Walker Learning Approach

Early Childhood Education: Emperor's New Clothes?

The new Early Years Framework (at least in theory) and the federal government’s long overdue acknowledgment that early childhood education is important gives us hope that Australia at last is moving in the right direction. Time will tell if this rhetoric translates to meaningful changes and not a scenario where the profession moves two steps forward and then three steps back! However Australia still has a long way to go when we consider it continues to lag behind most western countries in many areas of early childhood focus and expenditure.

Professional Development Sessions

The Walker Learning Approach offers developmentally and culturally appropriate personalised learning for children pre-school to year 9.

Staff Mentoring

This online booking form is for individual school mentoring by the Walker Learning Team.

Staff Mentoring

This online booking form is for mentoring being conducted in schools and educational organisations.

Book us for PD Sessions / Parent Presentations / Conference Presentations

This online booking form is for whole school overviews, parent presentations and any other professional development being conducted in schools and educational organisations.

WLA One Day Study Tours (P-6 and 3-6)

Due to the unprecedented success and demand of The Walker Learning Approach Study Tours during 2012, we are pleased to announce more study tours to be held in 2013.These study tours are designed specifically for principals, leadership groups and teachers.

WLA Two Day Study Tours (P-Year 2 and P-Year 7)

Due to the unprecedented success and demand of The Walker Learning Approach Study Tours during 2011, we are pleased to announce more study tours to be held in 2012. These study tours are designed specifically for principals, leadership groups and teachers. This is highly appropriate for those who have either commenced implementing the approach or who are eager to hear for the first time. Personalised “break-out” sessions are included for teachers who have already started to implement the approach.

Leadership Seminars

Sustainability of the WLA requires leadership. This session is specifically designed for principals and leadership teams.

WLA core elements and key implementation recommendations are presented (including working with parents and staff). Ideas on implementing the approach successfully within a 2-3 year strategic plan will be presented.

WLA Support Teacher PD

The WLA support teacher PD sessions are designed for teachers and leaders who have been implementing the WLA for at least 2 years. Discussions are wide reaching and in depth. They cover a range of issues related to supporting the implementation of the WLA in the school setting, including; strategic planning, team dynamics, philosophy of teaching and learning, individual goal setting, refining implementation of the WLA and other issues identified by participants.

Master classes have been cancelled and replaced by the WLA support teacher PD series.

Emotional Intelligence Sessions

Early Life Foundations is pleased to be providing a series of Emotional Intelligence Sessions specifically designed for early childhood and primary school educators.

We invite and welcome you to attend these sessions run by Kathy Walker and Shona Bass renowned education consultants and specialists in early childhood and primary school education.