 years of experience including learning support and as a Year 2 Net Key Teacher. In 2018, Ellen returned to teaching Prep fulltime after…

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August 2019

Traffic Lights Framework – Understanding Healthy Sexual Development and Protecting Children from Harm

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

OUTLINE The Traffic Lights Framework explores typical and age appropriate sexual behaviours in children, and importantly, also examines sexual behaviours that might signal abuse, risk factors associated with sexual abuse, and protective responses that can be taken to maximise child safety. The presentation walks participants through applying the Traffic Lights Framework by using example sexual behaviours, and a range of scenarios. These develop the skills and confidence of educators in identifying, understanding and responding appropriately to sexual behaviours in children.…

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