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1-024 Setting Up For Success With ERO
Having ERO inform you of an upcoming visit is often a time of high anxiety for professional leaders and teachers. This is understandable, as a review is a potentially high-stakes event. This webinar aims to provide leaders and teachers with direction and guidance for making your review a positive and rewarding experience. Experienced professional leaders who have been successful in achieving excellent results in their 2021 ERO reviews will share their stories and insights into their centres’ successes. This facilitated discussion will help you to identify key actions that you may need to take to put your service in the best position possible to achieve excellence in your own review.
1-046 Developing your cultural competence
Culture plays a central role in learners learning and in teachers’ teaching (whether we are aware of it or not). As teachers, we have the responsibility to cater for all children in ways that acknowledge and enhance their cultures, languages and identities. To do this effectively we must become increasingly culturally competent. Cultural competence is defined as “the ability of a person to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds” (de Guzman et al., 2016). This webinar will highlight some of the key attitudes and actions we must develop to be culturally competent. These include recognizing the effects our own cultural beliefs and biases have on our teaching, learning about other cultures in deep and meaningful ways and being able to walk in the shoes of those from cultures different to our own. This webinar builds on learning in our other recorded webinar "Unteach Racism and other biases."
5-001 CDA Program - Understanding principles of child development and learning
How children develop and learn is an important factor in how we teach in an early years environment.
3-016 Resource: A collection of Scavenger Hunts
This collection of scavenger hunts is perfect for small group games in an early childhood environment. Simply print a scavenger hunt, grab a clipboard and pen, and work alongside your children in a challenge to find everything on your list.
1-068 Managing your workload effectively as a manager
There is never enough time to get everything we want to get done completed. Teaching and leading are never finished! This webinar provides strategies and tips to effectively prioritise your tasks and organize yourself in ways that minimize procrastination and inefficient use of time. The focus of this presentation is finding ways to get management and compliance tasks completed in a timely manner, therefore carving out more time for leading teaching and learning. If you find yourself drowning under an ever increasing to do list, this webinar is for you!
1-055 Aligning your physical environment with your priorities for learning
The environment is often referred to as the third teacher. Given that this is the case, we need to ensure that it is teaching what we want it to be teaching. This workshop will: examine how to create an environment that reflects and supports the identified learning priorities of your centre look at how your indoor and outdoor environments support the ideals expressed in your philosophy support the identification of strategies to better align your environment with the identified priorities for children’s learning Participants will develop an understanding of the implications of the physical environment on teaching and learning . Content will enable participants to critically examine their centre philosophy, layout and aesthetic to determine whether there is alignment.
3-008 How to make an Old Macdonald Wooden Spoons Set
This teaching resource is super quick and easy to make. It is a lovely resource to use with toddlers who are more engaged in music sessions when they are able to hold the teacher's special resources. Give each child a wooden spoon with an animal to hold while you sing "Old Macdonald" in a small group. Invite children to stand up and play their part, when it is their animal's turn to shine.
1-063 An educator's role in play-based learning
It is widely agreed that young children are capable, competent learners who can drive their own learning. So, where does this leave the educator?
1-025 Strategic and Annual Planning in ECE
Having a strong sense of direction and clear goals is key to creating momentum for professional learning and improvement. An effective set of strategic and annual plans not only identifies the important objectives you are working towards, but also outlines the steps that need to be taken in order to reach them. However, the strategic/annual plans of many services are not the useful guiding documents they are intended to be. This webinar will share strategies to identify big picture priorities for improvement and suggestions about how to format these in useful and manageable ways to create a usable annual plan. It will also clarify the NELP and other compliance requirements with regards to strategic planning and situate the strategic planning process within the Te Ara Poutama framework.
3-017 Resource: Tips for creating a positive team culture
This E booklet is a useful resource for leaders and managers giving you simple ideas that you can utilise to help build and maintain a positive team culture in your ECE service without breaking the bank.
1-052 Building a well functioning, harmonious, motivated team
In this webinar Barbara discusses; The key motivators in the workplace. The important actions a manager/team leader can take to assist team members to strive for excellence. How to motivate your team and create a harmonious environment for everyone. This quick webinar is part of our learning series for ECE managers. Bringing you quick, accessible learning opportunities, helping you to stay current in ECE.
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