In this section you will find keynote presentations and interviews from experienced educators in their respective fields.
Keynote speakers from ETFO Kindergarten conferences offer current research and practices addressing a wide variety of topics. Speakers were interviewed and asked questions created by members to address wonderings members have about these topics. Explore the topics and speakers who support your professional learning.
PLEY Chats provides “Professional Learning in the Early Years”. The chats highlight members sharing their passion in Kindergarten.
PLEY Chats highlight members who are sharing their passion in the early years. The topic they are discussing is one that they have taken a long journey to learn about with many twists and turns along their way. These chats are meant to provide inspiration for other educators and allow individuals and/or teams a window into another educator’s thinking and classroom. They are not meant to be “this is how to do this”, they are meant to give you ideas to build upon wherever you are in your journey.
Reflective Questions to Consider Individually or as a Team…
• How does this topic resonate with you and what connections are you making?
• What wonderings does it leave you with?
• What idea(s) would you like to delve into?
• What obstacles or challenges will prevent you from moving forward? How can you problem-solve through these challenges?
• What resources can you access to support you?
• How can you infuse these ideas into your local context?
This section tours K-3 classrooms around Ontario, from both rural and urban communities. Educators explain how different areas in their classrooms came to be.
The Classroom Tours section of this website was created to share conversations with educators in the early years who are on a learning journey with their children. The educators you will meet in these various conversations will discuss their classroom learning environments and their thinking behind the choices they have made. We hope this opportunity will provide you with a glimpse into other classrooms, as well as points for productive conversation and reflection.
This section supports our ETFO Language of Learning workshops & offers videos of teachers & DECEs sharing their documentation of learning.
This section was created as a support for our ETFO Language of Learning workshop and to offer videos of Kindergarten teachers and DECEs sharing their thinking about documenting and communicating learning.
We hope this learning opportunity will provide you with a glimpse into other classrooms, as well as points for productive conversation and reflection about documentation.
This section features Kindergarten teachers, DECEs and other experts discussing how to build and enrich partnerships in the classroom.
This section was created as a support for our ETFO Building and Enriching Partnerships in Kindergarten workshop and to feature videos of Kindergarten teams sharing their ideas about how they as teachers and DECE's develop their partnership together. There are several keynote speakers discussing key strategies you can incorporate as individuals and as teams.
These videos are intended to provide opportunities to consider questions educators have been asking about mathematics in the Kindergarten context.
The videos in Math Happens in Kindergarten and the accompanying Facilitators’ Guide are intended to provide opportunities to consider questions educators have been asking about mathematics in the Kindergarten context. The videos will help you as an educator to frame and extend your thinking, and will provide further strategies you can use to create a mathematically rich environment for your children. Use the Facilitators’ Guide to support you in your viewing of the videos.
These videos will help you as an educator to frame and extend your thinking around the multiple ways of observation and assessment.
The videos in Observation: A Window into Children’s Thinking and the accompanying Facilitators’ Guide are intended to answer many questions asked by educators about the observation of children in the Kindergarten context. This video will help you as an educator to frame and extend your thinking, and will provide further information for you to consider as you explore observation and its impact on you and your children. Use the Facilitators’ Guide to support your viewing of the videos.
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