Welcome to the EYPDC

The Early Years Professional Development Committee consists of representatives of provincially funded Training Institutions and Support Sites. Committee members share their insights, needs assessment observations and professional development plans in order to coordinate, communicate and deliver quality professional development for all early childhood educators and other early years professionals in Nova Scotia.

Upcoming Workshops

Information about professional development workshops is shared by participating Early Years Professional Development Committee members. All registrations are processed by the individual sites. Please contact hosting site directly to register for your session.
March 4, 2024
  • NSCC Cumberland-Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    March 4, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online (Zoom)

    Description: Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through a reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are

    • Understand who the Acadians are

    • Understand who the Gaels are

    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality

    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1 provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four (4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions

    ▪ Explore and contextualize discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize racism

    ▪ Explore and contextualize systemic racism

    ▪ Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health

    ▪ Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2 requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges, biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and contextualize reconciliation

    ▪ Explore Truth and Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and review Education Calls to Action

    ▪ Explore Black Lives Matter

    ▪ Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child

    ▪ Explore Educator’s role in the classroom

    ▪ Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool

    ▪ Explore racism from birth onward

    ▪ Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework

    ▪ Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice

    ▪ Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3 provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements
    -I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    -I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants
    -I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    -I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    -I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators: Jane MacKenzie & Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Monday, March 4 (online)                     6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 6 (online)              6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday, March 11 (online)                  6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 13 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday,  March 18 (online)                6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 20 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    To register, click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/705456287747?aff=oddtdtcreator

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  • NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious Module 1

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    March 4, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online

    NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious

    Module 1: Pedagogical Leadership

    Pedagogical Leaders demonstrate credible knowledge of the teaching and learning process and draw on those principles to guide individuals and groups.’ (Coughlin and Woodburn, 2016)

    This module, designed for any type of leader in our field who is working in a regulated child care setting or Pre-primary Program, will focus on how pedagogical leadership supports educators in reflecting upon, and learning more about, their practices with children.

    We will address - through experiences and dialogue – the questions: What is an effective pedagogical leader? How do we work through growth and change in positive ways? How do we encourage innovative practices?

    Participants will:

    develop an understanding of the role of a pedagogical leader, how this role can be improved through reflection, and how this type of leadership can support the vision and goals of their setting.

    explore ideas around leading others through change and growth, while making connections to the framework, as they practice motivating, coaching, and mentoring skills.

    reflect upon what it means to be a leader in terms of curriculum decisions; how we develop programs that are play-based, intentional, and connected to the practices described in the framework.)

    This is a 2 evening online session, you must attend both in order to receive a certificate.

    March 4 & 11, 6:30-8:30pm

    To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nscece-capable-confident-curious-module-1-tickets-764726546687?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at circulation@nscece.ca.

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March 5, 2024
  • ECE Community of Practice

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    March 5, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • JNC - Culturally Responsive Practice

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    March 5, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online

    Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through are reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are
    • Understand who the Acadians are
    • Understand who the Gaels are
    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are
    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture
    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality
    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four(4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    • Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions
    • Explore and contextualize discrimination
    • Explore and contextualize racism
    • Explore and contextualize systemic racism
    • Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health
    • Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges,biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    • Explore and contextualize reconciliation
    • Explore Truth and Reconciliation
    • Explore and review Education Calls to Action
    • Explore Black Lives Matter
    • Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child
    • Explore Educator’s role in the classroom
    • Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool
    • Explore racism from birth onward
    • Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework
    • Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice
    • Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements

    • I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    • I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants.
    • I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    • I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    • I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators:

    Lea Anne Joudrie
     

    Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Session 1:Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 2: Thursday, February 22th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 3: Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 4: Thursday, February 29th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 5: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 6: Thursday, March 7th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at jane.mackenzie@janenorman.ca.

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March 6, 2024
  • NSCC Burridge Create your own Zen garden

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    March 6, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Yarmouth, NS, Canada

    Please note: This session is face to face in Yarmouth

    Create your own Zen Garden
    Life can be stressful. Give yourself the opportunity to find peace and relaxation while creating your own Zen garden. Enjoy learning grounding techniques, breathing exercises and more while connecting with new people in a fun and supportive environment. Find you Zen with us!

