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April 4 - 5, 2019
Transformational Coaching 4 Day Course
Sponsored by Horizons in Learning
Boulder, CO, United States
Phone: (303) 253 - 4161
Web Site: http://www.constanthine.com
E-mail: constant@constanthine.com
The Transformational Coaching 4 Day Course is a seminar series based on Constant Hine's new book: Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators from RedLeaf Press. This course introduces Horizons In Learning's GROOMER Framework for Change coaching model and the seven components that foster continuous quality improvement (CQI) and 'sticky' change.
April 11 - 13, 2019
AELL 35th National Conference
Sponsored by Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL)
Dallas, TX, United States
Phone: 800-537-1118
Web Site: https://www.earlylearningleaders.org/page/conference
E-mail: info@earlylearningleaders.org
In 2019, the Association for Early Learning Leaders will celebrate 35 years of investing in leaders in early care and education from all over the nation and beyond. With a laser focus on developing high quality, equipped and empowered leaders, the Association has become the resource for directors, owners and administrators. The ripple effect of our investment in leaders has been and continues to be far reaching and incredibly important as it ultimately impacts the youngest learners and those who teach and care for them. We invite you to be part of this very special conference honoring the Association and the leaders we serve! This is a must do on your 2019 Training Calendar.
 
April 13, 2019
FSA-19th Annual Child Development Conference
Sponsored by Family Service Association
United States
Phone: 951-779-9623
E-mail: Jessica.Carrasco-Sacedo@fsaca.org
Up for the Challenge, Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Keynote Speaker: Rae Pica
April 16 - 17, 2019
Power of Play
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/powerofplay19sg/
E-mail: june@sanguineconsulting.com
Play has been identified as a primary mode of learning for young children. Participants of this workshop will gain greater insights into how children’s play maximizes individual learning potential in all domains – cognitive, social, emotional, motor, creative, and communicative.
 
April 18 - 19, 2019
Creating Intentional Learning for Young Children
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/intentionallearning19sg/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Everything we do with young children influences how they behave, interact, think and what they learn. Resulting, if we, as adults, want to create learning situations and environments that are most likely to foster optimal growth and development, we must carefully structure learning to maximize positive learning outcomes and create lifelong learners.
April 26 - 27, 2019
2019 Early Childhood Education Conference
Sponsored by University of Wisconson-Stout
United States
Phone: 715-232-5022
Web Site: https://wwwprod.uwstout.edu/outreach-engagement/lifelong-learning/educators/early-childhood-educatio
E-mail: wysockifreebergd@uwstout.edu
Join us as we explore how to nurture young minds and understand the significance of our work. So many exciting and informative sessions! Be inspired! There will be over 60 different presentations and exhibitors from the field of early childhood education. Earn .5 CEU's (continuing education units) for each day of the conference.
 
April 26 - 28, 2019
PACE Annual Conference
Sponsored by Professional Association of Childhood Educators (PACE) ssional
Redwood City, CA, United States
Phone: (916) 669-5311
Web Site: http://www.paceca.org/education-conference.html
E-mail: bmcguire@amgroup.us
PACE's Annual Conference is designed to invigorate both leaders, as well as program administrators, trainers, teachers, and researchers. This event provides an unparalleled opportunity to increase your knowledge and skill base for effectively managing your early childhood learning center. The speakers, sessions, and vendors present at the Annual PACE Conference hope to provide individuals with resources, products, and information to improve the growth, learning, and development of children in your care.
May 9 - 11, 2019
Leadership Connections™ National Conference
Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
Wheeling, IL, United States
Phone: 847.947.5063
Web Site: https://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/leadership-connections-national-conference/
E-mail: michael.abel@nl.edu
Connect with others like you. Leadership Connections™ National Conference, the premier national conference for decision-makers and leaders in early childhood education, brings together key stakeholders interested in early childhood leadership, including early childhood administrators, family child care providers, trainers, coaches, technical assistance specialists, consultants, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers. Come hear stimulating keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field. The conference has been held annually since 2001. Expected attendance for 2019 is 750 attendees representing 40+ states and several countries.
 
May 13 - 15, 2019
Reggio Inspired Pedagogy
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/reggioinspired19sg/
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.
May 15 - 17, 2019
HighScope International Conference
Sponsored by HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Detroit, MI, United States
Phone: 734.485.2000 x220
Web Site: https://highscope.org/internationalconference/
E-mail: ijustice@highscope.org
Join your peers for three days immersed in hands-on, dynamic professional learning. These educator-led workshops are filled with best teaching practices, the latest trends, and strategies that you can immediately put to use in your classroom or program. See why people keep coming back year after year! The 2019 HighScope International Conference will be held May 15 – 17 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. With more than 120 workshops led by our team of expert trainers and educators, the HighScope International Conference provides the opportunity to connect with like-minded educators and share and learn from the experiences of your fellow teachers and leaders. Sign up early as you won’t want to miss this opportunity! The HighScope International Conference has been inspiring educators, administrators, and researchers for nearly 50 years. Designed to empower the educator and ensure young children receive a high-quality education, attendees return to their programs with in-depth knowledge, new ideas, and the confidence to help children succeed.
 
