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New Science of Early Childhood WEBINARS available through AECEO Online Professional Learning

The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over the course of the workshop.

Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them.

For more information and to register for these workshops click here.


SAVE THE DATE - Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Night Celebration

Please mark off October 25th from 6 pm to 9 pm on your calendars and stay tuned for more information to come.  You can print, post and share the attached posters with your colleagues.

Veuillez partager cette annonce avec vos collegues.


Registration is now open for these next two Fall sessions

Cambrian will continue to offer courses designed to support RECEs working in administrative positions or those who wish to improve their leadership skills.

PSY2700 Client Communication and Leadership Development 

Students will examine a number of psychological topics relevant to the work environment. This course is intended to provide the student with the skills necessary to lead and support clients in a variety of settings. Students will acquire knowledge about interpersonal communication and theory and will have the opportunity to incorporate these skills in the development of their own personal and professional leadership style. Topics include: communication theory, self awareness, perception, listening, non-verbal behaviour and communication, conflict management and negotiation skills, team building, group problem solving and decision making, and leadership. Students will be given the opportunity to assess their own attitudes and biases for each of the areas studied.
This course is delivered in a face-to-face format with more than 50% of the content delivered in person. Please note that this course is an upper level course with a focus on interpersonal engagement.

If you are interested in attending, please register on LMS. under Leadership

Empowering Teams & Peers Series
Have you been wondering about what you could do to motivate your staff or peers? Are you looking for an opportunity to build upon your mentorship skills and develop desirable dispositions, knowledge and skills? If so, this workshop series may be the key to achieving your goals and the next step in your career path.
Building on the skills from the Empowering through Dialogue sessions, this next workshop Empowering through Collaboration focuses on guided conversations that lead to guided outcomes. Utilizing the skills of active listening and conflict resolution, teams will incorporate quality authentic feedback to motivate as they work together. Alternative approaches to progressive learning through goal setting, personal growth and habits of mind, acknowledge teams in meaningful ways. Guided conversations affirm the importance of individuals to the team, challenge each person to look deeper, encourage individuals to rethink and/or reflect, interpret and make decisions.
Topics:
? Image of an Educator
? Powerful Questions/Guidelines for effective use of feedback, a review of active listening and conflict resolution strategies employed during conversation/feedback.
? Goal setting (personal and team), motivating staff, ensuring accountability, linking to CPL
? Strategies for coaching and mentoring; adult learning
? Creating learning environments where educators learn through play and documentation
? Promoting Team Work
Participants will reflect using communities of practice model, on the different methods they can use to empower and motivate their teams and colleagues. Participants will be able to align their work as leaders, mentors and coaches, to the four foundations of HDLH? and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Professional collaboration advances the quality of programs and leads to valuable networking


If you are interested in attending, please register on LMS. under Leadership


WANTED - Volunteers for the Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day Planning Committee

Would you like to be part of a fun, imaginative and creative team?  Then we need you! 

Over the past couple of years, a group of volunteers from our ELCC community has successfully planned the event. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team and would like to help in the planning of our next Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day event then please send an email showing your interest to jane.tousignant@greatersudbury.ca. Within the next couple of weeks I will set up a meeting for all those interested to get things started. This invitation is open to all child care workers therefore we ask your help in sharing this message with all those working in your programs. Once again, we would like to support our community celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. The date this year is Wednesday October 25th, 2017.


LAST CALL Pedagogical Support Study Group - Don't miss out! Sign up now!

The updated description of College Boreal's Pedagogical Support Study Group which includes the calendar with the exact dates is now available. If you are interesed in learning more about our Pedagogy and Pedagogical Documentation then please complete the Participant Application Form and return it to either Jane Tousignant or Natalie Halushenski by August 12th. The study group will start in October. 
Recognizing the importance of having a critical friend to reflect with we will prioritize those who apply as a team however please do not let this be a deterrent to your application.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL COLLEAGUES!
Thank you!


It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children- Take these Free Online Training Modules and win a prize! Deadline this Sunday March 26th!!!

March 26th is the deadline to complete the training in order to be entered into our draw for a 50$ gift card! 

hirty professionals from our community have completed the training so far and have been entered in our draw for one of sixty 50$ grocery gift cards. So your chance of winning one looks like about 100%! Feedback from participants has been very positive. Please note that the deadline to submit your certificate is March 26th. We hope you will consider taking this free online training.


Survey for all past participants in City funded Capacity Building Programs


If you participated in any City of Greater Sudbury-funded Capacity Building opportunities between 2013 and 2016, please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/capacitybuildingsudburyYour candid feedback is really important to us and will help us to design future programs that will make best use of our resources and your time! Your answers are anonymous and won't be linked to your name. When you complete the survey, you will be taken to a new link where you can enter your name in our draw. One winner will be chosen at random to win your choice of a book from our Professional Development library. If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact Laura Urso, Children Services, City of Greater Sudbury at 705-674-4455 ext 4424 or laura.urso-whalen@greatersudbury.ca. The survey closes on February 5th.  Thank you for you time and commitment to Professional Learning.
 
 

Literacy Challenge! January 27 is Family Literacy Day- Submit your event today!

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family. Learning is a Family Affair! You are invited to participate by submitting how your program is celebrating.

Challenge: Plan and submit your Family Literacy Day Activity before January 27, 2016. All Educators participating in this challenge will receive a Barbara Reid book. Submit your photo to your Early Literacy Consultant: Marilyn Clarini (mclarini@ccrconnect.ca) or Jeanne Dougherty (jdougherty@ccrconnect.ca) 705.525.0055, ext. 2854 or 2865 | Toll Free: 1.877.996.1599