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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

Amazeballs!

Loved it! Totally “amazeballs"
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2018-10-02T10:53:35+11:00

Amanda, Sydney

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Loved it! Totally “amazeballs"

Thought-provoking

Thanks for an active, thought-provoking day.
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2018-10-02T10:55:19+11:00

Anna, Sydney

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Thanks for an active, thought-provoking day.

Hands on experiences

It was fantastic to experience the hands on experiments personally rather than learning the theory and then trying to teach it.
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2019-05-22T09:27:59+11:00

Water, Wilcannia

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It was fantastic to experience the hands on experiments personally rather than learning the theory and then trying to teach it.

Very hands on

Very hands on and workable in preschool.
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2019-05-22T09:46:24+11:00

Water workshop, Thurgoona

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Very hands on and workable in preschool.

Hands-on & engaging

The hands on experiences were engaging and fitted in well with the other learning opportunities.
STEM workshops
2019-05-22T11:25:27+11:00

Water workshop, ACT

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The hands on experiences were engaging and fitted in well with the other learning opportunities.

Very well run

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

Water workshop, NSW

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

Hands on activities

Lots of discussion and hands on activities.
STEM workshops
2019-05-22T09:44:25+11:00

Water workshop, WA

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Lots of discussion and hands on activities.

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.

Enriched everyone’s strength

I loved how clear and detailed the hand outs were. Group discussions were facilitated supporting and enriching everyone’s strength.
STEM workshops
2019-05-22T09:43:07+11:00

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.

I highly recommend

The handouts and training provided were very effective and I really would highly recommend these workshops to others.
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2018-10-15T10:31:31+11:00

Jimmy, Sydney

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The handouts and training provided were very effective and I really would highly recommend these workshops to others.
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Duration: 1 day | Cost: $115pp

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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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