First Things First Summit - August 25th
Emergent Curriculum in Practice: Stories & Inspirations from an Arizona Preschool

Supporting Documentation
Emergent Reading List  |   Relationship Between Documentation & Assessment

Progressive Education    |   Building on Children's Interests

Inspire Early Childhood Leadership Conference  - April 11th
Emergent Curriculum in Practice

SupOur keynote speaker for the spring conference was Dr. Lella Gandini.

Gandini is best known in North America as the leading advocate for the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Gandini’s numerous publications include writings on early childhood education andItalian folklore.  She is coauthor or coeditor of such works as Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia: Stories of Teachers and Children from North America;  The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach toEarly Childhood Education; and Beautiful Stuff!: Learning with Found Materials.

Supporting Documentation
Emergent Currciulum   |   Mapping Reggio Emilia   |   The Teacher as Researcher   |   What is Emergent Currciulum

The Language of Story & Play - April 10th
Creating Environments that Support Early Literacy

Emergent literacy starts with storytelling. Learn creative ways to engage children in listening and telling their own stories. Create a literacy rich environment in your classroom.

Supporting Documentation
Assessing Play   |   Boston Listens   |   NAEYC Make Believe Play   |   Straegies

Emergent Curriculum - October 27th, 2014
From Theory to Practice 

Discover the rise in student engagement when teachers respond positively to emergent topics. This workshop explores the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices and principles can improve educational outcomes. Learn how to teach through observation, reflection, inquiry and acting upon the big ideas that present themselves your classroom.

Supporting Documentation
What is Emergent Curriculum?   |   Connecting Curriculum & Assessment   |   Research Rinaldi   |   Theoretical Foundations

Honoring Differences - October 6th, 2014
Teaching & Learning in a Diverse Society

Honoring all that is unique in each of us, join us as we explore the rich diversity of students and families in our classrooms. Teachers share stories, practical lessons and investigations, discussing a wide range of issues with emphasis on building respect, fostering curiosity and understanding.

Supporting Documentation
PERMA   |   Character   |   NAEYC Self Concept   |   Bill of Rights

Young Investigators: Facilitating Scientific Thinking - April 28th, 2014
Conversation & Understanding 

Supporting Documentation
Sciene in the Early Childhood Classroom   |   Making Connections   |   Productive Questions: Tools for Support Constructivist Learning   |   Scientific Vocabulary for Early Childhood   |   What is Emergent Curriculum

The Exceptional Teacher - April 7, 2014
Documenting Children's Work   - Education Seminar on Documentation (Click to view video)

Supporting Documentation
Howard Gardner   |    Carlina Rinaldi   |   The Documentation Cycle    |    Robert Pianta  |   10 Strategies for Extending the Learning   |   Tips for Listening to Children   |   Observation Defined   |   NAEYC and the Common Core Standards