Early Childhood

TLN is a leader in the delivery of early childhood professional learning. Our early childhood members have access to all our PD at no additional charge as well as our early childhood journals.



Upcoming events

    • 31 August 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 51


    Presented by Max Grarock, TLN
    with Siobhan Hannan

    The program will look at:

    The Early Learning Frameworks provide a linking set of practices, principals, outcomes and langue to describe the work of early childhood educators. They do, however represent only one way of looking at childhood and early childhood education. In this discussion Max and Siobhan will call into question elements of the frameworks and how they've been implemented into our settings.

    The discussion is likely to cover the following questions

    • Why should I second-guess the frameworks?
    • How much extra time to I spend documenting "links" to a learning framework?
    • What's the "right" way to incorporate the framework?
    • What aspects of the framework do I agree or disagree with?
    • How can I use the framework in a useful way?

    Australian Professional Standards for
    Teachers

    Standards Covered

    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
    2.2 Content selection and organisation
    2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

    5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
    5.1 Assess student learning
    5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
    5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements


    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 34

    Presented by Rebecca Simpson-Dal Santo 

    The program will look at:

    Self-assessment practices can be a great way to empower a learner to take responsibility for their learning, become self motivated and grow to understand the transformational power of education. How do we encourage young children who are pre-literate to become active self assessors?

    In this workshop, Rebecca will look at: 

    • The power of self-assessment
    • Her strategies for child self-assessment
    • Her successes and set-backs with encouraging children to engage in self-assessment
    • Sharing child self-assessments with families

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.2 Understand how students learn

    5 Assess student learning
    5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
    5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements
    5.4 Interpret student data
    5.5 Report on student achievement

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 79

    Presented by Amy Cotton, Teacher Learning Network

    The program will look at:

    This program focuses on a much overlooked, overworked and misunderstood teaching resource: your voice. Understand the mechanics of your voice, learn about caring and warming up your vocal cords and know the warning signs of vocal damage. We’ll also look at tips for softening your environment to reduce the strain on your voice. This program includes practical exercises for you to try. 


    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for this descriptor in NSW)
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 21

    Presented by Shellie Taia

    The program will look at:

    The early childhood curriculum and quality frameworks calls for all services to integrate an aboriginal perspective into a program. In this workshop Shellie will explore her journey trialling "Narragunnawali", a reconciliation action plan.

    Shellie will explore:

    • What is the reconciliation action plan?
    • How it worked for her service
    • What practical activities they undertook to support reconciliation

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.3.2 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
    1.4.2 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

    2 Know the content and how to teach it

    (not endorsed for this standard in NSW)

    2.4.2 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (not endorsed for these standards in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 59

    Presented by Dianne O'Dwyer 

    Sustainability is an important element of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. Moving from supporting the concept of supporting sustainability towards including sustainable practices can be a challenge. 

    The program will look at:

    The processes involved in establishing a composting system in a preschool setting including:
    • Where to get the things you'll need 
    • How to make sure safety considerations are dealt with
    • Using the teachable moments that composting supports
    • Ongoing maintenance

    Standards Covered

    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
    2.2.2 Content selection and organisation
    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
    3.4.2 Select and use resources
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 25 September 2017
    • 10 November 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • The AEU building

    Presented by Daniel Cohen, Michael Victory and Max Grarock

    Application Required

    Applications close 21st July 2017

    Peer based learning is a most effective form of professional development for classroom teachers. Great teachers should have the opportunity to share their excellent practice with colleagues in their own workplace and with a wider network of teachers. Presenting formal professional development programs is one method for great teachers to influence professional practice across a wide audience.

    In this program you will be coached and mentored to develop your skills as a provider of professional development programs.

    This program has several components:

    1. A recorded online session to be done at your own pace before attending in person
    2. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 25 September to create a workshop that people are interested in attending
    3. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 28 September to explore different types of PD delivery and work on presentation skills
    4. A hour-long 1:1 consultation session with a TLN staff member at a negotiated time on the 10th of November

    Entry to this course is by application to the TLN - clicking on the register button will start that process. Only 15 places are available.

    Applications close on 21st of July and you will be notified of acceptance by 28 July.

    Teachers from schools and early childhood services are invited to apply. Only 15 places are available.

    This program is sponsored by the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnership Program.

    Catering is provided for the face to face sessions in this program.

    A Certificate of Participation for 13 hours of PD for the following standards will be issued to each participant:

    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

     7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

     

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 26 September 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • the TLN online learning space
    • 57

    This program will look at:

    From behaviour management to learning relationships is an important concept in teaching challenging students. There are many skills involved such as building and maintaining relationships with students, families and colleagues with a multitude of backgrounds, cultures and expectations. 


    There will be two streams running  concurrently. Stream 1 behaviour with a focus on students with special needs and Stream 2 focus on behaviour. 


