Online Workshop Details
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What’s it about?
Mathematical thinking is often associated with formal learning at school; however children experience mathematical concepts and ideas in their everyday lives. This workshop empowers educators and parents working with children under three years of age to build mathematical language that builds strong foundations for numeracy.
Specific Learning Outcomes
QA1: Educational Program and Practice
PS1: Know students and how they learn
PS2: Know the content and how to teach it
PS3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
PS5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Educators will examine strategies for innovative and creative teaching by:
- Creating enabling environments
- Construction and manipulative play
- Using routines in clever ways
- Using picture books and stories to build concepts
- Music and movement experiences
- Capitalising on outdoor experiences
Sue Southey is Co-director at Springwood Community Kindergarten. During the last few years she has been a sessional tutor at QUT and Griffith University, and has recently completed her Masters in Education at QUT. She consulted on musical aspects of the eKindy project and is currently working at Queensland Studies Authority in the K-12 Resources Branch. Sue provides professional development and training for early childhood educators throughout Queensland. She is Vice President of the Early Childhood Teachers’ Association.