Inviting early childhood educators and teachers to engage in inquiry-based, child-led STEM practices, this module discusses common notions of STEM and unfolds what STEM in the early years looks like.
Daniel Donahoo presents a compelling, story-driven address that aims to have us thinking critically and purposefully about the role of technology in the lives of young children.
Dr Chip Donohue is an international thought leader on early childhood development and integrated, quality educational practices in early childhood. If you missed his informative and insightful keynote address at the 2016 ECA National Conference on the challenges educators and families face in the digital age, catch up with this webcast.
Young children are prolific users of technology; however there is uncertainty about how to use these resources in ways that reflect the philosophy of early childhood education. This webinar explains how we can use technology to enhance established learning experiences; to stimulate new play on and off screen; and to genuinely provide more learning opportunities in the early years.
This webinar provides an overview of how the media encroaches on childhood through promoting and normalising adult concepts and behaviours for young children.
This webinar provides an overview of the current understanding of the physical and mental health and development issues associated with screen use by children. The focus is on the physical implications of television, electronic games, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers and smartphone use. Practical tips on wise ways to use screens will be provided.
In this module, we explore how educators can support children's maths and numeracy learning in day-to-day practice, play and outdoor programs. We look at intentional teaching and child-led learning, and highlight the importance of educators modelling how to think and talk mathematically.