Saturday, November 1, 2014

TransformEd Winter Workshops 2015

This winter, I will be offering three "breakfast and learn" workshops at the St. George's Golf and Country Club (1668 Islington Avenue Toronto, Ontario M9A-3M9) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to resume offering the Kindergarten AQ Course on behalf of York University until the Spring of 2015.  Though I am in our new school and have setup the library, I will not be able to request a permit until then.

For now you may be interested in the following learning opportunities: 

1) Inquiry planning: Finding a balance between an emergent curriculum and standard curriculum 
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to a follow a child's interests and wonders, while also considering the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten program document.  In this workshop, an example of an inquiry project will be shared, ways to use pedagogical documentation to support planning, and how to ensure that all students leave Kindergarten able to read and write.  Participants will have the opportunity to look at different ways to begin a inquiry, as well as a hands-on-learning opportunity to support their understanding of the inquiry process.

2) iPhonography: How photographs can enhance your teaching and inquiry work
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how to improve your photography?  After four years of using my iPhone to document student learning, I have several tips to offer you in this area!  This workshop is geared towards educators who photograph play-based and inquiry-based learning and are sharing these learning pictures using social media or on the walls of their classroom.  Participants will have the chance to see the progression and evolution of my photography, as well as practise using photography apps that can easily be incorporated into their program.  Any smart phone or digital camera is welcome to this session!

3) Portfolios: Thinking and learning time made visible
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

As a Full-Day Kindergarten Educator, I collect a lot of documentation throughout the school day and year.  Learn how to organize the documentation within a documentation portfolio. Participants will be shown examples of portfolios, and they will get the opportunity to hear what is included inside of them and why.

The final day to register is Monday, December 1st, 2014 to ensure that I can confirm the number of participants with the golf course.

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Thank you for your interest in the TransformEd Winter Workshops! I look forward to meeting you and learning with you!


Joanne Marie Babalis

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