April 17, 2019
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Author, Consultant, Speaker
Author, Consultant, and Speaker
This webinar is sponsored by Exchange.
NEW FORMAT!! Join us for an interview with two of the most influential icons, authors, and master practitioners in early education today, Margie Carter and Ann Pelo! Margie and Ann will participate in a live interview about their new book, From Teaching to Thinking. The interview will cover the book and provide insights about how to build a culture of inquiry in your early childhood program.
Don’t worry, if you have not yet picked up your copy of From Teaching to Thinking, you can order a copy with 20% off from Exchange Press at bit.ly/eceteachthink using coupon code: TeachThink20 during checkout. You will also be able to submit questions throughout the webinar. Regardless of whether you have read the book or not, you do not want to miss this chance to learn from Margie Carter and Ann Pelo.
What is the purpose of our work as educators? Our answer to that question sets our course and becomes our compass.
What if we understand that our work is to cultivate and sustain a culture of collaborative, substantive inquiry in our classrooms?
When we shift our focus from instruction to inquiry—from teaching to thinking—we commit ourselves to the humility of listening, the rigor of researching, and to creating possibilities rather than pursuing predeﬁned outcomes. We understand that curriculum is a complex and evolving dialogue among educators, children, and families. Our planning is anchored by children’s innovative, creative, and collaborative capacities, by our careful attention and thoughtful reflection, and by our willingness to be challenged and changed by our experiences with children and families. We create classrooms that are lively with the exchange of theories and questions, classrooms that sing with the pleasure of discovery.
During our webinar, we will explore the skills, dispositions, and practices that help us grow a culture of inquiry in our classrooms, anchored by the ideas we explore our recent book, From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work (Exchange Press, 2018). This webinar will take the form of an informal conversation between Margie Carter, Ann Pelo, and Fran Simon, and will include the opportunity for webinar participants to ask questions.
- The webinar will sustain and nourish participants’ intellect, imagination, and determination, to fortify them as they navigate the press of standards and accountability, holding to a vision of early childhood education that is an energizing, co-constructed adventure into learning—for children and adults.
- Participants will connect with their longings and dreams for their work, and will linger with the question, “What do you want to be known for?”
- The webinar will challenge participants to stay conscious of the values, cultural frameworks, and personal experiences that shape their daily work.
- Participants will understand their work as the practice of collaborative research, undertaken with children, families, and colleagues, rather than instruction or supervision or assessment.
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