Workshop Samples - New for 2022!

Workshop Samples - New for 2022!

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

 

Free play time, when facilitated well, is when the deepest learning takes place in our early education settings.  Learn about how play supports skill development and how to facilitate it in a way that respects children as innately wise and capable.

Behavioral Strategies and Teaching Children About Problem Solving

Learn to be proactive in ways that help you to mitigate challenging behavior.  Learn strategies for developing relationships with children that you can lean on and how to teach children to solve their problems.  When challenging behavior occurs, use strength-based and positive interactions to teach children about their actions.

Implementing a Developmentally Appropriate, Project-Based Curriculum

Participants will learn about how a developmentally appropriate, project-based learning approach supports the development of cognitive, critical thinking, and social-emotional skills.  They will learn how to set up classrooms, schedules, and both child-centered and teacher-led times of day in a way that promotes development and growth.  Participants will learn about how to help families extend this method of learning at home.

Build the Brain:  Supporting Creativity and Inventive Thinking Description

 In a world where inventive thinking and creativity propel progress, we need to build connections in the brain with activities that support all of the domains of learning.  Learn about the differences between art, craft, and project.  Through descriptions, videos, and photos from classrooms, discover which activities help children to know that their own thoughts have value and that they are capable learners.  

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Observation and Assessment During the Preschool Day 

 

Do you struggle with taking meaningful notes as you observe and interact with preschoolers?  Meaningful observation notes help us to address the needs of individual children, plan for group activities and ensure that the experiences we offer young children are based on the goals for their developmental level. Learn about the characteristics of good observation notes and how we can use them to drive our teaching.  Then, we will view videos and practice taking notes that are rooted in the goals for children’s development and learning in the preschool years.