This 2-day intensive kick starts your Walker Learning journey. See Walker Learning in action with our Virtual Study Tour and as well as the Why and the How of Learning Through Play.
Mon 24th & Tues 25th Jan 2022
10.30am - 4.30pm AEDT
10.00am - 4.00pm SA & NT
9.30am - 3.30pm QLD
7.30am - 1.30pm WA
This 2-day intensive kick starts your Walker Learning journey. See Walker Learning in action with our Virtual Study Tour and as well as the Why and the How of Learning Through Play. Complete 10 hours (excluding breaks) of PD to put towards your Walker Learning Accreditation.
Day 1: Walker Learning Virtual Study Tour (Preschool to Year 2)
The Virtual Tour takes you to a school where you will observe students and teachers in action, demonstrating the Walker Learning Approach. You will observe: tuning in, reflection, the learning environment, focus children and reporter and photographer. Further professional learning by our consultant follows, including unpacking the core elements of the pedagogy and using a virtual showcase of the core elements from Walker Learning classrooms across Australia.
Day 2: AM: Walker learning Overview (Preschool to Year 2) PM: Creating Engaging & Intentional Learning Environments
Walker Learning Overview
This session is an introductory presentation of the key elements of Walker Learning in the early years (ages 5 - 8). This session includes an overview of the following; the research and philosophy of Walker Learning, how to set up inspiring learning environments, the investigation session, how to authentically link literacy and numeracy into Investigations, implementation strategies for teams and schools and an introduction to Walker Learning documentation which links to the existing curriculum framework
Creating Engaging and Intentional Learning Environments
How do we create engaging and meaningful environments that promote and sustain children’s learning through play? This session explores the importance of creating spaces that nurture and inspire whilst facilitating learning.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards: 1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4, 6.2
Ideally suited for educators who are new to or early in their Walker Learning journey and working with children from 3 to 8 years.
Completing Creating Engaging and Intentional Learning Environments will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 2.5.2 & 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
The Walker Learning Pathway
The Walker Learning Approach is a journey and is best implemented through a pathway of PD modules which can be attended online or delivered as customised sessions to your school.