Professional Learning can be a great way to build knowledge, skills and confidence around inclusion. With the wide variety of professional learning opportunities available including conferences, webinars, workshops and other online forums, it can be difficult to choose which opportunities to invest in. When choosing professional learning sessions for yourself and your team, consider the following questions:

  • Have you identified any specific professional learning needs in your QIP?
  • How will the knowledge gained be implemented in your program and practices?
  • What opportunities will be available for the knowledge, skills and ideas to be shared with other team members?
  • Is there a professional learning opportunity available that will ‘stretch’ team thinking and challenge ideas and practice?


This page will provide links to different professional learning opportunities that are available throughout the State


Transform Challenging Behaviour

Free online conference
challengingbehaviorconference.com/



The Sector Early Education News, Views and Reviews



 


Professional Development and Parent Workshops

autismqld.com.au/page/workshops
 

Communicating with Families: Strategies for fostering positive relationships with parents and caregivers

EPEC Education is hosting their live webinar Communicating with Families on Monday 29th April 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST. Click link below to register:

https://www.epeceducation.com.au/news/view/22/online-webinar-communicating-with-families

Building Belonging

Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources, it is focused on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings
www.humanrights.gov.au/building-belonging-toolkit-early-childhood-educators-cultural-diversity-and-responding-prejudice

 

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

As of February 2019, the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations have been endorsed by members of the Council of Australian Governments, including the Prime Minister and state and territory First Ministers. The principles aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing.
childsafe.humanrights.gov.au/national-principles/download-national-principles

 

Childrens Behaviour Masterclass

Dr Louise Porter and Sandi Phoenix will be supporting you in rethinking behaviour ‘management’.

Join us for a powerful day to re-think and re-frame the role of teachers and educators in supporting children’s emerging social competence. This event will flex your thinking, question your knowing, and change your practice forever.
phoenix-support.com.au/blog/our-blog-1/post/children-s-behaviour-masterclass-44

 

Autism Queensland Workshop in Mackay- Core Stategies for OSHC and Vacation Care

This session has been designed to provide staff working within the OSHC & Vacation care environment  an increased understanding of supporting children in their care who may be on the autism spectrum.
autismqld.com.au/workshop/1059/MACKAY-Core-Strategies-for-OHSC-and-Vacation-Care 

 

Diverse Learners Conference

The Diverse Learners Conference focuses on successful stategies to include and engage students with Down syndrome, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder,  chromosomal disorder and developmental delay. 
mailchi.mp/348c770dd32c/tasmania-diverse-learners-conference-223531?e=54a4437495

 

Project ECHO®

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a global movement that empowers professionals everywhere to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/PDF/echo/faqs.pdf
 

Workshops to Help You Teach Children on the Autism Spectrum so Make a Difference.

Accredited Training ~ Transform from Daunted to Confident

~ Increase Engagement & Participation in Busy Environments

suelarkey.com.au/workshops/#workshoplist
 

Lets count

Let’s Count supports parents and early years’ educators to develop the mathematics skills of the children in their care by noticing, exploring, and talking about mathematics in their daily lives

 

NDIS events calendar

This calendar provided by the QLD Govt has information for people with disability, families and carers, service providers, businesses and the general community about upcoming events and activities related to the NDIS.
 

Changes to the National Quality Framework - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 mins Webinar
ACECQA's Rhonda Livingstone presents an overview of key changes to the NQF, to be introduced from 1 October 2017.  In this free webinar Rhonda describes how these changes will affect Early Childhood Education and Care Services, and the resources and support available to educators.

Kids Matter Helping Children Manage Emotions - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins Webinar
When faced with challenges the emotional behaviour of young children bring, it is tempting to search for quick fixes and one-size-fits-all approaches.  This webinar offers an opportunity to really explore children's ability to manage their emotions, and to outline how we as adults and educators can assist to do this.

