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System-level online professional learning

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Descripti​​on

Services may choose to access existing online professional learning materials from employee groups, early childhood specialists or government agencies that directly support their Kindy uplift priority area/s.

The intention of this option is to build capability of staff and to generate practice-based conversations, plans and actions to respond to children’s identified needs.

Priority areas​

  • Oral language and communication
  • Social and emotional capability
  • Physicality
  • Thinking and responding
  • Access and inclusion

Alignment to Quee​​nsland kindergarten learning guideline

Learning and developm​​ent 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.

Principles

  • High expectations, equity and respect for diversity
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Effective pedagogies
  • Reflective practice and professional decision-making

Deliver​y mode

Online material facilitated in-situ face-to-face and group training and professional exchange.

Cost​​​

Any costs associated with accessing the online materials and cost of backfill to release staff (including for no-cost online professional learning) is acknowledged as vital to the success of this option.

Aud​​ience

Educators

Implementation consider​ations

Prerequisites: The material accessed should:

  • be from a recognised provider of early childhood education or be evidence-based material developed specifically for the ECEC sector
  • provide scope for the educational leader to facilitate professional conversation leading to skill development and planning
  • include guidance/facilitator notes.

Considerations: This item cannot be used to:

  • replace employer prescribed or mandated training
  • provide tutorial support for educators undertaking mandatory training.

The purpose of this approach is to build collective understanding of a topic, explore the implications for practice and build shared language and strategies for responding to children’s identified need.

Backfill: Services should consider the cost of providing backfill if required to allow educators to participate in collaborative professional learning sessions.

Contacts: Services can use local networks to identify relevant online materials.​

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Last updated 19 April 2022