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In-Person Community Play Day! Exploring the Emergent Curriculum Approach

March 16, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Welcome to our Community Workshop PD Day! Exploring the Emergent Curriculum Approach

We’re bringing back our in-person community workshops! Our first community workshop will be a full-day event!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM

Investment: $135.00+GST

Host Location: Tiny Hoppers Summerside, 2359 – 90b Street SW, Edmonton, AB

Topic: Exploring the Emergent Curriculum Approach (3 session – 6 hours of training)

  • Observing Play with Intention
  • Playful Planning
  • Reflections of Play

Explore the possibilities of play with the emergent curriculum approach. Together we will engage in hands-on experiences and reflective discussions that enhance our understanding of the emergent curriculum and play-based approach to children’s learning experiences. Let’s start the day off with engaging in some play experiences ourselves and practice our skills in observation. This is followed by some reflective discussions about what we observed, and how can we adapt this into our planning process and environments. What possibilities for play can we plan for? What invitations to play and play provocations can we create based on these observations? Join other passionate educators in these rich discussions before we discover what visual planning format works best for each of us. It’s your journey! Take your next steps in the planning process that extends your knowledge and builds on your confidence in planning. After some amazing discussions along with some great tips and strategies, we will make our learning visible! Let’s document our discovers of play and showcase how amazing our mighty learners are! We can do this together as we connect, collaborate and inspire each other!

Some reflective discussions we will discuss:

  • Why is the emergent curriculum approach one of the best ways to understand children’s learning?
  • How do we engage in this process to create a responsive environment?
  • What skills and tools are helpful?
  • How do we create a responsive and playful environment?
  • What methods can we make children’s learning visible?
  • How does Flight compliment and extend the emergent curriculum approach?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the roots to emergent curriculum approach
  2. Implement strategies to improve observation techniques
  3. Translate observations to playful planning experiences
  4. Identify the core elements of reflective practices using reflective planning, documentation boards and learning stories

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Registration closes 48 hours in advance!
  • Coffee, tea and light snacks provided; lunch not included
  • Doors open at 8:30AM
  • Minimum registration required; Limited spaces available!
  • 48 hours notice will be given to registered participants in case we do not meet the required minimum registration
  • PD funding available to eligible participants.
  • Certificate of participation, workshop handouts and reflection forms will be available to attendees.
  • E-transfers to be sent to tina@inspiredmindsecc.ca




March 16, 2024
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Tiny Hoppers Summerside
2359 - 90b Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada


Inspired Minds ECC
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