This interactive day is designed to influence the learning environment for children and educators. The workshops on offer will inspire, provoke and provide participants with practical ideas of engaging with children across curriculum areas. This year you will be able to choose 2 workshops from the 3 on offer. Numbers for these workshops will be capped to allow for interactive participation, so early registration is advised to secure a place at this day.
Exploring Clay - Presented by Bonnie Hislop
In this hands-on session, we will explore approaches and key considerations when working with clay in your centre. Bonnie will offer demonstrations and guidance for designing projects for ages 3-5 years that encourage creativity and storytelling.
Art Around - Printmaking & Painting Workshop - Presented by Jan Downes
This workshop will explore the value of printmaking and painting for young children. Participants will explore techniques for printmaking including creating printing blocks from found and recycled materials. They will also explore colour, materials and techniques for painting. Jan will guide participants in preparing and presenting these experiences for children. This workshop will be largely hands-on experiences, participants should be prepared to get dirty.
Using Photography to Capture Children's Thinking - Presented by Jo Warren
In a multimedia age, educators and children use a range of tools to capture and articulate thinking and learning. Educators now depend strongly on photographs and images to help shape the authenticity of the story. This workshop explores children's capacities to use photography and other media to document their curiosities and provides tips and ideas on how to use the digital tools at hand to take images that best tell the story.
VEYDLF Outcome 5 - Children are effective communicators Completing The Art of Teaching.....Interactive workshop day 2020 will contribute 5 hours of PD addressing 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers