February 15, 2017, 7-9pm
Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby
Vancouver Reggio Consortium Annual General Meeting preceding, 6:30-7:00pm. All are welcome.
COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
“I tell the story I am moved to tell” --- Educators as Protagonists in Documentation
Documentation practices in early education typically focus on children’s learning; educators are present in documentation only as observers – whether enthusiastic or neutral, their role in documentation is to report on what children have done, and said, and accomplished.
What if we turn this conceptualization of documentation on its head? What if we acknowledge that documentation speaks volumes about what educators find meaningful, worthy of their attention and time, provocative, enlivening? What if we call educators to be present in the documentation they create, with their curiosity and insight and uncertainty and self-awareness?
We’ll take up these questions during our evening together, and explore the idea that documentation is as much about educators as it is about children. We’ll play with writing exercises that make educators’ thinking, wondering, and valuing visible. Please bring a notebook and pen, and come ready to write.
Documentation is a Verb...
Remaking how we talk about and practice documentation in early childhood education
$20. To register, click here
*Certificates for professional development hours will be available.
The Vancouver Reggio Consortium, together with Burnaby School District, welcomes celebrated author and educator Ann Pelo.