Responding to Children's Interests
Blended Learning Format
All six sessions must be attended to complete the course.
Based on a foundation of the vision and principles in Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide, Responding to Children’s Interests will provide educators with opportunities to explore classroom practices to spark student interest and to build projects around invitations and play. This workshop was created in partnership with the Early Years Branch of the Ministry of Education. This is a series of synchronous and asynchronous online sessions, designed to provide support for early learning educators as they engage in planning and implementing a class project with their students. Sample projects can be found at https://www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/stf-professional-learning/resources
These are the dates for this course. All six sessions must be attended to complete the course.
|Session One||February 4, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.||Live Streamed via Zoom – Exploring the Role of the Educator|
|Session Two||February 5 – March 3, 2021||Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Phase I|
|Session Three||March 4, 2021 - 4 to 5 p.m.||Live Streamed via Zoom – Project Planning: Check-In|
|Session Four||March 5-25, 2021||Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Phase II and III|
|Session Five||March 26, 2021 1 to 4 p.m.||Live Streamed via Zoom – Project Sharing|
|Session Six||March 27 – April 16, 2021||Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Extending and Documenting Projects|
- Build understanding about emergent curriculum for young children.
- Explore the environment as the third teacher.
- Strengthen educators’ capacity to observe, listen, document and reflect in order to support and scaffold learning.
- Respond to children’s interests and develop a project experience with children, which may be shared on www.stf.sk.ca.
Audience: PreK-Grade 2 educators. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team of two individuals from the same learning setting.
Prerequisite: Phase I and II of Play and Exploration.
|Fee Type||Early Bird||Standard||Late|
Discount: Did you know if you register for this workshop your principal and/or vice-principal can attend with you at half of the regular registration cost? In order to activate this opportunity, please have your administrator contact the STF (firstname.lastname@example.org or 306 373 1660) to receive a discount code! Your administrator will need to provide your name and the workshop title when registering.
Registration fees are dependent on time of payment. If received:
- Prior to 10 business days before event - Early Bird
- Between two and 10 business days before event - Standard
- Within two business days before event - Late
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