Using Teacher Research to meet up with Children’s Lively Minds, Active Bodies and Tender Hearts with Deb Curtis and Margie Carter's workshop Nov. 2 & 3rd 2018
Children come to our programs with avid curiosity, determination, bigheartedness and delight in engaging with people and the world around them. Pause and marvel as we explore current brain research related to the amazing learning capacities of young children. Consider Reflective Teaching practices that will bring joy and deeper understanding to your work and life and allow you to engage with children in a more meaningful teaching and learning process.
Big Ideas for the Institute
Collaborate in Communities of Practice to consider multiple perspectives and deepen your approaches to reflective teaching.
Learn a protocol to guide your daily decision making and your ongoing role as a teacher researcher.
Observe learning and developmental theory in children’s daily pursuits, including sensory motor play, schema theory, complex play skills, and the development of identity and social interactions.
Study various teacher research projects to find meaningful approaches and questions for your own practice.
Envision your own inquiry questions, and think about the possible discoveries that you can make with children, families and your teaching team.
Re-energize your spirit and rediscover the joys of working with children.
Deb Curtis is a passionate advocate for children and childhood and the people who care for them. She has spent the past 40 years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs, observing and studying children and brain development. Along with her current work as a Mentor Teacher at Epiphany Early Learning Preschool in Seattle, Deb also teaches teachers as a consultant and trainer in seminars and institutes all over North America, New Zealand and Australia. She is the co-author of 10 books related to working with young children.
Margie Carter has been a teacher, director, and college instructor, co-authoring numerous books with Deb Curtis. She is a strong voice for using anti-bias goals and an equity lens as a cornerstone for definitions of high quality. Inching towards retirement, Margie is focusing her current work on supporting a new leadership cadre of diverse teachers for expanding the understandings and policies that shape the early learning field.
Location: Liberty Station Conference Center 2600 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
*Dates: November 2 & 3, 2018
Times: 8:30am-4:30pm each day
*This is a 2-day workshop. Participants attend both days. Due to the nature of this event, there is no .sharing of registrations.
Registration Information: Registration includes daily Continental Breakfast, Snacks & Lunch, Coffee & Tea
*Early Bird Registration: $175
*Registration must be received between June 1st and August 31st
*After August 31st Registration: $195
*Registration closes on October 26, 2018
*Friends of SDRRT Registration: $157.50 (June 1-October 26, 2018)
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