Live Training and Events

Please be advised that we have a strict cancellation policy.
Cancellations must be received in writing (email to bookings@inspiredec.com) at least 14 days prior to the event and attendees will receive a refund (less $20 administration fee).

Cancellations within 14 days of the event or attendees who fail to attend the event will be charged in full. Please be advised that should you be unable to attend, you are more than welcome to send another attendee in your place. Inspired EC reserve the right to postpone or cancel any event or training due to presenter cancellations, venue issues or numbers registered.

Inspired EC will offer you alternative dates and if these are not suitable, a refund or credit note will be given.

Embracing Rough & Tumble Play with Mike Huber

July 15, 2020

Identify the benefits of spinning, grabbing, rough-housing and crashing. Examine how vigorous physical play promotes physical, social and cognitive development. Determine how to help children experience rough and tumble play while keeping play safe and fun.

Learning Goals:· Identify the benefits of rough and tumble play· Assess risk when allowing for rough-and-tumble play.· Identify ways to encourage rough and tumble play

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Wild Emotions with Heather Shumaker

July 22, 2020

Gain new tools for coping with young children’s BIG feelings, especially difficult emotions like anger, fear, jealousy, and sorrow. Based on the premise that “All Feelings are OK, All Behaviour Isn’t,” Heather Shumaker gives practical ideas for accepting big feelings while still setting limits. The foundation of working with young children, helping children with their emotions may help you, too!

Heather Shumaker is an author and early childhood speaker. Her renegade parenting books, It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, promote play, risk-taking, and emotional and social learning and have been translated into French, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Heather is also a children’s fiction author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is an award-winning adventure for kids ages 8-12. Find her Fiction Friday videos on YouTube and weekly podcast Renegade Rules. Learn more at www.heathershumaker.com.

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Making The Most of Group Story Times with Josie Schneider

July 29, 2020

Making The Most Of Group Story Times

In this session, children's librarian and early learning professional, Josie Schneider, joins Jeff Johnson to discuss ideas for energizing your group story times and making therefore child-friendly and learning-rich.

Participants will...

  1. Understand the reason for shared story time experiences between children and caregivers.
  2. Learn the components of a playful story time.
  3. Explore the role of the caregiver during a story time session.
  4. Gain new ideas for books, songs, and finger plays for story time sessions.

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Exploration & Courage: The Importance of Risk with Mike Huber

August 12, 2020

Learn strategies for encouraging children to take appropriate risks so they can explore their ideas and their environment. Learning comes from exploration, but early educators can worry about safety. Discover how to how to help children become active learners while still being safe.

Learning Goals:· Create a Risk Benefit Analysis for a classroom activity· Identify 6 types of risk common in play

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Power and Action with Heather Shumaker

August 19, 2020

Is your program "boy friendly"? Do high-energy kids baffle you? This program is for you. Explore your own biases and explore the wonderful world of high-energy play, from rough-and-tumble games to weapon play. Find ways to welcome big motion play and make your program more child friendly (and adult friendly, too!). Heather’s book IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE celebrates the overlooked benefits of rough and active play.

Heather Shumaker is an author and early childhood speaker. Her renegade parenting books, It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, promote play, risk-taking, and emotional and social learning and have been translated into French, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Heather is also a children’s fiction author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is an award-winning adventure for kids ages 8-12. Find her Fiction Friday videos on YouTube and weekly podcast Renegade Rules. Learn more at www.heathershumaker.com.

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Power and Action with Heather Shumaker

August 19, 2020

Is your program "boy friendly"? Do high-energy kids baffle you? This program is for you. Explore your own biases and explore the wonderful world of high-energy play, from rough-and-tumble games to weapon play. Find ways to welcome big motion play and make your program more child friendly (and adult friendly, too!). Heather’s book IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE celebrates the overlooked benefits of rough and active play.

Heather Shumaker is an author and early childhood speaker. Her renegade parenting books, It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, promote play, risk-taking, and emotional and social learning and have been translated into French, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Heather is also a children’s fiction author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is an award-winning adventure for kids ages 8-12. Find her Fiction Friday videos on YouTube and weekly podcast Renegade Rules. Learn more at www.heathershumaker.com.

Book ticket

Exploration & Courage: The Importance of Risk with Mike Huber

August 12, 2020

Learn strategies for encouraging children to take appropriate risks so they can explore their ideas and their environment. Learning comes from exploration, but early educators can worry about safety. Discover how to how to help children become active learners while still being safe.

Learning Goals:· Create a Risk Benefit Analysis for a classroom activity· Identify 6 types of risk common in play

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Making The Most of Group Story Times with Josie Schneider

July 29, 2020

Making The Most Of Group Story Times

In this session, children's librarian and early learning professional, Josie Schneider, joins Jeff Johnson to discuss ideas for energizing your group story times and making therefore child-friendly and learning-rich.

Participants will...

  1. Understand the reason for shared story time experiences between children and caregivers.
  2. Learn the components of a playful story time.
  3. Explore the role of the caregiver during a story time session.
  4. Gain new ideas for books, songs, and finger plays for story time sessions.

Book ticket

Wild Emotions with Heather Shumaker

July 22, 2020

Gain new tools for coping with young children’s BIG feelings, especially difficult emotions like anger, fear, jealousy, and sorrow. Based on the premise that “All Feelings are OK, All Behaviour Isn’t,” Heather Shumaker gives practical ideas for accepting big feelings while still setting limits. The foundation of working with young children, helping children with their emotions may help you, too!

Heather Shumaker is an author and early childhood speaker. Her renegade parenting books, It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide, promote play, risk-taking, and emotional and social learning and have been translated into French, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and other languages. Heather is also a children’s fiction author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is an award-winning adventure for kids ages 8-12. Find her Fiction Friday videos on YouTube and weekly podcast Renegade Rules. Learn more at www.heathershumaker.com.

Book ticket

Embracing Rough & Tumble Play with Mike Huber

July 15, 2020

Identify the benefits of spinning, grabbing, rough-housing and crashing. Examine how vigorous physical play promotes physical, social and cognitive development. Determine how to help children experience rough and tumble play while keeping play safe and fun.

Learning Goals:· Identify the benefits of rough and tumble play· Assess risk when allowing for rough-and-tumble play.· Identify ways to encourage rough and tumble play

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For any additional enquires, please email us – bookings@inspiredec.com or phone our office on (02)49478112 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday Please be advised that we have a strict 30 day cancellation policy. Cancellations must be received in writing (email to bookings@inspiredec.com) at least 30 days prior to the event and attendees will receive a refund (less $20 administration fee). Cancellations within 30 days of the event or attendees who fail to attend the event will be charged in full. Please be advised that should you be unable to attend, you are more than welcome to send another attendee in your place. Inspired EC reserve the right to postpone or cancel any event or training due to presenter cancellations, venue issues or insufficient numbers registered. Inspired EC will offer you alternative dates and if these are not suitable, a refund will be given. In the instance of Bespoke events, the 20% deposit paid by organisations upon booking the training, is non-refundable.