Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience working with children in Early Childhood and the Early Years of Learning. She is passionate about creating opportunities for playful and powerful learning for children particularly in their first years of school. Jennifer believes that every child is born a competent learner and is a powerful advocate for in depth project-based learning with young children, where they are supported to explore big ideas and big emotions through story.
Jennifer is understanding of the challenges teachers face both as newly qualified and long term teachers and believes that every child matters. She facilitates workshops and Professional Learning Projects that focus on her interests of inquiry-based project work, and playful pedagogies for literacy and social/emotional learning. Click on Innovative Learning tab to find out more.
Michelle Worthington is an International award winning author, scriptwriter, dynamic storyteller and actress. A full-time writer based in Brisbane, Michelle credits her three sons for giving her an endless source of inspiration, as well as her wrinkles.
Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and enjoys working with charities that support the vision of empowering youth through education.
Click on the social/emotional learning tab to learn more about Jen and Michelle's workshop on Using Picture Books to Enhance Children's Social/Emotional Literacy.