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We often ‘include’ families and community in our settings. We frequently ‘involve’ the families and community. Is this what ‘partnerships’ with families and communities is really about? A ‘partnership’ means they get to have a voice, it means their opinions and suggestions matter, and most of all, it means they get to make some of the decisions. Consider that statement — ‘they get to make a decision’. When was the last time a family member decided something for you or your team? What was the last idea or new initiative which came from outside of the setting? This webinar will look at how we can engage in more meaningful partnerships with all stakeholders. How to open up lines of two-way communication instead of simply sending out daily or weekly update blogs. And how to set up systems that will both engage and inspire others to feel connected to and active participants in the overall quality of the environments, learning and team development.

Completing Moving from the involvement of families to partnerships: Giving families and communities a voice 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 Standards for Teachers
Professional engagement
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
APTS 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

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

EYLF – Principles and Practices
EYLF – Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities