The Heart Centered Teaching Institute
presented by the Excellence Academy
Saturday, September 8, 2018
“Rethinking the Classroom Landscape”
with Keynote Speaker Sandra Duncan
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Heart Centered Teaching Institute! Connect with other early childhood professionals in your community for a day of discussion, learning, and reflection. Keynote speaker Sandra Duncan will lead us through a discussion on the power of the environment. As she states in her book, Rethinking the Classroom Landscape, “Space speaks. Even though we cannot hear the classroom’s walls or floors talking, the equipment is conversing, or the learning materials are chattering, they are, indeed, speaking to us. They are telling us how to behave, act, react, engage, and even think. The space is whispering ‘run’ or ‘pause and linger for a while.'” At the Heart Centered Teaching Institute, we will explore how the environment is influencing our behaviors and the messages it sends to our children. How can we redesign and strengthen our classroom environment to reflect our community? Join us to examine your classroom landscape and discover how you can create meaningful places from ordinary spaces for children.
WHO: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers; Family Child Care Home Providers; Center Owners, Directors, and Assistant Directors
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th
TIME: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203
COST: $20 per person
Registration is limited to 20 participants per organization.
CREDIT HOURS: 7 (no partial credit will be given)
Breakfast and Lunch Included!