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This is a three part webinar series exploring effective communication strategies for children in the early years, in partnership with Children-4.net
Konstantin Baehr, 61, Switzerland, is Chief Strategy Officer of the Zurich State Department of Education and Head of Division for Educational Planning.He is a member of the Strategy Group of the Swiss UNESCO Commission Early Childhood, Education and Care. He lives in Zurich and is a father of three.
Katharina Ganz, 49, Switzerland, is a Research Associate at the Zurich University of Teacher Education. As a member of the specialist Primary Education Team, she is active in research projects as well as further education programmes for teaching staff. Katharina Ganz is also a project Manager in the field of Early Childhood Education and care at the Zurich State Department of Education and a board member of the Zurich Oberland Childminding Association. She lives in Rapperswil-Jona and is a mother of one.
Stephan Pfaeffli, 59, Educational Planning of the Zurich State Department of Education. He leads the project Learning Opportunities for Children up to 4. He lives in Zurich and is a father of a daughter. He first studied languages and then communication sciences.
This three-part webinar series in Partnership with Birth2five Consulting based in California,USA would help parents and educators acquire essentials skills to build resilient children taking into account how the neighborhoods and environments children are nurtured in influences their learning outcomes and future potentials. https://www.birth2fiveconsulting.com/
Debi Keyte-Hartland is an International Artist-Educator and Pedagogical Consultant, and assits in the Devio early childhood institute's programs and curriculum design.
She works with schools, centres and organisations in diverse settings involved with the education of young children. She is passionate about how the visual arts can be considered as a language of communication and meaning-making, how the arts support creativity and critical thinking, and in developing reflective and transdisciplinary approaches to learning with young children.
She encountered the work of Loris Malaguzzi and the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy more than 20 years ago and it has since served as a pillar of inspiration and ethical reference that continually transforms and shapes her practice. Although based in the UK she has worked with teacher’s schools and organisations in Brazil, China, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France and Senegal.
She is Associate Lecturer and co-module leader on ‘Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Education’ - an MA module with CREC (Centre for Research for Early Childhood) and Birmingham City University (UK), an Associate Consultant with Early Education in the UK and a Director of Sightlines Initiative, the UK reference point and International Network Member of Reggio Children.
An inspired trainer, presenter, TEDx speaker and conference leader, Debi aims to encourage all those who work beside children to listen closely to their ‘many languages' and engage in co-enquiry with children using multiple modes, materials and tools to curate and construct rich opportunities for investigation, for developing ideas and the expression of learning in joyful ways.