Participants will learn how to set-up and maintain low cost Sensory Corners within the current school setting. They will be engaged in a dialogue about the importance of sensory ‘breaks’ for all learners. They will also be able to appreciate the resources at hand in establishing a nurturing learning environment. The participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their current learning spaces and gain ideas for adding sensory elements to their learning environments upon returning to their schools.
Inna Polianska and Jennifer LeVarge are passionate educators and leaders who ground their practice in the PYP, Reggio Emilia and Montessori approach to learning. Inna works as the Student Support Services Coordinator at her current school, where she supports students, parents and teachers to ensure that every child is challenged in a safe and exciting way. Inna is a mom to a curious toddler and a passionate traveler and tweeter (@polianska). Jennifer acts as the Elementary School Principal and PYPC at an international school in Beijing, where she is inspired by the pedagogy of listening, learning environments and photography. She enjoys a strong coffee, tweeting (@VargeLe), pondering life and chasing after her four-year-old daughter.