Places for Living and Learning, Oct. 22-24, 2015

Places for Living and Learning

The Role of the Educator in the Environment

October 22nd – 24th, 2015

Join Us For An Institute and Study Tour with:

Deb Curtis, Lorrie Baird and Anne Marie Coughlin



When we view children as capable, competent, curious and rich in potential, our environments become a reflection of this view and the values we hold for children and childhood. Together will explore designing rich learning environments and the role of the educator in enhancing children’s experiences in these spaces. We will reflect on… How do our values influence our practice? How do we organize our time and routines? How do we provision for children’s explorations? How can we help children see the possibilities? How do we create a structure for openness where children can use the environment with independence and complexity?

Institute Agenda

Thursday, October 22, 2015

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception and Registration

7:00 – 9:00 Opening of Institute

Friday, October 23, 2015

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast (continental)

9:00 – 12:00 Learning Communities

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 Learning Communities

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast (hot breakfast)

8:45 – 9:00 Boarding Buses – Study Tour Rolling Hills/ Peterborough

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Learning Communities