Workshops

Upcoming Events: 

All of our workshops are fully subscribed for winter/spring, 2017. Please contact our office for further details about learning opportunities in our region.

 

Course Facilitators

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Kim Atkinson and Danielle Davis

Kim Atkinson and Danielle Davis are the co-­creators of the Images of Learning Project, an exhibit, blog and presentations that highlight the competencies of children and the valuable, complex work of ECE’s. They have travelled throughout BC to speak at colleges, universities, and conferences, and have worked with school districts and community partners to facilitate long term professional development to engage elementary teachers and ECE’s in reflective practice and thinking with pedagogical narrations. Together they created the Provocation Studio at the Victoria CCRR, a space to challenge educators to re­-think materials and environments in early years settings.

Outside their work with the Images of Learning Project, Danielle spearheads a preschool program that challenges normative assumptions of “quality”, working instead with extended inquiry questions and a pedagogy of listening. Kim is a Pedagogical Facilitator with the Unit for Early Research and Development at the University of Victoria, and a writer whose work has been published nationally and internationally.

In all of their projects Kim and Danielle work to generate dialogue and new thinking by engaging participants to reflect on their values about education, knowledge and the image of young children as citizens.

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Lise-Lotte Loomer

Lise-Lotte Loomer has been facilitating workshops for over 25 years. She holds a degree in Child and Youth Care from UVic. She loves her current role as facilitator for workshops she has developed and presented on the island and throughout the lower mainland for early childhood educators. She developed the preschool program for Science World in Vancouver. She has led playgroups, a mother’s discussion group, 13 Girl Guide groups. She has developed and led traffic safety workshops for teens as a Youth Programs Coordinator for ICBC. She is also the founder and owner of partygreen celebrations, a sustainable event planning company and urban flower farm. Lise-Lotte is a very proud mother of two wonderful teenage daughters.

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