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We believe that connection is key. When purchasing any one-off, live session please be aware that these events are not always recorded. When viewing our recorded training, you will receive personal feedback from our course facilitators, on your reflective assessment. We know that you will love the topics that we have on offer. Be sure to check back regularly and subscribe to our mailing list for new opportunities!
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There is nothing quite like getting together and discussing, reflecting and growing. Doing that in an online space is not easy, but through live interaction with our consultants, participants will feel the support of a community of learners.
The Debrief Package
With the Debrief Package services can now register multiple educators for a webinar (live or recorded), and book in a follow up live zoom session for a few weeks later with one of our trainers to reflect on the course.Learn More
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Creative Ways to Support Problem Solving
If we want children to become creative thinkers and to solve problems independently, we need to give them opportunities to solve their own problems. Sometimes this means stepping back. Other times we may need to model problem solving skills. In this session, we explore practical and creative strategies that you can use to support children to solve problems and become creative thinkers.
The Benefits of Barefoot Play
Have you ever felt mud squishing between your toes? For some people it can be equal parts delightful and horrifying! Being barefoot not only provides us with the opportunity to feel a variety of surfaces - there are other benefits too. In this session, we explore the benefits of being barefoot and unpack some of the challenges that this can bring.
From Gaming to Games - How to Spark Imaginative Play in Older Children
In an increasingly digital-reliant world, it may appear that children are losing their ability to imagine. If you work with older preschoolers, or school-aged children, you may find this to be evident in the way that they play. But all is not lost - there are things that we can do to spark imaginative play in older children. Join us as we explore practical ideas for bringing the magic back to childhood.
Do Children and Animals Really Mix?
Are you thinking about getting a pet in your early childhood service? Perhaps you are building a chicken coop, or are considering a fluffy bunny. Have you thought about what this means for the children, the adults in the space, and for the animal? In this session we will explore the relationship between humans and animals (both wild and domestic) and the practical challenges and benefits to combining children and animals.
Why Children Need Uninterrupted Blocks of Time
Imagine you are writing a story, or drawing a picture, or bird watching. Now, imagine someone standing beside you saying "time to stop" or "you need to come and do this now". When we get in flow, it is challenging to stop what we are doing. And, to get into a state of flow, we need the time to do the thing that we want to do. In this session we will explore the importance of uninterrupted blocks of time for children's play, including the concept of "flow state" and how we can make adjustments to our routines, environments and practice to give children these blocks of time.
Comfort and Connection: The Role Of Security Items
Have you got something that makes you feel safe and connected? Perhaps it's a special bracelet, or a key ring that your child made. Perhaps it's something in your home. For many children, a security item (be it a blanket, a dummy, a special teddy bear) provides comfort and connection, yet they aren't always encouraged. In this session, we explore the importance of security items, and how they support comfort and connection, as well as the practical challenges and how to overcome them.
Talking to Families About Positive School Transitions
Have you ever had a parent ask you "how are you getting my child ready for school?" Perhaps they've asked about reading and writing, or questioned the validity of your play based program. In this session you will receive practical strategies for talking to families about positive school transitions, including how to tell families that their child may not be "ready" for school next year.
Humans have an inbuilt sense of wonder, however often in the hustle and bustle and chaos of life, we miss opportunities to explore that wonder, to slow down and be curious about the world. In this session, you will be inspired to be more curious, to seek wonder and subsequently to share that wonder with children. You will learn how to create environments that inspire wonder as well as simple questions and prompts that spark curiosity in both children and adults.
"You can't come to my party": Navigating Friendships
"You can't come to my party" "I'm not your friend anymore." Do either of these statements sound familiar? Chances are, if you have worked with or parented a child over the age of three, you will have heard some version of these. Friendships are tricky. They are tricky for adults, and they are tricky for children. The common refrain of "we are all friends here" doesn't always ring true either. In this session, you will explore ways to navigate the trickiness of friendship, including how to support children and their families.
Music for the "musically challenged"
Do you ever feel nervous or uncomfortable about singing with the children? Perhaps you don't even know where to start when it comes to music. In this session, we explore how to find the joy in music with children - even when you don't feel equipped. You'll learn practical ideas and strategies and share simple songs, games and experiences.
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We are delighted to introduce, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Worimi/Biripi man Uncle Wayne Anderson, this deep dive into the 8 Aboriginal Ways of Thinking developed as a pedagogy framework native to the Western Region of NSW.
"Every place, every People, has its own unique pedagogies. These 8 simple ones are merely a starting point for dialogue. Each school will engage in a different way, and can produces its own unique frameworks for Aboriginal education through dialogue with the community about local ways of doing things."
Make the most of your Learning with our range of on-demand webinar packages. Up to 12 Months of content available at a discounted rate, including personal feedback from our course facilitators, on your reflective assessment.
Inspired PD Pass 2023
Get your professional development sorted for 2023 with our all- access pass. When you purchase the pass, you get access to a members portal where you can view all upcoming sessions and details including access to recordings of the live sessions in case you can't make it (won't be available to non-pass holders)! All for just $240 - that's just $24/month for an amazing year of guided professional learning!
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Introducing the Explorations Early Learning Partnership Package
While live attendance is preferable and more engaging, we recognise that this is not always possible. These recordings upon purchasing, will include the recording of one of our live sessions and an assessment/reflection to complete.
Why Children Need Outdoor Learning and Play Now More than Ever with Angela Hanscom
A recording of a brilliant live online session on 30th June 2020. Paediatric OT and Founder of TimberNook, Angela Hanscom sheds light on the importance of outdoor play in childrens wellbeing and development.
But It's Cold! Outdoor Play in All Weather with Nicole Halton
In the recording of this live online session, we will unpack the benefits of being outdoors in a variety of weather types - from a health, development, and wellbeing perspective, and also the learning opportunities that present themselves in the wind, the rain, and the snow - not just the sunshine!
Understanding Children's Behavior with Nicole Halton
In this session, we unpack the reasons that these types of behaviours show up in our services and the importance of looking beyond the behaviour and taking the time to build relationships, understand children, and reflect on our own attitudes, reactions, and responses.
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