Children as Citizens: Building Classrooms to Empower Children's Rights-
presented by Trevor Valentino, Assistant Director Cow Hollow School*
9:00am-11:00am (11:00 am-11:30 am optional tour)
Children as Citizens: Building Classrooms to Empower Children is a workshop designed for early childeducators that will provide participants with insight into creating classroom environments that empower youngchildren's rights as citizens. Trevor Valentino will share value based learning tools for teachers, share inquirywork examples from Cow Hollow School and invite participants to share their current work with other early childeducators. Participants will leave this workshop with effective steps to change the language they use withyoung children, how to set up their classroom environments that support children's sense of choice anddevelop curriculum that children feel more connected to. This workshop will connect the practice being used atCow Hollow School with developmental theory and practice.
*Trevor has been teaching at Cow Hollow School since 2007. Trevor received his B.A. in African American Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley. He later received an M.A. in early child education from San Francisco State University where he wrote about his collaborative experience with teachers in Kenya. He comes from a strong constructivist perspective which endorses an emergent curriculum, child-centered approach to education. He is interested in inclusive early childhood programs and the effects such programs have on children’s social consciousness development. He is currently studying how to support teacher collaboration within early child education settings. Trevor is also the Summer Program Coordinator which he has helped run for the last three years and part time Assistant Director during the school year.