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Curiosity and Learning Conference: Inspirations from David and Frances Hawkins to Mess About

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Place: Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

180 The Riverway, Boston, MA

Cost: $100; lunch is not included in this fee but available in the Campus Center dining room, or bring your own. Certified CEC certificate offered. You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Videos and More Details: http://www.bu.edu/wheelock/doc-studio

The Curiosity and Learning Conference: Inspired by Frances and David Hawkins (www.hawkinscenters.org) is an experiential “unconference” where educators plan their day visiting over 20 hands-on stations to explore play and consider ways to nurture curiosity for themselves and children. This rich professional development opportunity is open to family care providers, Head Start programs, community education programs, museum educators, and all educators working with infants/toddlers to middle-school aged children.

Surrounded by the exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy: The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children, the stations will be spread across the campus at BU/Wheelock College. Hands-on stations will offer opportunities to experiment with provocations and readily available recycled materials. Educators will have the opportunity to informally engage with faculty from education, science, math, art, humanities plus colleagues from area museums and education groups such as the Boston Children’s Museum, deCordova Museum, Beautiful Stuff, City Sprouts, and experts in maker spaces.

2018 Conference Agenda (tentative)

8:30-9 am Check-in and coffee, Wheelock Family Theater foyer (180 The Riverway, Boston)
9-9:30 am Welcome, keynote with Dr. Megina Baker and The Pedagogy of Play, logistics for the day
9:30-2 pm Explore Stations guided by your curiosity. Station details and hand-outs provided mid-October via Curiosity and Learning conference website.
10 am-1 pm Brunch available (you choose your 30 minute time-frame). *
2:00–2:30 Gather for reflections; submit evaluations and Passports to receive PDP certificate.

* The Campus Center serves an all-you-can-eat Brunch from 10 am to 1 pm at a cost of $12.15 per guest. Hot breakfast foods, fruit and salad bar, hot cereal, as well as hot and cold beverages are available for the duration of this time. At 11 am, hot lunch, soups, pizza, and sandwiches are added to your selection

As we get closer to the date you will receive an email with conference information, including hand-outs and parking.




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180 Riverway, Boston, MA
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