Event LIFT-NL 2024 starts on October 25, 2024 at 8:45:00 AM -0330
Tracy Saarikoski - Discovery Early Learning & Care
Location: Salon A - 10/25/24, 2:45 PM - 10/25/24, 4:00 PM (-0330) (1 hour 15 minutes)

Tracy Saarikoski - Discovery Early Learning & Care
Tracy Saarikoski

Tracy Saarikoski (she/her) is a proud Registered Early Childhood Educator from Sudbury, Ontario. She has a passion for Early Learning & Child Care and advocating for children, families and the sector. She currently operates a non-profit licensed child care program and is involved in many networks and committees in the community and across the province. Discovery Early Learning & Care has been her home for more than 30 years and continues to promote lifelong learning in her professional and personal life. Listening to children, considering their curiosities and engaging in joyful experiences with them inspire her leadership each day. She is full of energy and shares her love of literacy and learning with everyone.

Capturing the Many Languages of Balls & Loose Parts through Learning Stories

As participants come together we will share on our own experiences in documentation and noticing children’s theories, thinking, languages and joy through the lens of a Learning Story. Examples of Learning Stories will be shared and we will unpack the learning unfolding within them. We will consider a number of questions including:

What do you notice?

What do you hear?

How does it make you feel?

What might we consider to expand on children’s thinking?

Where do you fit into the Learning Story and what is your role?

What schemas are noticed?

How often do we consider the leader in the child?

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