Recent News

We are heading north this week.

Date: 
10 August 2015

Darwin WL study tours and mentoring, Queensland WL introductory sessions in Brisbane and mentoring on the Sunshine Coast. Bookings still open for study tour in darwin and Brisbane overview.

Emotional Intelligence two day Seminar

Date: 
10 August 2015

Emotional Intelligence two day Seminar - August 17 a few spots left
This 2 day seminar is popular with primary and early childhood educators and leaders. Examines the EI approach and how it relates to deepening interpersonal skills, communication, working with colleagues, children and parents. A great two days!!

Returning to NSW

Date: 
10 August 2015

Looking forward to returning to NSW in two weeks to work with Explore and Develop early childhood educators for our ongoing series of professional learning and then heading north to Terrigal for more work in teaching and learning.

St Liborius Study Tour

Date: 
6 August 2015

We are holding a special Victorian regional study tour in Bendigo on Friday at St. Liborius, Eaglehawk and look forward to meeting up with our 55 participants.
We thank the school community for their commitment and hosting of us all.

Friday Sessions

Date: 
6 August 2015

For early childhood educators this Friday at our Melbourne training rooms we have over 70 participants over the day attending our most popular Want your Life back session on cutting down time and writing on planning and documentation and working effectively with children's Behaviour.

Bray Park Next Week

Date: 
6 August 2015

We are Looking forward to our work in Brisbane next Wednesday with Braypark school which is hosting us with over 35 participants coming to hear us present personalized learning through Walker learning.

Antonio Study Tour

Date: 
6 August 2015

We are excited to be running our next SA study tour in Adelaide this week at Antonio Catholic school and thank all staff for hosting and welcoming our participants.

Knox City Sessions

Date: 
28 July 2015

We are looking forward to working with city of Knox early childhood and schools on effective transitions for children. Our focus this topic is outdoor play spaces, reducing bullying outdoors and building resilience outside.

Walker Learning Accreditation

Date: 
28 July 2015

We are mentoring Lauriston Girls Grammar this week as part of their accreditation in Walker Learning. We wish them well.

Kathy Walker School Readiness Presentation

Date: 
28 July 2015

A school readiness presentation is being held at Wesley College junior school campus St.Kilda this week. Contact school if you would like to hear Kathy Walker present.

Upcoming Mentoring Sessions

Date: 
20 July 2015

We are working in SA, Albury, WA and regional VIC this week in mentoring for Walker Learning and looking forward to supporting teachers in personalizing learning.

Parent Presentations

Date: 
20 July 2015

Parent presentations this week include topics on school readiness and resilience. Kathy is looking forward to speaking at Wesley Grammar and Melbourne Girls Grammar school.

Future Proofing Your Child

Date: 
15 July 2015

Kathy's latest book for parents has just been released. Available at all bookstores and through our online bookshop.

Study Tour

Date: 
15 July 2015

We welcome our 40 participants to our two day study tour this week from across Australia and thank Sandringham East and Manchester Primary for hosting the tours.

Term 3 & 4 Professional Developments

Date: 
15 July 2015

Check out our professional development sessions for terms 3 and 4 . Places filling quickly.

Newsletter #1 2015 - OUT NOW

Date: 
6 July 2015

Our newsletter is now available for download - we hope you enjoy reading the following key features in this edition:

 

  • One of the most important jobs in the world - early childhood education - demands evidence based practice
  • Direct Instruction - short term gain and long term pain
  • Attention to detail when setting up an intentional and engaging learning environment

 

Welcome Back to Term 3

Date: 
6 July 2015

The team at ELF and WL are looking forward to working with you all again in Term 3 right across Australia. Check out our Facebook for updates on PDs https://www.facebook.com/WalkerLearningApproach?ref=bookmarks

July 16 & 17 Study Tour for WA in Victoria

Date: 
6 July 2015

Looking forward to hosting our Western Australian educators to our Walker Learning Study Tour next week in Melbourne.

New book for Early Childhood Educators

Date: 
6 July 2015

Early Childhood Education Play Matters is due for release in November 2015. Published by ACER and written by Shona Bass and Kathy Walker. A book based on the Walker Learning Approach on play based curriculum.

Exciting New Walker Learning Initiative

Date: 
26 April 2015

The wonderful growth of Walker Learning has created a need for us to move to our next phase of implementation to enable Walker Learning Professional Development and support more accessible to educators and schools interstate, regionally and remote. To address this issue we will be launching a new initiative Monday 27th April 2015 known as Walker Learning Satellite Schools.

Anula PS in Darwin is the Inaugural Walker Learning Satellite School - the Anula team has had WL mentoring for nearly 7 years and Kerry Hudson the Principal has shown outstanding leadership towards the implementation of WL with integrity and rigor from Preschool to year 6.  Anula won the 2012 Winners of Excellence in Early Childhood using WL as the platform for their presentation.  Anula was one of the five schools chosen across the county to be part of the research project on WL conducted by Senior Researcher Neil Tucker.

Janelle Thorne and Simone Pedder educators at Anual PS are our first "teacher mentors" as part of the Satellite School initiative. Simone and Janelle have had mentoring from Kathy, Shona and other ELF team members for the past seven years.  They were both accredited in WL several years ago. The aim of the WL Satellite PL is for educators to book in for an observational visit at the school that will be combined with introductory PL from teacher mentors and Leadership from the school.

For more information download the attached flyer or contact the ELF Office.

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