JOIN THE FREE
Plan, Prep & Setup With Confidence Interactive Challenge for Educators
(Created especially for early years educators, educational leaders, coordinators, directors and early childhood teachers)
Join us in the FREE Challenge & discover how to put together your own Educator Organiser, so you can confidently plan, prep and setup for early learning throughout 2022.
THE FREE CHALLENGE BEGINS MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY...
Over the course of this free 5 day challenge and working as part of a group of educators who are committed to managing their time more effectively, while writing less, you’ll create your own organisation and planning resource that will give you the headstart you need to:
Setup your play spaces indoors and outdoors to invite engaged learning
Write programs that spark curiosity and invite playful learning
Visualise and build your planning cycle
Set goals and create the action steps needed to achieve those goals
Organise your paperwork, documentation and communication tools
Did I mention this challenge is FREE? Register here now - we’re starting soon!
Join in and at the end of this live challenge you’ll have…
A folder set up (with YOUR chosen cover design) that gives you a simple way to organise and visualise your paperwork, documentation and communication tools. You’ll know at a glance where and how you’ll use them to complete your planning cycle steps whenever you open your folder throughout 2022.
A daily system you can follow to prioritise your goals, identify your professional development needs, plan ahead and strengthen your time management skills as an educator.
A printable photo observation design template that you can personalise with your children’s images
A learning environment audit process & reusable checklist
Paperwork and planning does NOT have to be boring or frustrating...you just need your own Organiser.
What you’ll get each day during the 5 day challenge:
A Daily Tutorial Video
where I share my tips on a useful planning and organisation topic or timesaver to try and then guide you through a few simple steps so you can complete a new resource to add into your folder organiser each day
Printables & Templates
Daily printables and Canva design templates that my graphic designer has created especially for you!
Visual Action Guides
Daily PDFs to download and keep
A personal email from me each day of the challenge to guide you through our daily challenge activities and show you how to access resources and watch videos in your Challenge Portal (*the portal will be available to you for the 5 days of the challenge).
Prizes & Private Group
The opportunity to win prizes and connect with other early childhood educators around the world also taking part in the challenge while sharing your progress in our Private Popup Challenge Facebook Group
Wrap Up Workshop
A ticket to our special live zoom event on Sunday 27th - The Challenge Wrap Up Workshop where we’ll share our finished creations with each other virtually, the grand prize winner will be drawn and I’ll give you some final tips and ideas to help you make the absolute most of your new organiser folder resource to ensure you spend less time writing and more time playing in 2022!
The Challenge Tutorial Videos You'll Get Access To:
DAY 1-HOW TO CREATE CONNECTIONS
You'll personalise your folder cover template and find out how to set up your organiser in a way that links your documentation tools & processes to planning steps.
DAY 2-HOW TO TAKE YOUR OBSERVATIONS FROM INSIGNIFICANT TO MEANINGFUL
You’ll learn how to edit your own photo observation template in Canva following my step by step visual example then discover 3 strategies you can use to record more meaningful child observations you can use to extend learning.
DAY 3 - HOW TO CONSISTENTLY ENGAGE CHILDREN WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENTS
You'll find out how to use the learning environment audit, visualise my learning space printables and 3 simple strategies to increase engagement and learning indoors and outdoors in 2022.
DAY 4 - HOW TO SET WEEKLY & MONTHLY GOALS THEN CREATE REALISTIC ACTION STEPS TO ACHIEVE THEM...
By the end of this mini tutorial you’ll understand how to use your new Action & Reflection Quick Guide pages to clarify then breakdown your goals into smaller, more actionable steps.
DAY 5 - HOW TO ENSURE YOUR PLAY BASED PROGRAM CONSISTENTLY SPARKS EARLY LEARNING...
I’ll show you how to use my 10 Simple Sparks Guide to map out your forward planning, create playful connections to learning outcomes and make writing your programs an easier, more meaningful process.
