Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM through November 09, 2018 · $49.95 CAD · 33 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

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 08:30 AM · $20.00 CAD
    Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Building ECE Power for Change Workshop - Toronto

    Would you like to be part of a local Community of Practice working with the AECEO and our partners to build an ECE led movement for change in the early childhood sector? Join Olivia Chow and AECEO Coordinator Lyndsay Macdonald for our workshop Building ECE Power for Change!

    This workshop will strengthen capacity of the Toronto Professional Pay and Decent Work Advocacy Community of Practice and provide further training and mentorship to both existing and new participants who want to be active in the movement.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to bring in more supporters and volunteers
    • How to build and maintain an effective (and fun) team
    • How to use your story to engage with politicians, political candidates and voters 
    • How to advocate for change in the early childhood sector during the upcoming provincial election

    When:

    February 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m. 

    Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

    Lunch will be provided

    Workshop promotional flyer (PDF)

    About the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign 

    Since 2013 the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members in Ontario to advocate for all children and families to have access to quality affordable early years and child care programs where RECEs and staff are well-supported with professional pay and decent work. The overarching goal of this campaign is to build and sustain an ECE led movement for decent work. The campaign is a project funded by the Atkinson Foundation Decent Work Fund. Our project partners include the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), Institute for Change Leaders (ICL) and Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.

  • 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 provide access information and orientation, and answer questions, 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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    The Focusing on Play Workshop is now full.

  • Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM · $20.00 CAD
    Conestoga College-Room 2A 208 in Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Building ECE Power for Change Workshop - Waterloo Region

    Would you like to be part of a local Community of Practice working with the AECEO and our partners to build an ECE led movement for change in the early childhood sector? Join Olivia Chow and AECEO Coordinator Lyndsay Macdonald for our workshop Building ECE Power for Change!

    This workshop will strengthen capacity of the Early Years Coalition - Waterloo Region and provide further training and mentorship to both existing and new participants who want to be active in the movement.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to bring in more supporters and volunteers
    • How to build and maintain an effective (and fun) team
    • How to use your story to engage with politicians, political candidates and voters 
    • How to advocate for change in the early childhood sector during the upcoming provincial election

    When:

    March 4, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

    Lunch will be provided

    Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for registration and lunch

    Workshop Promotional Flyer (PDF)

    About the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign 

    Since 2013 the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members in Ontario to advocate for all children and families to have access to quality affordable early years and child care programs where RECEs and staff are well-supported with professional pay and decent work. The overarching goal of this campaign is to build and sustain an ECE led movement for decent work. The campaign is a project funded by the Atkinson Foundation Decent Work Fund. Our project partners include the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), Institute for Change Leaders (ICL) and Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM · $20.00 CAD
    CUPE Local 503 Training Hall in Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Building ECE Power for Change Workshop - Ottawa

    Would you like to be part of a local Community of Practice working with the AECEO and our partners to build an ECE led movement for change in the early childhood sector? Join Olivia Chow and AECEO Coordinator Lyndsay Macdonald for our workshop Building ECE Power for Change!

    This workshop will strengthen community capacity to advocate for professional pay and decent work, and provide further training and mentorship to both existing and new participants who want to be active in the movement.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to bring in more supporters and volunteers
    • How to build and maintain an effective (and fun) team
    • How to use your story to engage with politicians, political candidates and voters 
    • How to advocate for change in the early childhood sector during the upcoming provincial election

    When:

    March 25, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

    Lunch will be provided

    Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for registration and lunch

    About the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign 

    Since 2013 the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members in Ontario to advocate for all children and families to have access to quality affordable early years and child care programs where RECEs and staff are well-supported with professional pay and decent work. The overarching goal of this campaign is to build and sustain an ECE led movement for decent work. The campaign is a project funded by the Atkinson Foundation Decent Work Fund. Our project partners include the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), Institute for Change Leaders (ICL) and Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.