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USING MUSIC SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMS

Approved programs on the Victorian School Readiness Funding (SRF) Menu

Download PDF for information and details for including Using Music in your SRF Plan for 2024.

2024 USING MUSIC SRF PROGRAMS

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MENTORING

Using Music at Kinder

Upskilling kinder educators with the skills, resources, knowledge and confidence to integrate music into their programs through in-person or online consultancy, mentoring, group training, and professional learning.

Using Music with Preschoolers

An interactive and inclusive workshop for parents, families and educators, teaching fun strategies for using music to improve the learning, communication and wellbeing of preschool children and families in the home.

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WORKSHOPS

Using Music Professional Learning

Educators participate in capacity building professional development in a series of four engaging and informative online webinars, delivered once per term across a calendar year.

WEBINARS

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mentoring, workshop, or webinar program for you

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MENTORING

 

Using Music at Kinder

 

Using Music at Kinder offers consultancy, professional learning, and mentoring to educators in early years settings. Kindergarten educators are supported to build their capacity with the skills, resources, knowledge and confidence to integrate music into their programs. This occurs through in-person consultancy session during a kinder session to discover and discuss the needs of the early childhood providers and children, and a follow up professional learning workshop to reflect, model and upskill educators in using music in their programs. In session mentoring visits to model, mentor and support, can be included as part of your program.

 

Audience

Educators, early childhood professionals, kindergarten teams

 

Time Commitment

2 hours for the workshop out of session, or off the floor, and professional learning webinars (4 hours). 

  • 2 hour onsite consultancy visit during Kinder session

  • 2 hour professional learning session/workshop

  • 4 professional learning webinars (one hour each)

  • 4 hours online group mentoring sessions (optional)

 

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, online, group training, professional development, and mentoring options

 

Access Requirements

No prior experience of music necessary; Backfill can be considered during onsite consultancy visit; online access may be required.

 

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WORKSHOPS

 

Using Music with Preschoolers

 

Using Music with Preschoolers is an interactive and inclusive workshop for teachers and educators, offering information and strategies for using music to improve the learning, communication and wellbeing of preschool children and the early childhood team.

 

Audience

Teachers, educators, kindergarten communities

 

Time Commitment

2, 4 and 6 hour workshops available.

Additional 4 hours of online group mentoring sessions (optional).

Delivery Mode

Available face-to-face or online, group training

 

Access Requirements

No prior experience of music necessary; online access may be required

 

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WEBINARS

 

Using Music Professional Learning

 

Using Music Professional Learning enables educators to participate in capacity building professional development through engaging and informative online webinars. The series of four online webinars offer ideas and knowledge for using music to support communication, social and emotional wellbeing.

See below for the 2024 Using Music Professional Learning program.

 

Audience

Educators, early childhood professionals, kindergarten teams

Time Commitment

4 hours in total:

  • 1 hour per online webinar (4 webinars)

Optional: Up to 4 hours of online group mentoring sessions.

Delivery Mode

Online webinars on-demand, professional development

 

Access Requirements

No prior experience of music necessary; online access required.

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Webinars 2024

The Using Music Professional Learning series for 2024 offers inspiring ideas and knowledge for using music in your Kinder program.

Using Music Webinar Program

2024

 

Join Pip Reid and guests for a series of four engaging and informative online webinars.

A range of professional presenters support knowledge and ideas for using songs, stories, games, instruments, rhythm and rhyme to support communication, language development, social skills, emotional regulation and inclusion.

 

         

                       

Webinar 1

Communication, Connection & Regulation: Using Rhythm, Rhyme, Songs and Stories

with Aretha de Kretser, Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Goals: Communication and Wellbeing

 

Webinar 2

Play and Say: Using Music and Play to Develop Speech and Language    

with Jessica Slorach, Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Goals: Communication and Inclusion

                            

Webinar 3

Music and Stories: Using Music and Books for Whole Kinder Learning

with Shari Stewart, Educator and Child Life Therapist

Goals: Wellbeing and Communication

 

Webinar 4

Creative Kinder Support: Using Music and Creativity to support Wellbeing

with Dr Meg Steele, Registered Music Therapist, Teacher and Education Researcher

Goals: Wellbeing and Inclusion

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Group Mentoring

Register to register for the SRF Using Music Group Mentoring sessions for 2024 by clicking on the Register Button below.

Peer Group Mentoring

2024

 

Meet other early childhood Teachers and Educators from across Victoria via Zoom

to connect and develop creative practices for you and the children in your Kinder community.

Co-Facilitated by Pip Reid and Dr Meg Steele

 

2024

 

Dates for the 2024 Online Group Mentoring sessions to be confirmed

Session 1

Using Instruments at Kinder for connection and emotional co-regulation

Session 2

Brainstorming Party: New and refreshing songs with preschoolers

                            

Session 3

Experiencing using songs, movement and making marks for YOUR wellbeing

 

Session 4

Circle Time: Group ideas, games and music for social connection

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"Using Music with Pip and her team has been the most rewarding and nurturing experience. Right from our initial intake Pip has enveloped us in warmth, enthusiastic support and can do attitude too. Her in depth knowledge of child and teacher need is woven expertly and with deepset respect into every interaction. Pip lead our team to develop confidence and thorough enjoyment in using music during transitions, play and group times. Her array of allied supports through online training held something for everyone. Extremely highly reccomended for enriching the well being of children and their educators"

Amanda, Kindergarten Teacher

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