Pedagogical Collaboration

ReCognition is now offering Pedagogical Collaboration as a learning opportunity for programs in a variety of formats with an emphasis on contemporary pedagogical practices in early childhood education.

Kathy engages with groups of educators in individual programs to support pedagogical approaches that honour their interests and research as a team.

Using pedagogical tools and modelling for staff how they can grow into their practice with facilitated conversations, studies of their own work and provocations with ideas, stories, examples, and hands on experiences, Kathy helps to build capacity within an organization. Educator engagement is a focus with hands on experiences that are meaningful and applicable to their daily work.

Kathy has supported educators for over 22 years in the early years profession, and has provided pedagogical support to licensed child care programs, licensed home child care agencies, EarlyOn Centres for Families and Children, and groups of educators in communities locally and globally.

Kathy engages with groups of educators in individual programs to support pedagogical approaches that honour their interests and research as a team, while using pedagogical tools and modelling for staff how they can grow into their practice with facilitated conversations, studies of their own work and provocations with ideas, stories, examples, and hands on experiences.

Kathy, as a pedagogical collaborator, supports a co-construction of learning with each other.

Educators have ideas to share with each other, Kathy strives to create spaces for learning together that gives everyone a voice, celebrates new thinking and offers time, leadership, and research that lifts up educators in their learning.

Kathy is available for designing learning spaces that meet and expand upon your interests through live and online conversations and sessions.  This Catalogue offers some of the topics that can be explored, please contact Kathy for other topics if interested in something specific. Kathy has a           conversation with you, and then designs a proposal based on needs, inspirations, budget, and time restraints, along with number of educators and proposes a learning pathway for your consideration. Rates are dependent on each proposal as we collaborate together.

Contact Kathy at kathyboelsma@gmail.com for more details.

Being in a leadership role asks of us to be open to possibilities of what could be, to pay attention, to listen and be curious about our pedagogical commitment to learning and research.   It also asks of us to pause and think with others about why and how we practice pedagogy, how we explore our narratives and how we participate or navigate our learning histories.  I met Kathy a few years ago and have been inspired by her pedagogical practice of living with curiosity and openness, her out of the box thinking and constant desire to explore with others.  She builds her relationship    grounded on the act of co-researching and as a life long learner.” Dominique-Ann B, Pedagogical Leader

Previous collaborators include:

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

United Counties of Prescott-Russell

County of Bruce, ON

Children’s Resources on Wheels, Lanark County