Turning Over a New Leaf

I am speaking at Turning Over A New Leaf. Please check out my talk if you're attending the event! #TurnOverANewLeaf - via #Whova event app

Farmington university’s child education program

My Furniture collection is going to be incorporated into Farmington University's new child education program. A quick excerpt from the full article is below, make sure to check out the whole story by using the link at the bottom of the post!

"The University of Maine at Farmington gave a sneak peak this week of its new space for its nationally accredited Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education program.

The building, which was originally a NotifyMD call center at 274 Front St. was purchased in 2019 and the University of Maine System board of trustees approved the renovations in February 2022.

The new building is expected to create 20 new slots for children in the Franklin County area, as well as increase enrollment in its undergraduate and graduate early childhood education programs by at least 20%."

URL to Full POST - https://www.sunjournal.com/2023/08/17/farmington-universitys-child-education-program-to-include-infants-and-toddlers/

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TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF 

Issues on Education Talk

Last Year I was on the Issues on Education.net podcast. Listen below for information on how the way we design early childhood classrooms can play a big role in how children develop.

INSPIRE CONFERENCE 2023

Inspire 2023 invites delegates into a world of fantasy opportunity and reality. It proposes that to work in the early years of education, we must foster our ability to fantasise about possibilities and release ourselves from practice and mindsets that can trap us from moving forward. Inspire 2023 straddles our ability to dream big whilst ensuring we continue to deliver exceptional outcomes. What might our sector look like if we dared to dream? What might children’s education look like if we could release ourselves from the mundane and collapse into the world of delight? Opportunity presents itself when we take a leap of faith and see the many ways in which our practices might present themselves in the everyday. It invites teams to travel as a collective and aspire for the extraordinary in a world that can settle for the ordinary. Our collective wisdom and power as a sector afford us the opportunity to create a new reality—a reality that positions us to succeed well into the future. Inspire 2023: Fantasy, Opportunity, Reality is your opportunity to experience a conference beyond your expectations.

INSPIRE 2023 provides a forum for national and international speakers to share evidence-based ideas. Facilitated through a range of learning experiences including keynotes, panels and interactive spaces, our accomplished presenters will offer a range of provocations to stimulate reflections, dialogue and debate. 

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NAEYC 2022 Washington D.C.

2nd international conference on Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Care

Nature Play and Sustainable Development

Learn more about 2022 NBECEC

How can environmental sustainability be viewed as a broad pedagogical approach to creating environments and experiences that, on the one hand, promote young children's learning and development, and on the other hand, foster their sense of purpose in maintaining and improving their natural and social environments? How can children grow up to be responsible and responsible citizens of the planet without placing heavy environmental issues on their shoulders?

In order to deepen the discussion on these issues, the conference gathered 15 scholars and educators to answer these questions from different perspectives.

SAVE 10% on conference full access with code: SANDRA

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Why Join the 2022 NBECEC International Conference?

Who Attends the NBECEC International Conference?

The event is attended by early years educators and managers who are interested in or already bring nature into their daily practice, as well as representatives of for-profit and non-profit organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

CONFERENCE MODULES

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Better Learning Podcast

Sandra DuncanInspiring Spaces for Young Children

Our seventeenth episode in the Season features Sandra Duncan, an international consultant, author of six books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places, designer of two furniture collections called Sense of Place and Sense of Place for Wee Ones, and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University.Sandra works to assure the miracle and magic of childhood through indoor and outdoor play spaces that are intentionally designed to connect young children to their early learning environments, communities, and neighborhoods.Sandra has designed and taught university courses on built learning environments and has collaborated with architects, interior designers, and educators to create extraordinary places and possibilities for children and students of all ages.


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Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

Presented by Sandra Duncan, Ed.D., International Consultant on Environments for Young Children, Nova Southeastern University
Moderated by Raven Griffin, Marketing Manager, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company

Watch the Recording

Learn more about viewing the live presentation and the recording, earning your CE certificate, and using our new accessibility features.

Are you needing inspiration for how to set up your toddler classroom? Watch renowned author and international early learning environment consultant, Dr. Sandra Duncan, as she shares easy-to-implement ideas for designing a classroom that supports movement, play, and belonging.

Toddlers, or wee ones, are compelled to move! They happily move about the classroom while they carry and place (sometimes with no apparent destination), devise unique ways to use materials and equipment, climb to different levels on the furniture and apparatus, and transport all kinds of items from one side of the room to the other. As a result, toddlers need an environment that supports their innate play patterns and encourages physical and cognitive development.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Duncan discusses the research and theory to consider when designing a toddler early learning environment. She also provides practical examples and resources to empower viewers to create inspiring spaces for wee ones. Viewers learn the following:

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers of toddler classrooms as well as school and district leaders.

Dr. Sandra Duncan

About the Presenter

Childhood is fleeting—it’s such a short time in a person’s life but an extremely important time in a child’s life. Dr. Sandra Duncan’s vision is to preserve the miracle and magic of childhood through indoor and outdoor play space environments. She is an international consultant, author of seven books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places, designer of two furniture collections called Sense of Place and Sense of Place for Wee Ones, and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan has designed and taught university courses on built early learning environments, collaborating with architects, interior designers, and educators to create extraordinary places and possibilities for children and students of all ages.

Raven Griffin

About the Moderator

Raven Griffin is a Classroom Management for Early Learning edWebinar and community host. Raven is the marketing manager for Kaplan Early Learning Company with a passion for early education and advocacy.

Learn more about viewing the live presentation and the recording, earning your CE certificate, and using our new accessibility features.

Join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

Orignal Post HERE