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Workshops on the Move

Workshops on the move offer Early Learning and Care Programs an opportunity to arrange a specific workshop at their centre.

Please note that some of these sessions charge a workshop fee or a per/person fee.
To set up a workshop at your child care centre please go to the Resources and Publcations  tab above and print the Workshops on the Move Request Form. 

Fill out the workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015 or send electronically to anna.patola@humber.ca or amy.azzopardi@humber.ca

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How Does Learning Happen [through Exploration, Play & Inquiry]?

In 2014, How Does Learning Happen? made its debut as Ontario’s official pedagogy for the early years.  Learn to apply the document to practice through 1 or more of 4 possible experiential workshops that provide an overview of the How Does Learning Happen? document and impact a framework for observing, interpreting and responding with intention using children’s interests and related questions for exploration as the impetus for responsive inclusive programming.  

Session 1:  “An Introduction to How Does Learning Happen? – Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”

This session introduces the How Does Learning Happen? framework, with a focus on the Statement of Principles, Foundations for Learning and Development and Pedagogical Approaches.  Each will be explored with respect to their meaning, as well as their potential impact on early childhood practice.

Session 2: “Observing in Support of Exploration, Play & Inquiry”

This session explores recommended practices for observing young children’s behaviour from a positive perspective for the purpose of responding with intention in support of their natural curiosities and questions.  Participants will then apply theory to practice by documenting a number of video-based observations of children at play using a “who, when, where, what” formula.

Session 3: “Interpreting in Support of Exploration, Play & Inquiry”

This session explores recommended practices for interpreting young children’s behaviour from a positive perspective for the purpose of responding with intention in support of their natural curiosities and questions.  Participants will then apply theory to practice by interpreting a number of video-based observations of children at play making ongoing connections to their abilities and needs (via the Continuum of Development), as well as their interests and inquiries.

Session 4: “Responding with Intention in Support of Exploration, Play & Inquiry”

This session explores the image of the educator as a co-learner/co-investigator and related practices for responding with intention to young children’s behaviour so that support for their natural curiosities and questions materializes in the early childhood classroom.  Participants will then apply theory to practice by designing inquiry-based experiences and articulating corresponding rationale linked to the “How Does Learning Happen?” document.

Presenter: Ryan Campbell, R.E.C.E.; B.A. (ECE); M.A. (ECS); Ph.D.(c)
Professor, Early Childhood Education 

NOTE:  Modules are offered separately or as a 2-, 3- or 4-part series. 

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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How to Navigate Through Emotional Outbursts with Your Kids

Children are chaotic by nature but most problem behavior is emotionally based. Our job as
educators in their lives is to use a way of being with them that promotes emotionally healthy
environments. This is THE most critical and fundamentally urgent subject matter facing childhood development today - the relationship between emotions and brain development. Emotional development practices are the key component to curbing emotional outbursts for children.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the most important thing you need to know about what causes emotional outburst for every child
  • Understand how to unhook your kids from the emotional flooding
  • Establish the 3 primary steps to immediately achieve emotional connection in the classroom
  • Instill greater creative and collaborative teaching practices that will enhance your energy levels and not deplete you

Duration: 2-hour workshop
Suitable for ECE and resource consultants, daycare staff, supervisors and parents

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Emotions Demystified: How to use emotions in the classroom as a learning tool

Did you know that all of our decisions in daily life are dictated by our emotions or the suppression of
our emotions? This tells us that feelings rule our existence. We are constantly under the influence of
an emotion. We connect through our emotions and understanding how we feel makes us understand how others feel. The daily challenge of dealing effectively with emotions is critical to early childhood development (and to the human condition for that matter!) but also demanding.
What if the moments in the classroom that you are just trying to survive are actually opportunities to
help you and your children thrive?

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the importance of emotions, what they are and how to use them effectively
  • Tangibly understand how to turn stressful moments into teachable moments
  • Learn how you can build a new skillset as an educator and support your kids emotionally
  • Create and sustain an emotionally supportive climate for teaching and learning in your daycare community
  • Initiate a new way to communicate with your child to gain insight into their feelings and build their confidence

Workshop requirement: The prerequisite to this workshop is How to Navigate Through Emotional Outbursts with Your Kids

Duration: 2-hour workshop

Suitable for ECE and resource consultants, daycare staff, supervisors and parents

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Children and Anxiety: How to nurture anxious kids in the classroom without disturbing everyone else’s learning

Anxiety has become the central subject in many children’s lives these days and with mental health
becoming a number one concern, it has become a big nut for many teachers and ECE’s to
attempt to crack. Only 1 in 5 children in Canada who need mental health services ever receives
professional help. As educators, we have a unique position to influence and nurture emotionally
healthy practices in our classrooms and greatly curb this statistic.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what anxiety is and how to manage it effectively when it presents itself
  • Understand the critical role that emotions play in early childhood development
  • Build the confidence to manage the emotional world with children and build their emotional intelligence muscle
  • Learn about the importance of emotional connection and why it’s the missing link to helping children combat anxiety and stress
  • Create the building blocks for an emotionally healthy learning environment
  • Establish and sustain well-being in your school community

