Early Childhood Educators’ Network Meeting 3

14th August, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


14/08/2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Meeting Focus STEM in the Early Years

We are delighted to announce that Christiana Schammer (Annesley Early Learning Centre) and Georgie Seppelt (Scotch College Early Learning Centre) will be sharing their experiences as participants in the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot. The pilot is a key early childhood initiative of the Australian Government that commenced in 2018. Due to the success of the program it was extended to continue in 2019.

Scope of Session – In this session participants will:

  • Learn how this play-based digital learning program supports young children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics in early learning settings.
  • Discuss and pose questions in response to information shared about ELSA, including how the program enables children to explore STEM that differs from other STEM early learning experiences.
  • Consider some of the benefits of the program, including how the ELSA’s STEM practices encourage children to ask questions, make predictions, experiment and reflect on what happened and why.
  • Engage in small groups to discuss and share other STEM practices and initiatives in the contexts of their unique early learning settings.

Core foci

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3.2 Exhibit exemplary practice and lead colleagues to plan, implement and review the effectiveness of their learning and teaching programs to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
6.3 Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis of current research and practice to improve the educational outcomes of students.

National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care
1.2.1 Intentional teaching Educators are deliberate, purposeful, and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.
1.2.2 Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback.
1.3.2 Critical reflection on children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, drives program planning and implementation.

Target Group

Early Childhood and Foundation Leaders, Teachers and Educators


Libby Worrell, AISSA


Parking is available in nearby streets. Please refer to AISSA 128 Greenhill Road Parking Map

For all registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins



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