WALKER LEARNING OVERVIEW - NURTURING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & REDUCING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN THROUGH A PLAY-BASED PEDAGOGY

** NEW ** for 2020. Walker Learning Overview, including presentation by Guest Speaker, Karen Young. Child Psychologist and Author of the website, Hey Sigmund and the children's book, Hey Warrior

1 day, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW TEACHERS FEDERATION - SYDNEY
  • Level 1, 23-33 Mary Street
  • SURRY HILLS
  • SYDNEY
  • NSW
  • 2010
  • Australia
  • PD hours: 6
  • $385.00 excl. GST

Description

WALKER LEARNING OVERVIEW

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence and Reducing Anxiety in Children through a Play-based Pedagogy

with Guest Speaker - Karen Young. Child Psychologist and Author of the website Hey Sigmund and the children's book, Hey Warrior

The Morning Session: Walker Learning Overview

This session is an introductory presentation for primary teachers and leaders wanting to optimise children’s learning through a play based pedagogy. It explores key elements of Walker Learning in the early years of school (ages 5 - 8) including:

  • The research and philosophy of Walker Learning
  • How to set up inspiring learning environments
  • The explicit teaching and linking to framework
  • The investigation session
  • How to authentically link literacy and numeracy into investigations
  • Implementation strategies for teams and schools
  • Introduction to Walker Learning documentation which links to the existing curriculum framework

Included is video footage and photos of key elements of the Play Based Learning pedagogy in F to Year 2, from classrooms across Australia.

The Afternoon Session: Nurturing Emotional Intelligence and Reducing Anxiety in Children through a Play-based Pedagogy

Presented by Karen Young,this presentation will explore how to help children develop emotional and social intelligence, and how to be the 'boss of their brains'. We will cover:

  • anxiety
  • self-control
  • anger
  • empathy and kindness

and why mindfulness, sleep and exercise are so important for developing brains.

All children need the right support to thrive, The classroom environment and even the smallest considerations can go along way to helping children with anxiety find the very best version of themselves.

Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. She has lectured and has extensive experience in the facilitation of personal growth groups.

Karen is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand. She can often be heard on Australian radio, and is and a sought-after speaker. Recently, she published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. The book has now been translated into a number of languages.

The presentation is for educators and teachers who work with children through to 8 years of age. It will include practical strategies to strengthen children against anxiety in the classroom and build courage and confidence at school.

Australian Professional Teaching Standards: APTS –1.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1,4.2, 5.4, 6.2

Lunch and Morning Tea provided

Start & Finish times: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Bookings will fill quickly, please register now.