A Guide to Creating Rights and Respecting Spaces
Date(s) - Sep 29, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Langley CCRR -- online
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All children have rights, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In our workshop we will explore the concept of rights, what it means to hold them, and the critical importance for students of a rights-respecting school environment. We will examine how educators can use a children’s rights framework to inform their classroom, from physical design to curriculum and everything in between. Finally, we will try out some fun activities exploring children’s rights that can be brought back to your workplaces.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604 533 4425
Margie Sanderson and Sarah Rush
Margie Sanderson has been passionate about advancing young people’s rights for as long as she can remember, dating back at least to age 9 when she rallied her classmates to petition for changes at their elementary school. She has a particular interest in child-inclusive design and a background working with youth in educational contexts, including as a Reggio Emilia preschool teacher and at a K-12 Democratic Free school. She has led classes, workshops and discussion groups on children’s rights for youth and for adults. Outside of work she enjoys exploring Vancouver and BC (having recently moved here from Philadelphia, PA) and volunteering with seal pups at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Sarah Rush holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of British Columbia. Sarah has over a decade of experience working with children and youth across a variety of different settings including early years centres, elementary schools and hospitals. Sarah has worked in the field of addiction and mental health at Women’s Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital and on the Downtown Eastside. Sarah’s passion for advancing children’s rights led her to the Child and Youth Legal Centre where she is able to advocate for the views of young people. In Sarah’s other role, she works at Children’s Hospital in a consultation team for children and youth with complex mental health and concurrent disorders. In her spare time, Sarah loves to create puppet shows and plan her next kayak adventure.