Discovery Professional Learning has two flagship series available for communities looking for a six-month professional development opportunity, including both virtual Zoom sessions and learn at your own pace modules.
These flagship series are perfect for an organization looking to support their educator or leadership teams. These series have been offered to organizations across the province since 2020 and have impacted over 100 educators in their professional goals.
Throughout the six months, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of virtual learning modules through a social constructivist lens. We will examine theories, paradigms and discourses that exist within the Early Learning Sector.
Through this work we will hold a strong image of educators that see themselves as optimistic critical thinkers.This series will have a particular focus on digging deeper into pedagogies.
There will be an emphasis on what this generates in their practice and how this changes the conditions for their work.
Topics will include: Emergent pedagogies, Image of child, Image of the educator, Examining environments, and Ethical pedagogy with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We see this happen time and time again in the early years sector and want to empower leaders to cultivate thriving teams. We believe that the work that leaders take up with educators directly relates to the quality of programs that will be offered to children.
If we can empower leaders, they can empower educators who can empower children.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of virtual learning encounters through a social constructivist lens. We will examine the paradigms and discourses that contribute to our beliefs around leadership in the early learning sector. We will think alongside leaders, examine new perspectives, and reflect on our aspirations in Early Years Programs.
Through this cyclical model participants will have the opportunity to reflect, discuss, challenge and practice new skills.
Topics will include: Leading From Values and Intention, Cultivating Culture, Understanding Accountability and Compliance, and Pedagogical Leadership.