• Documenting Children’s Learning – The Pen Green Story (Conference) – DIT Aungier Street – 14th September

    Posted on July 12, 2013 by in News Updates


    Canavan Byrne is delighted to announce the conference of the year!

    14th September – DIT Aungier Street

    With partners Pen Green Research Base and the Early Education Department of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) we are delighted to welcome the Pen Green Team to Dublin for an exciting and unique programme aimed at early years managers, practitioners, students and early years educationists. This conference, not to be missed, will take place in the DIT building, Aungier Street on the 14th September 2013.

    The Pen Green Story will look back over the past thirty years from the practitioner’s perspective.Their deep commitment to children and families and their philosophy that it is crucial to work in close partnership with parents will be reflected in the conference. This dynamic day will focus on how documentation can support children’s learning taking account of the practitioner’s perspective and parental involvement.

    The Pen Green presenters:

    • Andrea Layzell, Workforce Development Officer, Pen Green Research
    • Annette Cummins, Assistant Head, Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families
    • Michelle McCabe, 0-3 Lead, Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families


    14th September
    9am – 5.30pm


    DIT Aungier Street


    €50 full-time students

    The fee includes lunch. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
    Early Bird: if you book before the 31st July the fee is €95 or €45

    Telephone Bookings Only:
    Call 01 6235908 (Gráinne) (laser and credit cards accepted)



    Welcome & Registration


    Opening of conference


    Overview of Pen Green
    Key Note Speaker Annette Cummins


    Comfort Break


    Exploration of need to document children’s learning
    Annette Cummins & Michele McCabe



    1.30 – 3.30

    WorkshopsAll delegates will have the opportunity to attend Workshop (a) and 1 of workshops (b) or (c)(a) Documenting Children’s Learning from a child’s perspective – Michele McCabe

    (b) Documenting Children’s learning from a parent’s perspective – Annette Cummins

    (c) Documenting Children’s learning from a practitioners perspective with regard to professional development (to be confirmed)

    3.30 – 3.45

    ClosingDr. Máire Mhic Mhathúna, DIT


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