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DOCUMENTATION WORKSHOP SERIES

Over a series of two workshops, your team will:
- understand the value and purpose of documentation processes.
- use strategies that are meaningful and effective.
- undertake a practical case study and write a personal 'story of learning' 
- undertake a practical activity to identify children's strengths based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences
- explore summative assessment as a tool for assessing, documenting and planning for children's learning
 
These workshops refer to the EYLF Early Childhood Pedagogy, Learning Outcomes and the EYLF practices Intentional teaching and Assessment for Learning
 

Session 1. Observing and assessing children's learning


Topics include:

Observing and gathering information

- The purpose and process of documentation.
- How to effectively observe and gather information.  
 
Assessment for children's learning
- Strategies to effectively assess each child’s learning and development.
- Learning outcomes are long term goals. How to monitor and plan for each child’s learning in the five learning outcomes.

Document and share information, inviting the interpretations of others
- Co-constructing meaning with the child, their family and other educators seeking their ideas and interpretation.
- Communicating information clearly and sensitively to parents to enable support where required with appropriate services.

 
Practical case study: Writing a personal 'story of learning' 
Switching our mindsets and improving our skill sets - from a chore to be done to recording a personal story of learning.
  
 

Session 2. Using information to identify children’s strengths, interests and abilities to plan the educational program


Topics include:

How do we plan for each child’s success using their strengths, abilities, culture, interests and experiences as the foundation of the program?
- Practical activity 
to identify children's (and your team's) strengths using Gardner’s multiple intelligences
- Working collaboratively within the team, with the child/ren and seeking input from parents
- Floor books, webs/flow charts with ideas for "what next"
- Promoting investigation, inquiry and research around a child's interests.
- Using summative assessment to plan goals and strategies for each child's learning and development
- The continuing cycle: plan, document and evaluate 

 

Team professional learning workshop fee

  • For bookings with up to 15 participants each workshop is $550, including GST
  • Each additional person booked to attend is charged at $30 per person
  • An individual quote is required for any team workshop bookings with 28 or more people
  • We travel within a 1 hour radius of North Lakes at no additional charge. Travel costs are able to be discussed and arranged to enable First Door to come to your team.

Enquire now or phone 3204 4336