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Leading an Empowered Culture to Increase Mission Impact with Colleen Fleming 8:30 am
Leading an Empowered Culture to Increase Mission Impact with Colleen Fleming @ ECCDC
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
This session will focus on learning objectives related to both culture and improving staff accountability. Some of these objectives include but are not limited to: the importance of culture and how it supports your mission and strategic plan, how culture is formed and how it evolves over time, accountability at the staff and board level and organizational structures. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Owning Your Role as a Role Model 6:30 pm
Owning Your Role as a Role Model @ ECCDC
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Education is a demanding field that can be easy for those working in it to lose themselves. Maintaining clarity and a sense of purpose are absolutely integral to an early childhood professional’s health and well-being, as well as the health and well being of those they surround themselves with. Your responsibilities may be big, but your capacity to meet them is so much bigger. Through reflective and playful practices, you’ll discover the traits that give you the energy you need to be the person you always wanted to be. You’ll draw from the strength of the people that you’ve looked up to. And you’ll learn to see yourself through the eyes of those who look up to you. In that light, you can achieve a grounded sense of self, rooted and confident as you own your role as a role model. Workshop participants will participate in reflective practices that can contribute to a confident sense of self and will use hindsight as a foundation for future goal setting. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Women in STEM Experiences: Car Care Clinic 6:00 pm
Women in STEM Experiences: Car Care Clinic @ Niagara College's Green Automotive Tech Lab
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In January, we will be opening the doors of Niagara College’s Motive Power shop to learn what goes on in your vehicle – how do they work, and what you should know! This session will allow you to understand common automotive terminologies and look at under the car of exhaust system, brake system, and oil/coolant system. Stephanie Thompson will be your guide to talk about how engines work. With female mechanics and apprentices, we’ll look at brakes, oil changes and work with tools to do your own tire change. To round out this team, Laurie Kroeker, CEO of Sunshine Automotive Solutions – an expert in the Customer Service. We’ll talk about how to ensure you have a reputable mechanic, and what to expect/ask for to not get taken advantage of in the shop. You’ll come out of this workshop knowing how to change a flat tire, an increased sense of car maintenance, and increasing your STEM knowledge around our cars.
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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) Rich Environments 6:00 pm
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) Rich Environments @ ECCDC
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The first session in this series will consider what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) is and what this can look like in an early learning and child care setting. Educators will have opportunities to reflect on how they can integrate STEAM into a variety of program areas that support and encourage inquiry based learning. Educators will have opportunities to Mess About with materials that they can utilize to provide STEAM rich early learning environments and the links to Tinkering. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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