- April 2, 2022
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
In accordance with the provincial health order, proof of vaccination will be required to attend any organized indoor event (for example workshops or conferences). If you plan on attending an in-person workshop, course or networking session with us you will need to show proof of your vaccination (2 doses) and government photo ID. You can access your BC vaccine card at:
Refunds and credits will not be issued for those unable to provide proof of vaccination at the door.The concept of tinkering is gaining momentum as a driver of creativity and innovation. The tinkering process is about creating ideas and making them through trial and error. Tinkering aligns with how children engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts and practices. When children engage in tinkering, they are blending tools of science with aesthetics and self-expression. This session will explore how children construct knowledge and express creativity in their play environments. Ideas for promoting tinkering and stem concepts in an array of curriculum areas will be presented.
SUITABLE FOR ALL EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS
Presenter: Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Dr. Dietze is the Director of Learning and Applied Research at Okanagan College. She is the lead researcher for both a national and a local research project that is examining strategies to advance children’s outdoor play through training and space design. She is the author of seven textbooks related to play and children’s programming and has several peer-reviewed articles published on early childhood and adult education topics. She hosts in-person and online workshops, keynote addresses and consultations. Follow her on Twitter @PlayDietze
Note: There will be 30 min lunch break, please bring bagged lunch.
Venue: Child Care Options CCRR
Located directly behind the Denny’s Restaurant. Please do not park in spots reserved for our neighbours.