Training for service teams, networks or clusters on topics aligned to identified priorities.
Training programs can include whole-day, part-day or multiple short sessions delivered over time.
Organisations selected that offer group training should be able to clearly articulate how the training program content and supporting materials translate into practice within the everyday operations of the service and how educators can apply the knowledge and skills obtained in their work with children and families.
- Oral language and communication
- Social and emotional capability
- Thinking and responding
- Access and inclusion
Alignment to Queensland kindergarten learning guideline
Learning and development areas
Work should align directly with specific learning and development areas and practice-based supports should highlight connections with intentional teaching practices, planning and reflecting.
- High expectations, equity and respect for diversity
- Respectful relationships
- Collaborative partnerships
- Effective pedagogies
- Reflective practice and professional decision-making
Online, consultancy, professional services, goal setting and follow-up.
Costs to be negotiated and may involve provision of training materials and backfill at the host service.
Prerequisites: Group training deliverers should:
- be qualified in the content field
- work collaboratively with educators in a co-design, co-researcher model
- demonstrate deep/working knowledge, understanding of the content and its translation in and connection to the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QLKG) and kindergarten programs
- demonstrate the ability to support educators to apply the content through best practice/evidence-based teaching and learning.
Considerations: This item cannot be used to supplement organisational training requirements or mandates, service governance practices, human resource or financial management.
The purpose of this approach is to enhance the knowledge, skills and capability of educators in a targeted content area and strengthen the learning program to respond to the needs of children across the kindergarten cohort.
Backfill: Services should consider the cost of providing backfill if required to allow educators to undertake training and any subsequent follow-up and engagement.
Contacts: Services can use local networks to source appropriate providers. Services negotiate scheduling and other details directly with training providers or organisations.