|Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child|
The Philosophy of Frances and
David Hawkins Exhibit.
Do you ever feel like your days fly by and that you nearly scratch the surface of your "to do" list?
The past couple of weeks have been filled with non-stop professional learning! Though all experiences have been enriching ones, I have missed blogging and am excited to share some of them with all of you.
Here is a glimpse into what I have been learning/presenting about:
York AQ Course
|Julie and I have completed all of our assessments and have generated a new |
"Daily Mini Lesson" wall to differentiate our instruction for students.
I shared with the K AQ how they might consider beginning their own wall
within their classrooms.
October 17th, 2013
CTI Session 1
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|Here are some of the ceramics that participants created. |
More to come about our network!
October 19th, 2013
OISE Early Years Symposium
October 23rd-24th, 2013
BRING IT TOGETHER ECOO13 Conference
|I was excited to present for the first time at |
a technology conference!
|Thank you to the participants of my session|
"The little blog that could: Blogging as 21st century
pedagogical documentation and professional learning."
|I was also very proud and thankful to have my parents attend|
the conference and hear me speak in Niagara Falls.
October 25th-26th, 2013
Cultivate the Scientists in Every Child: The Philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins Exhibit and Conference
|I visited the always inspiring Acorn School (photograph above)|
and Richland Academy. Left with a wealth of ideas!
|I created a workshop for participants to "mess about" with balance. |
I brought in a variety of materials for them to experiment with.
Some were heavy, while others were light.
|I met Heather McKay (@HeatherMMcKay) an inspiring Kindergarten educator|
from Calgary. I wanted to document the moment with a photograph,
as I follow her tweets regularly!
|Educators "messing about" with my balance inquiry provocation. I was so pleased|
to see how engaged they were, as well as how they documented their own learning!
|The "messing about" with balance inquiry workshop I facilitated was in the|
beautiful Grade 2 classroom at Richland Academy.
In between all of this professional learning...
|... I am learning alongside our students about the moon and the stars in our|
newest investigation "Why is it raining stars? An inquiry into the night sky,
to support our understanding of the world around us."
|... I am learning alongside my newest piano student Summer|
about music through her eyes.
|... I am learning to plan a conference alongside a team of educators at|
York University(our first planning meeting was at the Fraser Mustard
Early Learning Academy). Stay tuned for registration details soon!
|... I am learning to make more time for my personal life and beginning|
to plan my winter Great Gatsby themed wedding.
Next week I will be presenting at The Joy of Childhood Conference in Richmond Hill about my Master of Education research on Inquiry-Based Learning. I look forward to seeing you there! :)