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How to take an observation: From noticing to analysis and planning


Learning stories, narratives, assessment of learning, goals for children's learning, planning cycles, summative assessment – what do these documents have in common? They all started with noticing and observing the child. If our observations of children's learnings are not founded on a clear understanding of what to write down, when to write it down, how to write it down, and what to do with it; then we are simply gathering lots and lots of information that's of no value to you, the child, or the family. This webinar is a great place to start to clarify your understandings around observing children and some of the possibilities for documentation of these observations and noticings. 

Completing How to take an observation: From noticing to analysis and planning will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
  • Research based and evidence based 

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Professional Teaching Standards
Professional Knowledge: 
APTS 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice: 
APTS 5: Assess and provide feedback and report on children’s learning
Professional Engagement
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Respect for diversity

Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Responsiveness to children
Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes

The EYLF Learning Outcomes 
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

The National Quality Standard
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 5: Relationships with children
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities