Early Childhood Conference online sessions
It is with regret that we must confirm that the IEU Executive has decided to cancel the Early Childhood Conference this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The IEU is not confident that social distancing measures will be sufficiently relaxed to allow 150 members to attend our planned conference this year. This unprecedented situation is the first time the IEU has cancelled the Conference in more than 20 years.
There is no need for despair while you await the return of the Early Childhood Conference in 2021 because you have access to a significant amount of NESA registered online professional development.
We have two sessions available for registration via our website:
We hear a lot about the term “wellbeing” and how this applies to children. Associate Professor Sandie Wong and Dr Tamara Cumming will explain what is known regarding the wellbeing of teachers and educators in ECEC. Is the importance of the wellbeing of employees reflected in the research? Participants will examine who is responsible for the wellbeing of a teacher or educator? Participants are encouraged to seek and provide feedback regarding real-life issues and experiences in your workplace. What impacts on the wellbeing of employees at your centre? How do you recognise if a teacher or educator needs assistance? What are you already doing to support employees at your centre? How do you balance the needs of all involved, whilst recognising that there are some things that will be outside your capacity to change? Where can you go for more information and what resources are available?
Completing will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.3.2; 7.4.2; from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Dr Georgie Fleming’s workshop will provide the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the science underlying different developmental pathways to disruptive behaviour problems. You will enhance your understanding of disruptive behaviour problems in children and your ability to recognise how patterns of adult-child interactions perpetuate disruptive behaviour. Dr Fleming will assist participants to identify the function of particular behaviour problems and recognise how these behaviours are used to meet children’s “needs” using real-life examples. Expect to increase your understanding of a range of practical behaviour management strategies appropriate for the early years and learn to recognise which strategies are more or less effective depending on specific children’s traits.
We share your disappointment that we will be unable to present this year’s Early Childhood Conference in person, and we thank you for your understanding. We have no doubt that our alternate online offerings will present the same high quality content and professional development opportunities as our regular face to face offerings. We look forward to seeing many of you joining us online for some or all of these sessions, as we all prepare to come back bigger and better than ever in 2021.