The Talking Teaching Conference is fully funded by the Department of Education Victoria. As such the conferences are for early childhood teachers who: ✸ are university degree qualified ✸ are provisionally registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching ✸ have been working in a Victorian early childhood service for less than 3 years

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Talking Teaching will provide you with strategies to develop your practice and create meaningful relationships with children, families, peers and other professionals. You will learn how to develop your professional identity as a teacher, how to move from provisional to full teacher registration, and how to support your wellbeing at work. You will also gain access to the latest research in early childhood pedagogy.

Leading early childhood academics and experts will deliver short, sharp talks on issues that matter to you. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to network with other beginning early childhood teachers.

A free conference (10am - 3pm), Talking Teaching is designed to inform and inspire beginning early childhood teachers, giving you practical tools to use at your early childhood service.

To support your attendance, travel and backfill costs can be drawn from funding your service may have recently received to support you to move to full teacher registration. If you have any concerns about the cost associated with attending, please let us know when you register.

*Live streaming will be available for all conferences



The value of ‘otherness’: embracing perspectives and growing together  Presented by: David Gilkes

Relationships are… Presented by: Wendy Shepherd

Know that I am making a difference: Teacher as Researcher  Presented by: Dr Sharryn Clarke

Supporting Teachers to Full Registration  Presented by: Linda Blakis

The Power of Conversation  Presented by: Kelly Goodsir

The Dance of Professionalism: exploring early childhood professional identity  Presented by: Catharine Hydon

Being Mindful at work – being well at work Presented by: Dr Carrie Hayward

The Panel: Bringing it all Together - Catharine Hydon and Dr Sharryn Clarke will host a lively panel discussion Bringing Together our learnings from the day, reflecting on the teaching experiences of our panel members and offering some on-point messages to take away.