Two Evenings with Ann Pelo of Engaging Professional Development hosted by Blueprints for Learning.
We will begin the evening with a presentation from Ann Pelo. The presentation will be held in the Magic Lantern Theater on Main and will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. Please check in prior to the presentation so that we may properly credit your MERIT account for attending. We will be in the Community Building Children's Center after the presentation to engage with each other around the ideas from the presentation. We will conclude the evening at 9:00 PM. Light food and beverage will be available. Attendance qualifies you to receive 3 STARS hours of continuing education.
October 10, 2019 - From Teaching to Thinking: Reimagining Curriculum 6:00 - 9:00 PM
February 20,2020 - A Culture of Conversation: Reimagining Relationships with Families 6:00 - 9:00 PM
These events are open to Friends, Families, Directors, Owners, and Teaching Staff.
$100 for Both Evenings or $75 for Each Evening
Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning, and the art of mentoring. Her work is anchored by a commitment to the right of educators to be intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually engaged by their work.
Ann worked as an early childhood teacher and teacher mentor for sixteen years at a childcare center in Seattle. Currently, Ann collaborates with early childhood educators, teachers, and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, thinking with them about inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s – and adults’ – lives.
Ann is the author of six books, most recently From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work, with Margie Carter (2018). She is the Co-Editor of the Reimagining Our Work Collection, a series of books by early childhood educators that illuminate a pedagogical approach anchored by a commitment to social justice, deep listening, teacher research, and documentation that foregrounds educators' thinking about children's thinking.