Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM through January 20, 2019 · $75.00 CAD
    Ongoing Online Access

    Foundations for RECE Practice in Full Day Kindergarten

    A Three Part Webinar Series

    This series of webinars explore principles and learning approaches articulated in ELECT (also referred to as the Early Learning Framework) and how these underpin the Full Day Kindergarten program.

    ECE Principles in Full Day Kindergarten 

    This webinar discusses the 6 ECE principles articulated in the Ontario Early Years Policy Framework.  For each principle, participants will find out how these statements inform decision making in the early years setting.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect what these principles mean to them and connect them with their current practice.

    The Learning Community in Full Day Kindergarten

    Early Childhood Educators help each other establish a strong foundation for learning the early years.  This webinar introduces participants to what is involved in building a learning community that supports young children and their learning.  This webinar will identify significant members in this community as articulated in the Full Day Kindergarten program and discuss the roles they play in building a consistent learning environment for young children.

    Learning Approaches in Full Day Kindergarten

    When children’s learning is meaningful and authentic, their learning is memorable.  This webinar explores how the Full Day Kindergarten program captivates children’s natural curiosity and fascination by offering opportunities for exploration and investigation through the inquiry approach.

    Participants will use an accompanying workbook/manual to listen, reflect and connect their current practice.

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    COST

    AECEO Members**                               Free Access       
    Non Members $75.00

     

    or become a professional member for $70 a year! Gain access to this webinar series in addition to many other benefits and resources for Early Childhood Educators

    Yes!  I want to become a professional member of the AECEO! 

    **Although this series of webinars is free to members, we do require that you register to gain access to the modules.

    THESE WEBINARS ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND.  PLEASE DISREGARD EVENT DATES AS THIS IS A SYSTEM SETTING THAT WE CANNOT EDIT. 

    Click Here for FREE AECEO Member Access
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM through November 09, 2018 · $49.95 CAD · 29 rsvps
    Ongoing Online Access

    Professional E-Portfolio Development for Early Childhood Educators

    ONGOING ONLINE ACCESS

    This module can serve to support the continuous professional learning needs of registered early childhood educators. It was created in Ontario for the context of early childhood educators in Ontario; however, we welcome ECEs from other provinces to engage in this online learning module to enhance their professional knowledge.

    The module should take 21 hours to complete and includes a discussion forum to encourage collaboration with others.

    The AECEO's e-Portfolio Module may be used in conjunction with the AECEO's Certification Program available to members.  There will be opportunities for self-assessment throughout the module, including a multiple-choice final assessment.

    Please Note*  This module is available ongoing and can be accessed at your convenience

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM through October 23, 2030 · $49.95 CAD
    Ongoing Online Access

    Discovering Our Professional Identity: Professionalism and Portfolio Development for RECEs

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    Please note*  These webinars are available at your convenience.  The date including "ongoing status" is for system settings only.  

    If you require any assistance, please fee free to contact Lena DaCosta  ldacosta@aeceo.ca

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 92 rsvps
    ONLINE WEBINAR

    Task Force Webinar

    As an important part of our campaign this year the AECEO convened a Task Force, Mobilizing the Early Years Workforce: Community Voices on Decent Work in Early Childhood.

    The Task Force has two main functions:

    • Develop recommendations to the Ministry of Education's Workforce Strategy
    • Develop a Decent Work Charter to support our Shared Vision of Decent Work in the Early Years and Child Care sector

    Task Force Members

    This special webinar will launch a consultation process with our members and the broader Early Years and Child Care sector. Task Force members will present the Decent Work Charter and explain our consultation process. The AECEO and Task Force are prioritizing consultation with the sector so that our recommendations are well informed by RECEs, staff, administrators and sector stakeholders.

    We will use a survey format and open feedback submissions for this consultation process. The consultation period will be open from October 23rd until November 10th 2017.

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    For more information or assistance please contact info@aeceo.ca

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM through November 29, 2017 · $60.00 CAD
    ONLINE

    Why Brain Development Matters - ONLINE Workshop

    The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer four online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over a two-week period. Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.

    In the SECD online professional development (PD) workshops, participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two to three weeks. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) over a two-week period and have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. 

    A facilitator oversees each workshop by welcoming, orienting and guiding participants. SECD_button1.png

    Participants explore websites; do short readings; watch videos of experts, children and programs; and play interactive review games. Ultimately, by exploring the engaging content and then sharing ideas and reflecting with other participants in the online learning community, participants can enhance their work with children and families.

