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2019 Conferences

March 14 - 15, 2019
Making Learning Visible
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
United Kingdom
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/makinglearningvisible19skorea/
E-mail: june@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.
March 15, 2019
STEM and Early Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning Through Play
Sponsored by Sanguine Consulting
Australia
Phone: +65 96455889
Web Site: http://www.sanguineconsulting.com/workshops/stem19goldcoast/
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.
 
March 23, 2019
George Mason Child Development Professional Development Day
Sponsored by George Mason University Child Development Center
United States
Phone: 7039935960
Web Site: http://hr.gmu.edu/cdc/profdev.php
E-mail: mmanalas@gmu.edu
The George Mason Child Development Center has been hosting professional development workshops for early childhood professionals for many years. The professional development workshops have been providing opportunities for educators to learn more about the best practices and developments in early childhood education. Attendees are able to develop valuable skills, build key networks, and enhance their practice as well as fulfill their required training hours. Many early childhood professionals from Fairfax County and neighboring counties regularly attend our professional development workshops. This year’s theme is Well-Being in the Early Childhood Setting. This exciting whole day event will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Johnson Center, on George Mason’s Fairfax campus from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Many prominent speakers, along with information-packed workshops, will fill the agenda.
March 28 - 30, 2019
N4C Annual Conference
Sponsored by The National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (N4C )
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Phone: 615-614-3723
Web Site: https://www.campuschildren.org/conferences
E-mail: tonyap@campuschildren.org
This two and a half day conference will feature the keynote and general sessions as well as 40 pertinent and relevant workshops. Continental breakfast and conversations with our exhibitors will be available each day along with lunch on Thursday and Friday. The conference will begin bright and early on Thursday March 28th and will conclude by noon on Saturday March 30th. Please plan on joining N4C for this wonderful professional development event!
 
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 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
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 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 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
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 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.