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Course Information

Exploring Early Childhood Curriculum Course Description:

In this course, participants engage in eight introductory level modules that explore Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Curriculum Framework. Participants will use observation and reflection processes, such as noticing, naming, and nurturing. With the Framework as a guide, participants will have professional practice conversations and gain an understanding of the role of the educator as co-learner, co-researcher, and co-imaginer of possibilities.

Course Materials

Course participants are provided with free course textbooks and reading materials. These include:

Makovichuk, L., Hewes, J., Lirette, P., & Thomas, N. (2014). Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. www.flightframework.ca 

Curtis, D., Lebo, D., Cividanes, W., & Carter, M. (2013). Reflecting in Communities of Practice: A Workbook for Early Childhood Educators. Redleaf Press.

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Sample Course Schedule
Week 1 Live Online Orientation Class
Week 2 Module 1: Journey to Understanding
Week 3 Module 2: Starting with Children
Week 4 Live Online Class I - (weekday evening)
Week 5 Module 3: Develop Relationships
Week 6 Module 3 con't
Week 7 Module 4: Responsive Environments
Week 8 Module 5: Curriculum Meaning Making
Week 9 Live Online Class II - (weekday evening)
Week 10 Module 6: Exploring Reflective Tools
Week 11 Module 7: Making Learning Visible
Week 12 Module 7 con't
Week 13 Live Online Class III - (weekday evening)
Week 14 Module 8: Building Reflective Practice
Week 15-16 Week 16 Live Online Class IV - (weekday evening)
Week 17-18 Week 18 Live Online Class V - (weekday evening)
Week 19-20 Week 20 Live Online Class VI - (weekday evening)
Week 21-22 Week 22 Live Online ClassVII - (weekday evening)

Schedule

Date Topic/Activities
Week 1 Live Online Orientation Class
Week 2 Module 1: Journey to Understanding
Week 3 Module 2: Starting with Children
Week 4 Live Online Class I
Week 5 Module 3: Develop Relationships
Week 6 Module 3 con't
Week 7 Module 4: Responsive Environments
Week 8 Module 5: Curriculum Meaning Making
Week 9 Live Online Class II
Week 10 Module 6: Exploring Reflective Tools
Week 11 Module 7: Making Learning Visible
Week 12 Module 7 con't
Week 13 Live Online Class III
Week 14 Module 8: Building Reflective Practice
Week 15-16 Live Online Class IV – Noticing
Week 17-18 Live Online Class V – Naming
Week 19-20 Live Online Class VI – Nurturing
Week 21-22 Live Online Class VII – What? So What? Now What? and the Co-Inquiry Model