May 16 - 17, 2019
Making Learning Visible
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/makinglearningvisible19sg/
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.
May 22 - 24, 2019
CUFWFA Annual Conference
Sponsored by College and University Work Family Association (CUFWFA)
Vancouver, Canada
Phone: n/a
Web Site: https://www.cuwfa.org/2019-annual-conference
E-mail: info@cuwfa.org
Our workplaces are changing. Demographic shifts mean that there are multiple generations in the workplace. Legal and legislative change means that our understanding and conception of family is broadening. Dual career challenges have moved from a ‘two-body’ problem to a ‘whole family’ opportunity. As researchers and practitioners in the field of work, life and family, our future lies in responding to and anticipating these changes. The CUWFA 2019 conference provides an opportunity to dig into the future of work-life, to connect with colleagues and experts, and to frame and re-frame our work as a means to catalyze inclusion in our workplaces. Join us at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, May 22-24 for the CUWFA 2019 conference Building the Future of Work/Life: Catalyzing Inclusion.
 
May 23 - 24, 2019
Making Learning Visible
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/makinglearningvisible19goldcoast/
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.
May 28 - 29, 2019
Literacy and Play: The Perfect Partnership
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/literacyplay19goldcoast/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Early reading success has been shown, through numerous studies, to be a strong predictor of academic success throughout a child’s school career. Teachers in the early years strive to make literacy experiences developmentally appropriate, meaningful, joyful and playful. Language arts experts are quick to remind teachers that isolating reading skills from other components of literacy development (writing, listening, and speaking) can create unnecessary stumbling blocks on the path to reading success for children. The primary objective in early childhood is to create learning environments and lessons that are play-based, authentic, and integrated across the entire curriculum. Teachers have endless possibilities to promote literacy through playful experiences interwoven across all curricular areas in their programs. In the early years, when children play in purposely designed, literacy-rich environments, teachers can help foster self-confident and self-assured literacy learners. This workshop will benefit preschool through early primary grade teachers, early childhood special education teachers, early years reading specialists, and administrators of elementary schools and care/education centers.
 
June 3 - 5, 2019
Reggio Inspired Pedagogy
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/reggionspired19berlin/
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.
June 6 - 7, 2019
Motivating the Unmotivated (K - 12)
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/motivate19berlin/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Underachieving students often fail to turn in assignments. They fail to attend class regularly, fail to build positive relationships, and fail to steer clear of self-defeating behaviors. Underachievers fail to find meaning in school work, fail to ask for help, and fail to see the connection between effort, success, and failure.
 
June 6 - 8, 2019
Early Learning Institute
Sponsored by UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice
Knoxville, TN, United States
Phone: 865-974-0843
Web Site: https://elc.utk.edu/early-learning-institute/
E-mail: elcinstitute@utk.edu
The Early Learning Institute is an annual event held each summer and began in 2015. The mission of the institute is to create an intimate, supportive, professional context for early childhood educators and interested collaborators to join together and pursue a variety of topics relevant to early education. The aim is to connect, inspire, and encourage educators as they explore and cultivate pedagogy for young children, their families, and early childhood practitioners. We hope to see you in June!
June 6 - 7, 2019
Making Learning Visible
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/makinglearningvisible19berlin/
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.
 
June 10 - 11, 2019
Gathering the Threads of a Learning Story
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/learningstory19berlin/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Learning Stories epitomize a narrative, sociocultural, feminist, indigenous approach to the study, assessment and documentation of children’s learning. Learning Stories challenge the idea that development occurs in predictable, prescribed, universal sequences. Learning Stories celebrate the child by taking a credit rather than a deficit approach to learning. Learning Stories offer a thoughtful and reflective window into a child’s learning as this learning happens. These stories attempt to describe unique experiences or moments that cause teachers to pause, wonder or consider a particular event. At their best, Learning Stories inform future curriculum paths and directions. The sociocultural narrative of a Learning Story is pleasingly aligned with a Reggio inspired view of the capable, competent and confident child, a protagonist of their own learning, each with a unique personal, historical and cultural identity.
June 12 - 13, 2019
Self-Regulation in the Early Years: A new way of thinking
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/selfregulation19berlin/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
“Shanker Self-Reg® is a powerful method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy flow in order to support mindful self-regulation.” The self-reg lens invites a mindset that sees “misbehaviour” as a manifestation of a stress response. Self-reg helps us to identify hidden and overt stressors in ourselves, others and in the children with whom we work and gives us tools to reframe stress, reduce it, reflect on the stress response and finally to find a sense of well-being through restoration and the development of resilience.
 
