Thanks to KU Children’s Services, Ann Pelo will be visiting Australia for a three month period.
ECA NSW has secured three professional development opportunities with Ann. These can be accessed by members and educators.
Far North Coast Region ECA NSW Conference Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March – Kingscliff SALT resort
Wagga Wagga Early Childhood Network Group and Riverina ECA NSW Regional Branch will host Ann on Saturday 9th April. Venue to be confirmed. Approx cost $150
Young Preschool and Riverina ECA NSW Regional Branch will host Ann on Saturday 16th April. Venue to be confirmed. Approx cost $150.
Biography: Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning, and the art of mentoring. She worked as a teacher and teacher mentor for sixteen years at a full-day, not-for-profit childcare center in Seattle, Washington. Currently, Ann works with early childhood educators and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, thinking with them about inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s—and adults’— lives. Her work is anchored by a commitment to the right of educators to be intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually engaged by their work. Ann is the author of five books: The Goodness of Rain: Cultivating an Ecological Identity in Young Children (2013); Season by Season the Year Unfolds: A Guidebook for Developing an Intentional Culture in Early Childhood Programs (2010), Rethinking Early Childhood Education (2008), The Language of Art: Inquiry-based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings (2007), and, with Fran Davidson, That’s Not Fair: A Teacher’s Guide to Activism with Young Children (2000).