ECA Learning Hub - Webinars

About webinars

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a seminar that you can attend online. It is a live presentation viewed on a computer via an internet connection. Webinars, sometimes called online seminars, enable a large group of people—in different geographic locations—to share a common experience in real time, and to interact with the presenter.

Upcoming webinars

 

Past webinars

 #1: Supporting children’s imaginative play… pitfalls and possibilities – Join two experts in children’s play to find out how to support imaginative play skills without dominating or redirecting the children.

#2 Having fun with maths and numeracy in early childhood settings – Learn about the theory and practice of building children’s maths and numeracy understandings through play-based programs.

#3 Screen time and young children—what are the issues? – Learn about the physical and mental health and development issues associated with screen use by children.

#4 From teaching to thinking: reigniting our role as educators – Learn about supporting children to become nimble and reflective thinkers, people with big ideas and the capacity to analyse those ideas through critical and imaginative reflection. (No recording available)

#5 The great outdoors – As Australians, we tend to think of ourselves as an “outdoors” culture. But do we really make the best use of our outdoor spaces? How can we provide spaces that invite genuine, meaningful learning for children – not just a space for physical play, but one for inquiry, curiosity and exploration as well.

#6 Self-regulation development: strategies for working with children and parents – Learn how educators (and parents) can play an important role in helping children to develop better self-regulation skills.

#7 The Inclusion Series: Meaningful participation in ECEC webinars – Developed in collaboration with Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW), the Inclusion Series is about the participation of all children in early childhood services.

#8 Supporting effective transitions to school and school age care: Promoting continuity of learning – Join academic and author Sue Dockett for a webinar all about transition to school. A great collaborative learning opportunity for school age care staff and educators in prior-to-school settings and schools.

#9 Being an Intentional Educator – Presented by renowned early childhood expert Dr Anne Kennedy, this webinar will support you to deepen your understanding of what we mean by intentionality and intentional teaching, and the implications for your work as an educator. The webinar draws on and extend Anne’s ‘Research in practice’ publication for ECA, Intentional teaching: Acting thoughtfully, deliberately and purposefully. 

#10 Putting Children’s Rights into Action! – Presented by Emma King & Marie Stuart, This webinar will inspire you to find innovative ways to support children’s rights in early learning settings and provide the chance to share creative ideas and discussion.

#11 Children’s Sexual Development – This session covers understanding children’s sexual development, responding to children’s questions, guiding children to healthy relationships and issues that may sometimes arise including touch, toilets, unusual behaviours and keeping children safe.

#12 Music and learning for the young child – This webinar will provide support for both new and experienced teachers in ways that we can use music as a learning tool. It features engaging ways we can develop children’s understanding of music while simultaneously targeting other learning areas, including literacy and numeracy.

#13 Teaching and learning about science in early childhood – Presented by Little Scientists, this webinar will help you to foster and maintain children’s curiosity for natural phenomena by taking up their questions and exploring the environment together with them. (No recording available)

#14 Supporting transition to school for children with disabilities and developmental delays – The transition from early childhood education to school is a unique process for each child and each family. This is equally true for children with disabilities and developmental delays. How can educators and early years teachers best support these children and families to make successful transitions to school? Join our webinar to find out. Developed in collaboration with Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW/ACT).

#15 – Making Curriculum Decisions: Exploring the Planning Process – The planning cycle includes the process of making and documenting our curriculum decisions. Not only is this a requirement of the regulations but it acts as an important mechanism to make our curriculum decision or plan visible to families and our colleagues. This webinar will provide support and advice on how services can design plans that articulate our curriculum and communicate our practice and pedagogy decisions.

#16 – Consulting Children: The Planning Cycle & Floorbooks – The planning cycle should have the child at the centre. Award winning lecturer Claire Warden explores the thinking behind her approach to planning with children, titled Floorbooks®. (No recording available)

#17 – Not the Six O’clock News: Children and violent or upsetting media content – This webinar, presented by Dr Wayne Warburton, provided an overview of the current understanding of the psychological effects of media for young children. The focus was on the reporting of natural disasters and violence in the news, frightening images in movies or on the Internet, and how this affects the way a child perceives the world. (No recording available)

#18 – Building leaders in early childhood services – In this webinar, Lisa Palethorpe (Goodstart Early Learning and Griffith University) explores what leadership means in early childhood services, including practical strategies for building leadership in yourself and others. Recording available soon

#19 – Disappearing childhood—what is the role of media and marketing? –  This webinar provides an overview of how the media encroaches on childhood through promoting and normalising adult concepts and behaviours for young children. Recording available soon.

