September 18, 2018
Children’s curiosity and wonderings, along with their play and explorations, can spark an interest that raises questions for investigation. Attentive teachers act on this interest and facilitate learning through the project approach. Projects enable young learners to go deeper into topics and integrate knowledge and skills in meaningful ways. Attend this workshop to examine how early-years teachers help immerse students in projects that extend and challenge children’s learning and thinking. Learn how to plan for projects, set up the classroom for investigation, and document project-based inquiry.
Sue is an enthusiastic and inspirational speaker, author, consultant, and educator who has extensive experience working in literacy education, inquiry based learning, and early years’ pedagogy. Throughout her extensive career in education, Sue was a K to 8 classroom teacher, a division leader, and a learning coordinator for the Thames Valley DSB, specializing in early years and literacy. Additionally, Sue was an AQ instructor for the University of Western Ontario. She has written many educational publications such as the teaching resources for Scholastic Education’s Literacy Place for the Early Years, Moving Up with Literacy Place, Stepping Up with Literacy Place, Info Tales, and most recently Take Action. Presently, as Scholastic Education’s National Literacy Consultant, Sue provides professional development for teachers, administrators, and school districts across Canada. Within B.C., Sue has enjoyed working with educators in districts such as Chilliwack, Surrey, Vernon, Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam, Greater Victoria, and Abbotsford. Sue is a passionate advocate for empowering teachers and students and is able to ground pedagogy in authentic and practical classroom applications.