PUBLIC APPEARANCES (INVITED PRESENTATIONS)



Keynote 

2016. The third educator: Transforming your learning environment into a space of possibilities Keynote. Celebrate Early Learning Summer Institute, Kelowna, British Columbia. August 30

2016. Considering the layers of inquiry-based learning: Transforming Education practice. Keynote. Celebrate Early Learning Summer Institute, Kelowna, British Columbia. August 29

2015. Finding a balance in Kindergarten: How to follow an emergent curriculum while remaining accountable to the curriculum. 2015 Summer Institute: Focus on Full-Day Kindergarten Keynote. Ministry of Education, St. Johns, Newfoundland. August 27

2015. The tiny seed spark: A hands-on experience with inquiry planning. 2015 Summer Institute: Focus on Full-Day Kindergarten Keynote. Ministry of Education, St. Johns, Newfoundland. August 26

2015. Inquiry planning: How to begin an inquiry in the classroom. 2015 Summer Institute: Focus on Full-Day Kindergarten Keynote. Ministry of Education, St. Johns, Newfoundland. August 26

2015. The Third Teacher: Transforming your Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities. 2015 Summer Institute: Focus on Full-Day Kindergarten Keynote. Ministry of Education, St. Johns, Newfoundland. August 25

2015. Considering the layers of inquiry-based learning: Transforming education practices. Keynote Speaker, The Edmonton Regional in partnership with the North East Regional Early Childhood Education Council, Edmonton, Alberta. April 10-11.

2013. The environment as third teacher. Keynote Speaker, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto, Ontario




Invited Conferences/Workshops/Staff Development 



2018. The environment as third educator: How to create a Reggio Emilia inspired learning space. Trillium Lakeland’s District School Board Muskoka Education Centre, Muskoka, Ontario. May 23

2018. Inquiry-based learning as a process: How to get started with project work. Good Beginnings Day Nursery, Woodstock, Ontario. April 11


2018. The Hundred Languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understanding of integrated learning with the revised Kindergarten program document. Reading for the love of it 42nd Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 22-23

2017. Considering the layers of inquiry-based learning: Transforming education practice. Cultivating Curious Minds. Fairy Dust Teaching Online Summer Conference. July 10

2017. Exploring ideas of environments that support early learning interactions in emergent curriculum with Ellen Brown. County of Simcoe Children and Community Services, Barrie, Ontario. June 15

2017. The hundred languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understandings of integrated learning with the “How Does Learning Happen?” document. Dufferin County ECE’s, Orangeville, Ontario. May 27

2017. The 100 Languages and Planning for Inquiry Project Work. Lullaby Nursery and Childcare Centre Supervisors Meeting, Brampton, Ontario. June 14 and July 12

2017. The flow of the day: Thinking and learning time. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. May 2

2017. Family and Community Involvement: Learning as Partners. Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC), St. Catharines, Ontario. April 29

2017. The Hundred Languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understandings of integrated learning with the revised Kindergarten program document. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. April 19

2017. The hundred languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understandings of integrated learning with the “How Does Learning Happen” and the revised Kindergarten Program document. ETFO, Barrie, Ontario. April 5

2017. iPhoneography: How photographs enhance your teaching and inquiry work. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. March 29

2017. iPhoneography part 2: How to enhance your photographs and make learning more visible. Louise Kool & Galt, Scarborough, Ontario. March 20

2017. Family and community involvement: Learning as Partners. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. February 15

2017. Staying connected through social media: Making learning visible online. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. January 25

2017. The Hundred Languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understanding of integrated learning with the revised Kindergarten Program document. Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC), St. Catharines, Ontario. January 21

2016. Learning through Inquiry with Joanne Babalis. ETFO Early Years Committee Halton, Burlington, Ontario. October 19

2016. A Close Encounter with The Wonder of Learning Exhibit with Dr. Carol Anne Wien. Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC), Toronto, Ontario. October 1

2016. Moving away from themes: Embracing inquiry-based learning, a process that values children as leaders and as learners. Simcoe County Local DECE’s, Barrie, Ontario. March 9

2016. The stained glass research study: A colourful collaboration between Kindergarten and Grade 5 students. Reading for the love of it 40th Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 9-10

2015. Thinking and learning time made visible: iPhoneography and Portfolios, a combined session. Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC), Thorold, Ontario. November 28

2015. Travel to Reggio Emilia: Rediscovering the early childhood approach that has inspired educators globally with Ellen Brown. It’s Child’s Play and it Matters Conference. Community Living Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Ontario. November 7

