Thinking Studios Online

Thinking Studios Online

Our Thinking Studios are virtual spaces created for learning together with dialogue, ideas and documentation of thinking.  We gather in small groups, playi with ideas, and creating spaces for generating new possibilities together, if feels just like our in person Thinking Studios. The collective thinking structure allows us to share in all of our experiences and as we interact, we gain new perspectives on our work.

Join us for a series of dialogue in our Thinking Studio Online in responding to our new contexts.

ReOpening, ReCreating, and Responding with Possibilities in COVID-19:a series of five pedagogical dialogues on exploring ideas together

“To see this ‘great pause’ as an opportunity to re-think, re-set and embark on a new journey.” Susan Stacey

As we find ourselves in a new way of being in our work as early years educators, we wonder about the possibilities for different ways of thinking? What possibilities can arise out of this complex context we find ourselves in? Join us for a dialogue, or, our series of dialogues, that will build on strategies for meaning-making, along with practicalities, in these new times that are being created. We, as a group of professionals, desire to work in a way that honours our values and our creativity, and that is what brings us to creating this online space for us to think and create together. As a beginning point in our thinking , ReCognition in partnership with Susan Stacey, would like to invite you to read the blog post on “The Big Re-Opening”-Possibilities during COVID-19” at www.suestacey.ca and then join in with Susan and our group to have a dialogue about your response to these ideas.

ReCognition is pleased to offer this Thinking Studio Online as a learning space designed to help you co-construct your own ideas about some of the questions that challenge us right now. Reflecting in large and small groups with active participation and facilitated conversations is part of our learning space together. Sharing our experiences and generating ideas will be collected to offer back to the group to make our thinking visible to each other. It’s just like our live experiences, now offered online.

Topics for the subsequent four dialogues will emerge from the first conversation, and are likely to include thinking about such challenges and opportunities as: facing our fears and hearing children’s ideas on COVID, outdoor spaces, and thinking of simplicity and well-being for ourselves and the children we are with. Other ideas may arise from our conversations.

ReOpening, ReCreating and Responding with Possibilities in COVID-19: the second dialogue

Thursday, July 30, 2020 Learning Fee: $20

Our first dialogue had many ideas and topics that arose as possibilities to think about together. Aspects of relationships, the outdoors, creating spaces for hearing children’s and educators narratives on their experiences in this time, and the power of documentation. 

Our next offering will have a beginning reference point for our thinking of creating spaces for wellness and comfort along with the ideas of listening for children’s ideas with a deeper sense of ourselves.

(self portrait, photographer, Harvey Boelsma, 2 years 7 months)

Readings will be sent ahead of time for you to think about before we head into our dialogue together.

ReCognition is pleased to offer this Thinking Studio Online as a learning space designed to help you co-construct your own ideas about some of the questions that challenge us right now. Reflecting in large and small groups with active participation and facilitated conversations is part of our learning space together. Sharing our experiences and generating ideas will be collected to offer back to the group to make our thinking visible to each other.

It’s just like our live experiences, now offered online.

Registration will open soon for these dates.

ReOpening, ReCreating, and Responding -a third conversation Thursday, August 27, 2020

ReOpening, ReCreating, and Responding -a fourth conversation Tuesday, September 22, 2020

ReOpening, ReCreating, and Responding -a fifth conversation Thursday, October 29, 2020

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