Dear fellow ECEs,
At ECE Workshops & 45 Conversations we have been busy putting together all kinds of incredible professional development opportunities for you and your colleagues. I’m just so excited about everything that is happening!
As you may be aware, we are running an incredible ECE Retreat, this coming October. It will be held in Tsawwassen at the Cammidge House – which is located very close to the Boundary Bay Beach. We still have a few spaces left — so would love you to join us. You can learn more by visiting ECERetreats.com
We are also have a great ECE Workshop that you can complete online that is worth 6 hours of professional development! You can register at ECEWorkshops.com. Our current workshop — It’s Not About Easy — It’s About Following The Child — receives raves reviews from fellow ECEs. If you have not yet completed this workshop — please do!
In the coming months, we will be releasing a pretty amazing line up of unique online ECE workshops and courses. They will be quite different than anything you currently have access to. And truly — I think you are going to LOVE them! I’m collaborating with colleagues in three countries to put them together!
One of our new ECE Workshop series will be very much focused on ways to deeply reflect on your ECE practice. I’m personally very excited about them because we will be incorporating stories from my dear friend, colleague and master teacher Liz Strauss, who is based in Chicago. As teachers go — Liz is unequivocally one of the very best. She’s worked with 5 year olds through adults for pretty much her whole life. Liz is also an incredible author and for more than 10 years ran some of the most amazing conferences that brought together authors, educators, entrepreneurs and brands — to work together, learn and collaborate. In fact, that’s exactly how I met Liz — by attending one of her conferences.
And so — having said all of that — I want to share with you a very special opportunity. Last year, I worked with Liz Strauss as the Story Editor of her recently published book — Anything You Put Your Mind To. I also wrote the Foreward of the book. It’s an eclectic adventure in remembering that we decide the stories that decide our lives. While it doesn’t directly have anything directly to do with ECE — the reality is that I believe it has everything to do with ECE. You see, it’s very much a story that reminds us how important it is to believe in ourselves, how much the stories we tell ourselves are in fact the stories that shape our lives. Now — if you ask me — that’s exactly what our work is all about with young children. So — if you are looking for a good read this summer, something that will take you on a colourful adventure — I encourage you to buy Liz’s book. And — if you do — and you email or PM me a copy of your purchase receipt from Amazon — before the end of August, I will email you (in September) a discount code that will provide you with $10 off EVERY ECE Reflection Workshop that we release in the Fall of 2017 and the Winter and Spring of 2018 that include stories by Liz! And we plan to release at least 6 (or more) workshops that have Liz stories in them — so this is an opportunity to significantly save on all of these upcoming online ECE Workshops. I expect the prices of them to range between $40-60 for 3-6 hours of professional development.
So — that’s all for tonight. Keep doing the good you do with children and families. I admire you. And I appreciate you. I’m totally focused on a great many ways to support the valuable work you do every single day — through unforgettable professional development opportunities.