Our work is focused around the beliefs that children are creators of their knowledge through long-term project learning. Those who join us in our interactive workshops come from a variety of early childhood settings. They are as passionate about early childhood as we are. Each individual brings his or her own specific voice to the Possibilities ECE professional development environment. We focus on interactive formats as a model for how we wish to be in the world of early childhood education. We seek a variety of viewpoints and strengths to enrich our conversations. What we have in common---is our shared value of children’s endless possibilities.
Our Current Workshops,
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Oregon CKC: Human Growth and Development, Set Two, 2 Hours.
Exploring Deeply: Fostering Creative Thinking in Early Childhood, introduces us to the ways that young children build theories in their daily lives. This workshop will challenge your thinking about the infinite capabilities of young children to lead the construction of knowledge in the world around them.
Oregon CKC: Human Growth and Development, Set One, 1.5 Hours.
The Spirit of the Child: Understanding How Children Make Meaning of their World, introduces us to why is it important to reflect on our image of the child and how this impacts our daily practice as early childhood educators. We will explore the image of the child, through five different lenses, play, imagination, being present, social interactions, and inner lives.
Oregon CKC: Learning Environments and Curriculum, Set One, 1.5 Hours.
Who Am I in the Classroom? An Introduction to Our Role as Educators, introduces us to who we are as educators by examining our role in the classroom and by exploring how questions inform our practice and help us collaborate with children as co-learners. We will also examine our values as educators, how our work with children is emotional labor, and learn more about the importance of self-care.
Oregon CKC: Diversity, Set Two, 3 Hours.
The Rights of the Child: Understanding the Pathways that Support Children’s Rights in Education, introduces us to the rights of the child, the rights of the child in education, and our role as educators in supporting young children as capable members of our classrooms and communities.
Oregon CKC: Learning Environments and Curriculum, Set One, 3 Hours.
The Elements of Space Design: An Investigation into Transforming Classroom Environments, introduces us to the journey of thinking, evaluating, and acting intentionally when designing or re-designing spaces where children play and learn.
Thank you for your interest in our workshops. It is our honor to partner with you and all the members of the early childhood education community.
Best wishes on your learning journey,
Greg and Ingrid