Professional Development Opportunities
At Seneca ECE Lab School we were built on the foundation of re-thinking early childhood education, practices and pedagogy. We hope to co-create communities of practice, to learn and grow, to rethink and change, and to cultivate a new way of living well with children, one another and the worlds we share. We seek to create spaces and opportunities to gather in dialogue and collaborative rethinking with the larger community through workshops, webinars and other opportunities. We propose space to reflect on our own practices, think with HDLH, and to transform Early Childhood pedagogies across the province and beyond.
Available Upon Request for your Centre or Organization
The Seneca ECE Lab School Educators have created our Rethinking Webinar Series. The intention of these series are to delve deeper into theories, practices, views and pedagogies. Each Rethinking Series has an overarching focus, broken down into separate webinars looking through specific themes/lenses.
Each webinar within the series is approximately 2 hours long with opportunities for dialogue and reflective thinking throughout. Additional conversation sessions can be added as well to come back together and share after reflecting upon our time together in the original session.
For more details and descriptions of each series, please click on the corresponding image below.
Whether you are just starting your work in the ECE field, or have been working with these ideas for decades, this series works as a spark to ignite the flame of deeper reflection, rethinking and change. This series will appeal to those who are interested in looking closely to the ideas of emergent curriculum, the image of child, teacher, family and community in connection with the foundations and pedagogical approaches of How Does Learning Happen?(HDLH) and the Standards of Practice of the CECE.
How might we hold space for meaningful pedagogies and practice to emerge in our specific and local Canadian context in which we work and live? We intend these webinars to be responsive to the community members who attend, ebbing and flowing with the dialogues that come up emergently.
This series will walk alongside educators as we weave together the foundations of rethinking with the image of the child and the educator. Looking inward at ourselves, beliefs and values; we examine practical approaches to re-envisioning our practice and pedagogical values.
How might these practices transcend our teaching? How might we re-invent new ways of being, responding and co-creating together?
This 2-part series explores the beauty and necessity of connecting with land based and outdoor pedagogies. Valuing outdoor pedagogy is ever more important in today’s world. Exploring the possibilities and potentials of an enriching and meaningful curriculum will be examined, considering the Outdoor environment as a third teacher and reminding us that…
“Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.”
Seneca College ECE Lab School educators will share a pedagogical journey; unraveling the metaphorical layers discovered through a multi-year long exploration and inquiry in relationship with paint. The educators will share their process of reflective pedagogical documentation as a tool for research through artifacts, video, photos and documentation of this project.
This Mini-Series brings to life through the lens of this multi-year project the rethinking and pedagogies we share throughout our Rethinking Series 1 and 2 webinars. This project lives as a culmination of the rethinking we have done in our pedagogies and practice at the Lab School over many years. In sharing it we hope to spark the beginning of a transformation of thinking; in the value of letting go, honouring children’s needs, embracing creativity, individuality, community and cultivating more meaningful relationships and curriculum.
For more information on booking sessions for your centre or organization please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can also find our individual webinar offerings.
Click on the image for details and descriptions of each webinar.
We would love to hear from the community on the topics you are interested in learning more about and/or rethinking together. Please reach out and let us know if there are any particular topics of interest to you.