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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Investigators: Facilitating Scientific Thinking - April 28th, 2014
Conversation & Understanding
Sciene in the Early Childhood Classroom | Making Connections | Productive Questions: Tools for Support Constructivist Learning | Scientific Vocabulary for Early Childhood | What is Emergent Curriculum
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