2015. Documentation and Studio Experience: Making Learning Visible for Early Childhood Educators with Dr. Carol Anne Wien. Durham Childcare, Oshawa, Ontario. October 17

2015. iPhoneography: How photographs enhance your teaching and learning work. 2015 Summer Institute: Focus on Full-Day Kindergarten Keynote. Ministry of Education, St. Johns, Newfoundland. August 27

2015. Transform your classroom learning environment into a space of possibilities with Joanne Marie Babalis. ETFO Halton Early Years Committee, Burlington, Ontario. June 3

2015. Moving away from themes: Embracing inquiry-based learning, a process that values children as leaders and learners. Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC), Thorold, Ontario. April 18

2015. Transform your learning environment into a space of possibilities. Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP), Mississauga, Ontario. March 11

2015. Considering the layers of inquiry-based learning: Transforming educational practices. Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teacher’s Federation (OCETF), Ottawa, Ontario. February 13

2015. Inquiry planning: How to begin an inquiry in your classroom. Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teacher’s Federation (OCETF), Ottawa, Ontario. February 13

2015. The Tiny Seed of an Inquiry: How a small spark has the potential to ignite into a year long project. Reading for the love of it 39th Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 9-10

2014. Considering the layers of inquiry-based learning: Transforming educational practices. ATA Early Childhood Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. November 6

2014 Designing spaces that inspire inquiry-based learning and creative innovation for 21st century learners. Durham Region Childcare Forum. Ajax, Ontario. October 18

2014. TransformEd: Transforming our learning environment into a space of possibilities. Dufferin County ECE’s, Orangeville, Ontario. September 20

2014. An introduction to pedagogical documentation: Learning that matters with Dr. Carol Anne Wien. ECCDC, Niagara, Ontario. May 3

2013. Transforming our learning environment into a space of possibilities: Illuminating the path of inquiry-based learning for others working with young children. Joy of Childhood Conference, Richmond Hill, Ontario. October 16

2013. Messing about balance inquiry. The Canadian Opening Exhibit of Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins Conference, Richmond Hill, Ontario. October 26th

2013. The digital classroom. Social Media Week Panel Presentation with Royan Lee, Toronto, Ontario. September 25

2013. Real-life, authentic literacy instruction. Inspiring Excellence in Literacy Instruction: Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference, representing the York Region District School Board, Richmond Hill, Ontario. February 28-March 1

2012-2013. Full-Day Kindergarten. Great Beginnings Conference, York Region District School Board, Thornhill, Ontario. August 7-10

2011-2013. Full-Day Kindergarten Panel for Teacher and Administrator Training, York Region District School Board, Newmarket, Ontario. June

2012. Celebrating artistic expression with our youngest learners: Shifting our view on how we teach art. York Region District School Board, Richmond Hill, Ontario. May 16

2012. Using documentation of our learning environment for further reflection and transformation. Powerful Play: Inquiry-Based Learning in the Early Years Conference, Havergal College, Toronto, Ontario. August 23

2012. Bringing Meaning and affect to the understanding of learning with Dr. Carol Anne Wien. Early Learning Summer Institute, Rainbow District School Board and Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario. July 5-6

2012. Reggio-inspired pedagogical documentation as a framework for research with Dr. Carol Anne Wien. International innovations in Early Childhood Education: A Canadian forum on early childhood frameworks conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. July 13-15

2009-2015 Presented at staff meetings with topics ranging from inquiry-based learning, teacher collaborative inquiry process, guided reading, the learning commons, designing learning space for full-day kindergarten, lesson study, and descriptive feedback

2012. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired classroom transformation. Presented to consultants and school staff about Reggio Emilia Study Experience, Richmond Hill, Ontario



Workshops/Inservice/Conference Organization 


2018. The Reggio Emilia Experience: Inspirations from Italy. TransformEd Consulting Services, Private Workshop The Children’s Path group, Woodbridge, Ontario. July 18

2018. Languages of learning: How to differentiate experiences to level the playing field for all learners using pedagogical documentation. TransformEd Consulting Services, Private Workshop Simcoe County District School Board group, Woodbridge, Ontario. June 21

2018. The Reggio Emilia Experience: Inspirations from Italy. TransformEd Consulting Services, Workshop Series. April 18, May 9, and June 6

2018. Popular ECE approaches, theories, and concepts: An introduction to research in the early years. TransformEd Consulting Services, eWorkshop Series, Online. March - May

2017. Popular ECE approaches, theories, and concepts: An introduction to research in the early years. TransformEd Consulting Services, eWorkshop Series, Online. August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

2017. The third educator: Designing and transforming your learning environment. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. July 4, 11, 18, 25

