AECEA & Accreditation Funding Approved!
Cultivating Culture: processes to advancing practices
April 2, 2020 6:00pm-9:00pm
New Research, curriculum frameworks, & emerging ways of knowing is causing change to early learning programs & practices. Change can either be rocky for & with staff or be the impetus for cultivating new areas of staff curiosity & renewal. This workshop will introduce the theory of change followed by the examination of leaderships kills & strategies to support the change process in teams with diverse generations, cultures, skills, & talents. Using a variety of examples, participants will engage in thought-provoking discussions that will provide insight into how staff can be empowered to embrace change & gain a sense of renewal through the change process.
Bringing Philosophy Statements Alive!
April 3, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm
Philosophy statements are more than statements in staff & family handbooks. Personal & Program philosophies are interrelated to a code of ethics & influence programming strategies, environment designs, & ways in which children experience, engage in, & connect with the array of play & learning opportunities in early learning programs. This interactive workshop examines how program & staff philosophies become living documents in practice & how they relate to reflective practice. Core elements of effective program philosophies will be examined & how to use them in practice will be explored. Guidelines for updating philosophies will be highlighted.
Dr. Beverlie Dietze is the Director of Learning and Teaching at Okanagan College. She holds a Masters of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is author of a number of articles and textbooks that focus on early childhood education.