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…But you can spend time on small bite size tasks that will actually help you continually grow your confidence, skills and learning…
…instead of finding yourself wading through the same old routines and using the same time consuming documentation tools and methods that will no doubt lead you towards yet another year of second guessing your planning, program and day to day practice.
And that’s why the 2022 Plan & Prep Educator Organiser will become your manual for an empowered, simplified and confident 2022.
A manual that you’ve put together specifically to meet YOUR individual strengths, needs and early years role… but also a portable resource library that you can continue to expand on throughout the year to continually save you time and simplify your planning.
Sound Good? Enter your details below to join us MONDAY 21st - FRIDAY 25th February
Although this challenge is free let me reassure you that you’ll be getting access to professional quality training and resources all created in Jodie’s popular ‘Keep It Simple’ style.
Educators around the world have found Jodie’s resources and training (free AND paid) helpful to their early childhood role. Take a look at what some of them have to say…
Simone B - Assistant
This is great to show how we can easily link everything together
Keely H - Educator
Very good, easy to follow, great information
Carleen H - Family Daycare Educator
After completing this workshop, I feel enthusiastic again, ready to make some meaningful changes
THE CHALLENGE STARTS ON Monday 21st February 2022
Registration closes in:
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Join me in the challenge and learn how to compile an organised resource folder that will ultimately provide you with the personalised roadmap you need to confidently plan, prep and setup so you can consistently support playful learning outcomes and opportunities right from the start of 2022…
Here’s How The Plan, Prep & Setup With Confidence Challenge Works:
Register for the challenge by adding your contact information to any of the registration boxes on this page so you are ready to go on Monday 21st when we begin.
Then, on Day 1 of the challenge and every morning after that at 8am you’ll receive an email from me that shows you how to watch your daily mini tutorial video, open your challenge action guide and participate using the daily task resource so you can begin compiling your Educator Organiser.
After you register , you’ll then receive a confirmation email with details about how to access your special prep, plan and setup challenge portal when we begin on the 21st.
Plus, I have some awesome surprises up my sleeve for you, all you have to do is show up and have some fun completing the small daily actions.
You only need to set aside 30 minutes during each day to create your personal Organiser because I know how valuable (and stretched) your time is!
You’ll also receive a link to download your challenge quick start guide which includes instructions on how to join our Challenge Pop Up Group on Facebook.
Meet Your Challenge Host & Mentor
Hi, I’m Jodie - an early childhood educator, mentor and blogger, always tired Aussie mum to 3 girls with a not so slight but obviously *mature & appropriate* crush on the boys from my favourite TV show - Supernatural.
When I’m not working, you’d most likely find me sipping on a glass of crisp chilled white with a wedge of castello white cheese within reach and watching a tv show with some sort of vampire action... I used to want to BE Buffy way back in the day.
Too much information?
Ok. Let me tell you why you’d want to take part in this challenge with me instead.
I’m getting wrinkly.
Most of those wrinkles and frown lines were caused by working with other people’s children. True story (although I must admit having my twins when nearly 40 with a teenager already at home who was used to being an only child for 13 years also caused more than their fair share of crows feet if I’m honest).
Seriously though, I’ve been working with children and families in some way for over 35 years and that means a whole lot of lessons learnt, mistakes made and knowledge gained.
And now you get the benefit of that learning journey… and also the mistakes, did I mention the mistakes?
Yep, we all make them, but what I enjoy is helping educators to NOT make the same mistakes I have over the years.
I commit to this by supporting and mentoring thousands of educators every year through my popular website The Empowered Educator and practical blog posts, activity ideas, factsheets, free e-guides, online training, membership hub, e-courses, Facebook community, webinars and e-books.
I have worked in many different roles across the human services, family services and early childhood professions over those past 35 years so it's likely I have already walked in similar shoes to your own. I know what is helpful (and definitely NOT helpful or useful) to educators because I am one too.
I’ll let you in on a little secret though…
I’m definitely not the perfect educator or leader, nor do I have everything always figured out.
