Team eLearning Package

Connecting educators' purpose, priorities and practice

Support your team with this shared professional learning journey. This course transforms your team's purpose and practice to nurture active, competent learners - with strong foundations for success in life. Your team will become aligned in focus to see each child flourish with child-led authentic learning, using the framework Belonging, Being and Becoming.
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What's included in the team package?

The service leader will receive TEAM SHARE as a practical tool for your team's learning journey, and to revisit, over the next 2 years. 'Team Share' is designed for the service leader to use the course videos and presentations to engage in shared professional learning and conversations, together in small groups and large team meetings.

  • TEAM SHARE provides access to the course's 17 videos and 9 presentations for 2 years! Team share is for one centre team, for up to 26 people.

  • PLUS FULL ONLINE COURSE: access for 2 years for 7 selected team members to receive all course resources, learning checks, and a course certificate on completion.

  • OR - TEAM SHARE + FULL ONLINE COURSE: with access for the selected number of people in your CENTRE TEAM to complete and revisit the full online course for 2 years, at heavily discounted rates.

Ongoing learning for reflection and transformation together

with access to inspiring resources for 2 years

  • 9 chapters with 9 presentations

    Each chapter has a 20 - 30 minute presentation that weaves key understandings together, and builds knowledge from the previous chapter. These 9 presentations are included in 'team share' for the service leader to use as a tool for ongoing learning within your team and at team meetings.

  • 17 videos to inspire

    We've filmed insightful professional conversations with Stephen Gallen and authentic learning in action with the children at Cawongla Playhouse. You'll also see inside Bribie Island Community Kindergarten, and why it has been rated Excellent by ACECQA. 'Team share' provides your service leader with access to share these videos at your team meetings.

  • Printable resources and 3 workbooks

    People with full online course access also gain loads of printable resources to use and to deepen their professional knowledge. Full online course participants complete 4 learning checks and receive a certificate on course completion.

Team share access

to 26 course presentations & videos

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    PART 1 Intro. PURPOSE: INGREDIENTS FOR AUTHENTIC LEARNING
    • Intro for PART 1: Ingredients for authentic learning
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    Chapter 1: Capable learners - supporting developmental learning
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    Chapter 2: Fuel for learning - nurturing agency, belonging, 'being' and play
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    Chapter 3: Authentic learning experiences in active learning environments
    • Chapter 3 Presentation - AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCES: Providing active learning environments
    • 3.1: Learning with heart, head and hands (Story telling)
    • 3.2: 'The Story of Snake' by Leanne Logan
    • 3.3: Active learning environment at Bribie Island Community Kindergarten
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    PART 2 Intro. PRIORITIES: RETHINKING PEDAGOGY TO NURTURE ACTIVE, COMPETENT LEARNERS
    • Intro for PART 2: Pedgogy to nurture competent and active learners
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    Chapter 4: Growing the apple - cultivating life competencies
    • Chapter 4 Presentation - Growing the apple: cultivating the seed for life competencies
    • 4.1: Preparing children for school: a Principal's perspective
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    Chapter 5: Being intentional starts with slowing down
    • Chapter 5 Presentation - Being intentional starts with slowing down
    • 5.1: Social learning and being a Role model
    • 5.2: Problem solving the hose - Partner role to share ideas, knowledge and learning
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    Chapter 6: 'Sparking the flame' with child-centred learning
    • Chapter 6 Presentation - 'Sparking the flame' with child-centred learning
    • 6.1: Inquiry-based learning - nurturing children's interests, knowledge and ideas
    • 6.2: The Rainbow cabinet - Project-based, collaborative learning and sustaining interest
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    PART 3 Intro. INSPIRED PRACTICE: USING CRITICAL REFLECTION & THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    • Intro to PART 3: Using theoretical perspectives to inspire practice
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    Chapter 7: Reflecting on practice using social learning theory
    • Chapter 7 Presentation: Reflecting on practice using social theorists' perspectives
    • 7.1: 100 Languages by Loris Malaguzzi (2 minutes)
    • 7.2: Inspired by Reggio Emilia approach (Malaguzzi)
    • 7.3: "They're not being my friends" - ZPD & supported learning (Vygotsky and Bruner)
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    Chapter 8: Relating practice to developmental theory
    • Chapter 8 Presentation: Relating pedagogy to developmental theorists
    • 8.1: Developmental theory and Schema (Paiget and Athey)
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    Chapter 9: Using critical reflection to inspire practice
    • Chapter 9 Presentation: Using critical reflection to inspire practice
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    NEXT STEPS
    • It's a wrap from Andrea and Stephen
    • Here's where next...
    • Two questions for you!

