Butterflies in Your Belly, an ECEBC Webcast with Keynote “The Warrior Code”
Date(s) - May 19, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Caring Place
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Keynote Address: The Warrior Code
In this keynote address, Marc will speak about how having an ECEs code of honour helps our profession uphold a code of ethics. He will challenge us to uphold our ethical duty to leave today better than tomorrow. Quality early childhood education and care programs provide a “marvellous staging ground” for children to learn and live as human beings in a community.
Workshop: Butterflies in Your Belly
“Without risk there is no learning” -Carl Rogers
Think about how you learned what your limits were or how far you could push your body and as a result painting a different image of yourself. How did you learn to negotiate with friends and say “no” to things that made you uncomfortable? How did you learn to take a chance on your ideas or your creativity? If everything is learned through experience, then many of us learned these valuable skills through taking a risk. Yet we are bubble-wrapping our children and shielding them from the risks that we participated in and blinding ourselves to the consequences of these actions. This workshop will explore the kinds of risk in children’s play, what they learn from it, and how we can allow children to risk safely.
Presenter: Marc Battle
Marc Battle is an ECE instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, who also works with Aboriginal Head Start Programs. Marc first worked at Toronto’s Children Services, then at the child care centre at Durham College. For six years, he taught ECE at Northwest Community College in BC. Inspired by fellow ECE instructor Joan Turecki, he became interested in emergent curriculum, which builds on the children’s interests, and in incorporating a more artistic approach to child care programs. He has been at Red River College since 2002. Marc is a passionate speaker on a variety of topics including risky play, rich learning environments, quality interactions, inclusion, and guiding children toward discovery of their full potential.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours