Conference Program

 

Please scroll down to see the full program for the 2 days of the conference.

 

 

Sessions in the stream headed Leadership and Management are suitable for Approved Providers and people with management responsibilities while those headed Program & Practice and Workshops are suitable for all attendees.

 

You do not need to choose the sessions you'd like to attend when you book your ticket- you can just decide on the day. 

Friday 16 August

9:00 am - 9:30am

Conference Welcome

Acknowledgement of Country & President’s Welcome
Paul Mondo

9:30 am - 10:30am

Keynote: High perfomance in business and life

Craig Harper, Harper's Personal Training

 

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10:30 am - 11:00am

Morning Tea and visit exhibition booths

11:00 am - 12:00pm

Leadership & Management

The "People stuff" in the middle of the "Business stuff"
Craig Harper, Harper's Personal Training

 

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Program & Practice

Shedding light on the Exceeding themes
Heather Barnes OAM, Early Childhood Consultant

 

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Workshops

The Learning Environment: Invitations for investigation, NOT toys on tables
Kelly Goodsir, Kelly Goodsir Consultancy

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12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and visit exhibition booths

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cybercrime - How to recognise the threats & protect against them
Martha McKeen, CBA

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Cultural Diversity
Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, Multiverse

 

 

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Music & wellbeing practices through the lens of the revised NQS
Galina Zenin, Bonkers Beat  

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2:00 pm - 2.15 pm

Short break

2:15 pm - 3:15pm

Let's look at QA 7.2 - Leadership
Heather Barnes OAM, Early Childhood Consultant

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Educational Leadership: Rising to the potential of the role
Kelly Goodsir, Kelly Goodsir Consultancy
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Turning Everyday Opportunities into Projects in Early Childhood

Lara Jennings, Offspring Education
  

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3.15 pm - 3.45 pm

Afternoon tea and visit exhibition booths

3.45 pm - 4.45 pm

Keynote: Managing anxiety across your lifespan at home and at work

Dr Charlotte Keating, Psychologist

 

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4.45 pm - 5.00 pm

Short break

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Approved Provider Drinks

Hot topics of the moment

Paul Mondo, President ACA & ACA Victoria, Approved Provider Bimbi Early Learning

 

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Saturday 17 August

9:00 am - 9:30am

Welcome to day 2!

Paul Mondo, ACA & ACA Victoria President, Approved Provider Bimbi Early Learning

9:30 am - 10:30am

Keynote: A passion for outdoor learning in the early years and why it is so important!

Christine Dee, Forest School Learning Initiative (UK)

 

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10:30 am - 11:00am

Morning Tea and visit exhibition booths 

11:00 am - 12:00pm

Leadership & Management

Session to be confirmed

Speaker to be confirmed

 

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Program & Practice

Intentional teaching strategies
Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

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Workshops

Let's count - a maths workshop
Amanda Grimmond and Sarah Stevens, The Smith Family

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12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Lunch and visit exhibition booths

1:00 pm - 2:00pm

Culture - what it is, why it matters and your role in creating it

Allan Preiss, McArthur

 

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Managing behaviours of concern

Sharyn Enright, Early Childhood Consultant

 

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Implementing Forest School (Bush Kinder) in your setting
Christine Dee, Forest School Learning Initiative (UK)

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2.00 pm - 2.15 pm

Short break

2:15 pm - 3:15pm

Reggio Emilia in an Australian context

Kerrie O'Neill, Early Childhood Consultnt

 

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Child focused transitions: supporting learning, relationships & development

Carmel Zeidan, Children's Services Consultant

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Mindfulness for everyday wellbeing
Aisling Quigley, Cool Karma Collected

 

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3.15 pm - 3.45 pm

Afternoon Tea and visit exhibition booths

3.45pm - 4.45pm

Closing Keynote: The National Quality Framework - The Musical!

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, Multiverse and Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

 

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4.45pm - 4.55pm

Conference close - thank you all for coming!