Supporting Children with Autism in ECE

8:00pm, 24 October, 2019 / Zoom Webinar
In this webinar Dr Hannah Waddington (Victoria University of Wellington) and PhD student Jessica Tupou will discuss simple strategies for supporting children with autism in an early childhood setting. This will include practical techniques for increasing engagement and participation; and supporting communication and understanding. They will also discuss the importance of including parents whenever possible. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the webinar.

Supporting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Toddlers

8:00pm, 12 August, 2019 / Zoom Webinar
This webinar will explore the importance of responsive, sensitive care with continuity of caregivers for fostering the learning and social-emotional well-being of young children in early childhood settings. Dr Karyn Aspen and Linda Clarke from Massey University will discuss their research into the teaching practices that support social-emotional competence of infants and toddlers. They will provide practical strategies and advice for teachers on how to build intentional, responsive relationships in the contexts of play, routines, and in situations of toddlers’ peer conflicts. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the webinar.

We currently offer 4 types of events:

Seminars: researchers discuss their research specifically for a teacher audience, offering rich insights together with practical ideas and strategies

Educator Q+As: for teachers, by teachers. Expert teachers share how they are applying particular research in their teaching practice and offer practical strategies and resources

Learning circles: provide teachers with the opportunity to delve deeper into the research, and to discuss particular research findings and reports with each other, and guided by an expert facilitator

Report launches: we aim to release two research reports each year. Each release will have an accompanying event, which will delve into the main themes and implications of the report.