    Sandplay is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, mindfulness and sensory stimulation. When you touch or play with sand, it provides a unique sensory experience that can be soothing and calming. Sensory play can help reduce anxiety and stress. Playing with sand can be a meditative experience that promotes mindfulness and relaxation. Focusing on the texture, movement, and patterns of the sand can help quiet the mind and increase feelings of calm. Playing with sand allows for creative expression and exploration. This can help individuals tap into their imagination and promote feelings of joy and well-being. Creativity has been shown to have positive effects on mental health, including reducing stress and depression.

    Facilitator: Raelyn Goodwin a photographer, doubling therapeutic arts practitioner and crafter of all sorts. I've been certified as a therapeutic arts practitioner for a full year now and host a multitude of workshops focusing on different emotions or processing techniques.

    When: Wednesday March 6th from 6-8pm
    Where: Brooklyn Bright Lights Hall, 200 Brooklyn Road, Yarmouth, NS
    Cost: $10 (regularly $45 but ECDSC is subsidizing) 
    Limited spaces, which cannot be held without payment.

    Please make arrangements to pay by cheque, credit card or you can drop off your payment on campus.
    Mailing address for cheque:
    Early Childhood Development Support Centre – NSCC Burridge Campus
    372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
    902-742-7832

    Credit card payments can be made through NSCC Student Services at 902-742-0760. Receipts will be emailed. Open hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm.

    If you have questions reach out to melissa.vail@nscc.ca or ann.muise@nscc.ca or 902-742-7832

    Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/hk0Rz4Qwxb

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  • NSCC Cumberland-Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    March 6, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online (Zoom)

    Description: Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through a reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are

    • Understand who the Acadians are

    • Understand who the Gaels are

    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality

    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1 provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four (4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions

    ▪ Explore and contextualize discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize racism

    ▪ Explore and contextualize systemic racism

    ▪ Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health

    ▪ Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2 requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges, biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and contextualize reconciliation

    ▪ Explore Truth and Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and review Education Calls to Action

    ▪ Explore Black Lives Matter

    ▪ Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child

    ▪ Explore Educator’s role in the classroom

    ▪ Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool

    ▪ Explore racism from birth onward

    ▪ Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework

    ▪ Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice

    ▪ Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3 provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements
    -I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    -I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants
    -I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    -I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    -I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators: Jane MacKenzie & Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Monday, March 4 (online)                     6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 6 (online)              6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday, March 11 (online)                  6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 13 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday,  March 18 (online)                6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 20 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    To register, click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/705456287747?aff=oddtdtcreator

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March 7, 2024
  • JNC - Culturally Responsive Practice

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    March 7, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online

    Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through are reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are
    • Understand who the Acadians are
    • Understand who the Gaels are
    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are
    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture
    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality
    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four(4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    • Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions
    • Explore and contextualize discrimination
    • Explore and contextualize racism
    • Explore and contextualize systemic racism
    • Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health
    • Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges,biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    • Explore and contextualize reconciliation
    • Explore Truth and Reconciliation
    • Explore and review Education Calls to Action
    • Explore Black Lives Matter
    • Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child
    • Explore Educator’s role in the classroom
    • Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool
    • Explore racism from birth onward
    • Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework
    • Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice
    • Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements

    • I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    • I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants.
    • I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    • I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    • I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators:

    Lea Anne Joudrie
     

    Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Session 1:Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 2: Thursday, February 22th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 3: Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 4: Thursday, February 29th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 5: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Session 6: Thursday, March 7th, 2024 (online), 6:30pm-8:30pm

    If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at jane.mackenzie@janenorman.ca.

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March 9, 2024
  • NSCC Kingstec - Be the Person You Want to Work With

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    March 9, 2024  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    236 Belcher St, Kentville, NS B4N 0A6, Canada

    ‘Be the person you want to work with’ - Why we should care about how we work with co-educators, the children and their families.

    In this professional learning we will reflect on who we are as individuals, how we work together and what we bring to early childhood education. We will explore such topics as self care, team work, values, communication with each other and relationship building with everyone around us.    

