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Mark Making Schemas 6:00 pm
Mark Making Schemas @ ECCDC
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play. In the first half of the 20th century, Jean Piaget recognized organized patterns of behaviour in children’s play and developed his schema theory around how children learn and acquire knowledge through physical and mental actions. In the 1980’s Chris Athey furthered Piaget’s work by identifying clusters of play patterns and developed the concept of schematic play or schema play. If you would like to find out more about schema play and how to support schema play in your early learning and child care setting then join the ECCDC’s Early Learning Trainer, Ginette Wilson, for this engaging, interactive and fun workshop. There will be opportunities to engage in thought-provoking conversations with fellow Educators and explore a variety of materials and experiences that support schema play. Session Two: Mark Making Schemas This second schematic play session will look at schema play through a lens of early Mark Making, a prerequisite for the development of literacy skills, and explore how educators can introduce schema play materials and experiences to their environment to support mark making. This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Integrating Technology in Early Year Programs: The Technical Basics 6:30 pm
Integrating Technology in Early Year Programs: The Technical Basics @ ECCDC
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where will we begin? For this session we will be reflecting on how technology has been used within our programs and what are the basics we need to know. Are there other pieces of the puzzle we need to consider such as policy, best practices, benefits of technology and the right kind of screen time? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these pieces as well as different types of technology that you could implement within your program. The technology will be supportive of learning for children, families, and educators which we will look at in the next sessions in the series. This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Dementia-Friendly Canada Project 12:00 pm
Dementia-Friendly Canada Project @ Online
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us online for this presentation that will speak to the Dementia-Friendly Canada project, including: an introduction to the concept of dementia-friendly communities, a review of existing dementia-friendly communities initiatives in Canada, and an overview of project activities to date and next steps. A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia, as well as their care partners and families, feel welcomed, acknowledged and included. Many Alzheimer Societies across Canada have been successful in creating these communities. The Dementia-Friendly Canada project will expand these initiatives across Ontario, B.C., Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and invest in training and outreach programs to enable more communities to support Canadians living with dementia. Registration is FREE, but space is limited This event is hosted online by brainXchange
COVID-19 Fraud and Scams: How to Recognize, Reject and Report 1:00 pm
COVID-19 Fraud and Scams: How to Recognize, Reject and Report @ Online
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are those who are actively exploiting people, perpetrating frauds, scams and devising new cybercrimes associated with COVID-19. Nothing is more important than protecting and safeguarding the well-being of older adults in our communities. Helping them protect their finances during these difficult times is critical and being informed is the first step. EAPO is joined by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Ontario Securities Commission and the Ontario Provincial Police, as we host a webinar that brings to light some of these crimes, providing important information on how to protect ourselves and the most vulnerable in our communities from falling prey to these fraudulent behaviours. Speakers will highlight the new emerging approaches used by fraudsters, but more importantly, they will share with participants where and how these can be reported. Please join us for this all-important session and learn how YOU can protect yourself, your friends and family members during these challenging times and help stop these growing trends. This webinar is brought to you by Elder Abuse Prevention (On)

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