June 19 - 22, 2019
NAFCC Annual Conference
Sponsored by National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
Orlando, FL, United States
Phone: 801-886-2322
Web Site: https://www.nafcc.org/2019CONFERENCE
E-mail: conference@nafcc.org
June 20 - 21, 2019
Boulder Journey School Summer Conference
Sponsored by Boulder Journey School
Boulder, CO, United States
Phone: 3034438909
Web Site: http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/conferences.html
E-mail: office@boulderjourneyschool.com
Join us for two days of presentation, synthesis, dialogue, and play to uncover new understanding behind questions such as: How do children define community? How can we take bigger risks in the design of the environment? How does a STEM mindset support the inclusion of diverse perspectives?
 
June 25, 2019
Using Transformational Coaching to Facilitate and Promote Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Sponsored by Horizons In Learning presenting at the QRIS National Meeting
ew Orleans, LA, United States
Phone: 303-253-4161
Web Site: https://buildqrisreg.org/?utm_source=BUILD%20Initiative%20-%20General%20List&utm_campaign=76fe332720
E-mail: constant@constanthine.com
This session presented by Constant Hine and Robin Levy will be presented at the Pre-Conference on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30-12 at the QRIS National Meeting (June 25-27) sponsored by The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network.
July 29 - 30, 2019
Motivating the Unmotivated (K - 12)
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/motivate19mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Underachieving students often fail to turn in assignments. They fail to attend class regularly, fail to build positive relationships, and fail to steer clear of self-defeating behaviors. Underachievers fail to find meaning in school work, fail to ask for help, and fail to see the connection between effort, success, and failure.
 
July 30 - 31, 2019
Power of Play
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/powerofplay19mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Play has been identified as a primary mode of learning for young children. Participants of this workshop will gain greater insights into how children’s play maximizes individual learning potential in all domains – cognitive, social, emotional, motor, creative, and communicative.
August 1 - 2, 2019
Creating Intentional Learning for Young Children
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/intentionallearning19mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Everything we do with young children influences how they behave, interact, think and what they learn. Resulting, if we, as adults, want to create learning situations and environments that are most likely to foster optimal growth and development, we must carefully structure learning to maximize positive learning outcomes and create lifelong learners.
 
August 5 - 6, 2019
Power of Play
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Thailand
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/powerofplay19bkk/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Play has been identified as a primary mode of learning for young children. Participants of this workshop will gain greater insights into how children’s play maximizes individual learning potential in all domains – cognitive, social, emotional, motor, creative, and communicative.
August 7 - 8, 2019
Creating Intentional Learning for Young Children
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Thailand
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/intentionallearning19bkk/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Everything we do with young children influences how they behave, interact, think and what they learn. Resulting, if we, as adults, want to create learning situations and environments that are most likely to foster optimal growth and development, we must carefully structure learning to maximize positive learning outcomes and create lifelong learners.
 
August 13 - 14, 2019
Gathering the Threads of a Learning Story
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/learningstory19sg/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Learning Stories epitomize a narrative, sociocultural, feminist, indigenous approach to the study, assessment and documentation of children’s learning. Learning Stories challenge the idea that development occurs in predictable, prescribed, universal sequences. Learning Stories celebrate the child by taking a credit rather than a deficit approach to learning. Learning Stories offer a thoughtful and reflective window into a child’s learning as this learning happens. These stories attempt to describe unique experiences or moments that cause teachers to pause, wonder or consider a particular event. At their best, Learning Stories inform future curriculum paths and directions. The sociocultural narrative of a Learning Story is pleasingly aligned with a Reggio inspired view of the capable, competent and confident child, a protagonist of their own learning, each with a unique personal, historical and cultural identity.
August 15 - 16, 2019
Self-Regulation in the Early Years: A new way of thinking
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Singapore
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/selfregulation19sg/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
“Shanker Self-Reg® is a powerful method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy flow in order to support mindful self-regulation.” The self-reg lens invites a mindset that sees “misbehaviour” as a manifestation of a stress response. Self-reg helps us to identify hidden and overt stressors in ourselves, others and in the children with whom we work and gives us tools to reframe stress, reduce it, reflect on the stress response and finally to find a sense of well-being through restoration and the development of resilience.
 