Course endorsement & review

"First Door's 'Transforming Pedagogy for Authentic Learning' course is an exceptional, immersive experience in the "how" and "why" of bringing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to life in every moment of our everyday practice. This multimedia learning opportunity provides any early childhood educator and team with ways to reflect on our own pedagogy, the rationale for changing our own beliefs and judgments, and the real possibilities that will nurture each individual child's development and learning. Additionally, Andrea Isitt and the course contributors share their knowledge in such sensitive and thoughtful ways, inspiring participants to shift their practice in order to nourish and encourage each child's journey toward the EYLF learning outcomes. Early Childhood educators are given the tools to advance their professional practice while creating a learning environment in which each child can flourish." | Dr. Shelley A. Stravitz
Course endorsement & review

Course reviews

What educators say about this course:

  • "This beautiful course helps me to understand more about the children's learning and development and change my old way of nurturing and educating children to a much better one. The focus is shifting practice to respecting the children. Everyone is happier with the practice in this course and there is long-term benefits. I enjoyed taking my time to slowly take in and use all of the information in this course. The whole team and all early childhood teams should do this course!" | Silioti Fatiaki

  • "A very worthwhile course to rethink your current practices, refresh your knowledge and understanding of theorists, and how you approach critical reflection. | Narelle Covington

  • "I have loved every moment of this learning. The course is so well organised and the layout/delivery is incredibly user friendly. The content is of the highest quality and provides relevant information, ideas, and tools with rich and practical examples in both video and text format that help to really cement learning and understanding. I cannot speak highly enough of the professional learning courses through First Door." | Katie Samuels

  • Amazing insight into high quality learning in everyday practice and how theoretical perspectives relate to this. | Jackie Hindle

  • "Great course to be able to further understand children's needs within their learning and development." | Taiha Mcpherson

  • "I have gathered a lot of information that I will happily take into my everyday teaching as an educator." | Sharlie Setu

  • As an educational leader it is sometimes difficult to inspire and have the tools to enable you to build on the practices that you wish to enhance in your team. Andrea and Stephen use real experiences and knowledge to guide educators to reflect and assess their own practices in an authentic way without judgement or preaching. | Kim Kirkpatrick

Let's get my team started

with Team share access for TWO YEARS!

Team package discounted options

Select the number of team members you would like to participate in the full online course, with access to course resources for 2 years. NOTE: This investment includes Team Share access to 26 course videos and presentations

FAQ - or let's talk! P: 07 3204 4336

  • Who registers and signs up for team share access?

    To register you will need to nominate the centre educational leader, manager, or director who will receive the team share access. This person will lead the professional learning within your team of up to 26 people, using the relevant topics from the 26 presentations and videos in this course.

  • Who receives a certificate to acknowledge the professional learning on course completion?

    The selected people who are registered in the full online course receive a certificate, on completion of the course and its 4 learning checks.

  • How many people can register for the full online course access in one centre team?

    The Team eLearning package has a minimum of 7 people required to register for single user access to the full online course, Different pricing structures are listed below for various team sizes. If your team is larger than 26 people, please contact us for a quote.

  • Is the online course access transferable if the registered person leaves the team?

    The online course access is provided to a single user only using their personal email address, and is strictly non-transferable to any other person/s.

  • How does this course promote quality improvement in the NQF?

