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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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