Reggio Beyond Pinterest
Date(s) - Jun 3, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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What we believe about children is reflected in everything we do in our centres. Through a process based discussion, participants will uncover their personal Image of the Child and how that image impacts their practice. After a brief overview of the Reggio Emilia approach and the concept of the Image of the Child, we will take a critical look at common early years classroom activities and collaborate to think of alternatives that will lead to a more emergent, play-based learning environment. A framework will be provided to participants for examining their practice within a social-constructivist Reggio-inspired lens. Participants will leave with ideas about small and large steps to shift their practice to a more emergent, play-based one that matches their Image of the Child.
Reggio Beyond Pinterest: Early Years Spaces
In early years settings, the spaces we provide for children function as an additional caregiver or teacher. Carefully designed learning environments enable and inspire children to become an advocate for their own learning. Join me for a workshop to uncover the pedagogical purpose of beautiful spaces and intentional materials of the Reggio Emilia early childhood centres. We will look at many examples from early childhood classrooms around the world to examine why certain elements are included and how they impact learning. We will then discuss how you may consider incorporating some elements into your practice. Participants will leave with some practical ideas about how to set up a classroom environment that inspires both themselves and their students to ask big questions, pursue their interests and share their ideas with others.
Reggio Beyond Pinterest: An Emergent and Responsive Curriculum
An emergent/responsive curriculum is when learning is guided by children’s interests. An emergent approach empowers children to take risks, develop theories, and take ownership. This workshop will address starting points and strategies to support teachers who wish to implement an emergent/responsive curriculum. Highlighting classroom examples and learning stories, we will elaborate on practical strategies and discuss common roadblocks that we face when creating a “pedagogy of listening” in our practice. This workshop is for those interested in learning more about the Reggio Emilia approach to curriculum.
Karen Begley is a teacher, most recently in the Surrey School District. She works with educators of all levels to simplify their practice by aligning it with their values and beliefs about children, childhood, and learning. She is passionate about the rights of children, the power of unstructured play, outdoor education, incorporating families into the school community and learning process, and creating a respectful community and curriculum to empower young learners. She enjoys mentoring individuals and groups of teachers through explorations of inquiry-based learning, purposeful pedagogy and place-based learning. She shares her thoughts and offers support for educators and parents of young children at www.connectionsinearlylearning.wordpress.com.
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604 533 4425
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
This is ONE workshop not THREE. A certificate will be given for 6 hours of instruction. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Lunch Break will be only 30 minutes, bringing a bag lunch is recommended.