Professional Development – Session 4

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 Documentation; the What, Why, and How

Documentation makes children’s learning, ideas, thinking and strategies visible, and serves to communicate to others – parents, colleagues, the community – not only what is happening in our setting, but how, and why the documented play or event is important. It is a crucial part of reflective practice and ongoing professional learning for educators, and also a way to revisit past events with children.

In this module, through examples, discussion, and hands-on work, participants will:

  • Be introduced to the many forms of documentation, and which type to use in which situation
  • Understand the difference between display, documentation, and pedagogical documentation
  • Discover tools that will assist in developing documentation as a regular part of their day
  • Understand the multiple ways in which documentation can be used: Communication, Reflection, Planning-next-steps, Revisiting with Children

 

Relationships with Families and Community

Children come to us from diverse families and communities, and we want them to feel welcomed, comfortable, and understood. How can we welcome and collaborate with all families so that everyone is included in our settings? What does it mean to develop authentic relationships? Do parents have a place in decision-making within our settings? How do we build relationships and collaborations with our cities and towns and how does this benefit all of us?

In this module, we will hear from educators who have developed, through varied approaches, strong and respectful relationships with families and communities.

Participants will:

  • Examine the idea of ‘relationship building’ and what this looks like in practice
  • Share ‘what has worked’ in terms of authentic collaborations
  • Understand the journey of building relationships over time, and the benefits of taking the time to do this: The development of trust, understanding of each others’ viewpoints, collaboration in terms of programme development.
  • Consider the ‘Image of the Parent’ and its impact.

 

Locations and Dates

Please note: Unless noted, modules 7 & 8 will be mixed sessions - Leaders and Educators will be in the same sessions.

Upcoming Dates:

Online Session (Hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University) - Module 8 - November 15th & 16th, 2021

Online Session (Hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University) - Module 8 (Leaders Only) - November 17th, 2021

Online Session (Hosted by NSCECE | Early Years Community Development Centre) - Module 7 - December 9th & 16th, 2021

Online Session (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Cumberland Campus) - Module 7 - February 8th & 10th, 2022

Online Session (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Cumberland Campus) - Module 8 - March 8th & 10th, 2022

Online Session (Hosted by Early Childhood Development Support Centre - NSCC Cumberland Campus) - Module 8 (Leaders Discussion) - March 14th, 2022

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.

 

Pedagogical Documentation; the What, Why, and How

Documentation makes children’s learning, ideas, thinking and strategies visible, and serves to communicate to others – parents, colleagues, the community – not only what is happening in our setting, but how, and why the documented play or event is important. It is a crucial part of reflective practice and ongoing professional learning for educators, and also a way to revisit past events with children.

In this module, through examples, discussion, and hands-on work, participants will:

  • Be introduced to the many forms of documentation, and which type to use in which situation
  • Understand the difference between display, documentation, and pedagogical documentation
  • Discover tools that will assist in developing documentation as a regular part of their day
  • Understand the multiple ways in which documentation can be used: Communication, Reflection, Planning-next-steps, Revisiting with Children

 

Relationships with Families and Community

Children come to us from diverse families and communities, and we want them to feel welcomed, comfortable, and understood. How can we welcome and collaborate with all families so that everyone is included in our settings? What does it mean to develop authentic relationships? Do parents have a place in decision-making within our settings? How do we build relationships and collaborations with our cities and towns and how does this benefit all of us?

In this module, we will hear from educators who have developed, through varied approaches, strong and respectful relationships with families and communities.

Participants will:

  • Examine the idea of ‘relationship building’ and what this looks like in practice
  • Share ‘what has worked’ in terms of authentic collaborations
  • Understand the journey of building relationships over time, and the benefits of taking the time to do this: The development of trust, understanding of each others’ viewpoints, collaboration in terms of programme development.
  • Consider the ‘Image of the Parent’ and its impact.

 

Please Note:

For Modules 7 and 8, we are currently mixing Leaders and Educators in the same sessions. Please check the Leaders section above for available dates.

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