Our Nature Play QLD Program Manager Hyahno Moser, and Education Coordinator Anya Perkins, are both every excited to be presenting at this festival.
The ECW Festival offers Educators an array of practical hands on learning experiences that are fun, innovative and informative. Wander through the festival at your own leisure, connect with friends and colleagues and engage in what interests you. Speak with the exhibitors, participate in a Micro PD session and gather a range of resources, ideas and practical knowledge that you can apply to your practices.
The Micro sessions are planned hands on mini Professional Development experiences designed as a provocation of learning, to introduce you to learning experiences that you will inform you thinking and practice and specifically for you to be able to take the experience and learning back to your settings. To apply to your practice or implement into your programs and planned experiences for children.
Through your participation in a Micro session, you will gain understanding of the experience and be supported to take the learning and provocations back to your setting to implement into your programs. You will be provided with a fact sheet about the experience with links to theorists, child development, the approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standard. You can then discuss the learning in further detail with the presenter or explore other possibilities for future learning and development.
You will be able to explore the Exhibits and discover a range of resources that you can purchase to incorporate into your programs or consider the potential and possibilities of the products and services Exhibitors have on display to meet your professional needs.
Micro Professional Development and learning sessions will range from story telling, art, craft, drama and programming, to music and cultural experiences, yarning circles and interpretive indigenous dance.
The complete program of the Micro learning experiences and Exhibitors will be made available as they are finalised, leading up to and prior to the day and again on the day of the Educator Festival in your Festival resource bag.
You can attend the full day or attend for just for a few hours. You do not need to book into any of the Micro Sessions just come along connect with colleagues, fill up on ideas and join in the Micro PD sessions that interest you and gather the knowledge, skills, resources and information that will support you in your role. Most importantly enjoy the day.