ECE – activities related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and
mathematics provide teachers with excellent opportunities to engage children in
workshop will present learning concepts attached to each of the STEAM areas –
with a focus on:
in daily life
interactive workshop will give teachers the time to discuss and share ideas;
will be able to explore pathways for individual and classroom planning;
will have the opportunity to develop and explore assessment strategies, and
help with understanding
Planning for Early Literacy in ECE
Early Childhood Teachers know how important language development is for young children. Oral language is the key to developing early literacy and competence in and understanding language.
How can teachers support children’s oral language learning in the Early Years?
This workshop will give you a framework for early literacy and ideas for planning for infants, toddlers, and young children…
How to use Learning Stories for Assessment
Assessment in Early Childhood Education has more than one purpose, and teachers have more than one type of assessment to choose from, depending on what they concentrate on. However, as the revised curriculum, Te Whāriki, sets out, children’s learning is the core purpose. “Kaiako use assessment to find out about what children know and can do, what interests them, how they are progressing, what new learning opportunities are presented and where additional support may be required” (MoE, 2017).
Capturing children’s development and learning over time requires teachers’ attention and critical thinking and involves a range of methods. Learning Stories can assist teachers to make learning visible and is a valuable assessment method. Learning Stories can convey so much meaning and information as well as different perspectives.
This workshop will explain –
- The Purpose of Assessment
- Key Characteristics of good assessment
- How to write effective Learning Stories
- How to convey a variety of perspectives within the assessment
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to practise how to use different perspectives in writing Learning Stories and how to interweave Te Whāriki’s Principles and Strands.