August 19 - 20, 2019
Gathering the Threads of a Learning Story
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/learningstory19mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Learning Stories epitomize a narrative, sociocultural, feminist, indigenous approach to the study, assessment and documentation of children’s learning. Learning Stories challenge the idea that development occurs in predictable, prescribed, universal sequences. Learning Stories celebrate the child by taking a credit rather than a deficit approach to learning. Learning Stories offer a thoughtful and reflective window into a child’s learning as this learning happens. These stories attempt to describe unique experiences or moments that cause teachers to pause, wonder or consider a particular event. At their best, Learning Stories inform future curriculum paths and directions. The sociocultural narrative of a Learning Story is pleasingly aligned with a Reggio inspired view of the capable, competent and confident child, a protagonist of their own learning, each with a unique personal, historical and cultural identity.
August 21 - 22, 2019
Self-Regulation in the Early Years: A new way of thinking
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/selfregulation19mel/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
“Shanker Self-Reg® is a powerful method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy flow in order to support mindful self-regulation.” The self-reg lens invites a mindset that sees “misbehaviour” as a manifestation of a stress response. Self-reg helps us to identify hidden and overt stressors in ourselves, others and in the children with whom we work and gives us tools to reframe stress, reduce it, reflect on the stress response and finally to find a sense of well-being through restoration and the development of resilience.
 
November 2, 2019
A Morning with Amelia Gambetti and Boulder Journey School Experiences in Dialogue: Engaging Children
Sponsored by Boulder Journey School
Boulder, CO, United States
Phone: 3034438909
Web Site: http://educators.boulderjourneyschool.com/fall-and-spring-institutes.html
E-mail: office@boulderjourneyschool.com
We are honored to welcome Amelia Gambetti, Reggio Emilia Liaison, Consultant of the Reggio Approach and founding board member of NAREA to join us for a morning of dialogue and reflection around how to make the learning processes visible.
November 11 - 12, 2019
Gathering the Threads of a Learning Story
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Korea, Republic of
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/learningstory19skorea/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Learning Stories epitomize a narrative, sociocultural, feminist, indigenous approach to the study, assessment and documentation of children’s learning. Learning Stories challenge the idea that development occurs in predictable, prescribed, universal sequences. Learning Stories celebrate the child by taking a credit rather than a deficit approach to learning. Learning Stories offer a thoughtful and reflective window into a child’s learning as this learning happens. These stories attempt to describe unique experiences or moments that cause teachers to pause, wonder or consider a particular event. At their best, Learning Stories inform future curriculum paths and directions. The sociocultural narrative of a Learning Story is pleasingly aligned with a Reggio inspired view of the capable, competent and confident child, a protagonist of their own learning, each with a unique personal, historical and cultural identity.
 
November 13 - 14, 2019
Self-Regulation in the Early Years: A new way of thinking
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Korea, Republic of
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/selfregulation19skorea/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
“Shanker Self-Reg® is a powerful method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy flow in order to support mindful self-regulation.” The self-reg lens invites a mindset that sees “misbehaviour” as a manifestation of a stress response. Self-reg helps us to identify hidden and overt stressors in ourselves, others and in the children with whom we work and gives us tools to reframe stress, reduce it, reflect on the stress response and finally to find a sense of well-being through restoration and the development of resilience.
December 2 - 3, 2019
Literacy and Play: The Perfect Partnership
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Hong Kong, China
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/literacyplay19hk/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
Early reading success has been shown, through numerous studies, to be a strong predictor of academic success throughout a child’s school career. Teachers in the early years strive to make literacy experiences developmentally appropriate, meaningful, joyful and playful. Language arts experts are quick to remind teachers that isolating reading skills from other components of literacy development (writing, listening, and speaking) can create unnecessary stumbling blocks on the path to reading success for children. The primary objective in early childhood is to create learning environments and lessons that are play-based, authentic, and integrated across the entire curriculum. Teachers have endless possibilities to promote literacy through playful experiences interwoven across all curricular areas in their programs. In the early years, when children play in purposely designed, literacy-rich environments, teachers can help foster self-confident and self-assured literacy learners. This workshop will benefit preschool through early primary grade teachers, early childhood special education teachers, early years reading specialists, and administrators of elementary schools and care/education centers.
 
December 4 - 5, 2019
STEM and Early Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning Through Play
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Hong Kong, China
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/stem19hk/
E-mail: info@sanguineconsulting.com
STEM is more than an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It represents an important shift in pedagogical thinking in the early childhood years regarding teaching and learning in these important curricular areas. Although STEM has been a topic of academic conversation and research since the early 2000s, STEM has gained considerable attention globally in the last five years. Mounting evidence points to a need for further research and a focus on professional development in STEM understanding and what it means to early childhood teachers and administrators. For effective and engaging STEM instruction to become the norm in classrooms, we must begin in the beginning. Early childhood educators are uniquely positioned to start their young students on a positive path in STEM learning. These are the years that attitudes, interests, and self-confidence can be fostered so that children are eager to engage with the world in which they live.
December 9 - 11, 2019
Reggio Inspired Pedagogy
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Hong Kong, China
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/reggioinspired19hk/
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.
 
December 12 - 13, 2019
Making Learning Visible
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/makinglearningvisible19hk/
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.