Professional Learning Opportunities

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

    Module 1: Discovering Our Professional Identity: Professionalism and Portfolio Development for RECEs


    Please note*  These modules are available within a 6 month period after registration. The date including "ongoing status" is for system settings only.  

    If you have any questions please email

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM through December 28, 2024 · $49.95 CAD · 50 rsvps
    Ongoing Online Access

    Module 2: Professional E-Portfolio Development for Early Childhood Educators


    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 - the module is accessible for a period of 6 months after registration only.

     There will be opportunities for self-assessment throughout the module, including a multiple-choice final assessment.

    Please Note*  Registration for this module is on an ongoing basis and the module can be accessed at your convenience within a 6 month window after registration.

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 16, 2019 · $80.00 CAD · 17 rsvps

    Positive Guidance - SECD PL Series

    The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer this online workshop. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and will be conducted over a two-week period. Participants have flexibility to work through the materials at any time of day. 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.

    Participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two weeks. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) and have flexibility to work through the materials at any time of the day. 


    A facilitator oversees the 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.

    Positive Guidance

    October 3 - 16, 2019

    Guiding is a broad concept that includes a variety of strategies including understanding, encouraging, leading, steering, teaching, mentoring, supporting, exploring and goal setting. This session will provoke participants to reflect on their current practices, to learn from others and to consider new ways to guide and support children.

    Topics include:

    • Child Rights
    • Relationships and communication
    • Self-regulation
    • Friendship and getting along with peers
    • Approaches to positive guidance

    In each SECD online workshop, participants watch videos of children and caregivers from around the world, hear from experts discussing the topics, do short readings and play interactive review games. Participants “meet” in online discussions, guided by a facilitator, to hear each other’s ideas, reflect on and apply what they learn.  While there are weekly participation requirements to review the content and contribute to online discussions, participants can choose the times that are most convenient for them to complete those requirements. 

    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.

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

    If you prefer to register offline, please download the registration form HERE.



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