2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

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Reggio Beyond Pinterest: The Image of the Child

What we believe about children is reflected in everything we do in the classroom. Join me for a process based discussion uncovering your Image of the Child and how that image has an impact on your practice. We will begin with a brief overview of the Reggio Emilia approach and the concept of the Image of the Child. Then we will take a critical look at common early years classroom activities and collaborate to think of alternatives that will lead to a more emergent, play-based learning environment. A framework will be provided to participants for examining their practice within a constructivist Reggio-inspired lens. Participants will leave with ideas about small and large steps to shift their practice to a more emergent, play-based one that matches their Image of the Child.

Target Audience



Karen Begley

I am a Kindergarten teacher at Cougar Creek Elementary. Focusing on my students’ strengths, interests, and areas for growth; rather than convention, I pursue an innovative, child-centred practice.  I am passionate about engaging young children with the outdoor environment. I strive to have every learning opportunity and interaction I have with my students be respectful of their identities as capable, inquisitive, creative learners. I enjoy mentoring individuals and groups of teachers through explorations of inquiry-based learning, purposeful pedagogy and classroom environment.

08:30 am - 10:00 am

No Seats Free

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

No Seats Free