    Why Brain Development Matters

    November 16 - 29, 2017

    From conception through the first years of life, brain growth and development plays a key role in setting the foundation of lifelong health and well-being. This workshop content gives participants a basic understanding of early brain development in order to plan, implement and advocate for young children and families more effectively. The workshop format provokes participants to reflect on their current practices, to learn from others and to consider new ways to support early development.

    Topics include:

    • Basic brain growth and sensitive periods in brain development
    • How genes and experiences interact and influence development
    • How the brain is affected by stress and adversity
    • What caregivers can do to support healthy brain development

    Workshop facilitators from Red River College will be in touch with workshop participants to respond to questions and provide orientation approximately two days before the workshop begins.

    Participants can choose the times that are most convenient for them between the period of November 16 - 29, 2017

    This is equivalent to a full day workshop or six hours of professional learning. 

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    Want to save on your online professional learning? Become a member of the AECEO for significant savings on our online workshops. 
    Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.  

    Together We are Stronger!  Join us Today! 

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    If you prefer to register by email/fax/mail please download the registration form. To register by phone, please contact Sue Parker at 1-866-932-3236 ext. 27.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM through February 07, 2018 · $85.00 CAD
    ONLINE

    Analyzing and Improving Program Spaces - ONLINE Workshop

    The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer four online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over a two-week period. Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.

    In the SECD online professional development (PD) workshops, participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two to three weeks. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) over a two-week period and have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. 

    secd_button_3.pngA facilitator oversees each workshop by welcoming, orienting and guiding participants. 

    Participants explore websites; do short readings; watch videos of experts, children and programs; and play interactive review games. Ultimately, by exploring the engaging content and then sharing ideas and reflecting with other participants in the online learning community, participants can enhance their work with children and families.

    Analyzing and Improving Program Spaces

    January 25 - February 14, 2018    (3 weeks)

    • This online workshop describes a variety of approaches to curriculum ad issues related to indoor and outdoor program spaces.  Guided by a facilitator, participants:
    • Document and analyze (through photos and other means) aspects of their own program settings that are successful
    • Choose an area to modify and improve
    • Share this information in the online workshop platform to get input and learn from yachter, and thereby bet inspired to make enhancements
    • Implement and evaluate their proposed changes 

    Workshop facilitators from Red River College will be in touch with workshop participants to respond to questions and provide orientation approximately two days before the workshop begins.

    Participants can choose the times that are most convenient for them between the period of January 25 - February 14, 2018

    This is equivalent to a full day workshop or six hours of professional learning. 

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    Want to save on your online professional learning? Become a member of the AECEO for significant savings on our online workshops. 
    Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.  

    Together We are Stronger!  Join us Today! 

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    If you prefer to register by email/fax/mail please download the registration form. To register by phone, please contact Sue Parker at 1-866-932-3236 ext. 27.

  • Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM through March 14, 2018 · $60.00 CAD
    ONLINE

    Focusing on Play - ONLINE Workshop

    The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer four online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over a two-week period. Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.

    In the SECD online professional development (PD) workshops, participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two to three weeks. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) over a two-week period and have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. 

    A facilitator oversees each workshop by welcoming, orienting and guiding participants. 

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    Participants explore websites; do short readings; watch videos of experts, children and programs; and play interactive review games. Ultimately, by exploring the engaging content and then sharing ideas and reflecting with other participants in the online learning community, participants can enhance their work with children and families.

    Focusing on Play

    March 1 - 14, 2018

    All Early Childhood Educators know the power and absolute necessity of play. This session will provoke participants to reflect on their current practices, to learn from others and to consider new ways to provide play opportunities and support children’s right to play.

    Topics include:

    • Risky play
    • Active play
    • Outdoor play
    • The role of play in self-regulation
    • The value of play for learning and development
    • Setting the stage for play

    Participants will watch videos of children playing around the world, hear from experts discussing the topics, do short readings and play interactive review games. Participants will “meet” in online discussions, guided by a facilitator, to hear each other’s ideas, reflect on and apply what they learn.  

    Workshop facilitators from Red River College will be in touch with workshop participants to respond to questions and provide orientation approximately two days before the workshop begins.

    Participants can choose the times that are most convenient for them between the period of March 1 - 14, 2018

    This is equivalent to a full day workshop or six hours of professional learning. 

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    Want to save on your online professional learning? Become a member of the AECEO for significant savings on our online workshops. 
    Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.  

    Together We are Stronger!  Join us Today! 

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    If you prefer to register by email/fax/mail please download the registration form. To register by phone, please contact Sue Parker at 1-866-932-3236 ext. 27.