 

ECA Learning Hub Reconciliation in Action Modules Part 1 and 2

This two-part series to help educators build their knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, to support Reconciliation in early childhood.
Cost: $38.50 per module
Location: 50 minute online modules
 

ECA Learning Hub Emotion Coaching - Webinar

Available  Now
Event location: 50 minute webinar

This on-demand webinar facilitated by PSychologist, Beth MacGregor explores the five steps of emotion coaching: emotional awareness, connecting, listening, naming emotions and finding good solutions. When used effectively, emotion coaching can be used by educators and other professionals working with young children to build trusting and respectful relationships.

ECA Learning Hub - Partnerships with Families for Inclusive Practice - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
50 min Webinar
Inclusion benefits all children.  Partnerships with families and caregivers underpin young children's inclusion, learning and development.  This module examines the role of effective partnerships to enable inclusion within early childhood education and care services.

ECA Learning Hub - Making Quality Visible - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 min Webinar
What is quality and what is the educator's role in quality?  This webinar thinks critically about quality in early childhood education and care, and explores how to develop, lead and maintain quality and share this with children, families and educators.

Early Years Connect - Knowledge - Skills - Support - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins each - Various Webinars
The Early Years Connect project incorporated a series of webinars which were presented as an opportunity for participants to ask questions, contribute their own comments and to connect with experts and colleagues around including children with disabilities accross Queensland.


Kids Matter Early Childhood - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
Approx 50 mins each - Various Webinars
Click the link and select from the various free webinars listed.

ECA Learning Hub - Professional Partnerships for Early Childhood Inclusion - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location: Webinar

Approx 45 mins
For children with developmental delay or disability and complex social, emotional and behavioural needs, educators will often access the expertise of other professionals to ensure successful inclusion.

Keynotes from SNAICC Conference - Online Video Sessions

Available Now
Event Location:
Online
You can now catch up on plenary presentations and keynote addresses from the 7th SNAICC National Conference, with videos of these sessions now available through the SNAICC website and YouTube Channel.

Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc Professional Learning 

Better Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inclusion at all levels. These online and face:face workshops support educators around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion.

Download the Better Together flyers below:

Flyer 1
Flyer 2

Parentshop

Parentshop offers NESA approved workshops and webinars for early years educators such as Talk less, Listen More and Tough Conversations.
Event Locations and dates:  various
Cost: For information on registration rates click here

 

Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc

Core Skills for Quality Leaders and Make Change or be Changed are events that are upcoming

 

Quandamooka BAJARA “educating on sacred ground”

This link offers support and training for educators in the Bay Islands, Redland Bay, Wynnum Manly and Bayside areas, around embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.



Be You

Welcome to Be You, a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people. Our vision is for an education system in which every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient, and where every child, young person, staff member, and family can achieve their best possible mental health.

When we talk about educators at Be You, we’re talking about everyone who works with children and young people in early learning settings and primary  schools. All educators are welcome, no matter where they are in their career – from pre-service educators all the way through to senior educational leaders.BE

Be You empowers educators by supporting them to develop their mental health skills and knowledge, while also providing guidance on how to implement a whole-learning community approach.

It offers a range of online, evidence-based tools and resources aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of educators to foster and support mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

 

For a full introduction to Be You, download the Educators Handbook – there are versions for both early learning services and primary and secondary schools.

 


Professional Learning Disclaimer
This page provides a listing of professional learning relating to inclusion which may be of interest to educators, Inclusion Support Queensland aims to list inclusion-related, high quality professional learning from reputable sources on this page, however Inclusion Support Queensland cannot regulate or guarantee the quality or accuracy of details, and relevance of events listed.  Please note, information on this page is obtained from a range of external suppliers and Inclusion Support Queensland is not responsible for any errors or omissions.  All content on this page is shared here for information purposes only and Inclusion Support Queensland does not endorse or promote any specific event or organisation listed on this page.  Early Childhood and Child Care services should use their own professional judgements when deciding what professional learning will best suit their needs.

To suggest a professional learning event for inclusion on this page please email:
 inclusion supportqld@ku.com.au