- March 19, 2022
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
This workshop is designed to empower early learning and child care professionals to take ownership in their practice and recognize the underlying theories that uphold these actions. We begin with a brief introduction to the Reggio Emilia approach and continue to look more closely at the idea of “The Image of the Child” as a framework for our own values-based pedagogy. We will practice looking beyond the aesthetics to identify the drivers behind pedagogical choices. Participants will be guided through a social constructivist, Reggio-inspired framework of critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity to discover more about their own guiding principles. We will make goals and think of small and big changes participants can make to closer align their practice with their beliefs about children, childhood and learning. Participants will leave feeling confident, clear in their purpose, and inspired with new ideas.
Presenter: Karen Begley
Karen supports and empowers educators to feel fantastic about the work they are already doing by making connections between their underlying values, everyday programming, and pedagogical theory. Her playful style makes for interactive workshops that generate new ideas and increases participants’ confidence and competency to bring practical and enriching experiences to the children in their care. To learn more about Karen, her work, and thoughts on childhood, learning, and care, follow her on Instagram @natureplaystudios or visit www.natureplaystudios.com.
Venue: Child Care Options CCRR
Located directly behind the Denny’s Restaurant. Please do not park in spots reserved for our neighbours.