Workshop presenter Suzie Woods has been a part of the early childhood journey for over 30 years across three states in Australia and in the UK. Suzie has a Master’s in Education and a strong belief in national professional standards for all early childhood educators. Suzie is currently Vice President of Early Childhood Teachers Association (ECTA) and a panel member for the Queensland College for Teachers Professional Standards Committee.
INSPIRING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Many years have seen the evolution in the thinking of the importance of the environment in influencing children’s behaviour and learning, only recently has the environment become an essential spotlight in the early years. The guidance of the National Quality Framework emphasising the engagement of children with natural and built environments influences the decisions being made by educators across Australia. This workshop will give you as the educator a framework to consider when establishing learning opportunities for individual, small or large groups of children. The focus is on the belief that:
Environments are a public statement of a teacher’s beliefs; it reflects their thinking, their image of each child and their teaching values.
VISIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Based on the importance of creating learning spaces which engage children to investigate, explore and discover the world around them, this session will look at the many ways to create documentation which is purposeful, pin points learning and engages families and children to further explore. We explore ideas such as floor books, projects and individual learning journeys, gather some tips and tricks in order to utilise non-contact time in an efficient and effective manner. Come along and receive a terms Early Childhood planning dairy to support the implementation of the curriculum which meets all the standards under the NQF.