Emergent Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

Workshop participants will learn about a philosophy of teaching and way of planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children's interests to create meaningful learning experiences in any classroom setting.


  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

    Carrie Becker is an educational consultant who specializes in early childhood and special education. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary/special education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie uses her 20+ years of experience working with children and families to design professional development workshops that inspire teachers to reflect upon and grow their teaching practices. She is passionate about creating environments that foster authentic learning experiences for both children and adults.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Intro to Course
    • Emergent Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
    • Introduction of Carrie Becker
    • Intro to Emergent Learning
    • Objectives
    • Objectives Survey
  • 2
    Emergent Learning
    • Define Emergent Learning
    • Emergent Learning
    • Loris Malaguzzi
    • Quote Reflection
    • Loris Malaguzzi Reflection
  • 3
    Traditional versus Emergent Education
    • "What is a Wheel?"
    • Traditional Classroom Practices
    • Sample Web
    • Traditional Classroom Attributes
    • Emergent Practices
    • Emergent Classroom Attributes
    • Traditional versus Emergent Practices
    • Traditional versus Emergent Comparison
  • 4
    Transition to Emergent Education
    • Emergent Inquiry
    • Article Theme to Emergent Intro
    • Traditional vs Emergent Practices
    • Transition to Emergent Education
    • Final Project Emergent Learning
    • Emergent Learning Plan
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
    • Additional Resources
  • 5
    Final Quiz and Feedback
    • Final Quiz
    • Course Feedback