Professional Workshop Calendar 2017-18


Upcoming Presentations
Vancouver Super Conference October 2017
Developing a Primary Nature Program
Nanaimo November 2017
Storytelling With Kylie Oussoran & Liz McCaw Pre-K-2
Nanaimo December 2017
Reggio Inspired Practice: Playful Inquiry in Math
Nanaimo January 2018
Reggio Inspired Practice: Playful Inquiry in Literacy
Nanaimo February 19, 2018 
Developing a Primary Nature Program
Nanaimo April 5, 2018 
Reggio Inspired Practice: Classroom as Third Teacher Pre-K-4
Kamloops April 23, 2018 
Session 1)Reggio Inspired Practice: Playful Inquiry in Math 
Session 2) Developing a Primary Outdoor Program Pre-K-4
Nanaimo April 26, 2018 
Reggio Inspired Practice: The Power of Loose Parts Pre-K-4
Nanaimo June 1, 2018
Reggio Inspired Practice: Classroom as Third Teacher Preschool
Sponsored by Enchanted Moments Early Learning Centre


Contact: Liz McCaw      elizmccaw@gmail.com

Consulting

Classroom as Third Teacher
We will work together to redesign the learning space to consider space, flow, colour, nature and light to infuse calm, organization and beauty into the room. Careful consideration is given to the age and vulnerability of your learners, student access to resources and building a learning community. This valuable consult often has great impact on the learning environment and can either be a fist step towards Reggio Inspired Practice or  a redesign to make the environment work. Pre and Post visits are included in this consult as tweaking is often required throughout the first term as teachers transition. 

If you work in or near Nanaimo I can arrange for you to visit a variety of classrooms so that you can see how the elements are used in different spaces and begin to imagine it for yourself. 

Like Reggio Emilia classrooms you do not need to purchase beautiful furniture, the beauty emerges from the thoughtful use of the five elements: light, colour, nature, flow and space. Often little or no funds are needed for this change as the resources are recycled or repurposed.

I have worked 1:1 with many teachers Pre-K to 4 as well as with school teams. When working with school teams a successful approaches been to work as a team to transform rooms. This contributes to a team understanding, sharing of resources and ongoing support for each other.

Current Workshops Available

Storytelling with Kylie Oussoran & Liz McCaw (certificates provided as needed)
This workshop can be tailored for the participant audience i.e. preschool teachers, kindergarte or grade one.
Benefits of storytelling
Framework for telling a story
How to develop storytelling skills
Working together to develop your own repertoire of stories

Google document with frameworks, strategies and stories to practice will be available

e-Portfolios in a primary program
·      Benefits of e-portfolios for students, family and educators
·      New BC Curriculum
       Making Learning Visible
·      What is Process Learning and Why Use It?
       Transparency with family

  Developing a primary nature program.  Pre K-4
·       Making a shift in your practice
·       Resources: physical, community, family
·       Funding a primary nature program
        Collaboration with your colleagues
    
      Google Document with workshop highlights, links to web sites  
      and videos will be included. My book, Outside Our Window: 
      Developing a Primary Nature Program will be available at   
      the workshop. Payment can be made with cash, credit card or debit 
      card. You can also pre-order through Strong Nations or Amazon.ca

 Reggio Inspired Practice: The Classroom as Third Teacher 
  This workshop is intended for educators interested in creating a 
  learning environment where students work collaboratively in a 
  beautiful, functioning and calm environment.

  We will examine the elements of flow, colour, nature and light to 
  infuse calm, organization and beauty into the room. Careful 
  consideration is given to the age and vulnerability of 
  your learners, student access to resources and building a learning 
  community. Examples of classrooms that have been transformed
  from Pre-K to grades 4 will be shared.

  Google Document with highlights, links to web sites and videos
  will be included.

  Reggio Inspired Practice: The Power of Loose Parts
·       What to collect
·       How to organize and store
·       Making Curriculum links
        A Shift in Your Practice
·       Reggio Inspired Pedagogy

   Google Document with highlights, links to web sites and videos 
        will be included.

Daily Five Flow (K/1/2)
·       Teaching with Intention
·       Instructional frameworks
·       Resources
·       Mini literacy lessons with loose parts and process learning

   Google Document with highlights, links to web sites and videos
        will be included

Reggio Inspired Practice: Playful Inquiry
  Teacher framed - Student led inquiry
  Emphasis on process learning, play based program & collaborative partnerships
  Reggio inspired learning environments
  Q- what does it look like to play with ideas?

  Google Document with highlights, links to web sites and videos 
  will be included







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