Professional Development – Session 1

PROGRAM LEADERS - 2 Day Sessions

Two educators from each centre are invited to sign up for the 2-day session. These modules are designed for directors and pedagogical leaders who will bring information back and lead implementation of the Framework in the centre.

 

Pedagogical Leadership

‘Pedagogical Leaders demonstrate credible knowledge of the teaching and learning process and draw on those principles to guide individuals and groups.’ (Coughlin and Woodburn, 2016)

This module, designed for any type of leader in our field who is working in a regulated child care setting or Pre-primary Program, will focus on how pedagogical leadership supports educators in reflecting upon, and learning more about, their practices with children.

We will address - through experiences and dialogue – the questions: What is an effective pedagogical leader? How do we work through growth and change in positive ways? How do we encourage innovative practices?

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the role of a pedagogical leader, how this role can be improved through reflection, and how this type of leadership can support the vision and goals of their setting.
  • explore ideas around leading others through change and growth, while making connections to the framework, as they practice motivating, coaching, and mentoring skills.
  • reflect upon what it means to be a leader in terms of curriculum decisions; how we develop programs that are play-based, intentional, and connected to the practices described in the framework.

The Image of the Child

A person’s Image of the Child….is influenced by that person’s experiences, culture, values and beliefs’ (N.S Early Learning Curriculum Framework, p11).

This statement about the Image of the Child from the curriculum framework is foundational for the practices described within the document. In this module, we will use reflection and dialogue to work through our own images of children and how these are made visible in our day to day interactions, routines, decision-making, and responses to children.

We will address – through experiences and dialogue -  the questions: What is your ‘Image of the Child’? Why does this image matter? How do our images and practices align with the Framework? What difference does it make to our daily practice? How does the Image of the Child affect the role of an educator or leader?

Participants will:

  • articulate their Image of the Child, taking into account their own centre’s philosophies and values.
  • understand how their own childhood experiences, family background, spiritual and cultural values, as well as experiences as an adult and educator, influence their images of children.
  • improve awareness of what they see and understand in their approaches with children, and recognize how their images of children shape their ECE practices.

Locations and Dates

Two educators from each centre are invited to sign up for the 2-day session. These modules are designed for directors and pedagogical leaders who will bring information back and lead implementation of the Framework in the centre.

Upcoming dates to be announced

 

Registration

Registration is now through EventBrite. To register for the session, please click the button below:

Register for 2-day session

 

If you encounter any problems with the online registration, contact the Support Site. Contact information can be found on the Contact page.

PROGRAM STAFF - 1 Day Sessions

Educators whose director or pedagogical leader has participated in the 2-day training are invited to sign up for the 1-day training sessions.

 

The Image of the Child

It is an exciting time in the N.S. early childhood field! Our new curriculum framework is here, ready to be used in ECE settings around the province. Are you familiar with it, and the many ways in which it might be used? This module - Using Your Image of the Child in Your Daily Practice - will uncover the possibilities for using the first part of the Framework, and the "whys" of being able to use your Image of the Child in practical ways. Join us for this interactive session that will be the foundation for the rest of the Framework.

Locations and Dates

Educators whose director or pedagogical leader has participated in the 2-day training are invited to sign up for the 1-day training sessions.

NSCC Burridge Campus: September 14, 2019: Hosted by ECDSC Burridge

Upcoming Dates to be Announced.

Registration

Registration is now through EventBrite. To register for the session, please click the button below:

Register for 1-day session

 

If you encounter any problems with the online registration, contact the Support Site. Contact information can be found on the Contact page.

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