Building the Desire to Inspire and Inquire

What a great day at H.S. Paul School – hope you didn’t miss it! We had a record-breaking registration of 350 which is very encouraging in our third year as an association.

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Colleen Politano opened the day with her animated keynote address – A 7 Step Guide to MAC – Maximizing Advantages for Children – reminding us that the multi-age classroom is a strong pedagogical strategy and telling us how to create a learning environment where students can do and be their best. She furthered her message in two sessions (morning and afternoon). Were you there? Leave a reply with comments on how she inspired you.

The day followed with 19 sessions (am and pm) where participants actively inquired, and shared their experiences in the multi-age classroom:

  • Multi-Age made Practical and Possible in the Early Years
  • Running Records
  • Electronic Portfolios to Encourage Active Reflective Learning
  • Inquiry at the Seine
  • Math Menus in the Multi-age Classroom
  • Mimio in Multi-age
  • Traveling back to Ancient Egypt
  • Understanding Citizenship Through Co-operative Inquiry
  • One School’s Journey into Reggio Emilio
  • Managing Multi-age in the Middle Years Classroom
  • Analyzing the Running Record
  • The Inspiration of Reggio

What were your leaving impressions? How did your SAG experience inspire you for Monday morning or this school year? In what ways will you change how you facilitate your students’ learning experiences? How did SAG 2009 inspire your lifelong learning goals?