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Richland Toolbox Series

As a community that embraces a culture of innovation and creativity, we value learning from one another and recognize the incredible breadth of skills and expertise that we bring to our profession. At Richland we celebrate these strengths and are pleased to offer a series of workshops lead by Richland Faculty and Staff. The Richland Toolbox Series is a professional development experience thoughtfully designed to provide educators with a framework to inspire their own practice. The selection of workshops available includes the following:

Teaching the New Social Studies Curriculum Through An Inquiry Framework
Friday, November 14th | 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
$125.00  | Lunch and refreshments providedUnpack and understand the benefits and components of Inquiry-Based Learning through the lens of the revised 2013 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. Register Now.

Creating a Reggio-inspired Environment in the Early Years
Thursday, November 27th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$25.00 | Light refreshments provided

Explore the Environment as the Third Teacher; and discover what design elements and materials influence a Reggio-inspired learning space. We will tour Richland Academy, and discuss possibilities for your own environments. Please bring ideas, plans, and questions to consider for your own context. Register Now. 

Inquiry Planning Session
Thursday, January 22nd | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$25.00 | Light refreshments provided

Begin to plan and outline a deep and integrated inquiry for your classroom, including constructing big questions, assessment and experiences, by unpacking the revised 2013 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. The workshop will include a tour of Richland Academy. Register Now.

Knowledge Building
Thursday, February 19th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$25.00 | Light refreshments provided

Explore and experience the theory and application of knowledge building and the benefits it will have in your classroom and teaching practice. The workshop will include a tour of Richland Academy. Register Now.

Documentation
Thursday, March 5th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$25.00 | Light refreshments provided

Join us to unpack this essential principle of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. We will consider the connection between documentation and learning; look at the tools of documentation; and consider effective ways for sharing documentation meaningfully within your classroom, school, and community. Register Now.

Creating a Reggio-inspired Environment in the Early Years
Thursday, March 26th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$25.00 | Light refreshments provided

Explore the Environment as the Third Teacher; and discover what design elements and materials influence a Reggio-inspired learning space. We will tour Richland Academy, and discuss possibilities for your own environments. Please bring ideas, plans, and questions to consider for your own context. Register Now. 

Exploring Materials
Thursday, April 16th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$50.00 | Light refreshments provided

Materials encourage individual ways of thinking, learning, and expressing ideas. Join us to explore a variety of studio materials. This hands-on experience will provide participants an opportunity discover ways of introducing these materials and how these materials communicate ideas. Register Now.

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