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

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    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 approximately 42 hours to complete - the module is accessible for a period of 6 months after registration only.  There are two assessment tests in completion of the module, each with a pass threshold of 65%.

    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.

    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 info@aeceo.ca

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM through December 28, 2024 · $49.95 CAD · 51 rsvps
    Ongoing Online Access

    Module 2: 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 approximately 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.

  • Saturday, March 07, 2020 at 08:00 AM · $35.00 CAD

    Kindergarten Summit: Framing our Future

    This solutions-based Summit presents an opportunity to learn and engage with innovative approaches, ideas from research, and inspiration from practice to help us answer: what does Decent Work look like in Ontario's Kindergarten Program?

    DecentWorkFundamentalsF.pngBuilding from the four foundations of Decent Work from the Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter, we seek to explore together opportunities to address the challenges that exist in the Kindergarten Program. Participants will engage in multiple workshops that each involve facilitated dialogue to inform a shared vision of how we frame a future of Decent Work in the Kindergarten Program - what do we need to get there and how can we work together?

    As leaders in our communities we will champion practices that promote and sustain decent work, and will join with our community partners, sector networks, associations, policymakers and funders to generate collective actions that expand decent working conditions.”

    Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter

    Special Guest Speakers

    • Jenn Miller, Director of Social Investment, Atkinson Foundation
    • Olivia Chow, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University and Institute for Change Leaders

    Workshops

    • All Are Welcome Here. Danielle Matthew, RECE
    • Conflict Resolution. May Joliffe, RECE, Principal, Rockwood Consulting
    • Exploring the connection between mentoring and quality of practice. Anne Hepditch, RECE, Manager, Quality & Capacity Building Children’s Services Division; City of Toronto & Dr. elaine Winick, RECE, Professor, School of Early Childhood, George Brown College.
    • Inclusivity: What it means to Early Childhood Educators Working in Kindergarten Programs. Ashley Shirley, RECE & Jane Henriques, RECE
    • Key Components of Effective Teacher-ECE Collaboration. Dr. Sandy Youmans, Adjunct Professor, Queens University
    • The Kindergarten Partnership: From Vision to Action. Natalie Crisante, OCT, Early Years K-3 Student Achievement Consultant, HWCDSB & Maria Agro, RECE, Field Placement Specialist and Part Time Faculty, Mohawk College
    • The Kindergarten Program: A Shared Partnership. Marie Poss ECE Coordinator, Fanshawe College & Lorraine Purgret, ECE Coordinator, Fanshawe College
    • Use your Words; Advocate, Respond and RepresentLiv Iatridis, RECE & Kara Long, RECE
    • Positive Professionalism. Diego Olmedo, RECE, ETFO Local President, TCDSB; Professor, Seneca College
    • Public sector expansion of early childhood education: The role of public jobs to promote decent work. Emis Akbari, Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, Professor and Coordinator, School of Early Childhood, George Brown College.

    Focus Group: Assessment and Collaboration in Today's Kindergarten Classrooms. Dr. Christine Romain-Tappin, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University and Full-Time Faculty, Loyalist College. View the recruitment poster here.

     

    Registration: 8:00 am

    Opening speaker and introduction: 8:30 am

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch included

    The Kindergarten Summit is an initiative of the Professional Pay and Decent Work project. We are grateful to the Atkinson Foundation for their continued support.

    Many thanks to the AECEO's project partners, the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and The Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development and our event partner, George Brown College's School of Early Childhood.

    Flyer for posting may be downloaded HERE.

    Click HERE to become a member of the AECEO!
    Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.