Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

Professional Learning

  • 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 · 25 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

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM through December 02, 2021 · $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, 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

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    University of Guelph Humber in Etobicoke, ON , ON, Canada

    Early Mathematics Development Forum

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    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

    The Mathematics Knowledge Network and The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario are pleased to co-host a forum on Early Mathematics Development where educators from Faculties of Education, Community Colleges and School Districts will be brought together to share evidence, research, policies, and questions to advance learning for Kindergarten children. 

    On behalf of the members of The Critical Transitions in Mathematical Development Community of Practice (CoP), you are invited to attend. Our CoP is one of four areas of focus for the Mathematics Knowledge Network, which is hosted by The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and funded by The Ministry of Education. The Mathematics Knowledge Network is a KNAER Tier 2 Project.

    You are being invited because of your important role as a (a) Faculty member at an Ontario university who has responsibility for instruction and/or research in elementary mathematics curriculum or Kindergarten specialization or (b) an instructor at an Ontario community college who has responsibility for teaching in the Early Childhood Education stream.

    The focus of our Community of Practice is directed at two critical transition periods in mathematics learning. The first occurs between birth and Kindergarten. Over the past thirty years, numerous studies have identified associations between a family’s economic, educational, social, emotional, and parenting resources and practices; and increased likelihood of cognitive delay, behavioural problems, and undesirable life-course outcomes for children. There are, however, early childhood intervention projects that have shown an ability to influence family risk factors in a way that improves children’s outcomes specific to mathematics development and learning. At our event, Dr. Jean Clinton will emphasize how important it is to understand and respect how preschool students naturally explore and experiment with mathematics concepts, and how, with this insight, we can employ effective strategies and tailor experiences and instruction that will propel them towards success.

    The second critical transition occurs between preschool and Kindergarten. During the Kindergarten program in Ontario, children experience play-based learning. Young learners' future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education. Kindergarten students should experience mathematics through effective, research-based curricula and teaching practices. Such practices require that teachers and early childhood educators have the support of policies, organizational structures, and resources that enable them to succeed in this challenging and important work. At our event, members of the CoP will present the findings of a recent scoping survey that provides important data about the educational preparation, beliefs and attitudes of Ontario Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers and ECES with respect to children’s early mathematical development.

    This forum is an initiative of the Math Knowledge Network and is intended specifically for faculty members of community colleges or university programs offering pre-service education on teaching math in Kindergarten.

    There is no charge for the program and you will be reimbursed for travel according to Ministry of Education guidelines. Please see attached guidelines for more information.

    Refreshments and lunch are provided.

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    Final Agenda attached

    This forum is an initiative of the Math Knowledge Network and is intended specifically for faculty members of community colleges or university programs offering pre-service education on teaching math in Kindergarten.

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    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM through September 10, 2017
    TBA

    Building Skills for Change in Early Years and Child Care

    STUDENT REGISTRATION

    Are you an ECE/staff, a student or a parent who is interested in taking up an active role in our Professional Pay and Decent Work campaign? Do you want to see more ECEs come together to call for decent work? 

    We are offering province-wide leadership training with the aim of connecting ECEs and early years staff with parents and engaged community members to strengthen our campaign for Professional Pay & Decent Work. 

    Join us for a very special two-day leadership training workshop with long time child care advocate Olivia Chow! 

    Thunder Bay - September 9th - 10th, 2017

    The curriculum teaches emerging leaders how to:

    • Tell your story to persuade and motivate others
    • Recruit and retain volunteers
    • Structure your team of leaders for growth
    • Strategize and choose tactics that build power and move decision makers
    • Fundraise, go viral on social media, and more

    Lunch & refreshments will be provided for the 2 day session.  

    Sessions will run Saturday 9am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm

    Due to the limited amount of registrations for Students, participants will be required to complete a questionnaire prior to registering.  If you would like to register, please email LDaCosta@aeceo.ca

    Students will be asked to volunteer for certain tasks throughout the weekend.  These tasks include but are not limited to assisting with registration, setting up lunch area, setting up tables & chairs etc.  

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM through September 10, 2017 · $65.00 CAD

    Building Skills in Early Years and Child Care - Thunder Bay leadership workshop

    Coming to Thunder Bay! September 9th-10th, 2017

    We are partnering with long-time child and family advocate Olivia Chow and the Institute for Change Leaders to offer province-wide training sessions with the aim of connecting ECEs and early years staff with parents and engaged community members to strengthen our campaign for Professional Pay & Decent Work in early years and child care.  

    This 2 day training session is an excellent opportunity for those working or studying in the early years and child care sector and for parents and community members who are interested in taking up an active role in their communities and in the Professional Pay campaign. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to engage others, to become leaders in their work, school or community environments and to champion positive change in the sector.

    The curriculum teaches emerging leaders how to:

    • Gain self confidence to tell your story/speak your mind to motivate others  
    • Recruit and retain members of your community/program to work towards a common goal
    • Build strong Communities of Practice (CoP) that foster leadership among ECEs, staff and parents
    • Strategize in a CoP setting and utilize tactics that build power and move decision makers

    Participants will take away skills and knowledge that can be used to organize Communities of Practice (CoP) and promote leadership among teams in a variety of early years settings.

    We have a limited amount of spots available to students currently enrolled in an ECE diploma or degree program.

    Click here to register as a student (available on a first come, first served basis)

    Lunch & refreshments will be provided for the 2 day session.  

    Professional Learning certificates will also be provided to participants.  

    Click here to download flyer