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Water STEM workshop

Early STEM in co-constructed environments

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About this workshop

During this hands-on seven-hour workshop, you will create a co-constructed learning environment by exploring water. You will investigate the concepts of free exploration, prompted exploration and demonstration and discuss their role in inquiry-based practices.

You will be given the opportunity to critically reflect on the challenges and successes in your current STEM practices, explore your role in a co-constructed environment and practise documenting children’s learning.

By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped with real-life ideas on how to create a nurturing setting for children to explore STEM in age-appropriate ways.

This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.

Topic description

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • understand the important role of inquiry-based learning in early childhood education
  • learn how to create a co-constructed learning environment
  • investigate the concepts of free exploration, prompted exploration and demonstration and discuss their role in inquiry-based practices
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • investigate the different aggregate states and test the solubility of different substances and explore water with all your senses
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM.

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Water workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • How much guidance to I provide when exploring with children?
  • How do I feel about STEM?

Feedback from previous Water workshops

Extended my STEM knowledge

The workshop was brilliant. It was engaging, helpful and extended my knowledge of STEM.
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2018-10-22T14:52:31+11:00

Water workshop, ACT

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The workshop was brilliant. It was engaging, helpful and extended my knowledge of STEM.

Fantastic hands on learning

Love the fantastic hands learning.
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2018-10-22T15:05:15+11:00

Water workshop, NSW

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Love the fantastic hands learning.

Very hands on

Very hands on and workable in preschool.
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2019-05-22T09:46:24+10:00

Water workshop, Thurgoona

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Very hands on and workable in preschool.

Extremely engaging

It was collaborative and involved sharing stories, experiences and questions. The hands on experiences made the workshop extremely engaging.
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2019-05-22T09:29:37+10:00

Water workshop, Wilcannia

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It was collaborative and involved sharing stories, experiences and questions. The hands on experiences made the workshop extremely engaging.

Inspired me

Got many ideas and it inspired me to do more science!
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2018-10-22T15:00:01+11:00

Water workshop, ACT

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Got many ideas and it inspired me to do more science!

I left with a wealth of knowledge

This was a fantastic workshop, I learned so much. I came in not sure what I was going to do, and I was very nervous. Within the hour I knew this was going to be a fantastic day, the nerves settled, and I left with a wealth of knowledge.
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2018-10-30T14:43:42+11:00

Kayla Cooper, from Discovery Early Learning Centres Ravenswood, Launceston

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This was a fantastic workshop, I learned so much. I came in not sure what I was going to do, and I was very nervous. Within the hour I knew this was going to be a fantastic day, the nerves settled, and I left with a wealth of knowledge.

Amazeballs!

Loved it! Totally “amazeballs"
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2018-10-02T10:53:35+10:00

Amanda, Sydney

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Loved it! Totally “amazeballs"

Really inspired me.

The modelling, discussions, questioning, hands on. It was all amazing and has really inspired me.
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2019-05-22T09:41:30+10:00

Water workshop, Padbury

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Water workshop, Padbury

Can’t wait

We can’t wait to do another one!
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2019-07-30T15:57:40+10:00

Water workshop, Wilcannia

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We can’t wait to do another one!

Extremely engaging

It was collaborative and involved sharing stories, experiences and questions. The hands on experiences made the workshop extremely engaging.
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2019-05-22T09:25:48+10:00

Water workshop, Wilcannia

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It was collaborative and involved sharing stories, experiences and questions. The hands on experiences made the workshop extremely engaging.
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Duration: 1 day | Cost: $200pp
100% of profits from your booking fee are used in funding towards education projects, such as a literacy program for young girls.

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Good to know

  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Exchange with like-minded people
  • Practical and reflective phases
  • Focus on implementation into practice
  • Aligned with EYLF, NQF and Australian Curriculum
  • NESA and TQI accredited
Colours made with skittles and coloured water with crepe paper
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