Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Making Sense of the World Through Imagination

Imagination has been seen as a nuisance and even an enemy of education for a long time. Annabella will share with participants the latest research about the role of imagination in education and will introduce them to the Theory of Imaginative Education. During this interactive workshop, she will demonstrate the application of several strategies that will transform conventional ideas about teaching and learning in early childhood, into innovative ones. There will be dance, music, rhythm, and many smiles. The workshop will engage with the new Early Learning Framework (2019) and will interpret its main principles of practice.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be introduced to the Theory of Imaginative Education.

  • Explore how to apply cognitive tools into our practice.

  • Become familiar with Annabella's framework of "unswaddling pedagogy".

Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch)

Suitable for: Students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Dr. Annabella Cant. Annabella is a professor in Early Childhood Education at Capilano University and sessional instructor at SFU. Annabella received the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from Capilano University, speaks at ECCE conferences, sits on the Academic Council of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education and is the initiator and editor-in-chief of the online journal: Childhoods and Pedagogies. She has been practicing ECCE since 1994 in both Canada and Europe. Her newest publication, Unswaddling Pedagogy (2017), is a book for educators and parents.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop / course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops / courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop / course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop / course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need the Promo Code received by email to register. Use the promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed. The Promo Code is not applicable for courses which are $100 or more.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  4. The equivalent of Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts and handouts (if any) are always sent by email.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop / course date.
  11. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  12. These are non-credit workshops / courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  7. Mute your microphone to reduce background noise and unmute it for group discussions, to comment or ask questions.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with all policies.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, resources and certificates will be sent by email. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs (including a Zoom group picture) during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.

Questions?

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Event Info

Date: Jan 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: $65
FCC Fee: $50

Contact Info

Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
pro-d@wstcoast.org
604-709-5661 EXT 221

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