Upcoming Events

Digging Deeper into Our Practice: Investigating Emergent Curriculum

Fall 2017
NS College of ECE, Halifax, N.S.

Dr. Carol Anne Wien and myself are offering a series of modules, hosted at the NSCECE, for educators already engaged with the Emergent Curriculum journey. Open to between 15 and 30 (max) educators, enrolment is underway at the College. For details, see the college website at nscece.ca and follow the links to professional development, Fall 2017.
Continuing modules will be presented throughout the next 3 months following this initial event.

The Emergent Curriculum Journey

November 18th 2017
Ottawa area (Kanata)

Kathy Boelsma and myself are collaborating to provide an event for early years practitioners around the Emergent Curriculum journey. The first event will take place in November, with follow-up events over the next several months. For complete details, go to www.re-cognition.ca

Why do we do what we do?

October 19th and 20th
Prince Edward Island

What do we do every day within our ECE settings, and have we thought about why we do those things? In these workshops, we'll consider how intentionality improves our practices with children, and provides a road to professional growth for educators. Through conversations with each other, practicing (with materials and video) how to observe and thoughtfully respond, and thinking together, participants will leave with a sense of how to plan in ways that are thoughtful, responsive, and meaningful for both children and educators.
Contact ECDA of PEI for more information

Halton book study group

November 21
Online (closed group)

From time to time I have the pleasure of Skyping in to a group that is reflecting upon one of my books. This group will be studying 'Unscripted: Emergent Curriculum in Action,' and I'll be joining their discussion for an hour....

February Flurry

February 3rd 2018
Hamilton, Ontario

Check ASCY website for futher details....

In classrooms that use inquiry-based approaches - including those who use Emergent Curriculum, engage in long or short term project work, or are inspired by Reggio Emilia - we work hard to find the time to document children's ideas, thinking, and learning.

The chocolate project evolved from the children's disbelief about where chocolate comes from....
Fall 2017
NS College of ECE, Halifax, N.S.
November 18th 2017
Ottawa area (Kanata)
October 19th and 20th
Prince Edward Island
November 21
Online (closed group)
February 3rd 2018
Hamilton, Ontario