    This workshop will be facilitated online.
    Requirements:

    • Internet
    • PC (Desktop or laptop)
    • Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session)
    • Headset (you can borrow one from us)

    Registered participants will receive detailed instructions and be invited to a practice session to test your technology prior to the first session.

    It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their equipment, including headphones, will work with the session. As per our policy, refunds will not be issued less than one week before the workshop.

    Facilitator: Liz Hicks

    Fee: $30.00

    Deadline to register: March 1st,  2024

    Please Note Our new payment process (September 2023)

    1. Credit card or VISA Debit payment
    2. Cheque
    3. Cash
    (Instructions below)

    - Registration form AND payment are to be received by us at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE (unless otherwise noted), not simply postmarked by the deadline.
    - Registrations cannot be processed, nor spaces held, until both registration form and payment are received.
    - Cancellations must be processed before the workshop occurs. Please contact us at least 1 week prior to a workshop if you are unable to attend.

    Please contact  sara.graves@nscc.ca or justine.macdonald@nscc.ca  for more details.

    *please keep our workshop guidelines in mind* https://www.nscc.ca/ecdsc/professional-development/kingstec-guidelines.asp

    To Register: https://bit.ly/ecdscws

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March 11, 2024
  • NSCC Cumberland-Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    March 11, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online (Zoom)

    Description: Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through a reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are

    • Understand who the Acadians are

    • Understand who the Gaels are

    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality

    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1 provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four (4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions

    ▪ Explore and contextualize discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize racism

    ▪ Explore and contextualize systemic racism

    ▪ Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health

    ▪ Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2 requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges, biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and contextualize reconciliation

    ▪ Explore Truth and Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and review Education Calls to Action

    ▪ Explore Black Lives Matter

    ▪ Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child

    ▪ Explore Educator’s role in the classroom

    ▪ Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool

    ▪ Explore racism from birth onward

    ▪ Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework

    ▪ Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice

    ▪ Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3 provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements
    -I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    -I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants
    -I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    -I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    -I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators: Jane MacKenzie & Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Monday, March 4 (online)                     6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 6 (online)              6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday, March 11 (online)                  6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 13 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday,  March 18 (online)                6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 20 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    To register, click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/705456287747?aff=oddtdtcreator

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  • NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious Module 1

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    March 11, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online

    NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious

    Module 1: Pedagogical Leadership

    Pedagogical Leaders demonstrate credible knowledge of the teaching and learning process and draw on those principles to guide individuals and groups.’ (Coughlin and Woodburn, 2016)

    This module, designed for any type of leader in our field who is working in a regulated child care setting or Pre-primary Program, will focus on how pedagogical leadership supports educators in reflecting upon, and learning more about, their practices with children.

    We will address - through experiences and dialogue – the questions: What is an effective pedagogical leader? How do we work through growth and change in positive ways? How do we encourage innovative practices?

    Participants will:

    develop an understanding of the role of a pedagogical leader, how this role can be improved through reflection, and how this type of leadership can support the vision and goals of their setting.

    explore ideas around leading others through change and growth, while making connections to the framework, as they practice motivating, coaching, and mentoring skills.

    reflect upon what it means to be a leader in terms of curriculum decisions; how we develop programs that are play-based, intentional, and connected to the practices described in the framework.)

    This is a 2 evening online session, you must attend both in order to receive a certificate.

    March 4 & 11, 6:30-8:30pm

    To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nscece-capable-confident-curious-module-1-tickets-764726546687?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at circulation@nscece.ca.