Duration: 2-hour workshop
Suitable for ECE and resource consultants, daycare staff, supervisors and parents

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Co-Active Teaching: How to collaborate to maximize the collective intelligence of your team

We all know that teaching is a collaborative process. However, the way in which we collaborate
can make or break our team dynamics. Use this workshop to enhance the collaborative process
within your team – and do it together! Every team needs to recalibrate itself, even ones that work
well. But if you’re battling toxicity in your team dynamic or feeling a lack of management support,
competitiveness, feeling under appreciated, poor collaboration is at the heart of it. This workshop is
geared towards educators of childcare centers and schools who are looking to revitalize their
team dynamics.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what kind of collaborator you are and expand your range
  • Be an implementer of learning not just a teacher of curriculum
  • Increase the overall sense of well-being in your classroom or school
  • Define your collaborative style as a team and work towards deeper cohesion and connection
  • Work towards streamlining your team goals and objectives
  • Alleviate stress during times of transition

Duration: 2-hour workshop
Suitable for ECE and resource consultants, daycare staff

 

 


Classroom Design to Promote Positive Behaviour

Are some children running around from activity to activity without playing in a purposeful manner? Does free play become too noisy and chaotic at times? Are activities spilling over into each other so that different activities are happening in the same area at the same time? If so, you may need a classroom ‘makeover’. We will come to your Centre and work with one set of teachers and one classroom. You will learn to set up your classroom to eliminate a number of behaviour issues and promote more purposeful play with toys and materials.
Workshop Requirements:
• one classroom at time (within a child care centre)
• supervisor and all teachers who work in that classroom are required to attend the full workshop
• total time required: 2.5 hours without children (1 hour in a meeting room; 1.5 hours in the classroom immediately after to make changes to the current room arrangement)
• morning, afternoon or evening times by arrangement with John Breuer and your Special Needs Resource Consultant

Presenter: John Breuer

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form to 416-675-2015.

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Creative Music Circles

Creative Music Circles Workshop will come to your centre!
Simply get together a group of 8 or more participants, and we
will schedule a time to deliver this workshop on-site.
This workshop will help make your music circles more dynamic, fun, interactive and inclusive!
Although designed to help you adapt your program for children with special needs, the workshop is presented in a way that makes it useful for all programs and children.
We will have an interactive theory lesson (no pen and paper
required, it’s all in our handouts) and then experience a live music circle where you are the participants.

Presenter: Community Living Toronto

Fee: $20.00 per USB

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it too 416-675-2015.

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Disability Awareness

ELF Principle:

3. Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion are prerequisites for honouring children’s rights, optimal development, and learning.

An introductory workshop that is interactive, designed to simulate, and increase understanding of, the experiences of a child who may have differences in the way they see, hear, touch or engage with their world. After participating in the simulations, individuals will be able to recognize and discuss that children will bring their maximum effort despite their challenges.

Presenter: Holland Bloorview Community Outreach Team

Fee: $5 per person

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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Why Can’t They Use Scissors Yet?

ELF Principle:

4. A planned curriculum supports early learning.

“She doesn’t seem to know what to do when we tell her to cut out pictures for gluing...”

“They pick up the scissors, but our younger preschoolers  still try to use them with two hands - come to think of it, some of our older preschoolers hold the scissors funny too.”

“When I ask him to come and do some cutting, he runs  the other way...”

Do any of these statements sound familiar?  If so, this workshop is for you and your centre.  The ability to use scissors to cut depends on the development of certain skills.  Upon completion of this workshop, participants will a) understand and be able to discuss the developmental skills as they relate to cutting; and b) demonstrate the ability to assess the children's skills in relation to cutting through case studies, and plan accordingly.

Presenter: Bloorview Nursery School Community Outreach Service Team

Fee: $5 per person.

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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Introduction to Cerebral Palsy

ELECT Principle:                                                      

2.Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.

6. Knowledgeable, responsive educators are essential.

This information workshop is intended to be a primer for early childhood professionals who may be encountering a child with cerebral palsy for the first time.  Cerebral palsy will be discussed from the perspective of the brain injury, and resulting neurological effects.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to define cerebral palsy in their own words; they will be able to identify further learning objectives that relate to their specific situation.
This workshop will not address programming for children with cerebral palsy but information is available on request as a further workshop.

Presenter: Holland Bloorview Community Outreach Service Team

Fee: $5 per person

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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Kids Have Stress Too (Preschool to Age 9)

ELF Principles

1. Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong behaviour, and health.
2. Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
6. Knowledgeable, responsive educators are essential.

Developed by the Psychology foundation of Canada, the KHST program is designed to positively influence young children's social and emotional development.
The program helps educators, parents and other caregivers to help children enhance their physical, mental, emotional and behavioural coping skills and thinking styles.
The preschool and elementary school years are an important window of opportunity to build key skills and abilities that will help children learn to deal with stress throughout their lives

Suitable for ECE’s, Assistants, Home Day Care providers and Parents

Presenter: Roberta Aqui, RECE

Fee: 2 hour workshop $150 for 20 participants

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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“Delight!  Excite!  Inspire! Teach! –
Creating a Fun and Motivating Learning Environment For Children Within
Your Child-Care  Setting!

