Last week we had a group of guests from British Columbia who visited specifically to look at classroom environments and teacher interactions. After a rich afternoon observing at Hilltop, these guests found themselves considering at a deeper level how educators go about the actual process of expanding children’s interactions in the environment into on-going curriculum and project work.
We were excited to invite them to explore these ideas at an upcoming Hilltop Study Day!
So much of our work, especially at the start of the school year, begins with careful attention to how we setup our classroom spaces and how we enter into interactions with children. But it’s important to remember that the next steps in curriculum development are crucial if we are going to offer children the kind of child-centered and reflective early learning that we strive for.
Take some time for you and your team to refresh and refocus your reflective practice intentions and strategies by joining us for a Hilltop Study Day.
At the Study Day we will explore strategies for how to observe, reflect on, and build curriculum from the interests and needs of children; look at real life examples of successful long-term project work with young children, demonstrating a variety of styles and approaches; and enjoy a catered lunchtime conversation offering the opportunity for each of us to share our questions, struggles, and wonderings with other early learning professionals.
We would so love for you and your team to join the conversation! You can find more information about the event and register here.
Groups of 6-15 educators and administrators can also request additional dates to coincide with their own professional development or in-service days. Contact us for more info about how to setup a Hilltop Study Day for your team.