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March 13, 2024
  • NSCC Cumberland-Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    March 13, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online (Zoom)

    Description: Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through a reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are

    • Understand who the Acadians are

    • Understand who the Gaels are

    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality

    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1 provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four (4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions

    ▪ Explore and contextualize discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize racism

    ▪ Explore and contextualize systemic racism

    ▪ Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health

    ▪ Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2 requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges, biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and contextualize reconciliation

    ▪ Explore Truth and Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and review Education Calls to Action

    ▪ Explore Black Lives Matter

    ▪ Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child

    ▪ Explore Educator’s role in the classroom

    ▪ Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool

    ▪ Explore racism from birth onward

    ▪ Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework

    ▪ Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice

    ▪ Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3 provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements
    -I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    -I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants
    -I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    -I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    -I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators: Jane MacKenzie & Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Monday, March 4 (online)                     6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 6 (online)              6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday, March 11 (online)                  6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 13 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    Monday,  March 18 (online)                6:30pm-8:30pm

    Wednesday, March 20 (online)           6:30pm-8:30pm

    To register, click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/705456287747?aff=oddtdtcreator

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March 16, 2024
  • NSCC Marconi -Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    March 16, 2024  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Settings is a 12-hour module developed in response to the ongoing enhancements to Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework (NSELCF). Three (3) sub-modules have been designed to create a safe and ethical space for examining the nature of biases, prejudice, and assumptions. The modules unpack privilege and encourage participants to reflect on the historical and systemic roots of discrimination and racism. The modules reflect on the lived experiences of people who face these challenges in Nova Scotia. Each module is accompanied by home learning that will continue the conversations between modules.

    Through a reflective approach, participants will become deeply aware of their own identities and the identities of the children, families, and communities they serve.

    Disclaimer: The modules have been developed for synchronous learning. Participants are required to move through each of the modules in sequence, and with the same cohort. The inability to commit will result in a “restart” of the entire training. The objective of the modules is to demonstrate cultural responsiveness, thus, participants must demonstrate this understanding throughout. To do so, participants scheduled for online learning must work from an operational computer, with a working mic and camera.

    Module 1: Laying Face and Foundation

    Module Objectives:

    • Understand who the Mi’kmaq are

    • Understand who the Acadians are

    • Understand who the Gaels are

    • Understand who the African Nova Scotians are

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of culture

    • Explore and contextualize our understanding of intersectionality

    • Explore and articulate the intersections of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality

    Module 1 provides space for the four (4) historical cultures of Nova Scotia to share themselves in a meaningful way. Participants will better understand the four (4) historical cultures, languages, and beliefs. Participants will explore and contextualize specific intersections and how they relate to culture and themselves.

    Module 2: Faces of Discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize our own privileges, biases, and opinions

    ▪ Explore and contextualize discrimination

    ▪ Explore and contextualize racism

    ▪ Explore and contextualize systemic racism

    ▪ Explore the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Africville, Racialized Policing, “All lives Matter” and, Social Determinants of Health

    ▪ Explore and contextualize micro-aggression

    Module 2 requires participants to explore and contextualize their own privileges, biases, and opinions. Participants will explore how these interrelate with discrimination, racism, and moreover, systemic racism. Participants will specifically explore contemporary racism in Nova Scotia.

    Module 3: Faces of Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and contextualize reconciliation

    ▪ Explore Truth and Reconciliation

    ▪ Explore and review Education Calls to Action

    ▪ Explore Black Lives Matter

    ▪ Explore and review United Nations Rights of the Child

    ▪ Explore Educator’s role in the classroom

    ▪ Explore 7 Sacred Teachings as a tool

    ▪ Explore racism from birth onward

    ▪ Explore Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework

    ▪ Explore and articulate culturally responsive practice

    ▪ Explore and contextualize Allyship

    Module 3 provides space to explore the different types of reconciliation while acknowledging the need to act now. Participants explore their own roles in this work; specifically exploring cultural responsiveness as it relates to Early Learning and Child Care Settings and moreover the Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Pre-registration agreements

    -I agree to participate from an operational computer with a working mic and camera.
    -I agree all information is confidential and will not be shared outside my group discussions or cohort of participants
    -I agree to commit to the entire 12-hour schedule to receive credit.
    -I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner and be respectful of other people’s perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
    -I agree that I will show up fully committed and engaged in the work.

    Facilitators: Lisa MacIntyre  & Adam Braye

    Session Dates and Times:

    Saturday, March 2 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Saturday, March 16 - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

    To register, click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nscc-marconi-culturally-responsive-practice-tickets-746034638687?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Contact Kathy.Milburn@nscc.ca or Tessa.Seward@nscc.ca for details

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