August 20, 2014
2:00 pm Eastern Time
Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
This session is part of the Follett Growing Readers Series
Emergent Curriculum is steeped in a strong theoretical background, is inquiry and play-based, and responds to the questions that arise from both children and teachers. Based on the work of Vygotsky, Dewey, and modern theorists such as Elizabeth Jones, Emergent Curriculum allows educators to respond to our observations of children, build upon their strengths, and scaffold their learning. Through this approach, learning is co-constructed through collaboration between children themselves and teachers. However, Emergent Curriculum is often misunderstood or misinterpreted! This webinar will explore the most common myths and misapplications.. We will explore the foundations and practices of Emergent Curriculum, including:
- What it is;
- What is not;
- How is translates into daily practice;
- How long and short term projects emerge;
- The classroom environment and pedagogical documentation as support.
The webinar will also explore how the Cycle of Inquiry helps educators to work from observations, through reflective practice, and into creative responses to children’s ideas, questions, and theories. Through investigation of examples from real classrooms, we will create a shared understanding of Emergent Curriculum that you can take forward to enhance your program. This session will provide insight for those who are new to Emergent Curriculum, those who are curious about how it works, as well as those who are already involved in the Emergent Curriculum journey.
Attend this session and you will be entered to win a CUSTOM Door prize from Follett Early Learning!
When you attend the Growing Readers Series webinars, you will automatically have a chance to win a collection of books and/or other resources customized to your specifications with the personalized expert guidance of the literacy specialists at Follett Early Learning.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
*Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
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