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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOPS

Educators will be supported in ways to build their professional knowledge and develop their professional practice. The intention is to deepen knowledge and gain insights that support, inform and enrich professional practice and decision-making about continuous improvement and children's well-being and development. 
 

Team professional development workshop fee

  • For groups up to 20 people the fee is $400 for each two-hour workshop. There is an additional fee of $30 per person for each workshop for over 20 people and up to 26 people. 
  • For larger groups please contact us for a quote.
  • 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.
These two-hour workshops are able to be booked individually or as a series. Alternatively, you are able to select two or three of these workshops to be facilitated on a team day, at either your preferred training location or at our training venue.
 

Tools to evaluate and reflect on educator's practice and the curriculum

Topics include:

Identify with the purpose of critical reflection and the characteristics of being a reflective person. 

Discuss, consider and use several different tools for reflective practice and critical reflection, being:
  • Reflective conversations, peer observations and feedback
  • Documenting critical reflection and reflective journals
  • Gathering different viewpoints for critical reflection
  • Use of questions and surveys

Be inspired to work collaboratively to develop professionally, and contribute to the improved practice and quality standard of the centre

Discuss and examine a shared issue using the ASK - reflect, LOOK & THINK - reframe and Do - act process to gain insights and new ideas, enrich decision making and identify actions to be taken.

  

Develop a team approach to the Quality Improvement Plan and continuous improvement

Topics include:
  • Seeking information for self-assessment of strengths and identified issues for the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
  • Coping with change and resistance to change
  • Practical activity: Identifying individual's strengths in the team relating to the National Quality Areas and Standards
  • Practical activity: Using the five steps in the QIP to plan for continuous improvement, and document these in your QIP
  • Trialling, testing and monitoring results
  • Implementing the change
  • Monitor and evaluate outcomes
  • The continuous cycle of improvement

 

Identify and respond to children at risk

  • Understand your role within child protection laws
  • Identify a team statement of commitment
  • Recognise the varying types of abuse and how to identify children at risk
  • Discuss the strategies for responding to children at risk
  • gain understanding of how to report suspected children at risk
  • Identify strategies to support children, families and other staff members

Enquire Now or phone 3204 4336 to discuss your team's professional development needs.