Ateliers à venir

février 2, 2023
  • NSCC Kingstec - Capable, Confident & Curious - Module 5

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    février 2, 2023  6:30 - 8:30

    Module 5: Exploring our Early Years Practices and Connecting them to Capable, Confident and Curious: Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework.

    Early years practices vary widely across our province, and yet we all have something in common: A desire to provide the best programme possible for all our children. What does the Framework say about putting our good intentions into practice? What does this look like in our everyday work? In this module, educators will examine six aspects of the Framework: Responsiveness to Children, Intentional Teaching, Relationships with people, materials and the world, Connecting our Image of the Child to what we do, Play as a way of Learning, and the Role of Families, Community and Culture. These aspects can be tied in concrete ways to our everyday work with children, and we will use activities and dialogue – including the Reflective Planning Cycle - to assist with making these topics come to life. Leaders will also engage with these topics, but in addition will have the opportunity to consider how to support such practices in the workplace, how to bring families into decision-making processes, the development of communities of practice as a support system, and the role of pedagogical leadership as our classroom practices begin to shift and adjust.

    This module is being hosted by NSCC Kingstec Campus/ Early Childhood Development Support Centre and is a 2 evening Online Session 

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

    January 31 6:30-8:30 & February 2 6:30-8:30

    Please contact  sara.graves@nscc.ca for more details.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/456984532037

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février 7, 2023
  • NSCECE - Reflective Seminar: Embracing Identities

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    février 7, 2023  7:00 - 8:30

    Watch Ron Grady's seminars on embracing identities and join other ECEs to discuss creating an anti-bias practice where all children belong.
     

    Facilitated by Ron Grady, hosted by Olha Khaperska (EYCDC).

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you watched the Embracing Identities Seminars. It is available on our on-demand PD platform with a 30-day free trial period.

    We will structure our online discussion around the learning outcomes of the seminar:

    • Reflect on our own identities and cultural lenses
    • Describe the four pillars of anti-bias education.
    • Discuss ways to identify and affirm children’s identities through the materials and social climate of the classroom.
    • Identify three ways that educators can create a classroom environment that supports positive identity development.
    • Recognize characteristics of picture books that provide children with windows and mirrors for exploring identity and intersectionality.
    • Consider how classroom materials can support ongoing inquiry into identities, relationships, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Recognize that diverse materials are not enough and recognize the critical role classroom discussion and inquiry play in anti-bias education.
    • Propose ways to support children in forming peer relationships that value inclusion.
    • Identify principles and lenses that can be incorporated to further anti-bias practice.
    • Value the use of connecting rituals and routines in supporting children throughout the day.

    To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/411750034437

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février 8, 2023
  • NSCC Kingstec - Science All Day, Everyday

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    février 8, 2023  6:30 - 8:30
    Online

    Science opportunities implemented in the early years encourages children to wonder, explore and discover their world. Some early childhood educators question the importance of planning daily science experiences while others continue to seek new ideas. This workshop will explain the benefits of a science enriched curriculum and discuss how science is naturally occurring throughout the day in the indoor and outdoor environments. Please bring along your ideas to share with others.

    Facilitator: Kathy Black

    Fee: $30.00

    Deadline to register: January 27, 2023

    This workshop will be facilitated online via Microsoft Teams

    Requirements:

    • Internet
    • PC (Desktop or laptop)
    • Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session)
    • Headset
    • 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 two weeks before the workshop.    

    Payment options: 

    • Credit card or VISA Debit payment over the phone. (Staff from Kingstec Student Services will contact you.) 
    • Prepayment via eBill payment through your electronic banking. Student ID# required. Contact us to confirm your NSCC student ID. 
    • Cheque mailed to -- Student Accounts – NSCC, Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher Street, Kentville, NS, B4N 0A6  
    • Not permitted: cash or walk-in payments. 

    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

    Registration opens December 5, 2022

    To Register: http://bit.ly/kingstecreg

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  • MSVU Infant Quality Care; Building an Infant Program

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    février 8, 2023  7:00 - 9:00
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Date: Wednesday Feb 8, 15 & 22  2023  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
    This three part online session is a requirement for licensed child care centres that are in receipt of the DEECD Infant Quality Care Grant

    Wednesday February 8, 15 & 22, 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    "Infant Quality Care: Building an Infant Program Where Care, Early Learning & Relationships are Inextricably Connected"

    This professional development opportunity is a continuation of the Infant Quality Care Grant Modules offered in 2021 – 2022. In this module, participants will continue to explore the importance of social emotional development of infants in early learning & child care environments. Participants will learn & apply specific strategies to support individualized infant care & identify key ways the physical & learning environment can promote social emotional development of infants.

    This professional development is for all early childhood educators who deliver care & learning for infants (from birth to 18 months) & is a requirement for those ECE infant staff working in programs who are in receipt of the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Infant Quality Care Grant.

    This is a 3 evening online session, you must attend all evenings in order to receive a certificate.

    Wednesday February 8, 15 & 22, 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    Location: ONLINE

    6 PD hours

    Registration Link:

    MSVUInfant Quality Care;  Building an infant program where care, earlylearning & relationships are inextricably connected

     Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online    www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops    


     



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février 9, 2023
  • NSCC Burridge -Culturally Responsive Practice in Nova Scotia's Early Learning and Child Care Settings

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    février 9, 2023  6:30 - 8:30
    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 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.

