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Meaningful Play, Inquiry and Pedagogical Documentation (K-1)

Written on March 10th, 2016

July 8, 2016

What do we know about best teaching practices in Kindergarten? How does learning happen in your classroom and how are those meaningful learning experiences recorded and shared?  Do your teaching practices in the classroom truly reflect your view of the child as a competent and capable learner? Do you view yourself as a “teacher “or “researcher” when it comes to recording, interpreting and making learning visible through documentation?  Professional and engaging discussion will be the foundation for learning at this workshop as we share examples of children’s learning and reflect on these questions. Participants will need to bring their passion for play, their own inquiries and an openness for sharing.

Instructor: Cheryl Herder

Redeemer University College

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$150.00 for Edifide Members
$180.00 for non-members

(minimum: 10; maximum 25)


Cheryl Herder: Since 2013 Cheryl has fulfilled the role as the Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. As part of the faculty team, she currently teach ECE courses in Early Childhood Development, Kindergarten Programming, Inquiry and Play, Observing Competence in Young Children, and the Administration of Preschool Programs. She gains daily inspiration from her colleagues and the students that she teachers. The bottom line is, she is passionate about the pedagogy of how children learn, and enjoy networking with others who share my passion. She is excited about the changing paradigms in education in the province of Ontario and believe these are exciting times for all those in the teaching profession. Prior to her role at Fleming College, she taught Kindergarten at Rhema Christian School in Peterborough for 19 years and gained her daily inspiration from the wisdom of 4 and 5 year olds. During this time, she also served as a member of the OCSTA Kindergarten Advisory Committee. She and her husband have raised three boys, who are now, young men.  Cheryl has two beautiful grandchildren who continue to teach her how to wonder, explore, dream and to never stop asking why?