Three partners for online learning November 17 2016

The very popular and flexible SECD workshops are now being offered with three provincial partner organizations: Manitoba Child Care Association, Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia, and Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. Five sessions are scheduled between January and April, 2017. All content is online, and participants choose when and where to complete the weekly requirements, foraccessible and convenient learning.

In an easy-to-use platform,participants review SECD multimedia content. They learn new information, analyze ideas, consider how to apply the information, and discuss the issues with their peers. This all happens with the guidance of a facilitator who provides an orientation, gives support as needed, and encourages participants to think deeply and challenge themselves.

Recent participants have said:

"The best thing was being able to work at the most convenient place and time. And most important we got more ideas and experiences than in a regular workshop." 

I am not totally experienced with technology but the workshop was pretty clearly laid out and user friendly." 

"The workshop online format and pace was great. Being able to flex it around my schedule was fantastic and so important as I have very little free time." 

"I loved reading the information and watching the videos." 

"The pace is perfect for me. It is the best way to learn as I can use my time effectively and access the materials as many time as I need it."

Visit our workshop webpage for more information.

Unprecedented demand for the Introduction to SECD online courses April 05 2016

SECD course on computerThe demand has been extremely high for the winter series of the Introduction to SECD online course. Courses filled up very quickly, requiring us to add more cohorts.

Feedback from students continues to inspire us. It is clear that people who work with children and families benefit when they explore and reflect on ways to promote healthy development in the early years. Here’s a sample of comments from recent students:

“I absolutely LOVED this course! I learned so much and got a better understanding. It was great to be able to work at my own pace and I found that unlike other online schooling I've done in the past, I actually looked forward to using this site each and every week.” 

“The discussion assignments were very good, I gained knowledge from my discussion as I was writing it and also from the others in my group.” 

“(What I liked best was) how much I learned and how differently I look at my work and my job now. And I feel like I understand the children better.” 

Upcoming sessions:

April 14 – class full         

May 12 – limited space available 

Click here for registration information.

Red River College University of Toronto AKDN - Aga Khan Development Network