Communities of Practice and Circles of Support, presented by Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE, will introduce the concept, practice, and protocols of Communities of Practice (CoP). The benefits will be discussed, and examples of potential CoPs shared.
Learn about a new form of professional learning for early childhood educators, Circles of Support (CoS) which is based on the theories of critical friendship.
Participants will be introduced to the theory and research on critical friendships also referred to as professional friendships.
What would be the impact of supportive professional friendship on practice?
Participants should come ready to consider the possibilities and think about supporting and growing peer friendships. This will be an interactive webinar with many opportunities for engagement.
Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE,
Professional Learning for Early Childhood Education
Diane is a registered early childhood educator from Ontario, Canada. Diane taught early childhood education at both the degree and the diploma level for over 30 years. She has co-written three ECE textbooks and is currently writing a book for Redleaf Press on professional friendships in early childhood education. Diane is the past president of the Association for Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and the current coordinator of the York Region Nature Collaborative. Diane writes a blog to support professional learning in early childhood education: Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research and is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Diane has presented workshops and keynote addresses in Ontario, across Canada and internationally. Since May 2020, she has been presenting webinars on a multitude of topics to educators across the globe.
Date & Time:
June 29, 2022 6:00-7:00 p.m.
For more information and to register, go here.