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Water STEM workshop

Early STEM in co-constructed environments

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About this workshop

During this hands-on 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

Thought-provoking

Thanks for an active, thought-provoking day.
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2018-10-02T10:55:19+10:00

Anna, Sydney

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Thanks for an active, thought-provoking day.

Enriched everyone’s strength

I loved how clear and detailed the hand outs were. Group discussions were facilitated supporting and enriching everyone’s strength.
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2019-05-22T09:43:07+10:00

Water workshop, ACT

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I loved how clear and detailed the hand outs were. Group discussions were facilitated supporting and enriching everyone’s strength.

Hands on activities

Lots of discussion and hands on activities.
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2019-05-22T09:44:25+10:00

Water workshop, WA

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Lots of discussion and hands on activities.

Wanting to do more

Wanting to do more workshops.
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2018-10-22T14:58:20+11:00

Water workshop, ACT

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Wanting to do more workshops.

100% engaging

100% engaging, fantastic presenters and lots of time to discuss concepts and ideas.
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2019-07-30T15:56:43+10:00

Water workshop, Wilcannia

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100% engaging, fantastic presenters and lots of time to discuss concepts and ideas.

Hands-on STEM experience

We got hands-on experience of STEM and built on effective ways to provide experiences, and documenting using the inquiry cycle and ELYF.
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2018-10-15T10:33:59+11:00

Water workshop, Sydney

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We got hands-on experience of STEM and built on effective ways to provide experiences, and documenting using the inquiry cycle and ELYF.

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.

Very well run

Thank you! Very well run + highly met my expectations.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T15:07:10+11:00

Water workshop, NSW

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Thank you! Very well run + highly met my expectations.

Clear & thorough

Everything was clearly explained and explored thoroughly.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T15:58:59+10:00

Water workshop, Wilcannia

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Everything was clearly explained and explored thoroughly.

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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Face-to-face workshops
Duration: 1 day | Cost: $200pp

Online workshops
Duration: 4 hrs| Cost: $160pp

100% of profits from your booking fee are used in funding towards education projects, such as a literacy program for young girls.

ONLINE | Wed 27 Jan

Thebarton SA | Fri 29 Jan

Shailer Park QLD | Tue 2 Feb

Doncaster VIC | Fri 5 Mar

Claremont WA | Tue 30 Mar

ONLINE | 21, 22, 25 June

Doncaster VIC | Fri 22 Oct

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In light of the current COVID-19 developments and restrictions, some of our upcoming workshops may be affected. Further information.

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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
  • TQI accredited
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