Online Courses: Communities of Learning
We see our online courses as Communities of Learning. While they can be used by individuals, they can also be used with a group of students, staff teams, or a peer group. We believe that individual reflection combined with group dialogue deepens and transforms our teaching practice. Each person can engage the modules individually then join for a conversation to share their reflections — either in-person or in a video meeting. The modules can also be used with a group in “real time” — in person, sharing a large screen, or remotely using a video call.
Each Community of Learning online course includes videos, resources, reflections, and strategies to prompt conversations and thinking among early learning educators and teachers-in-training.
Some of our Community of Learning online courses have been developed in response to our “real time” Online Conversations at Early Learning Cafe – group conversations with Canadian and international leaders and thinkers in the field of early learning.
Communities of Learning support your learning goals anytime, anywhere, in whatever format works for you.
Community of Learning Modules are:
- Inspirational spaces for early learning educators to deepen their thinking about what, why, and how we teach young children.
- Flexible professional learning that is accessible in-person, online, or as a hybrid of both in-person and online.
- Engaging learning experiences that can be easily adapted to individual and group time constraints and geographical needs.
- Valuable resources for pedagogical leaders, workshop facilitators and teacher trainers, who seek to guide and prompt thinking and conversations among early learning educators.
In each module you will find:
- Short video clips featuring leaders and thinkers in the field of early learning
- Reflective activities to deepen educators’ thinking about their teaching practice
- Practical ideas and resources to support teachers’ work with young children
- Certificate of participation
This series of 5 learning modules introduces early learning educators, caregivers, and students to children’s drawing and mark making as a language. Purchase separately or as a bundle.
This series of 4 modules with guest Suzanne Axelsson teaches early learning educators, caregivers, and students how to create democratic early learning environments.
This series of 4 course modules with guest Susan Stacey introduces early learning educators, caregivers, and students to how managed risk-taking is essential for children’s learning.