But just like you, I’ve learnt from those many ‘imperfect experiences’ over the years through trial and error and found simpler yet more effective ways to complete those tasks we often find ourselves procrastinating on and all too often throwing into the too hard basket to ‘finish when I get time’.
Except…that magical extra time never seems to arrive does it? And that’s why I’m so excited to share these challenge activities and resources with you so you can feel more confident and organised throughout 2022.
I hope to meet you soon. Bring a little Buffy or Spike Style Confidence with you and let’s kick that procrastination and paperwork overwhelm out the door in 2022! .
Questions Other Educators Are Asking…
How much time will it take me to participate in the challenge?
I’ve created this challenge knowing that educators don’t have a whole lot of time and certainly don’t want to spend the little time they do have on yet more paperwork (which is also 1 reason why I’m making this a FUN challenge for you!), so the short answer is between 30-45 minutes each day at a time that best suits you.
However everyone manages their time differently so I can’t give you a definitive answer but I can tell you this…
Each day you’ll receive an email from me with a quick link to click once so you can login and access your daily mini tutorial video, action guidebook and that day’s resource all in the one place - your Plan, Prep & Setup Challenge Portal.
The mini tutorial videos are all 15 minutes or less and the challenge activity for the day should take you less than 30 minutes a day.
It’s up to you whether you choose to spend additional time interacting with other educators taking part in the challenge inside our Private Popup Facebook Group.
Remember that if you put in a little effort each day for just 5 days you’re going to end up with a personalised Organiser Folder Resource that you can use throughout the whole of 2022 and keep building to keep on top of your paperwork and planning requirements!
Is this challenge a good fit for my role or service type?
If you are an early childhood educator working in family daycare, early learning centres, preschools, kindergartens or outside school hours care services and would find it helpful to create a personalised resource that will support you to confidently plan, prep and setup for early learning in 2022 then this challenge is for you!
You can get on top of the paperwork and documentation you need to do, setup more engaging environments for children and clarify what tools you’ll use for each step of your planning cycle…with a little organisation and forward planning…and that’s where the Plan, Prep & Setup Challenge for Educators comes to your rescue!
What tools do I need to view/download the challenge content?
The mini tutorial videos will be ready for you to simply press play and watch on our specially created Challenge Portal so nothing but your clicker finger to use there!
The editable templates have been designed and already setup as done for you Canva templates - you’ll simply follow the easy visual steps in my daily video to edit your own template design.
You will need to create a free Canva account so you can edit and save your own templates but I’ll show you exactly how to do that if you don’t already have one…it’s so easy!
The only other tool you’ll need is the Adobe free PDF reader and you probably already have that on your mobile device or computer to open your PDF documents and templates.
You do NOT need to be a computer whiz or tech minded as the goal of this challenge is to create a hard copy folder resource you can pick up and carry with you!
How long do I have to complete the challenge activities?
The challenge daily deliveries to your inbox will begin on Monday the 21st February and finish on Friday the 25th February. You will be able to download, save and print any of the templates and resources you create during this time directly from your challenge portal along with the daily action guides.
You’ll then have the weekend to rewatch or catch up on any of the mini tutorial videos in your challenge portal and submit your challenge gameboard and organiser photo if you want to be entered in our end of challenge grand prize - the winner will be announced in our ‘Challenge Wrap Up Workshop’ on Sunday 27th.
The Challenge Portal will close at 11am on Monday 28th February and after that you will no longer be able to access the challenge videos and resources.(*The mini tutorial videos will not be downloadable and only available to watch via the challenge portal*).
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A personal note from Jodie…
I can’t wait to share this challenge with you when it begins on Monday February 21st - who says organisation and planning has to be boring or frustrating?
Not me - because this is going to be more FUN than that 1 day last week when you actually left work on time because the child/educator ratio hit that magic number!
So…Want To Join me on the 21st February & Create Your Own Educator Organiser Folder?
Of course you do - it’s Fun, It’s Free and you’ll end up with a New Planning Resource to use!
I even have a few giveaways to share with you when we go live - you don’t want to miss out! See you there...