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IEU Early Childhood Conference 2018 - Stepping Up for Equal Pay

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Mercure Sydney

818-820 George St

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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The 2018 Early Childhood Conference will include a focus on the IEU’s Equal Remuneration Case and the recent Lifting Our Game Report. Early childhood teachers are university trained teachers and in NSW they must meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers whilst being paid up to $30,000 per annum less than their colleagues employed in primary schools. Lifting Our Game highlights the significant improvements needed to improve access to high quality early childhood education and care in Australia including ongoing and adequate funding and addressing workforce issues.

This year’s conference will be held in Sydney at the Mercure Hotel Railway Square on Saturday 8 September 2018 from 8.30am to 4.15pm. For those who cannot attend in person the Early Childhood Conference will be livestreamed. The Conference will be NESA Registered Professional Development and the keynote and workshops will count towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Keynote: Susan Pascoe AM

Lifting our Game: Achieving optimal learning and development for Australia’s youngest citizens.

Whole Group Address: Dr Michael Wright, IEU Senior Industrial Officer

Equal Remuneration Case Update

Whole Group Address: Kate Washington MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education


Workshops:


Pathways: Professionalism, Ethics and the Wanderings of a Secret Nana

Conjoint Associate Professor Linda Newman, The University of Newcastle

So. You think you deserve a pay-rise? Prove it! In 200 words or less explain to the Daily Telegraph reporter what you do and why your work is worth more money. How did you go?

As you may have already worked out, this is going to be a provocative workshop in which participants will be provoked and guided to re-examine their approach to discussing their work. Taking a winding pathway through professionalism, being a professional, and professional ethics you will walk with nanna to reflect on your work and articulation thereof. You will re-visit what it means to be a professional. You will re-imagine what it means to be an ethical professional and how you display that to the world. You will leave the workshop with a pocketful of well-thought-through responses to the types of questions that can separate a professional from somebody who may not appear to an outsider to be so. You may return to your centre to look at it, and your daily practice with new eyes.

Please bring an electronic or hard copy of the EYLF if possible.


Inclusion and Diversity at its Best!

Sue Legg

Sharing and Caring: I was fortunate to become the co coordinator of the crèche for the AMEP program for four years. We met families from all over the world that spoke 52 different languages and their children attended early childhood education and care for up to 500 hours! I would love to share my memories of this very special time and discuss how we implemented our early childhood program.



POP-Up Sustainability

Phil Smith & Deborah Long

As teachers we are challenged to incorporate a sustainability focus into our teaching, into our management processes and into our own lives. This workshop will invite you to: consider sustainability values; investigate an innovative collection of Protecting our Planet resources;and wonder how to inspire others to teach and live in sustainable ways. It will also help you develop a framework for thinking about and teaching sustainability.



Over the Rainbow and Beyond the Light Box – A Journey with the Reggio Emilia Project

Emma Cullen

First learning about the approach during her undergraduate studies, Emma has been “dancing with Reggio Emilia” for nearly 20 years (Giamminuti, 2013). A study tour to this region of Italy in 2016 deepened her thinking, intensified her curiosity and sense of wonder, and strengthened her commitment to honouring a competent and capable child with rights. This has taken Emma and her team on a pedagogical journey over the rainbow and beyond the light box.


It is All About Belonging: A study of developing ecological awareness and child advocacy

Rosanne Pugh

In this workshop I will share an ethos of rights and respect for both children and the environment they will inherit in an era of pressing global sustainability challenges. This presentation describes a research-based narrative co-constructed by children and their researcher/practitioner in the environs of KU Ourimbah Children’s Centre. The children researched together and with expert others the real world of pond ecosystems in authentic ways as integral to a curriculum project approach. Throughout the project phases children’s voices were evident in leading decision-making and problem-solving and employing multiple modes of self-expression from map-making to games, painting and clay modelling. As the project unfolded the introduced gambusia fish and the native tadpoles inhabiting separate ponds became a clear focus and profound ecological ideas of balance and belonging surfaced were expressed and depicted visually. Throughout the project shared advocacy and action for restoring ecological balances was evident in the children’s interactions with each other and the environment, collaborative partnerships with experts and the various artefacts created. In particular, a biotopic map depicting their local environs including physical features, animals, plants and human-made waste documented the children’s deeper understandings of their environment along with the inherent dilemmas and challenges. Such understandings and the skills practised throughout the project offer ways forward for children to continue voice their rights and take action about environmental matters of critical import to their futures.

Members $100

Non-members $200

Dinner members $45

Live streaming (online access only) $35


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