This is a multi-part ONLINE session!
You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.
Title: A Changing Landscape: How are inclusion, diversity and equity concepts being applied in early learning programs?
Location: ONLINE – participate from home! *
Date: Three Sessions – Wednesdays September 12th, September 19th, and October 3rd 2018 (You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (6 PD hours)
Registration: Deadline: September 5th. Print and mail or drop off, with payment, to the Support Centre | Online Registration
Facilitators: Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Delivery Method: Lecture/Discussion; Hands-on/Group Work; Online
Across Nova Scotia, neighbourhoods are becoming more diverse. New cultures, values, ways of learning and knowing, and perspectives about inclusive programming is influencing the roles and responsibilities of early learning professionals. Early learning professionals are confronted with new questions, challenges, and decisions about how to create inclusive environments that support the diversity among children and their families. This three part series will examine strategies to support early learning professionals in advancing their inclusive practices into their program philosophy, environmental designs and practices. Participants will engage in critically reflecting upon their own assumptions, cultural beliefs and values, which influence how inclusion, diversity and equity is applied in early learning programs.
Please note: Participants will be required to complete two exercises between sessions.
Please keep our workshop guidelines in mind.
About the facilitator: Dr. Beverlie Dietze is a nationally recognized researcher and educator on Early Childhood Education topics. She has extensive experience facilitating workshops on outdoor play. She has worked extensively with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness in advancing their agenda on outdoor play. She is currently the lead researcher on an outdoor play project with the Lawson Foundation.
- PC (Desktop or laptop)
- Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session).
- Headset (you can borrow one from us!)
Registered participants will receive detailed instructions and be invited to a practice session to test your technology prior to the first session.
It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their equipment, including headphones, will work with the session. As per our policy, refunds will not be issued less than two weeks before the workshop.