Speaker Series: Reimagining our Work with Ann Pelo
Two evenings of Engaging Professional Development – Register HERE
October 10, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – From Teaching to Thinking: Reimagining Curriculum
February 20, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – A Culture of Conversation: Reimagining Relationships with Families
Please join us for presentations, networking, and hands-on activities. 3 STARS Hours Available each evening.
$100 for Both Evenings or $75 for Each Evening – Tickets Available Here!
These events are open to Friends, Families, Program Directors, Owners, and Staff. We will begin the evening with a Presentation from Ann in the Magic Lantern Theater. After the presentation we will gather in the Community Building Children’s Center (right next door) to engage with one another and the ideas presented. Light food and beverage will be available.
Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning, and the art of mentoring. Her work is anchored by a commitment to the right of educators to be intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually engaged by their work.
Ann worked as an early childhood teacher and teacher mentor for sixteen years at a childcare center in Seattle. Currently, Ann collaborates with early childhood educators, teachers, and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, thinking with them about inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s – and adults’ – lives.
Ann is the author of six books, most recently From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work, with Margie Carter (2018). She is the Co-Editor of the Reimagining Our Work Collection, a series of books by early childhood educators that illuminate a
pedagogical approach anchored by a commitment to social justice, deep listening, teacher research, and documentation that foregrounds educators’ thinking about children’s thinking.
Basic and Continuing Education
The Training Institute’s programs are focused on improving the quality of early care and education provided at local child care programs through increasing the skills and knowledge of the providers throughout the Spokane area. All classes offered by the Training Institute are taught in-person by Washington State Department of Early Learning approved trainers and are approved by the Department of Early Learning for STARS credit. Classes are taught in our classroom at 35 W. Main, Suite 280 unless otherwise noted.
Qualified students who attend and meet the requirements of the class will be entered into the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT) and will qualify for reimbursement through MERIT for class fees paid. You can find the instructions for reimbursement here.
Basic Education – we are not currently scheduling the following classes
Continuing Education – we are not currently scheduling the following classes