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VIRTUAL CIRCLE TIME – CONNECTING WITH FAMILIES IN TROUBLING TIME-ONLINE EVENT
May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenting by: Brian Silveira, Preschool Teacher at Pacific Primary in San Francisco & Encian Pastel, (He and They) Preschool Teacher at Children’s Community Center, School Librarian, Childcare Activist, and Storyteller
4/27 Monday 3-4:30pm
5/6 Wednesday 3-4:30pm
As a preschool teacher, Brian believes that it is his role to nurture a sense of wonder and inquiry in children and their families. He accomplishes this by creating an innovative environment and curriculum that focuses on the child’s emergent ideas and interests. Unlike the traditional ideas that children are “empty vessels waiting to be filled,” He believes that children have a vivid inner world, filled with creative ideas and knowledge.
Encian grounds his teaching in anti-bias education principles, a vision toward collective liberation, and a deep trust in play and creativity as methods of discovery and learning. They seek to listen attentively to children in their many modes of communication and expression, and to teach from a place of both love and respect.
During this time of physical separation, Brian has been able to stay connected with the children in his classroom by using technology in different ways. In this virtual professional learning session, Brian & Encian will show ways of engaging with children and families, using Zoom as a model. Brian will share some technical support, challenges and successes, curriculum ideas and answer questions.
Registration via CA Registry – 5/06/2020 link below:
“I think our staff really benefited from all the training. All the trainings allowed the staff to explore and think differently and keep up-to-date….”
-Helen Lao, Co-Director, Little Footprints Preschool