All of our Pedagogical Coaching & Consulting services can be done one-on-one, or with several educators or administrators in your location.
a provincially recognized, high quality early learning and care organization,
we are often requested to provide professional learning outside of Compass ELC,
consulting services, study tours and centre visits/tours.
All of our work is grounded in strong values and the
high image we hold of children, educators and families.
Coaching and Consulting
All consulting is offered in a responsive,
collaborative model that supports and parallels our work with educators,
children and families. This work can
support the development of systems, structures and strategies that enable you
to achieve your reflective practice goals. In addition, communities or programs
may find it useful to have consultation around professional learning opportunities they
are developing. This service can be offered face to face, or from a distance by
phone or Skype.
Side by Side Program Mentorship
This is a full day hands on experience that takes place in the classroom. Engaging loose parts and materials geared to the specific age group of children are gathered to provide an invitation for learning. Alongside the educators we discuss the possibilities, play with the materials ourselves, and make a plan to offer the experience to the children. Together with educators, we engage with the children, modelling the role of the educator in extending the children’s play and determining how we can use our role in support of building a repertoire of skills with children. Those participating in the day can act as observer or player. At the end of the experience, we meet with the whole group to “unpack” the learning, both from the educators’ perspective as well as the children’s. These sessions provide a powerful experience of engagement with educators, directors and mentors. In some communities this opportunity has been offered in several classrooms over the course of a few days and then a session in the evening offered to the community to bring visibility to the stories from the classroom.
Professional Learning Series
One of the greatest ways to grow capacity in a
community or organization is the development of professional learning
communities. These multi-part series are uniquely designed and developed
following a reflective model for learning.
The Pedagogical Leadershipseries is composed of a minimum of
six 3-hour sessions or three full day sessions, focusing on the following
Working from a Place of Vision and Values
Developing Meaningful Relationships
Considering the Role of Learning in our Everyday Practice
Nurturing Dispositions for Learning
Creating a Culture of Observation and Research
The Reflective Teaching Series is composed of a minimum of six 3- hour sessions or three full day sessions focusing on the following topics:
Working from a Place of Value –
Considering our Image of Children
Meeting Up with Children’s Lively Minds
Authentic Language (Enterprise
The Art of Observation
Designing Engaging Learning
Environments – Understanding our Roles in Supporting Complex Play