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2020 Conferences

February 24, 2020 - February 25, 2019
Making Learning Visible (Melbourne)
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
United States
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/mlv20mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
The Making Learning Visible project was first developed collaboratively between researchers at Harvard University’s Project Zero and educators of Reggio Emilia. To come to a better understanding of learning, pedagogical documentation is created with the intent to invite children to reflect on their learning, as individuals and in groups, and to provide an avenue for teachers to come to a deeper understanding of teaching and learning. During the two day workshop, participants will experience many opportunities to explore materials, utilizing an inquiry lens, with the intent to gather artifacts of individual and group learning, create pedagogical documentation and engage in reflective dialogue about the process of making learning visible.
February 26 - 28, 2020
Reggio Inspired Pedagogy (Melbourne)
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
United States
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/reggioinspired20mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Reggio Inspired Pedagogy explores a pursuit that lasts for our entire teaching career. Regardless of where we see ourselves on the path to enriching or reflecting on our work with young children, or those who teach them, this intensive three day workshop will provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching in the Early Years. The foundational principles of teacher as researcher, progettazione, and the learning environment as the third teacher will be explored. Learning environments will be examined in terms of the atelier, a place of creative possibilities, research and the expression of symbolic languages. Plans for classroom change will be considered within the Reggio inspired framework of the Mosaic Approach to environmental design. Participants will engage in a variety of provocations and collegial dialogue aimed to encourage reflection on teaching practices, environmental revitalization and a Reggio Inspired image of the child, the teacher, the family, and the school.
 
March 15 - 17, 2020
Engaging Playful Inquiry: Opal School Visitation Days
Sponsored by Opal School of Portland Children’s Museum
Portland, Oregon, United States
Phone: 503.471.9906
Web Site: http://bit.ly/OpalSchool_VisitationDays
E-mail: thecenter@opalschool.org
Opal School’s mission is to strengthen education through provoking fresh ideas concerning environments where creativity, imagination, and the wonder of learning thrive. This multi-day workshop immerses educators in Opal School’s practice of Playful Inquiry in a way that deepens engagement in their own work. In Portland, you’ll observe, analyze, and reflect on the joys and challenges of an approach to learning that holds a strong image of children as thinkers, planners, and contributors. Each program begins with an evening session, introducing our work and examining physical environments, and continues with two full days of classroom (ages 3-11) observation, presentations, conversation, reflection, materials work, and application to your settings. Together, we’ll explore questions of mutual concern: What is the role of schools today? How might Playful Inquiry open new doors to learning for children and the adults who work with them? How can schools play a role in creating more just and beautiful democracies? This retreat serves a wide range of participants—longstanding teachers & those new to the field; classroom teachers, support specialists, administrators, & teacher-educators; teachers who teach in monolingual and multilingual settings with great racial & ethnic diversity or relative homogeneity; serving communities experiencing affluence & poverty; working in public & tuition-funded schools across North America & around the world—all united in their hunger to grow.
March 28, 2020
Camp GWC
Sponsored by Child Start, Inc.
United States
Phone: 316-682-1853
Web Site: http://www.childstart.org/camp-gwc
E-mail: mhaney@childstart.org
A conference for all early childhood professionals with a Leadership Track for Directors and Business Owners. Over 400 attendees, 6 credit hours, national speakers, food, exhibits, and fun!
 
April 2 - 3, 2020
Inspiring Professional Growth: Empowering strategies to lead, motivate and engage Early Childhood
Sponsored by Boulder Journey School
United States
Phone: 3034438909
Web Site: http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/fall-and-spring-institutes.html
E-mail: alex.morgan@boulderjourneyschool.com
A Boulder Journey School Institute for Early Childhood Directors, Administrators, and Leaders with special guest Susan MacDonald ​We will use strategies from Susan’s new book, combined with practices from Boulder Journey School to examine possibilities to: Be deliberate and intentional in establishing a growth culture. Use strength-based strategies to support ongoing professional growth. Build collaboration among individuals and teams. Create impactful and achievable goals to facilitate professional accountability and sustainable change. Registration: $400 / person Lunch (both days) and a 14-hour PD certificate will be provided.
April 22 - 25, 2020
The 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD: Review, Respond and R
Sponsored by University of British Columbia - Interprofessional Continuing Education
United States
Phone: 604-827-3112
Web Site: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/
E-mail: marketing.ipce@ubc.ca
Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. This interactive 2020 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will welcome a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD. The Call for Abstracts is now open, deadline: September 13, 2019: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/call-for-abstracts/ For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/, and follow us on Twitter: @IPCE_UBC. Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on an enquiry list for updates.
 
June 18 - 19, 2020
2020 Boulder Journey School Summer Conference
Sponsored by Boulder Journey School
United States
Phone: 3034438909
Web Site: http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/conferences.html
E-mail: alex.morgan@boulderjourneyschool.com
We host an annual two-day conference to support participatory exploration of topics related to quality and innovation in education. Join us to examine documentation, environment design, and curriculum development through large group presentation, small group dialogue, and hands-on workshops.