ECEBC Conference Keynote Address “ The Warrior Code ”
Date(s) - May 12, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a web broadcast of Marc Battle’s keynote from the ECEBC Conference. Marc will speak about how having a ECE’s code of honour helps our profession to uphold a code of ethics. He will challenge us to uphold our ethical duty to leave today better than tomorrow. Quality education and care programs provide a “marvelous staging ground” for children to learn to live as human beings in a community.
Think about how you learned what your limits were or how far you could push your body and a result painting a different image of yourself. How did you learn to negotiate with friends and say “no” to things that made you uncomfortable ? How did you learn to take a chance on your creativity? If every thing is learned though experience, then many of us learned these valuable skills through taking a risk. Yet we are bubble wrapping our children and shielding them from the risks that we participated in as and blinding ourselves to the consequences of these actions. This workshop will explore the kinds of risk in children’s play, what they learn from it , and how we can allow children to risk safely.
This is a one hour keynote address followed by the two hour workshop as it was presented at the ECEBC Conference.
Participants will receive a certificate for 3 hours of professional development for this free Web Based workshop.
Please choose either the morning or afternoon session, not both.
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Marc Battle first worked at Toronto’s Children Services, then at the child care centre at Durham College. For six years he taught ECE at Northwest Community College in BC. Inspired by fellow ECE instructor Joan Turecki, he became interested in emergent curriculum, which builds on the children’s interest and in incorporating a more artistic approach to child care programs. He has been at Red River College since 2002. Marc is a very passionate speaker on a variety of topics including risky play, rich learning environments, quality interactions, inclusion, and guiding children towards discovery of their full potential.