An Interactive Two-Hour Workshop for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, and Assistants

As an Educator, you certainly play a critical role, and have the capacity to make a difference in the lives of the children you see in your centres every day!  In this highly interactive workshop we’ll explore that role, and as well, investigate a broad range of strategies that can foster a stimulating learning environment. Through an assortment of fun, collaborative activities, participants will take away an abundance of practical ideas and well-honed teaching tools needed to help each child grow, learn, and reach his/her full potential. We will look at the rudimentary aspects of child development, along with the critical components that will ignite curiosity, assure understanding, impart practical skills, and heighten the emotional, social, and academic success among those in your care.
    
During this two-hour training session, you will explore:
• The Role of the Early Childhood Educator
• Erik Erikson’s Stages of Ego Developmental and Growth
• Ways to Address the  Diversity Within Any Setting
• Accommodations for Those with Special Needs
• Child-Centred Program Planning Strategies
• Presentation Skills that Foster Engagement, Creativity, Fun, and Learning

Join me for this fun-filled and highly informative workshop, and find out what it takes to become that unforgettably amazing Early Childhood Educator!

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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“So This Is Wat it Muss Be Like!”    
A Look at Learning Disabilities from the Inside Out

An Interactive Two-Hour Workshop for Educators, Assistants, Administrators, and/or Parents of Children with Special Needs

This workshop will dispel the myths and provide an in-depth overview of some of the most common learning disabilities faced by so many children in our day care settings today.  Through a variety of interactive activities, participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to actually have a learning disability of their own!  As well, we’ll look at a wide range of strategies, accommodations, and alternative approaches that can be used, in order to build a child’s self-esteem, demystify their challenges, and maximize opportunities for social, emotional, and academic success.  

In this workshop, we’ll explore:
• Visual/Spatial Perception Deficits
• Auditory Language Processing Difficulties
• Conceptual Challenges
• ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
• Pervasive Developmental Disorders –Autism and Asperger’s
• Childhood Anxiety and other areas related to Mental Health

This workshop is a must, for anyone working with Exceptional Children!
Participants come away with a deeper understanding, enriched empathy, and an array of diverse practical strategies.

-Because some children just learn differently-

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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“What to Do, When it Feels Like a Zoo!”

Effective Behavior Management Techniques that Will Promote and Maintain a Safe, Peaceful, and Productive Place to Learn and Play

An Interactive Two-Hour Workshop for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, and Assistants

You and your students have a right to teach, learn, and play in a safe, non-threatening, joyful, and most importantly, respectful child-focused environment.  While the majority of children in your program are likely to act in an appropriate and respectful manner, there are surely those, who at times, will test the limits! 

     During this interactive workshop we will investigate the roots of negative behavior.  Together we’ll explore the means to circumvent these antecedents, and replace frustration with effective and supportive management techniques. Together we’ll look at an array of fair and practical strategies that can prevent or defuse disruptive behaviors. 

Your classroom doesn’t have to feel like a zoo! 
Join me for this fun and invaluable workshop,
and replace the headache pills in your teaching tool-kit with some great and effective behavior management skills!

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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“The Making of a Life-Changing Mentor”

Empowering Participants with the Critical Components that Make One a Positive, Effective, and Inspirational Leader

An Interactive 2+ Hour Workshop for all Mentors, including Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Assistants, and Administrators

Please note, this training package can be custom-designed to best fit the needs of those participating, and can vary in length from a two hour session or series, up to a full-day program.  There are a number of areas from which to choose, that can be covered during this workshop.  (See list below.)

     Through a variety of collaborative interactive activities, discussion, and introspective exercises, this extensive training program investigates the essential components of a positive mentorship practice. Participants will gain a richer understanding of the diversity within any group, discover motivational techniques, explore ways to foster continued interest, and look at practical strategies that can accommodate those with particular learning needs.  Together we will explore the means to increase a child’s self-esteem, assure understanding, impart practical skills, and promote a higher level of achievement.  Participants come away equipped with a vast array of practical “tools of the trade” needed, in order to optimize the success for every child within their program.

You may choose all or some of the following areas, to be included in your custom-designed workshop

• 16 critical aspects that contribute to a positive mentorship practice

• catering to the four basic learning styles within any group – Auditory, Visual, Tactile and Kinesthetic

• learning challenges that are likely seen within any group of young people, and how to provide a differentiated approach in order to accommodate them

• motivational techniques that will engage participants within an activity-based program

• group management – setting up a Group Code of Conduct and looking at positive means to deal with behavioral issues

• presentation skills – introducing, delivering and concluding an activity in a way that sparks and holds interest

Please join me for this fun and informative Training Program, because a positive mentor can change a child’s life forever

To make inquiries regarding these workshops, including booking and availability please fill out a workshop request form and fax it to 416-675-2015.

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