“Today’s Children .. Tomorrow’s Future 

 — Reshaping  Early Childhood Education in a ‘New Normal‘ ”

This one day Early years conference is packed with ideas about how to nurture the social, physical, emotional and academic development of our ECC students to lift their spirits and allow them to catch up on learning experiences, exploration and interactions missed during the pandemic.

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Zoom Conference Fees:

Member : IDR 100.000,-
Non Member : IDR 125.000,-

Register 5 participants and get 1 free registration


“Why Trust in Schools is Absolutely Essential if we want our Children to Thrive in the Classroom”

‘School leaders and principals must first trust their teachers. They must understand that each teacher is different, we are all cut from a different mould and will teach according to our passions, our own experiences and our personality. Similarly, teachers must trust that their students can handle a pedagogy based around independence, choice and experimentation. Every child learns differently, at their own pace and in a way that meets their needs. When we have trust in our education systems, magic happens. The children are suddenly engaged under the guidance of a teacher who can teach without a critical eye looking over their shoulder. ‘It’s not what children are being taught that causes their eyes to glaze over, it’s how they’re being taught and it’s all about trust.’

My name is Gavin McCormack. I’m currently the principal at Farmhouse Montessori School in Sydney . I am passionate about teaching and pedagogy. I have taught for over 20 years in several countries across the world. Born in England, I moved to France, Spain, Korea and Australia, where I taught for 10 years in an Islamic school before training as a Montessori teacher where I have worked for the past 6 years.

Over my years as a teacher I have hundreds of teacher training workshops in schools across the globe including the U.K. France, Australia, India and Nepal. I am an advocate for innovative education practices and believe strongly in the development of essential skills in our students from an early age. My personal pedagogy can be found www.gavinmccormack.com.au

We would like to encourage all our participants to sign up to become educational influencers on a website founded by Gavin and filled with like-minded educators all doing their best to make the world a better place: www.educationinfluence.com

Also for those of you who want to continue learning long after the conference, you can purchase his book “The Potential in Every Child” via the link below:

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“Thriving in “New Normal” is not a joke!”
(Delivered in English)

It is not a joke that teaching young children in another phase of the covid cycle is a mighty challenge for educators. Most educators would agree that the pandemic has always been an extreme situation for the preschooler. When the first pandemic hit, none of us had a clear direction to compare to; we had to take the journey without a roadmap! Now, we emerge to a “new normal” reality, one thing is certain: all children thriving!
Thriving is a process that beyond well being includes individual positive growth, across multiple domains that reflects in optimising whole holistic perspective and adaptive response to their experience on the current situation. The essential role for educators is to foster learning and thriving by creating opportunities through whole-child principles. The objectives of the workshop:
● Understanding the role of teachers in the new normal
● Understanding the principles of whole-child design
● Sharing tips to thrive in the new normal setting

Diah Ayu Putri Purbawati is a dedicated Early Childhood Educator for almost 19 years. She is a Kindergarten Principal at Jakarta Nanyang School. She developed school programmes, trained teachers for professional development and consultant for several stakeholders in Indonesia and Asia.

“From Inside Out: SEL Strategies for Young Learners”
(Delivered in English)

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle

The past 2 years has been an unprecedented time for education and the world. The pandemic has caused stress, grief and anxiety especially to our very young learners who have experienced ‘loss’ as they have had to adjust to a new normal where classes does not include physical interaction with their peers and teachers. This greatly impacts a child’s mental health. For this reason, incorporating Social Emotional Learning in our early years’ curriculum is of paramount importance.
In this one-hour workshop, we will look at SEL from the I.N.S.I.D.E – out and practice different teaching strategies that can be used either in online learning or face-to-face classes. This workshop aims to help children to be a R.U.L.E.R of their emotions. Let us be intentional in teaching SEL and support our children to reach their fullest potential in academic and emotional achievement.

Evita De Vera-Puhawan is a Licensed Professional Teacher who graduated from University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines in 2003. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has also completed her Diploma on Early Childhood Education from CCE Finland. She is the former Academic Coordinator of Kiddie Planet, A Montessori Plus Preschool located in Sunter, Jakarta.
She has more than 19 years of experience as an educator from Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia and Philippines. Under her leadership at Kiddie Planet Sunter, they were able to receive grade “A” from the accreditation team of BAN PAUD for Playgroup and Kindergarten, as well as received the award as the Best Creative and Innovative Preschool of the Year (2016) and Best School of the Year (2018). Evita is a passionate teacher and leader who believes that each child needs a kind, loving, caring and motivating adult who will help them to reach their maximum potential. She is a recipient of Teacher of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Evita enjoys working with children and believes in the importance of teaching and leading with a heart. She also believes in the importance of connecting with her students and communicating well with them. She shares her knowledge and experiences with her teachers and staff through different team building activities and workshops. She has presented at the Association of National and Private School’s Early Childhood Conference (2017, 2018), Teacher’s Conference (2018- 2019), Leader’s Conference (2017) and in ANPS Institute of Character Education (2019). She has also facilitated teacher trainings, parent coaching and administrative trainings. She spends her free time volunteering in the church as a commentator and choir member, as well as mentoring public speakers.
Evita is also an active member of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback. She has represented Indonesia during the District Contest in 2017 for Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests in Sibu, Malaysia and won the 2nd and 3rd place respectively. She has also served as an Area Director for Area I2 from June 2018 to June 2018, guiding and mentoring 4 Toastmasters club to achieve their club goals.

