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Capable, Confident & Curious: Leader Session 4

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NSCC - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

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In this 2-day session, ECE Program Leaders explore Pedagogical Documentation and Relationships with Families and Community

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Module 7: Pedagogical Documentation; the What, Why, and How

Documentation makes children’s learning, ideas, thinking and strategies visible, and serves to communicate to others – parents, colleagues, the community – not only what is happening in our setting, but how, and why the documented play or event is important. It is a crucial part of reflective practice and ongoing professional learning for educators, and also a way to revisit past events with children.

In this module, through examples, discussion, and hands-on work, participants will:

• Be introduced to the many forms of documentation, and which type to use in which situation

• Understand the difference between display, documentation, and pedagogical documentation

• Discover tools that will assist in developing documentation as a regular part of their day

• Understand the multiple ways in which documentation can be used: Communication, Reflection, Planning-next-steps, Revisiting with Children

Module 8: Relationships with Families and Community

Children come to us from diverse families and communities, and we want them to feel welcomed, comfortable, and understood. How can we welcome and collaborate with all families so that everyone is included in our settings? What does it mean to develop authentic relationships? Do parents have a place in decision-making within our settings? How do we build relationships and collaborations with our cities and towns and how does this benefit all of us?

In this module, we will hear from educators who have developed, through varied approaches, strong and respectful relationships with families and communities.

Participants will:

• Examine the idea of ‘relationship building’ and what this looks like in practice

• Share ‘what has worked’ in terms of authentic collaborations

• Understand the journey of building relationships over time, and the benefits of taking the time to do this: The development of trust, understanding of each others’ viewpoints, collaboration in terms of programme development.

• Consider the ‘Image of the Parent’ and its impact.

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