Webcast – 2018 ECEBC’s Conference Keynote and Workshop by Marc Battle
Date(s) - May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) and Child Care Resource & Referral Programs of
BC (CCRR) have partnered to make possible this exclusive online viewing of Marc Battle’s
keynote address and workshop from this year’s ECEBC Conference. Come and join other
early years’ professionals at Westcoast to watch this thought-provoking webcast, as we continue to find ways to grow our practice.
Keynote: “The Warrior Code” (1 hour)
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 “marvelous staging ground” for children to learn to live as human beings in a community.
Workshop: “Butterflies In Your Belly” (2 hours)
“Without risk there is no learning.” —Carl Rogers.
Think about how you learned what your limits were or how far could you 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.
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Professional Networking
Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators; novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with children of any age.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Marc 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.
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