“Identifying Learning Differences in Early Years Children, and Implementing Strategic and Successful Interventions.”
(Delivered in English)

Learning difference (SEN) identification and intervention at an early stage is vital for the future success and independence of a child. The longer a problem goes undetected, the more the child will struggle moving forwards, and may result in emotional and behavioural issues later. However, less attention is paid to learning issues in pre-school children, and minimal training is given to Pre-school and early years teachers around SEN identification and teaching. In my workshop, we will address behaviour symptomatic of learning differences as well as intervention techniques to help students progress through their pre- and primary education successfully.

Gareth has been involved in Education for 25 years and teaching for over 12 years, specialising in inclusive education of students with Special Educational Needs, Emotional Problems and Behaviour issues, with a focus of the Future of Education and EdTech.
Prior to founding Praevis Education, Gareth was Head of Counselling and Head of Communication at Jakarta Nanyang School, and has extensive experience in various other schools, both in the UK and overseas. Gareth has presented workshops at 4 ANPS Annual Teachers’ Conferences, where he has ran popular workshops, as well as delivering the Spotlight Speech in 2020.

 “Movement Matters in the Early Years”
(Delivered in English)

We only need to stop and observe young children to see how movement is embedded within the very core of all early childhood development. The development of the vestibular system as baby turns in utero, the manipulation of the body for childbirth, the urge to explore the world in early infanthood, all demonstrate the power of innate movement. Over the past 2 years children’s movement experiences have significantly varied and many educators have noticed a delay in fine motor development and concentration levels.

Recent neuroscience research shows the impact movement has on cognitive processing, the primary areas of the brain to myelinate are responsible for motor sensory functions allowing children through repetition to refine skill sequences. As we know, myelination is responsible for the variation of capabilities in young children and acts as a catalyst for synapse connectivity and all future learning. Merleau-Ponty (1962) understood this with absolute clarity noting “the physical body must play a central role in learning…the body is above all a knowing system”.
This course will provide delegates with practical ideas on how to increase movement opportunities to support all areas of development.

Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical activity/movement in Early and Primary Education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity.  Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational.   She has been working as a movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children.  Helen is respected globally for her valued contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours.

“Mindfulness with Young Children”
(Delivered in English)

 The benefits of mindfulness are widely-acknowledged for ourselves and for our students. Mindfulness can help us to become happier, more resilient, more reflective, and concentrated. However, the traditional approach to “grown-up” mindfulness does not often work with our special early learners. Come along to learn some ways to playfully integrate mindfulness into your day! 

Kailyn Fullerton is an elementary teacher who is passionate about integrating mindfulness and social-emotional learning into daily instruction. She has a Master’s in Education from Antioch University, specializing in Mindfulness for Educators. Currently, Kailyn is pursuing her doctoral degree in educational and professional practice at the same university, specializing in Social-Emotional Learning. She is also studying to be an internationally-certified mindfulness teacher. Kailyn consults and leads courses in mindfulness and SEL for teachers and parents. 

“Äddressing the Socio-emotional Challenges Among Early Years in the New Normal Education”

The presentation focuses on the socio-emotional challenges and their impacts on the growth and development of children ages 2-6 years old in the new normal educational set up for the past 2 years. It identifies common behavioral problems manifested by early childhood learners and the stressors that cause such problems. It also presents effective and practical means/strategies to address these challenges. It also enlightens early childhood educators on the realities of teaching and learning experiences since pandemic started.

Kristian Gale Villarta, is an early childhood educator at Tunas Muda International School for almost 6years. She graduated in the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. With more than ten years of teaching experience, she believes that children’s emotional needs should be prioritized and that learning should be fun and emotionally connective.

“Curiosity in Children is but an Appetite for Knowledge”
_John Locke
Give the gift of curiosity! From studying animal groups to creating their own experiments, teachers can have fun experiences to boost confidence and empower kids to dream big!

