Responding to Children's Interests

Professional Growth Opportunities

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

Session One: January 26, 2022 – 4 to 5:30 p.m.– Live Streamed via Zoom – Exploring the Role of the Educator

Session Two: January 26 – February 28, 2022 – Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Phase I

Session Three: February 28, 2022 - 4 to 5 p.m. – Live Streamed via Zoom – Project Planning: Check-In

Session Four: February 28- March 25, 2022 – Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Phase II and III

Session Five: March 25, 2022 1 to 4 p.m. – Live Streamed via Zoom – Project Sharing

Session Six: March 26 – June 30, 2022 – Online Learning via Canvas – The Project Approach: Extending and Documenting Projects

All three sessions must be attended to receive the certificate of completion.


  • 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

Audience: PreK-Grade 2 educators, childcare and other early learning educators. See prerequisites above. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team of two individuals from the same learning setting.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
, Saskatchewan
Connie Molnar
Registration Fees: 
Fee TypeEarly BirdStandardLate
Fee TypePrice
Early Bird$270.00

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 ( 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

Payment must accompany registration. The refund deadline for all workshops and events is 10 business days prior to the start date. Read more about registrations and refunds.

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