Professional learning to support transition to school


2021 Webinars –Writing and using Transition Learning and Development Statements (TLDS) to support effective transition to school

Knowing what information to include in a Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) and how to write statements using a strength-based approach will support improved continuity of learning for all children transitioning into primary school.

This 90-minute workshop, facilitated by early childhood experts and designed for early childhood teachers and Foundation teachers new to the TLDS, will discuss key features of a positive transition to school, writing the TLDS using a strength-based approach, involving children and families in the transition process, the benefits of play-based and inquiry-led learning, and planning for Term 1, 2022.

This online workshop will be repeated over three sessions, allowing participants to choose the date that best suits them.

Register here:

Monday 23rd August: 3 pm to 4.30 pm

Thursday 2nd September: 3.30 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday 7th September: 4 pm to 5.30 pm

Online TLDS training and support

The State Library of Victoria also provides technical support for use of the Online TLDS tool.

Visit the State Library of Victoria Online TLDS website for further information and support. This includes TLDS Support Videos and TLDS tip sheets.

Kindergarten staff can also access the State Library of Victoria Online TLDS helpdesk by contacting:

Bastow - Continuity of Early Learning course

Continuity of Early Learning focuses on strengthening the partnerships with the biggest impact on children's transition to school – those between schools, early childhood services and parents.

With an emphasis on supporting children and families experiencing vulnerability and/or disadvantage, this course, offered through the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, explores evidence-based practices for leading continuity of learning and development, how teams can implement these practices in their context, and strategies to work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The 3-day course is designed for teams of staff from primary schools, outside-school-hours care, early childhood services and support services – particularly those supporting transitions to school.

Registrations have now closed for all 2021 cohorts. 

2020 Webinars

Importance of transition to school in a time of COVID-19. These webinars supported teachers to understand why transition to school is important, what effective transition processes look like, and things to consider when adapting or establishing transition to school programs. The webinars ran in Term 3, 2020, and were delivered by experienced facilitators with early childhood and school expertise. For early childhood

 

Slides from the presentation are also available.

For schools

 

Slides from the presentation are also available.

2020 Workshops - Writing Transition Learning and Development Statements in a time of COVID-19

Knowing what information to include in a Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) and how to write statements using a strength-based approach will support improved continuity of learning for all children transitioning into primary school.

These 90-minute workshops, facilitated by early childhood experts and designed for early childhood teachers responsible for writing TLDS, went through the sections of the TLDS and provided guidance on what information should be included as well as how best to write it. These workshops also covered how and where to incorporate information on the impacts of COVID-19 on a child's learning continuity.

Slides from the workshops that occurred in September and October 2020 are available now.

2020 Workshops – Maximising transition and utilising the TLDS in a time of COVID-19

Workshops for Foundation teachers on how to maximise transition to school processes and best use the TLDS to inform planning for children starting school the following year were held in November 2020.

The 90-minute workshops, facilitated by early childhood and school transition experts, covered key elements to achieving effective transitions, resources available to support transition processes, and the key components of the TLDS, with particular attention to translating TLDS information into actions, such as classroom set-up, establishing relationships and play-based learning.

Schools workshop – Maximising transition and utilising the TLDS in a time of coronavirus (COVID-19) - Nov 2020

More information

If you have any queries related to professional learning to support transition to school, email psts@education.vic.gov.au