Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Nurturing Spirit

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The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering:

February 26th from 2 – 4 pm EST.

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss nurturing spirit in early years environments with connection to How Does Leaning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

Registration will close Monday February 24th at 4 pm EST.

Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Storytelling

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The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering:

January 22nd from 2 – 4 pm EST.

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss embedding Indigenous storytelling and oral teachings in early years environments with connection to How Does Leaning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

The gathering will be held online via Zoom. Registration is now closed. The next gathering will be held February 26th, 2020.

Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Land Based Knowledge

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The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering:

November 27th from 4-6 pm EST.

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss land based knowledge in early years environments with connection to How Does Leaning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.  

This gathering will explore Indigenous perspectives of land based knowledge emphasizing the interconnectedness between the natural and spiritual worlds and Indigenous identity.

Focusing on the inherent relationship between land and self; we will highlight the importance of reviving and reclaiming outdoor cultural practices in partnership with children, educators, families and community.

This gathering will be held online via Zoom.

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering. Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for information about our next gathering in January 2020.

Indigenous Pedagogy in Early Years and Child Care Environments Gathering: November 13th – 14th

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SAVE THE DATE

NOVEMBER 13th – 14th

LAC DES MILLE LACS FIRST NATION & THUNDER BAY

Aligning Indigenous Knowledge with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

This gathering is intended for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Early Years Professionals on/off reserve.

Registration for non-Indigenous early years professionals who wish to attend the gathering is now open.

Please direct all inquiries to: event@icoe.ca

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Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Fostering Language in Early Learning Environments

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Importance of Fostering Language in Early Learning Environments 

The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Wednesday, October 23rd from 2 – 4 pm.  

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss fostering language in early years environments with connection to How Does Leaning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.  

This gathering will highlight the importance of empowering educators to embrace using Indigenous languages in the classroom and how language links to our identity and spirit.  This gathering will stem from an Anishnaabe lens, with hopes of facilitating discussion about the diverse Indigenous languages present across the province.  

The gathering will be hosted online via Zoom and open to the public and community stakeholders.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered. Our next Knowledge Exchange Gathering will be held on November 27th.

Knowledge Exchange Gathering: All of Our Relations

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Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Early Years and Child Care

The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Wednesday, September 18 from 10am – 12 pm. 

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss the importance of relationships in early years environments.  Indigenous pedagogy is rooted in a relational context therefore the gathering will highlight the importance of our relations between: children, educators, families, animals, plants and the land with connection to How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s pedagogy for the Early Years.  

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Indigenous Pedagogy in Early Years and Child Care Environments Gathering

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Date: September 24th – 26th

Location: Kenjgewin Teg, M’Chigeeng First Nation

This gathering will focus on aligning Indigenous Knowledge with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

To inspire a desire for learning, educators will learn how land-based theory and practice can be used to create high quality early learning environments.

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Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Exploring Beliefs about Risk-taking

Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Early Years and Child Care

The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Wednesday, July 24th, from 2-4 pm hosted online through Zoom.

This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will focus on discussing beliefs and values involved in risk-taking and learning for a child and educator with connection to How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s pedagogy for the Early Years and Indigenous pedagogy.  

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Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Early Years and Child Care

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The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our first Knowledge Exchange Gathering.  The purpose of the gatherings is to engage in conversations to consider Indigenous pedagogy in early years environments. 

For the initial gathering Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss early learning activities based on the seasonal cycles or the thirteen moons that align with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

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