Megina Baker is a Lecturer in the Early Childhood Education program at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. She holds a Ph.D. from Boston College, where she studied bilingualism, teacher education, and practitioner inquiry. She recently spent several years as a researcher on the Pedagogy of Play project at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, and continues to collaborate with Project Zero faculty. A graduate of Tufts University and Cornell University, she has taught preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten in both public and private settings for over ten years, in the United States and in Sweden, including several years at BU's Early Childhood Learning Lab. Megina collaborated in writing the integrated, play-based Focus on K2 curriculum for the Boston Public Schools kindergarten programs, now being used across Boston as well as in a number of other districts in MA and beyond. She is a co-author of two recently published books: Children at the Center: Transforming Early Childhood Education in the Boston Public Schools, and Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education, and has been involved in coordinating numerous professional development opportunities for local educators in conjunction with the Wonder of Learning exhibition from Reggio Emilia, Italy during its stay in Boston in 2018. Megina is also the mother of two young emergent bilingual children.

Venue:
English Schools Foundation
25 / F 1063 Kings Road,
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.00 am
on the 16 January 2021.

In this workshop, participants will learn teaching strategies and practices to foster child-led, collaborative learning that aligns with curriculum goals. Using video and visual essays, we will look deeply at collaborative, child-driven playful learning projects from early childhood classrooms, and unpack the teaching practices that enable this kind of learning to take place. Participants will also play with tools for planning learning through play experiences in their own classrooms.

 

INVESTMENT

USD 760 Early Bird offer till 1st August 2020
USD 790 Closing Date 15th December 2020

INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.