In our latest episode, we talk Professional Development in ECE & OOSH with educator and specialist Professional Development (PD) consultant, Anthony Semann.
About our guest
Anthony Semann is an agent of change. After qualifying as an early childhood teacher, he spent his early career working in long day care. He built his pedagogical knowledge and relationship acumen, and discovered early on the importance of equity and social justice as a driving force in positive change.
Anthony’s consultancy, Semann & Slattery, is a boutique consultancy with over 25 years in the early and primary education and community sector. They offer Professional Development in the form of workshops, mentoring, webinars and more, with insights from contemporary evidence-based research translated into practice and applicable to the workplace.
In this episode we cover
– Anthony’s path from teaching into specialist PD consulting
– The most popular/requested PD topics
– Possible areas for greater PD development
– Which methods work best for the different learning areas
– Challenges on the horizon we can address with PD
Our quote of the episode
“The most amazing teachers are what I call hunters of knowledge. The world is so rich. The world has so much information to engage in. We need to hunt ideas. Whether you’re in a gallery, whether you’re reading the paper, whether you’re stopping at a building, reading the plaque, there’s so much that can feed the mind of a teacher and an educator.”
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