Give the gift of curiosity!
Often, we are loaded with questions like why! How! When! by our young learners, who’s curious minds never stop wondering. The famous saying goes “ Curiosity is the mother of invention” So as educators we need to nurture the curious nature but the hard fact is, we often struggle with how to make our lessons more interesting and enjoyable, particularly when using an online platform. Engaging them and keeping the children motivated and enthusiastic is important because preschoolers are very curious to learn and very smart at grasping concepts when they are taught with fun and engagement. This workshop includes a variety of engaging strategies as well as simple science experiments that can be integrated with themes and curriculum that appeal to young minds. A highly informative and hands-on workshop designed specifically for preschool teachers.

My name is Mansi Srivastava, and I’ve been working in the field of education for the past 15 years as a passionate educator, teacher trainer, and public speaker. In Jakarta, Indonesia, I am currently employed as the Academic Coordinator and K2 teacher at Kiddie Planet Preschool. I enjoy working with young children and have a special bond with them. Working with them has instilled in me the virtues of patience and perseverance. I am a trained teacher who is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in innovative teaching and education at European University. It has been a privilege for me to be able to present at various workshops and train my colleagues and parents. “We learn more when we share,” I believe.

“Encouraging Questioning and Problem Solving in the Classroom”

 Teachers can involve students actively in learning through carefully sequenced activities that will encourage students to ask questions and draw on current cues. This typically leads to students experiencing a greater sense of success and self-efficacy. This 1-hour workshop is an interactive programme to encourage Preschoolers to increase their interaction through questioning that helps students discover, evaluate and apply content, and leads to better long-term recall.

Maria Criselda S. Espelita-Anis is the Principal of Bina Bangsa Preschool Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta.
Maria believes that parents and schools are a working tandem to a positive impact in the children’s education.

“Keeping The Preschoolers Engaged During Online Class – Tips In Guiding Children To Transition From Online To On-Campus Learning”

The sudden and unplanned  shift to online learning in March 2020 drove a wedge in our school systems-disrupting our routines, putting an end to fun activities we do in school. In order for children to still have that feeling of being in the school, learning space for the child was created, creative materials were sent through pouches and learning kits. But still, student engagement was difficult to maintain and to attain.

This presentation aims to equip early childhood educators with techniques on how to keep the students engaged in the activities and motivated to interact despite being in front of a screen. It will also share some tips to help and guide the children to transition from online to on-campus learning.

Ms. Anna to my students and colleagues, I’ve been a Preschool Teacher for 18 years. I am a Psychology graduate from the Philippines and my heart is into touching lives of young children. I am currently a K2 teacher at Beacon Academy.

“The Use of Google Products in a Collaborative Learning”

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. They are supported by communities from all around the world as their backbones to keep their programs and data updated and accurate. Their products such as Jamboard, Slides, Documents, Spreadsheet, and many others are now becoming easier to use and apply in the learning process. Students in K2 can share their screen, completing the slides assigned in the Google Classroom, as they can also collaboratively finish their project and record them in the notes or slides since it is easy to use them.
Students can give a comment to their friends, in a way they also complement their friends if they are doing a good job. Students can start a project and make a recording that is accessible by the teacher so it can be tracked. The constructive and collaborative learning process can be applied in the classroom using Google products.

Ratri is an Educator at Sampoerna Academy, Indonesia. She is working as an educator, and she keeps learning about technology to be applied in the learning activities. Ratri is also eager to learn more about new methods in teaching. She has a unique approached to her students and make the classroom lively. She is a Country Director of Indonesia for the YouthHub organisation, a Certified Facilitator for the #IamRemarkable program, and a Google Crowdsource Influencer.

“How Can I Help My Special Child in Class”

Special need children can be very challenging. Their volume may be too loud or non-audible at all. Their  behavior can be all over the place or just passive on one spot. Their gestures can be over whelming or  just comforting and expressing love. Whatever it is, It special needs children can just be unpredictable.  

We are told we there will be a special child in our class tomorrow and we as educators get all exited and  plan the world to welcome our special child into the classroom. We perfect the environment and we  perfect ourselves too. On the D-Day, reality comes out just in the opposite way. Our classroom is in a  mess and the other children also end up in the tsunami of the classroom.  

Help me please, So what we are as educator meant to do to help our special child in the classroom.  Through this interactive coaching, online workshop, audience will learn the skill to self-reflect, become  aware and initiate engagement approach towards their special child. Finally, acquiring the skill to accept  and succeed special needs children and become a true educator.

“What Can We Do to Future-Proof Holistic Learners?”

