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Fri, Feb 16


Marion Hotel

A Day with Kelly Goodsir

Kelly Goodsir is BACK in Adelaide! The managing director of KGlearning, will inspire, motivate and engage Service Leaders as they explore the topics of Responsive Planning - sustaining children’s ideas and learning over time, & The Potential of the Environment – shifting beyond activities.

Registration is closed. If you are interested in this event please contact Michelle 0422 104 756
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A Day with Kelly Goodsir
A Day with Kelly Goodsir

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM GMT+10:30

Marion Hotel , 849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park SA 5043, Australia

About the Event

We will start the day by exploring Responsive Planning - sustaining children’s ideas and learning over time. 

Ever tried to sustain an idea with children but you just can’t get lift off? This session will explore the complexities involved in catching a big idea with children then responding in timely ways to support their ongoing investigation and learning. We will explore the role of research, questioning, small groups, gathering data, re-launching, and team collaboration as essential pedagogical considerations as you enter the multifaceted terrain of inquiry-based learning with children. Kelly will talk through both the practical and inspirational aspects of planning in this way and share case studies of the KGlearning Approach™ to bring it alive.

This session will share documented examples and provide time to discuss the pedagogical and organizational implications of shifting from activity-based practice to inquiry-based practice.


We will then move to The Potential of the Environment – shifting beyond activities.

The environment is a place where at the heart offers an invitation for the child to be curious and investigate. When the environment is designed with intentionality and is responsive to the child’s developing questions, ideas, and theories it will be both beautiful, welcoming, and intriguing. Resisting the traditional ‘learning areas’ approach to environment design this session will explore an alternative to organizing and designing space for children. The environment is an important intersection between intentionality, play and children’s developing ideas – it does not stand in isolation. Kelly will share her Think BIG and Think SMALL framework along with case studies and practice idea’s so that you are heading back to your classroom ready to start the new year in a new way.


Kelly Goodsir is the managing director of KGlearning, a professional learning company that focus' on improving pedagogical practice through strategic educational change in early childhood. Kelly has dedicated her career across both New Zealand and Australian contexts to her own and others development of pedagogy, learning and leadership and believes whole heartedly that through ‘thinking and learning collaboratively’ anything is possible.

You will be drawn to Kelly’s creative inspiration, her ability to make the complex simple and her unwavering advocacy for upholding children, families’ and educator rights. Her strengths are grounded in long-term educational change, designing systems that foster agency, ownership and a strong positive learning culture – this also means disrupting traditional ways of working. Kelly invites you to think deeply about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of teaching and leading whilst compelling you to entwine wisdom and courage in all that you do. It is no surprise that her company tag line is: ‘empowering organisations to think and learn’.

Kelly is an author to a children’s book published in 2016 called My Family is a Team: a story about mental illness as well as other early childhood resources which can be found on her website

For more information about this event, please contact Michelle Walsh

📱0422 104 756 



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