Making it visible Series
PRESENTER: PHILIP BUTLER
Planning for children’s learning is more than taking random observations of children’s engagement in activities. A happy snap here and there, and a ‘learning story’ tells us nothing about the ‘learning’, or more importantly, the child’s learning journey and dispositions. Done correctly, documentation and planning for children’s learning can have a dramatic impact on the outcomes and overall engagement in the learning for all involved. One of the key elements of effective documentation and assessment processes in early childhood settings is the use of the ‘planning cycle’. The challenge is making that cycle visible. This webinar will shine a light on the planning cycle, the individual components of the cycle, how the different components are connected, and how the cycle can be made visible to all stakeholders. We will also discuss some of the many possibilities and opportunities available for recording, documenting and sharing this information.
This webinar will provide an overview of the reflective practice cycle, including critical reflections, and how they are used to drive quality and continuous improvement. There are two parts to being a reflective practitioner. First, we must openly, honestly and continuously be prepared to ask the hard questions of ourselves, and our team…’is this the best we can do?’, ’what opportunities would arise doing it another way?’. And secondly, we must be prepared to find the answers. Writing words on a piece of paper and not doing anything is called a diary. Writing reflections, sharing them, discussing them, researching them and actioning them…that’s a reflective practice cycle. This sits naturally within your current planning cycle and continuous improvement strategies. We will look at and discuss examples of a variety of reflective practice strategies and learn how to utilise reflective practices to drive not only individual, but also, centre wide continuous improvement.
Completing Making it visible Series will contribute two hours of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.
NESA Elective PD:
- Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
- 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
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
APST 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
Ongoing learning and reflective practice
Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Responsiveness to children
Planning and implementing learning through play
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
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Certificates of attendance
Certificates of attendance are only provided to those who participate in the LIVE webinar. Certificates are emailed to registrants within seven working days of the webinar viewing date.
Link to the webinar recording
All registrants are provided with a Vimeo link to a recording of this webinar. The link is emailed the next working day and is accessible for 24 hours from the time we send the email, usually, around 10am.