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LEAPS is funded by the Queensland Government and is delivered in Queensland via a partnership between QUT, NAQ & ACHPER QLD.
Please note that the LEAPS Report Conference has been postponed until 20 June. The Conference will run from 1.00pm to 5.00pm, as per below.
Venue: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT, Cnr Musk Ave & Blamey St, Kelvin Grove
Attendance at the conference is free. Please register online here
Click here for more information or phone Phoebe Cleland on 3138 0118.
Featuring International guest speaker Susanna Iivonen from Finland and other special guests, this seminar will have you and the children you work with jumping, catching and running into the new year with a focus on:
Learning outcomes: PS2: Know the content and how to teach it
Susanna Iivonen works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of sport sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Her research interests are fundamental motor skills, motor development, physical activity and physical education in early childhood education. Beside research, she teaches physical education teacher students. She has been/is involved with national projects supporting physical education in early childhood education.
Dr Susan Irvine is an early childhood professional with over 25 years experience working in early childhood education and care (ECEC), and more recently child and family support. Susan started her career as a kindergarten teacher, and has worked in ECEC, in direct service delivery, child and family policy and higher education, in Australia and overseas. She now works at QUT as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Early Childhood. Susan continues to play an active role in current National Quality Reforms, and has participated in reference groups for the National Quality Standards, and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline.
Anya Perkins is the Community Engagement and Resource Coordinator for Nature Play Queensland.
Anya spent five years as an Early Years and Primary teacher, while also training as a Level 3 Forest School Leader in the UK. Anya has created on-site Forest School areas, coordinated a whole school/ community development towards increasing outdoor nature play learning opportunities and has supported and trained colleagues and parents in the importance of regular nature play opportunities. She has also managed and delivered Forest School programs in and out of term times both in a childcare setting and in local woodlands.