Event Date Thu, 28 Sep 2017 9:00 am
Event End Date Thu, 28 Sep 2017 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 28/09/2017
Individual Price $215.00
Presenter Jessica Horne Kennedy
Number Hours 4
Cost Code 04.106.R4002.43100
Location 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
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Event description

Keeping documentation about the ongoing cycle of observing, planning and reflecting is an ongoing challenge for educators. This workshop will take participants back to basics and is an opportunity to re-consider and review the reasons for creating documentation in our programs. It will provide a space for re-imagining the “what, why and how” of documenting and record keeping.

This 4 hour session will include:

·         Discussion about the importance of creating documentation that is a reflection of the uniqueness of your centre

·         Exploration of the ways in which documentation can be a tool for learning about learning and re-imaging our role as educators

·         Opportunities to discuss the ways in which documentation can inform our everyday practice

·         Space to consider ways of making documentation effective, interesting, inspiring and achievable

About the presenter

As a Consultant for the Education Hub at Gowrie NSW, Jessica Horne-Kennedy brings a strong background of knowledge drawn from her experiences as an early childhood teacher and director.  Jessica has also worked as a co-ordinator providing advice and guidance on areas of practice such as: preparing Quality Improvement Plans, documentation, philosophy development, children’s play, and preparing for an assessment and rating visit.  For Jessica, the relationship is the heart of the process and building relationships children, individuals and teams provides the basis for mentoring that is responsive to both the needs and goals of the service and creates an experience that is both empowering and fulfilling. 

Jessica holds a Masters in Education with honours from the University of New England, Australia.  The narrative research presented in her thesis explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influence their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool.  Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.

Event location

Our children are our greatest hope... every thinking person must realise that when this bitter strife is over we must build up a better world, and it is only through the children that this can be done.

- Lady Zara Gowrie

 

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