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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dearest blog followers,

There are some big changes on the horizon for TransformEd!

My one room office/studio is transforming into an entire creative space this Spring!  It will be inspired by my work in Kindergarten and the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  TransformEd will have an atelier, inquiry research area, and so much more.

Free Giveaway - Apple Music Subscription and More!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy 2018 *Giveaway* !!! 

Win a free visit to my new TransformEd Creative Studio for you and a friend (two families or two educators - adult and kids welcome) with a private art session PLUS a one year Apple Music subscription (can be used with iPhone, iPad, laptop/desktop or Apple TV) to enjoy with your little ones while they play and create. 

Happy New Year from TransformEd!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 

May 2018 be the year that brings you closer to achieving your dreams - whatever they might be...

I feel like my list of hopes, both personally and professionally, seems to grow by the day!  

Teaching with Twitter and Social Media

Monday, November 27, 2017

I use Twitter and other social media platforms when teaching in the classroom, adult courses, and even for my TransformEd workshop offerings. 

During my graduate studies at York University, I was fortunate to take a course about digital technology with Professor Ron Owston.  

Dream Big this Holiday Season

Monday, November 13, 2017

The holiday season is already upon us, and therefore, gift giving is just around the corner!

Are you in search for the perfect present to give your loved ones?  

I partnered up with Mastermind Toys again this year, and my kids and I brought along my best friend Marlena Ochnik with her toddler A.

I know that I generally blog about early childhood education, the Reggio Emilia philosophy, my workshops, and all things creative, however, sometimes it's kind of nice to let you inside my world as a Mommy...

What sets my courses apart?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I have been instructing for York University since 2013.  This includes several sections of the Kindergarten Part 1, Part 2, or Specialist courses, International Study Weeks with Kindergarten Educators from China, and also an Emergent Curriculum Certificate program course on the learning environment. 

What sets my courses apart?

Welcoming our precious flower!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Welcoming Lilianna Grace Vergis to our world!

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 2:04 p.m. this lovely flower made her first appearance weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

39 weeks: Pregnancy confessions and cravings

Friday, August 11, 2017

Is it already 39 weeks?  In some ways this pregnancy has gone by very quickly, and in other ways it has lasted longer than ever!  Perhaps it's because I cannot wait to meet this little lady and experience all the ways that she will change our family.  On the other hand I am not in a rush to deliver, as I feel that all good things come to those who wait. She will make her debut when she's ready!  

Co-constructing a learning environment

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In June I had the opportunity to return to Simcoe County and co-present with Ellen Brown on a topic that remains a passion of mine!  Our session was entitled, "Exploring ideas of environments that support early learning interactions in emergent curriculum settings."