2017. Popular ECE approaches, theories, and concepts: An introduction to research in the early years. TransformEd Consulting Services, eWorkshop Series, Online. August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

2017. The third educator: Designing and transforming your learning environment. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. July 4, 11, 18, 25

2017. Popular ECE approaches, theories, and concepts: An introduction to research in the early years. TransformEd Consulting Services, eWorkshop Series, Online. August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

2017. The third educator: Designing and transforming your learning environment. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. July 4, 11, 18, 25

2017. The 100 Languages and Planning for Inquiry Project Work. Lullaby Nursery and Childcare Centre Supervisors Meeting, Brampton, Ontario. June 14 and July 12

2017. Celebrating Creativity through Inquiry: A Summer Symposium. TransformEd Consulting Service, Vaughan, Ontario. July 7-8

Organized entire Symposium with guest speakers:
Rediscovering your inner artist: A creative painting experience
Embracing creativity and inquiry through visual arts, mathematics, nature and more
Creative exploration: The Art of Question with van Heugten, M.
Math exploration and self-regulation: A window into inquiry and creativity in kindergarten with Dutt, T.
Nature as a canvas for inquiry: Creativity in full bloom with Belegrinis, N.

2017. Listening to Students’ Theories: Sharing the Creative Process of Documenting a Reggio Emilia Inspired Emergent Curriculum Project. Celebrating Creativity through Inquiry: A Summer Symposium, TransformEd Consulting Service, Vaughan, Ontario. July 7

2017. 100 Languages, provocations, and loose parts: Starting points for any early childhood context. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. June 6, 13, 20, 27

2017. Going Deeper with inquiry-based learning: Sharing a project which celebrates creativity and critical thinking. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. May 9, 16, 23, 30

2017. The 100 Languages and Documentation. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Brampton, Ontario. April 25

2017. The 100 Languages and Documentation. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Richmond Hill, Ontario. April 11

2017. The 100 Languages and Documentation. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Mississauga, Ontario. April 4

2017. iPhoneography: How photographs can enhance your teaching and inquiry work. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. March 7, 14, 21, 28

2017. Provocations and Loose Parts. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Brampton, Ontario. March 27

2017. Provocations and Loose Parts. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Richmond Hill, Ontario. March 8

2017. Provocations and Loose Parts. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Mississauga, Ontario. March 1

2017. Building independence in inquiry: Steps to support your students as they begin to research in the classroom. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. February 28

2017. Introduction to the Layers of Inquiry Learning. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Brampton, Ontario. February 21

2017. Introduction to the Layers of Inquiry Learning. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Richmond Hill, Ontario. February 7

2017. Introduction to the Layers of Inquiry Learning. Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Centre Training, Mississauga, Ontario. February 1

2016. The hundred languages: Mini studio experiences and insights to support our understandings of integrated learning with the revised Kindergarten Program document. TransformEd Fall Workshop. TransformEd Consulting Service, Vaughan, Ontario. November 19

2016. Inquiry-based learning as a process: How to plan for and sustain your project work. TransformEd Consulting Services, Tea Talk Tuesdays eWorkshop Series, Online. August 16, 23

2015. Provocations, projects and my pedagogical documentation process: Reflections of a five year journey transforming educational practices. TransformEd Fall Workshop. TransformEd Consulting Service, Toronto, Ontario. October 25

2015. TransformEd Summer Workshop Series. TransformEd Consulting Service, Toronto, Ontario. June 29 - July 3
Travel to Reggio Emilia: Rediscover the early childhood approach that has inspired educators globally with Ellen Brown
Inquiry planning: Finding a balance between an emergent curriculum and standard curriculum
Thinking and Learning Time made visible: iPhoneography and portfolios a combined session
Getting started in FDK: Bringing it all together and feeling more prepared for September

2015. Portfolios: Thinking and learning time made visible. TransformEd Winter Workshop. TransformEd Consulting Service, Toronto, Ontario. March 7

2015. iPhoneograhy: How photographs can enhance your teaching and inquiry work. TransformEd Winter Workshop. TransformEd Consulting Service, Toronto, Ontario. February 7

2015. Inquiry planning: Finding a balance between an emergent curriculum and standard curriculum. TransformEd Winter Workshop. TransformEd Consulting Service, Toronto, Ontario. January 17

2014 Three part workshop series for childcare - Transforming our learning environment into a space of possibilities: A three part workshop series
Part 1 - Designing a learning environment that inspires creative innovation for twenty-first century literate learners
Part 2 - The many layers of inquiry-based learning
Part 3 - Making learning visible through pedagogical documentation



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