    Educators are encouraged to reflect on their pedagogy, and consider ways to improve practices throughout this course. They will deepen understanding of practices aligned with Belonging, Being & Becoming (EYLF) & National Quality Standard (NQS), in: NQS QA1 Educational program and practice: 1.1 - 1.1.3, 1.2 - 1.2.3 & 1.3.2 NQS QA2 Children's health and safety: 2.1.1 NQS QA3 Physical environment: 3.2.2 NQS QA5 Relationships with children: 5.1.1, 5.1.2 & 5.2.1 NQS QA6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities: 6.1.2

  • What are the learning outcomes for educators?

    This course has 9 chapters, and each chapter has a learning outcome for educators. Gain fresh PURPOSE 1. Understand three main types of learning, and support children's developmental learning to build strong foundations for each child. 2. Value and promote each child's sense of belonging and 'being', supporting children's agency and self-directed play. 3. Focus on providing authentic learning experiences in active learning environments, with real-life connections and purpose. Rethink pedagogy and PRIORITIES 4. Use the EYLF learning outcomes as life-competencies and long-term goals for educators to support children to work towards. 5. Value slowing down to observe and to be intentional, using different roles and strategies to support learning. 6. Shift the focus to 'sparking the flame' with child-centred learning for confident and involved learners. Use critical reflection and theoretical perspectives for INSPIRED PRACTICE 7. Reflect on practice using social learning theorists' perspectives, e.g. Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia approach. 8. Relate practice to developmental theory. 9. Understand and use critical reflection, with tools to reflect on and inspire practice.

  • Are there options for First Door consultation in combination with this Team eLearning Package?

    Yes, we're happy to discuss options for consultation with your team. Please contact us to discuss this further.

  • Am I able to arrange payment from an invoice instead of by credit card or PayPal?

    Yes, please contact us or email: accounts@firstdoor.com.au to arrange an invoice. You will need to advise the number of people selected to complete the full online course, and the service leader's name and email for team share access.

Course Facilitator and Contributors

  • Andrea Isitt

    Course creator and facilitator

    Andrea Isitt

    Andrea commenced studying early childhood development 29 years ago, and this started a career focused on achieving best outcomes for children in Early Childhood. After several years working as a qualified educator and leader, Andrea co-founded First Door in 2012. Her passion as Company Director is driven by her desire to promote exceptional education and care for children. Andrea promotes respectful practice that nurtures emotional security and a natural childhood. She is an avid researcher and shares views from Dr. Emmi Pikler and many leading Early Childhood theorists, play and learning ambassadors, and from current neuroscience research. Andrea has been influenced by her experience of Early Childhood Education in New Zealand, and by visiting Bush Kindys and Forest Kindergartens in Norway, California and Australia.
  • Stephen Gallen

    Course contributor

    Stephen Gallen

    Stephen is a consultant and teacher who has over 30 years of roles and experience in Early Childhood Education and Care, with over 20 years as a contact educator/teacher. During this time, he has experienced all service types including long day care, in home care, school age care, primary school and kindergarten. Stephen has supported educators in their professional development since 1999, delivering a range of programs on behalf of providers including Gowrie, Workforce Council (PSC), TAFE and QUT. Stephen is currently the Director/ECT at Cawongla Play House, and has collaborated with Andrea to share practical examples of authentic learning, agency and social justice in action within the every day curriculum. Throughout this course, Stephen engages in professional conversations with Andrea sharing his inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach, and his wealth of knowledge in relation to practical and theoretical perspectives.
  • Clare  Caro

    Course contributor

    Clare Caro

    Clare Caro is the founder of The Pikler Collection, Nature Play® (UK) and Authentic Learning Environment. As an ongoing learner, researcher and writer, her wealth of insightful knowledge is shared through her websites and in workshops. Clare embodies this knowledge and shares practical application through Nature Play groups, and in every day life and pedagogy with her own two daughters. Andrea and Clare have enjoyed professional collaboration since their first meeting in London in 2016. Clare's passion for authentic learning and knowledge of the natural unfolding of development has both inspired Andrea and contributed to the resources provided in Part 1 of this course.

Bring transformation to your team with shared pedagogy

Nourish joy and authentic learning in Early Childhood.

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