Sponsored by Storypark.
Even though you are surrounded by children, teachers, and families throughout the day at work, you might feel isolated as an early educator. In every profession people feel alone as they navigate their professional journeys. In fact, lot of your colleagues need to turn to others for inspiration and support.. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. Professional friendships can provide an antidote to the isolation and lead to deeper levels of engagement at work.
In this paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogista Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE, will help you reimagine relationships with colleagues so professional growth opportunities become inclusive and responsive. You will be introduced to the concept, practice, and protocols of Communities of Practice (CoP) and learn the benefits CoPs. You will also be introduced to a new form of professional learning for early childhood educators, Circles of Support (CoS) which is based on the theories of critical friendships. You will explore the research on critical friendships also referred to as professional friendships. Examining the concept will help you think deeply about practice.
Every educator deserves a critical friend, a trusted person who “will ask provocative questions and offer helpful critiques” (Costa & Kallick, 1993). What would be the impact of supportive professional friendship on practice? Join us to consider the possibilities and think about supporting and growing peer friendships. You will:
- Learn about the theory and practice of communities of practice and critical friendship.
- Learn about the possibilities of critical friendships.
- Learn about the possibilities of communities of practice that support voice and empowerment.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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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.
Only 3,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 3,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.
Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of OklahomaDownload
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