Professional Development – Session 3

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.

 

Observation for Decision-Making Purposes

In our daily work, we observe children all the time – but how are we observing, and for what purpose? Knowing what to look for, and the possibilities for responding to what we see and hear, is a crucial part of inquiry-based curriculum, play-based practice, and the building of responsive and meaningful teaching and learning.

In Module 5, educators and leaders will:

  • Learn about ‘ways of noticing’ that are useful and useable during our daily work, together with varied methods of taking notes and photos.
  • Think through what we are looking for, and how to use the information that we have collected.
  • Connect these approaches to the framework in natural and authentic ways, using our relationships with children as one of the cornerstones of our work.

Additionally, leaders will learn how to support this type of observation, develop systems that work, and model the development of responsive programming.

Reflective Practice and How it Applies to Daily Practices with Children.

In Module 6, participants will explore how reflective practice connects to the curriculum framework, how to use the Reflective Planning Cycle as a useful tool in our daily lives with children, as well as how to include families in this cycle.

Educators and Leaders will:

  • Work through the Reflective Planning Cycle in order to understand its practicality as a tool for reflection in our everyday lives with children
  • Reach an understanding of the difference that Reflective Practice can make in the quality of our programmes.

Additionally, leaders will learn how to develop and support this type of practice within their settings through modeling and scaffolding.

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:

NSCECE, Halifax (Hosted by NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre)  |  Modules 5 & 6 February 20th & 21st, 2020

Jane Norman College, Truro (Hosted by Jane Norman College)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 3rd & 4th, 2020

NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Kingstec)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 18th & 25th, 2020

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax (Hosted by MSVU Early Childhood Professional Development)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 18th & 25th, 2020

NSCC Lunenburg Campus, Bridgewater (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Burridge)  |  Modules 5 & 6 May 22nd & 23rd, 2020

NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Burridge)  |  Modules 5 & 6 June 26th & 27th, 2020

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.

 

Observation for Decision-Making Purposes

In our daily work, we observe children all the time – but how are we observing, and for what purpose? Knowing what to look for, and the possibilities for responding to what we see and hear, is a crucial part of inquiry-based curriculum, play-based practice, and the building of responsive and meaningful teaching and learning.

In Module 5, educators and leaders will:

  • Learn about ‘ways of noticing’ that are useful and useable during our daily work, together with varied methods of taking notes and photos.
  • Think through what we are looking for, and how to use the information that we have collected.
  • Connect these approaches to the framework in natural and authentic ways, using our relationships with children as one of the cornerstones of our work.

Reflective Practice and How it Applies to Daily Practices with Children

In Module 6, participants will explore how reflective practice connects to the curriculum framework, how to use the Reflective Planning Cycle as a useful tool in our daily lives with children, as well as how to include families in this cycle.

Educators and Leaders will:

  • Work through the Reflective Planning Cycle in order to understand its practicality as a tool for reflection in our everyday lives with children
  • Reach an understanding of the difference that Reflective Practice can make in the quality of our programmes.

 

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 session

Upcoming Dates:

NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Kingstec)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 25th, 2020

NSCC Ivany Campus, Dartmouth (Hosted by NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 25th, 2020

Hoiday Inn Truro (Hosted by Jane Norman College)  |  Modules 5 & 6 April 25th, 2020

NSCECE, Halifax (Hosted by NSCECE Early Years Community Development Centre)  |  Modules 5 & 6 June 6th, 2020

NSCC Lunenburg Campus,  Bridgewater (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Burridge)  |  Modules 5 & 6 June 6th, 2020

NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Cenetre - NSCC Burridge)  |  Modules 5 & 6 June 20th, 2020

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