Professional learning and development are the key to building and sustaining high quality programs for each child.

 

 

Ripple Logic’s professional learning & development programs are designed to directly link to action.  They drive the quality improvement of your service. Our professional learning and development programs will help you learn more about your own practice in the context of the National Quality Framework with a practical strength based approach connecting with the every day practice of your educators. 

 

This is critical to achieving better outcomes for each child and their families in the context of your local community.   Educators benefit by being connected to the broader early years sector and further expanding their own knowledge, skills and expertise.

 

 

 

Facilitator....

Christine Straubinger, a qualified early childhood educator and trainer, with many years experience in the Department of Education and Training, delivers our professional learning programs drawing on current research, information, strategies and resources and her own professional knowledge and experiences using a strengths based approach aimed to support sustainable high quality practice - aiming for excellence and better outcomes for each child and their family in the context of their local community.

 

 

Details of our professional learning and development programs are provided below.

 

 

 

TRACKING QUALITY and your

 

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

focus on everyday practice from an assessment & rating perspective

 

More than information.... this session uses a practical hands on approach to explore strategies and resources to help you look at your service’s practice from the perspective of the National Quality Framework’s Assessment & Rating Instrument.   Using critical reflection and professional inquiry in a supportive environment you will look at key aspects of the assessment & rating process.  Exploring your own practice against the Revised National Quality Standard you will be able to make clear connections to your program and the assessment & rating process.  This session is designed to help you to make an informed assessment of your own service as it rates against the Revised National Quality Standard.  

 

You will create an action plan that is based on individual and collective strengths and clearly defined areas for improvement.

 

Ideal group size: between 15 to 20 like minded education & care service providers, nominated supervisors and educators.  This small group size will give you maximum opportunity to ask questions to find out how the assessment & rating process directly relates to your service.

 

Cost and inclusions:

 

A quote will be provided on request. Workshop materials & certificate of attendance included for each participant.

Catering and venue can be arranged if required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning converstions with children & families

 

The focus is on relationships, building trust and connections with each child & their family to work in a collaborative partnership that opens opportuities for shared decision making about each child's learning & development.

 

 

Need to know more about including meaningful learning conversations in your day to day practice speaking with children and families ..... this session will provide you with practical strategies and resources that will show you how you can have meaningful conversations with each child and their family to authentically share information. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with like minded people passionate about including each child and their family in decisions that directly impact on their learning, development. and well-being. 

 

Working in a small group you will be supported to take a close look at the approved learning framework (EYLF, VEYLDF and/or MTOP), the National Quality Standard, in particular Quality Areas 1, 5 & 6 and a range of resources designed to strengthen your practice working with children and families.  

 

Linking theory and practice you will explore practical strategies and resources to help you further build and shape your learning & development conversations with children, families and your colleagues.  You will also learn how to include the voices of children and families in the documentation process.    Using a method of professional inquiry in a supportive environment you will look at key aspects related to current practice to strengthen the educational program for each child.   

 

Ideal group size: between 15 - 20 like minded educators interested in expanding their skill and expertise.  This small group size will give you maximum opportunity to learn more about how the role of the Educational Leader directly relates to your service. 

 

 

Cost and inclusions: 

 

A quote will be provided on request. Workshop materials & certificate of attendance included for each participant.

 

Catering and venue can be arranged if required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

 

focus on children’s agency and self-regulation building emotionally resilient and capable children

 

From a child’s perspective what does agency and self-regulation mean? What do they look like? How does this work with the revised NQS and the EYLF, VEYLDF & the MTOP?  

If you were a child being educated and cared for in your service what would you say about the program, routines, choices, your inclusion in decision making?  This workshop is designed to help educators, educational leaders, nominated supervisors and approved providers take an authentic look at what “children’s agency” and "self-regulation" really mean in the context of your service.  Do children have real choice?  Are they building capacity to self-regulate their own behaviour?

 

Using the revised National Quality Standard and the EYLF/VEYLDF/MTOP as key reference points you will use a professional inquiry approach to unravel what the NQS’ Element 1.1.6 “Each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions and influence events and their world”.  This will be linked to other related elements of the NQS, particularly Quality Area 5 - Relationships with children, and your day to day practice to identify key aspects of the program and practices of your service from a child’s perspective.   

 

In a small group of like minded people passionate about children’s voices being heard and included in shaping the program you will be supported to build on your individual and collective strengths.      

 

Ideal group size: between 15 to 20 like minded educators and approved providers.  This small group size will give you maximum opportunity to learn more about how children’s agency can work effectively in your service. 

 

 

Cost and inclusions: 

A quote will be provided on request. Workshop materials & certificate of attendance included for each participant.

 

Catering and venue can be arranged if required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fearless Curiosity

Being fearlessly curious about each child's well-being this program helps educators and/or parents to better understand each child's behaviour.

 

Based on the Tuning in to Kids™ program, it is ideally run  over a six-week period for parents and/or early years professionals. It can help you to teach children the skills of emotional intelligence and how they can learn strategies to regulate their own behaviour.

 

What is Emotional Intelligence?

 

Emotional Intelligence is about using your emotions to guide you through the world. It is about being able to use your knowledge of emotions to make decisions, to calm yourself down, to manage anger and conflict, to help you in your relationships with people, to understand what is happening in social situations, and to assist you in any aspect of life that involves you and another person.

 

By undertaking this program you will learn how to:

  • be better at talking with your child or the children you are working with
  • be better at understanding your child or the children you are working with
  • help your child or the children you are working with learn to manage their emotions 
  • help to prevent behaviour problems in your child or the children you are working with 
  • teach your child or the children you are working with to deal with conflict
  • Tuning in to Kids shows you how to help develop emotional intelligence.

 

Children with higher emotional intelligence:

  • have greater success with making and keeping friends and be more able to manage conflict with peers.
  • have better concentration at childcare / kindergarten and school, which means they are more likely to be successful academically
  • are more able to calm down or self soothe when upset or angry
  • tend to have fewer childhood illnesses

Emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!

 

When we focus on helping the child/ren we live and/or work with learn about emotions, the child is more likely to have higher emotional intelligence. In this program we will teach you what to do to help these skills develop.

 

Cost and inclusions:
A quote will be provided on request. Workshop materials & certificate of attendance included for each participant.

 

Catering and venue can be arranged if required.