70 learners taking this course
LENGTH: 2 hours
COURSE TEACHER: Kirsty Costa
* Know the benefits of nature play.
* Know the difference between outdoor play and the different types of nature play.
* Understand how nature play supports the EYLF and NQS.
* Understand how to manage risk and talk to families.
* Be able to integrate nature play into your learning programs.
* Be able to use course resources and share learning with others.
HOW IT WORKS:
– Learn at times that suit you. This course is available 24/7 for private study.
– Learn at your own pace. You’ll have access for 12 months from date of enrolment.
– Watch videos, enjoy short activities and explore teaching resources.
– Once you’re done, access an optional Bonus Resources course to take your learning to the next level.
LINKS TO THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK:
• Outcome 2, Component 4 – Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
• Outcome 3, Component 2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their health and physical wellbeing
• Outcome 4, Component 4 – Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
LINKS TO THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD:
• Element 2.2.2 – Physical activity is promoted through planned and spontaneous experiences and is appropriate for each child
• Element 3.2.1 – Outdoor and indoor spaces are designed and organised to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments
• Element 3.3.2 – Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: This course is accredited for teacher professional development hours. You will receive a certificate after completing this course.
Proficient Teacher (excl. ACT)
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teacher (excl. ACT & NSW)
2.1.3 Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and Critical and Creative Thinking.
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Cool Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.