Registration and payment

Can I register over the phone?

No. You need to visit the registration website to register for the webinar. Each webinar will have a different registration page, so just follow the links from the Learning Hub website or our online marketing materials.

Do I need to pay when I register?

Yes. In order for your registration to be successful, you need to pay online at the time of registration. The only exception is for services or organisations registering five or more attendees and paying by invoice.  In this case, you will need to register your details online and then contact us right away on 1800 356 900 or learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au to secure your booking.

How do I pay?

If you are registering online, you will need a credit card to pay for webinar participation. If you are registering five or more participants, we are able to send you an invoice, which must be paid within seven days of receipt. We cannot issue invoices for fewer than five participants.

Can you invoice me?

Yes, but only if you are registering five or more participants. You will need to contact us by phone on 02 6242 1800 or email learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au to request an invoice, and you must pay the invoice within seven days of receipt.

How will I know that my registration has been successful?

If your registration has been successful, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact the Learning Hub at learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au.

When do registrations close?

Registrations will close once the attendance limit  has been reached. If the webinar does not sell out, then registrations will close 24 hours before the webinar start time.

Can I change my registration details?

Yes, up to 24 hours before the webinar start time. If you need to change the email address used for your registration, please contact the Learning Hub at learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au

Can I change my mind and get a refund?

Yes, up to 7 hours before the webinar start time. If you need to request a refund, please contact the Learning Hub as soon as possible at learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au or 1800 356 900.

IT requirements

What do I need in order to participate in the webinar?

A webinar is a live presentation viewed on a computer, accessed through an internet connection. Webinars enable a large group of people—though geographically distant—to share a common experience in real time, and to interact with the presenter.

You will need a computer with speakers, and a high-speed broadband connection. Please review the system requirements below:

Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and up
  • Firefox 1.x and up
  • Google Chrome 8.x and up
  • Opera 7.11 and up
  • Safari 5.05 and up
  • AOL 9 (*AOL 9 web browser is not supported in our event registration)

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and up
  • MAC OS X 10.4 and up
  • Linux (application sharing is not available)
  • Android 2.2
  • IOS (for iPhone 4 and up – iPad)

Plug-ins

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and up (latest version preferred)
  • Click here to check your version of Flash
  • Click here to update your Adobe Flash Player

Hardware

  • Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Speakers or USB Headset

Is my internet speed fast enough?

Internet Connection

  • Web Conference: 256kbps Upload / 256kbps Download (without video)
  • Web Conference: 350kbps Upload / 350kbps Download (with webcam video)

Entering the webinar

How do I enter the webinar?

Your confirmation email, and subsequent reminder emails, will include a link to the webinar site. Shortly before the start time, simply click on the link and enter the email address from your registration. This will give you access to the webinar.

During the webinar

What do I do during the webinar?

During the webinar, the presenter will show information via slides and/or videos. The presenter might also use polls to gain information or opinions from webinar participants. At any time, you may make a comment or ask a question via the comments field.

How do I ask a question?

Participants may ask a question at any time by typing into the comments field on the webinar page. Questions and comments will be seen by the other participants, presenters and webinar manager.

What if I have problems seeing or hearing the webinar?

If you experience technical problems during the webinar, call the webinar hosting service on 1800 733 416   or type a comment to the webinar manager.

Webinar recordings

I missed the webinar. Can I access a recorded version?

Yes. If you had registered for the webinar, you will receive an email at the conclusion of the webinar containing a link to the recorded version within 72 hours after the event. You may access the recorded version at any time.

I didn’t register for the webinar. Can I access a recorded version?

Yes. Within three weeks of the webinar, a recorded version will be available for purchase at the ECA online shop. When you complete the purchase, a link will be provided so that you can access the video online.

Contact

How do I contact the Learning Hub?

Learning Hub staff can be contacted on 1800 356 900 or learninghub@earlychildhood.org.au.