Over the last two years, we have come to understand the shortfalls of our education systems globally.  While failures in traditional secondary education have been obvious to see, I argue that, although pre-school and primary education is far more holistic in nature than middle and high school education (where learning content is often more of a focus), when young people enter the world of school subjects, the development of the holistic learner is damaged, suppressed, or neglected.  How do we help very young learners to see their development as, what school should be about, as their right, and be able to take measures to protect their development as holistic learners?  This dynamic discussion, in which attendees are invited to participate, asks challenging questions of how we help to turn children on to becoming learner literate and getting the best out of school by staying true to themselves as learners.

Robert is an international educator of thirty years’ experience. He is the Founding Director of the hybrid organization, ‘Developing Real Learners’ the main function of which is to help schools build learning communities, enable young people to become the best holistic learners they can be and coach trainers, leaders, educators, parents and young people to develop holistic learners leveraging the strengths of both their culture and shared humanity. He is currently working to launch the Academy of Learner Development to support schools with affordable high-quality professional development for holistic learning communities.

Email: robert.thorn@developingreallearners.org
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-thorn-3aa95218 /

“Breakthrough Macro Dramatic Play in The Virtual Classroom”

Social-emotional development for early years is an essential part in Pandemic. Due to the lockdowns and other movement restrictions, COVID-19 also resulted in lack of opportunities for children to interact and play with peers and adults other than parents, which are crucial for children’s development. (UNICEF, 2021).
One of the activities that develop children’s social and emotional development is macro dramatic play.
The session sheds a relevant question: What is macro dramatic play? how to run macro dramatic play in the virtual class? Did they follow the scenario?
Let’s break the limit, teachers can make the children express their emotion and languages as well in macro dramatic play.

I am Rosy and I am proud to be an Early Childhood Educator!. I am From Indonesia, certified training BCCT (Beyond Center and Circle Time) from a school in Jakarta. This will be my second year as a Preschool Principal at Mutiara Harapan Islamic School. More than 5 years in Early Childhood Education as a teacher makes me learn and enjoy every moment with the children. I enjoy writing anthology books, crafting, cooking and spending my time with family.

“Supporting Early Childhood Student Agency through ASYIK”

Early childhood students are the natural inquirers in the golden age (birth to eight years old). Student agency means the student have ability to participate, to express, to initiate and to do activities to be fun and meaningful by using their voice, choice, and ownership. According to Watini (2020) defines that ASYIK has two playing model while learning for early childhood education playing, namely ASYIK model used by singing in the class which has abbreviation from letter in Bahasa Indonesia means “A” Aman (safe), “S” Senang (happy), “Y” Yakin dan Percaya Diri (confident), “I” Inovatif (innovative), “K” Kreatif (creative) and ASYIK playing model reward is a reward which has words in Bahasa Indonesia means “Aku bisa” (I can do it), “Aku hebat” (I am great) dan “Aku Berhasil” (I am succeed) that support and motivate students to show their students’ agency in online learning.

“Why Laughter Yoga for Children is No Laughing Matter”

Following the lockdowns of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many young children have been exposed to more stress than children at this age in previous generations. The result is, there is a heightened sense of anxiety and uncertainty and children have not enjoyed socialisation which should have contributed to their confidence and interpersonal communication skills and resilience.
There is a unique programme that is available to help them right where they are and it doesn’t require extensive resources, heavy financial investment or any kind of equipment. It is an exercise programme called Laughter Yoga where anyone can laugh without jokes or comedy or even a sense of humour. There are numerous benefits to Laughter including improved mood and better immunity. In relation to school children, Laughter Yoga promotes healthy emotional development. Through play, children develop emotional intelligence as they grow up. Laughter Yoga encourages children to enjoy physical play and to connect with their environment. 1.Promotes healthy emotional development. 2. Increases academic performance. 3. Builds physical stamina. 4. Develops self-confidence. 5. Enhances creativity.

Tové Kane is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Global Ambassador, personally appointed by the Creator and Founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr Madan Kataria. Tové is also a Mindfulness Teacher and has Diplomas in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Laughter Therapy. 

Tové believes Laughter Yoga is the best way right now to improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, for everyone all around the world in the shortest space of time, the least risk, and the greatest chance of making real and lasting change to feel better, be happier and boost confidence, resilience, and immunity.

As a result of Laughter Yoga training with Tové, clients enjoy a boost in self-confidence, a reduction in stress levels, better teamwork, conflict resolution, heightened productivity, and a deeper sense of health, happiness and wellbeing and a more nurturing atmosphere at home. 

Tové works with children and the elderly as well as with groups in workshops, seminars and retreats, offering a fun, informative, memorable and easily implementable strategy for life with laughter. tove@tovekane.com



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Zoom Conference Fees:

Member : IDR 100.000,-
Non Member : IDR 125.000,-

Register 5 participants and get 1 free registration


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  • Start Date
    March 19, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 19, 2022 3:00 pm
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