    Facilitators: B de Guzman and Liz Hicks

    B obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Miriam College, in the Philippines in 2003. For eight years he worked as a Social Worker in various sectors. In February 2012, B immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education in 2016 and promptly began his career as an Early Childhood Educator at Point Pleasant Child Care Centre. B also became a Canadian Citizen in 2016, and published a chapter in the textbook titled Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments: Creating, Supporting and Collaborating by Susan Stacey, where he began to be recognized for his work in raw documentation. In 2017, B transitioned as transmale and began his journey to physical transition. His valuable experience paved the way to his advocacy work around Gender Inclusion, hence started co-presenting workshops on Gender Inclusion with Sexual Health Expert – Emily Martinello. Currently, he continues his advocacy work in Inclusion and Diversity, at the same time exploring avenues to continue pursuing Social Work, while he continues to work with children and families.

    Liz Hicks, elementary teacher from England, ECE diploma, 39 years in early childhood, in various capacities, and at present a private consultant working in early childhood education in NS, providing professional development in a variety of topics, and consultations and program coordination, plus delivering modules for the NS Early Learning Framework. I believe children are capable, curious and have an innate need to connect with people and the world around them, which is also a belief I have for the educators that work with the children.  

    *All sessions are from 6:30-8:30*

    Thursday February 9

    Thursday February 16

    Thursday February 23

    Thursday March 2

    Thursday March 9

    Thursday March 16

    Link to register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nscc-burridge-culturally-responsive-practice-tickets-510623959007 

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février 11, 2023
  • NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious: Module 7

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    février 11, 2023  9:00 - 1:30

    NSCECE - Capable, Confident & Curious

    Module 7 - Pedagogical Documentation; the What, Why, and How 

    Saturday, February 11 -9:00am-1:30pm  

    Documentation makes children’s learning, ideas, thinking and strategies visible, and serves to communicate to others – parents, colleagues, the community – not only what is happening in our setting, but how, and why the documented play or event is important. It is a crucial part of reflective practice and ongoing professional learning for educators, and also a way to revisit past events with children.

    In this module, through examples, discussion, and hands-on work, participants will:

    • Be introduced to the many forms of documentation, and which type to use in which situation
    • Understand the difference between display, documentation, and pedagogical documentation
    • Discover tools that will assist in developing documentation as a regular part of their day
    • Understand the multiple ways in which documentation can be used: Communication, Reflection, Planning-next-steps, Revisiting with Children

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

    To register for this module, please visit: https://bit.ly/3zkchH3

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février 14, 2023
  • MSVU Infant Quality Care; Building an Infant Program

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    février 14, 2023  7:00 - 9:00
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Date: Tuesday Feb 14, 21 & 28  2023  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
    This three part online session is a requirement for licensed child care centres that are in receipt of the DEECD Infant Quality Care Grant

    Tuesday February 14, 21 & 28 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    "Infant Quality Care: Building an Infant Program Where Care, Early Learning & Relationships are Inextricably Connected"

    This professional development opportunity is a continuation of the Infant Quality Care Grant Modules offered in 2021 – 2022. In this module, participants will continue to explore the importance of social emotional development of infants in early learning & child care environments. Participants will learn & apply specific strategies to support individualized infant care & identify key ways the physical & learning environment can promote social emotional development of infants.

    This professional development is for all early childhood educators who deliver care & learning for infants (from birth to 18 months) & is a requirement for those ECE infant staff working in programs who are in receipt of the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Infant Quality Care Grant.

    This is a 3 evening online session, you must attend all evenings in order to receive a certificate.

    Tuesday February 14, 21 & 28 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    Location: ONLINE

    6 PD hours

    Registration Link:

    MSVUInfant Quality Care;  Building an infant program where care, earlylearning & relationships are inextricably connected

     Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online    www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops    


     



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février 15, 2023
  • The People Library: A Mother's Perspective on Living with a Non-Binary Teen

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    février 15, 2023  6:30 - 7:30
    Online Via Zoom

    This is a repeat session as our January session was full.

    Our next guest for the upcoming People Library is Paula Barrington. Paula is trained as an early childhoodeducator, currently works as an educational assistant in the school system and is the mother of a teen who identifies as non-binary. Paula will share her experience around what it was like finding out her child identified as non-binary, the questions she had, the concerns that surfaced and where she found support in helping to navigate this life change. Paula believes in letting children be themselves.
    Wed. Feb. 15 2023 
    6:30-7:30 (1 hour of PD) 
    Online Via Zoom 
    Free of Charge
    If interested contact Jane MacKenzie at jane.mackenzie@janenorman.ca

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  • MSVU Infant Quality Care; Building an Infant Program

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    février 15, 2023  7:00 - 9:00
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Date: Wednesday Feb 8, 15 & 22  2023  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
    This three part online session is a requirement for licensed child care centres that are in receipt of the DEECD Infant Quality Care Grant

    Wednesday February 8, 15 & 22, 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    "Infant Quality Care: Building an Infant Program Where Care, Early Learning & Relationships are Inextricably Connected"

    This professional development opportunity is a continuation of the Infant Quality Care Grant Modules offered in 2021 – 2022. In this module, participants will continue to explore the importance of social emotional development of infants in early learning & child care environments. Participants will learn & apply specific strategies to support individualized infant care & identify key ways the physical & learning environment can promote social emotional development of infants.

    This professional development is for all early childhood educators who deliver care & learning for infants (from birth to 18 months) & is a requirement for those ECE infant staff working in programs who are in receipt of the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development Infant Quality Care Grant.

    This is a 3 evening online session, you must attend all evenings in order to receive a certificate.

    Wednesday February 8, 15 & 22, 2023 Time: 7pm– 9 pm all days (6 PD hours)

    Location: ONLINE

    6 PD hours

    Registration Link:

    MSVUInfant Quality Care;  Building an infant program where care, earlylearning & relationships are inextricably connected

     Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online    www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops    


     



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