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Collaborative Partnerships - With Families and Communities
The Australian National Quality Standards, Quality Area 6, requires services to develop collaborative partnerships and ongoing relationships with families and the community. EYLF and MTOP also emphasise that collaborative partnerships are essential to children's ability to celebrate learning outcomes. The video:
  • Defines collaborative partnerships
  • Identifies the links to NQS
Learning Stories
The Australian National Quality Standard requires services to document children's learning, and to celebrate and share their achievements. EYLF and MTOP also emphasise that sharing this information between children, fmailies and educators is an important part of creating an effective learning environment. This video:
  • Defines learning Stories
  • Identifies the…
EYLF: Putting it into Practice
EYLF answers the many questions educators have about the EYLF and how to put it into practice. It provides an overview of Belonging, Being & Becoming before focusing on what is different about the EYLF and how these differences will affect what we do in our services every day. It…
Bring the Outside In
The National Quality Standard requires services to develop children's understanding of the natural world, and to share and celebrate this growing understanding. The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place emphasises the need for educators to support children to become socially responsible and to show respect for the…
EYLF - Programming and Documentation Made Easy
This exciting follow-up program to EYLF: Putting it into Practice covers all programming and documentation requirements of the EYLF (and of the National Quality Standards in Australia). It focuses on the changes that educators in Australia may need to make to meet these requirements. This program addresses documenting: parent and…
Walking in the Sunlight, Walking in the Shadow
Made shortly after the 1967 Referendum, this program begins by identifying a stereotype of Aboriginal people as "no-hopers and bums". Northern Territorians speak of a growing awareness of the problems facing Indigenous Australians but claim there is widespread ignorance of the complexity of the issues outside the territory. Non-indigenous educators…
Theories Of Development II
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
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Awe and Wonder
"If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder...they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." This video enables educators to feel confident in knowing what awe and wonder…
Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now
Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone. But most people know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing. Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now offers a unique look into the complex and challenging…
Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills
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Growing Greener Schools
Today, there are about 115,000 K-12 schools in the United States. One in five people --55 million children, teachers, administrators, nurses and janitors--spend their days in K-12 schools. Billions of tax dollars go to building, maintenance and day-to-day operation. Still, most schools, where the environmentalists and stewards of tomorrow will…
Bullying and Peer Harassment - Why Does It Start and Who Is Affected?
Part of the Series: Bullying and Beyond Series
In this accessible keynote, Dr Hymel examines research as well as events in real schools to help educators understand:
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