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Welcome to our dedicated area for high-quality webinars for early childhood teachers. Some webinars are free to watch, but most cost NZ$9.95+GST individually, or you can access all our webinars for a year for just NZ$60+GST with a webinar subscription. Group discounts are also available. We aim to host one or two webinars for early childhood teachers and leaders every month between February and November, and will add webinars to our line-up over the course of the year. Each webinar is approximately one hour long. If you have a webinar subscription, we will email you ahead of each live webinar with joining instructions.

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Establishing positive educational trajectories in early childhood education

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY JULY 16
Professor Claire McLachlan and colleagues will share their project exploring how early childhood settings can inspire positive educational trajectories among young children

Gelli plate printing – a practical art workshop

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY AUGUST 27
Back by popular demand, Dr Gai Lindsay will host a practical visual arts workshop focused on how teachers can incorporate gelli plate printing into their early childhood contexts

Free webinar: Q+A with Dr Vicki Hargraves

COMING UP: 7.30PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30
Your chance to tap into the huge expertise of Dr Vicki Hargraves and to ask her questions you have about research and practice in early childhood education

Supporting the transition to school

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Autism and culturally responsive practice

COMING UP: 7.30 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14
Dr Jessica Tupou (Victoria University Wellington) will share insights from her ongoing research into supporting autistic children and the importance of taking a culturally responsive approach

Webinar archive

Curriculum
webinars

A closer look at working theories

Dr Daniel Lovatt returns to share some extended examples of how teachers can support children’s working theories.

Understanding challenging behaviour in early childhood

Dr Anna Winneker explores why children will exhibit challenging behaviour including a discussion of specific emotional or behavioural disorders, and how teachers in early childhood contexts can respond positively and effectively to children.

Visual arts – a practical workshop

Dr Gai Lindsay provides a practical session focused on supporting teachers with their own art-making as well as their pedagogy around the visual arts in early childhood education.

STEM learning through nature play in early childhood settings

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles and Dr Maia Osborn from Southern Cross University, Australia share findings from their research into teaching and learning science and STEM concepts through play-based pedagogies and nature play

Children’s voices in early childhood curriculum

Professor Marek Tesar (University of Auckland) and Dr Vicki Hargraves discuss the importance of incorporating children’s voices in to curriculum design and implementation in early childhood settings.

Enriching children’s working theories

Dr Daniel Lovatt (Aro Arataki Early Childhood Centre) and Dr Vicki Hargraves discuss how children use working theories to make sense of their world, and offer practical advice for teachers.

Visual arts and teacher self-efficacy beliefs

Dr Gai Lindsay, Dr Sarah Probine, and Dr Rachel Denee talk about their research about the role of early childhood teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs in their visual arts practices.

Supporting early mathematical thinking in early childhood education settings

Dr Erica Zippert talks about how to support children to explore and develop their understanding of foundational maths skills involving numeracy, patterns, and spatial understanding.

Early musical learning

Watch Greta Bull-Crossan discuss ways musical play can be supported and empowered across infant, toddler and preschool age groups.

Preventing and responding to challenging behaviour in young children

Dr Anna Winneker focuses on strategies to understand why particular behaviour may be happening and how to prevent and respond to incidents when they occur.

Pedagogy
webinars

Social justice and children’s rights

SATURDAY APRIL 6
Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters will explore how teachers can meaningfully engage with children’s voices, perspectives and experiences and incorporate a social justice approach into their teaching practice

Understanding and supporting children’s movement and development

International expert Gill Connell discusses the range of movement patterns children need to be engaging with to support their holistic development

Promoting gender inclusiveness in early childhood settings

Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin (Syracuse University, USA) discusses how early childhood teachers can approach gender non-conformity, including the prevalent and often unquestioned gender-based assumptions present in society

Bilingualism in early childhood settings

Associate Professor Mere Skerrett from Victoria University of Wellington shares insights into her work on bilingualism and language development in early childhood settings.

Samoan indigenous philosophy and practice in early childhood education

Insights from the second stage of the TLRI (Teaching and Learning Research Initiative) study that aims to develop New Zealand’s first Samoan Indigenous framework for Samoan infant and toddler pedagogy.

Mana and kaitiakitanga in early childhood education

Dr Lesley Rameka explores how mana can be promoted through kaitiakitanga or active guardianship, as one way of meeting the practice expectations outlined in Te Whāriki.

Movement for learning: Q&A with Gill Connell

This webinar is a sequel to our 2021 webinar, exploring the role of movement in children’s learning and development, and how teachers can support children.

Supporting children’s physical development from ages 0-7

Exploring the role movement plays in child development and how teachers can support children to be develop gross and fine motor skills.

