Educational Leadership in Early Childhood MicroCert series
In 2021 four Melbourne MicroCerts will be offered as part of the Educational Leadership in Early Childhood Series. Melbourne MicroCerts are the University of Melbourne’s unique microcredential offering. They are 8-week online courses which are industry aligned and support ECEC educational leaders and educators to engage with cutting edge research and world-class pedagogical practice. Each Melbourne MicroCerts can be taken as a stand-alone course, or you can complete all four Melbourne Microcerts in the Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching. Learn more about the first two Melbourne MicroCerts:
The Abecedarian Approach Australia (3a)
Staff in the REEaCh Hub are at the forefront of research, training and implementation of the 3a strategies Australia wide.
3a is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five. Research has shown that 3a delivers enhanced educational outcomes by enriching and enhancing educator practice – both before and after a child starts school.
For more information about 3a and training visit https://3a.education.unimelb.edu.au
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)™
The CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Observation Training program enables participants to develop capacity and confidence in providing feedback on teacher practice to improve children’s learning and development outcomes. The program involves observing teacher-child interactions and providing feedback to help new and experienced teachers become more effective. The program also helps educational leaders and teachers to lead and develop other educators in their settings.
MGSE is an authorised trainer in CLASS in Australia across Toddler, Pre-K and K-3 levels. View more information about training.
Both the Abecedarian Approach Australia and the CLASS Training are available through the Victorian DET’s School Readiness Funding. Details are available on the Victorian DET's website.