    Program for the day

    8.30   Login and orientation

    8.50   Welcome
          Kate Chinner- TLN 

    9.30  Workshop 1- choose from:  

     1.1  Autism from the Inside

     in a mainstream school setting

    Shadia Ibrahim and Benjamin Graham

    with Jane Hancock

    or 

    1.2 - Character Strengths -   Utilising the Power of Character Strengths-building a positive learning partnership.

          Sharron Garro and Abigail Bradbury

    11.00 Morning Tea


    11.30- Workshop 2- choose from

    2.1  


    3.2  Unpacking the Student Teacher               Relationship

     Jane Langley


    1.00 Lunch break

    1.30  Workshop 3- Choose from:

    3.1 Creating Calm Classsrooms 

          Carmella Petterlin and Susan Mande

    2.2  (TBA)

                            Tanya Whiteside 

    3.00   Presenter Forum
          Q&A with workshop presenters

    3.30 Finish

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
    4.1.2 Support student participation
    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities
    4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

    Pricing

    Individual TLN Member - Free
    Teacher from a TLN member school - Free
    Non TLN members - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 71

    Presented by Jane Langley 

    The program will look at:

    Working in schools we meet many people, colleagues, parents, members of the community who can be difficult to deal with. Difficult experiences lead to stress and can prevent us from achieving the best results for our students. Inappropriate conflict in any workplace should be minimised. This program will outline the social and emotional competencies needed to manage difficult people and will explore practical strategies you can use to deal with different types of people in your school environment.

    Standards Covered


    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process

    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 58

    Presented by Julie Duggan

    The program will look at:

    The early childhood sector is full of amazing educators but short on people comfortable to wear the badge of a  "leader". So how do we overcome this resistance and find the strength to lead?

    In her live lecture Julie will share her leadership journey and look at  

    • What is a leader in a preschool setting?
    • Getting over the fear of leading
    • Leading in a way that's true to you

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 35

    Presented by Shellie Taia

    The program will look at:

    Literacy and pre-literacy is an important component of any high quality early childhood program. Sometimes, adding literacy elements to a program means changing an activity slightly or just being more explicit with the children and families about what's happening in a part of the room.

    In this program Shellie will share:

    • What is literacy?
    • How she includes literacy in her program
    • Making literacy experiences visible
    • Promoting literacy learning to families

    Standards Covered

    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

    2.2.2 Content selection and organisation
    2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
    3.4.2 Select and use resources
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 64

    Presented by Dianne O'Dwyer

    The program will look at:

    Positive relationships with families make an enormous difference to educators, families and children in early childhood education and care. In this live lecture Dianne will share how she:
    • Establishes warm relationships with families
    • Makes time to talk with families
    • Manages difficult relationships

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.2 Understand how students learn
    1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these standards in NSW)

    7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.3 Engage with the parents/carers

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 70

    Presented by Jane Langley

    The program will look at:

    Leaders, teachers and Education Support Staff are constantly faced with complex decision making processes that have a significant impact on people’s lives. This is a workshop for those who are not trained counsellors to learn some basic skills and techniques to use when having difficult or challenging conversations with students.

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 49

    Presented by Rebecca Simpson-Dal Santo 

    The program will look at:

    Storytelling is a great way of engaging children with literacy concepts or intentionally teaching new concepts. Moving beyond always reading from books helps all children engage in the power of story.

    In this workshop, Rebecca will look at: 

    • Her techniques for storytelling at her centre
    • Things to keep in mind when storytelling
    • Preparing the children for a storytelling session
    • Ideas to tell your own strories

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.2.2 Understand how students learn

    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
    3.4.2 Select and use resources
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 58

    Presented by Dianne O'Dwyer 

    Sustainability is an important element of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. One of the most tangible ways to authentically embed sustainability into an early childhood program is through the use of recycling practices.

    The program will look at:

    Making recycling happen in your centre through:
    • Explicitly teaching recycling concepts
    • Setting up recycling bins that children actually use
    • Re-purposing materials as a form of recycling
    • Communicating with families about recycling

    Standards Covered

    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
    2.2.2 Content selection and organisation
    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
    3.4.2 Select and use resources
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 81

    Presented by Christine Reid 

    The program will look at:

    This workshop provides an insight into how the curriculum taught in school doesn't and doesn't incorporate the perspectives of First Nation Peoples.  We will be looking at how including culture and adapating to the needs of students can make the curriculum more engaging and more accessible for all.

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.3.2 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
    2 Know the content and how to teach it
    (Not registered for this standard with in NSW)
    2.4.2 Understand and respect ATSI people to promote reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 44

    Presented by Julie Duggan

    The program will look at:

    21st century leadership is about empowering your colleagues and building their capacity to grow, develop and shine. Julie, a successful preschool leader will share her insights into leading in an empowering way.

    Julie will look at:

    • Empowering people to bring their ideas
    • Making language accessible to all
    • Finding time to make improvements

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

The TLN is supported by the AEU Victoria Branch and the IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch 

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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