Embedding Samoan indigenous philosophy in early childhood education

This panel discussion is based on a two-year TLRI (Teaching and Learning Research Initiative) study that aims to develop New Zealand’s first Samoan indigenous framework for Samoan infant and toddler pedagogy in early childhood education.

What is specialist about infant and toddler practice?

Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden explore the key messages about the specialist nature of high quality infant and toddler practice.

Learning &
development
webinars

Creating a culture of inclusion in early childhood settings

Dr Kate McAnelly shares her research into disability and inclusion, and how early childhood centres can create a culture of inclusion that supports the wellbeing, learning, and engagement of all children

Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Kim Milne (principal advisor at FASD-CAN) discusses what FASD is, how it affects children and adolescents and what teachers and schools can do to support students with FASD

Supporting positive food environments in early childhood settings

Gabrielle Orr discusses the research into effective nutrition and feeding practices that support children to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Teachers supporting children, whānau, and communities post-disaster

Professor Carol Mutch (University of Auckland) shares her research from over 12 years of supporting schools through different disasters and crises both in Aotearoa and the wider Asia-Pacific

Trauma-informed early childhood education

Caring and trauma-informed approaches can make a world of difference to young children, their wellbeing, and their learning.

Executive function and supporting positive behavior

Dr Megan McClelland and Dr Shauna Tominey discuss executive function – the skills that help us to plan, focus, regulate our behavior, remember instructions and complete tasks.

Supporting children with autism in early childhood education

Dr Hannah Waddington (Victoria University of Wellington) and PhD student Jessica Tupou discuss strategies and practical techniques for supporting children with autism in an early childhood setting.

Leadership
webinars

Building resilience to support teacher wellbeing

Dr Sarah Ferguson shares her extensive knowledge about how to promote workplace wellbeing, including providing educators with tools and strategies that help them to build their resilience and improve their wellbeing

Professional learning communities

Sue Cherrington, Kate Thornton, and Rachel Denee explore recent research into the role of professional learning communities (PLCs) in ECE and discuss the role of both within-centre and network PLCs

Appreciative inquiry for effective team-building

Dr Chris Jenkin (AUT) discusses the benefits and growth that come from approaching team-building from an appreciative inquiry perspective.

Bicultural leadership and practice in early childhood education

This session with Deanna Niha, from an early childhood centre in Whangarei, discusses how her centre approaches bilingual and bicultural education and leadership.

Exploring relationships, collaboration and participation in diverse teaching teams

This webinar explores ways teachers might come together to harness the opportunities of diversity and relationships for the benefit of children and families.

Leadership in early childhood education

Celeste Harrington (AUT) and Lorraine Manuela (Director at Tots Corner) explore what leadership means in ECE

Relationships
webinars

Supporting the transition to school

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Early transitions into, between and out of early childhood education

This webinar speaks to earliest transitions in early childhood education as threads of significance in and across time.

Transitions from early childhood education to school – Part 2

This webinar examines the Pathways section of Te Whāriki and its potential to support learning as children transition from early childhood education to school.

Understanding and enhancing young children’s transitions – Part 1

Sally Peters and Hazel Woodhouse from the University of Waikato explore transitions in the early years.

Building trustful relationships and promoting centre wellbeing

This webinar explores the importance of teachers’ relationships with each other in early childhood settings.

Children & wellbeing
webinars

Representations of children in social media

Dr Madeleine Dobson (Curtin University, Australia) discusses her research into the representation of children on social media with Dr Vicki Hargraves

Bullying and aggression in early childhood education

This webinar explores how bullying develops in early childhood and how to spot it, activities and strategies to prevent bullying from occurring.

Environments
webinars

The effective design of early childhood spaces

Multi-award-winning architect Phil Smith and hugely experienced ECE leader Jacqui Lees will explore ways that teachers can use the language of space to promote and encourage learning, creativity, movement, exploration, and social emotional wellbeing

Outdoor environments for children’s wellbeing and learning

This webinar, presented by Dr Helen Little, explores how affordances in the outdoor environment promote children’s wellbeing and learning.

Assessment
webinars

Professional development
webinars

Engaging with research in early childhood education

The Education Hub's Dr Vicki Hargraves joins Nina Hood to talk about some of the key ideas emerging from recent early childhood research and how this research can inform teachers’ practice.

Stories of collective inquiry for curriculum and professional learning

Learn more about the way that teachers use inquiry as a tool for both children’s curriculum and professional learning at Kids' Domain.

Building a culture of collaborative research and inquiry

Learn about Kids’ Domain’s culture of research and inquiry, which is strongly rooted in Te Whāriki and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
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