Visit from ACT Education Directorate senior staff

Pictured (L to R): Natalie Howson (Director-General), Professor Lynn Liben (USA), Centenary Professor Tom Lowrie (UC), and Meg Brighton (Deputy Director-General). This week the ELSA team welcomed ACT Education Directorate senior staff members Natalie Howson (Director-General) and Meg Brighton (Deputy Director-General) as they stopped by our office for a chat. ELSA team leader, Centenary Professor
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World-leading academics visit ELSA

The ELSA team was privileged (and just a little bit excited!) to welcome two world-leading academics in cognitive psychology to our office this week. Professor David Uttal from Northwestern University (USA) and Professor Lynn Liben from Penn State University (USA) are experts in many fields, including spatial reasoning and cognitive and social development. David and
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ELSA Pilot officially extended for 2019!

The Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) Pilot has been officially extended for 2019 by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training. The success and widespread appeal of the 2018 pilot among early learning educators and families led to its continuation in 2019. The 2019 ELSA Pilot will see more than 100 preschool services from
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Hear from ELSA educators

Find out what ELSA Pilot educators had to say about their experiences implementing the program. Louise Brennan from Livingston Kindergarten and Angela Lau from Minifie Park Early Childhood Centre talk about the highlights of ELSA, how it links to the EYLF and what has surprised them most about the program.

ELSA Symposium

The Early Learning STEM Australia Symposium was held at the Inspire Centre, University of Canberra, on 26 October 2018. Eighty stakeholders attended the symposium, including representatives from federal and state government, industry, the education sector and key academics.  The program on early learning STEM policy and practice in Australia included speakers from The Australian Curriculum,
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UC Vice-Chancellor visits ELSA

The ELSA team were very excited to welcome the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deep Saini, to our work space on 18 July 2018. Centenary Professor and Project Lead, Tom Lowrie, spoke to Professor Saini about the ELSA Pilot program. In particular, how the ELSA apps and off-app activities were helping engage children
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