A multi-age classroom is not merely a group of different aged students placed in the same class. Instead, it is a well organized and thoroughly thought out program designed to take advantage of the natural diversity created. This course is designed to highlight the benefits of mixed-age grouping.
Classroom management creates a set of expectations used in an organized classroom environment. Effective classroom management paves the way for the teacher to engage the students in learning. Through this workshop, participants will learn the importance of a daily schedule and established routines; strategies to promote smooth transitions; how to effectively select developmentally appropriate learning materials and considerations for physical space/arrangements.
Technology is a tool. When used correctly, technology can support and advance children’s learning. Participants should take this workshop to learn strategies for integrating technology into the early childhood program in developmentally appropriate ways.
Developmentally Appropriate Math Concepts for Young Children: Early childhood teachers must challenge their students beyond the minimal expectation of rote counting. This course provides a foundation for expanding mathematics in their classroom.
Transitions occur throughout the day in all early childhood programs. Sometimes, these transitions can be challenging. This course examines strategies for ensuring smooth transitions.
Social studies forms the foundation for "civic competence." This course will help participants learn how to implement a developmentally appropriate social studies curriculum. This is a competent level training. Prerequisites Required--Experience teaching preschool-aged children.
Supporting Boys in The Early Childhood Classroom: The needs of boys and girls differ widely. Early Childhood professionals must consider these differences in their planning and teaching. This course provides some practical strategies for creating a responsive early childhood environment for boys.
This workshop is designed to help early childhood educators understand and support emergent literacy. By selecting appropriate children’s books, building schema, and assisting students in gaining an awareness of sound, teachers can create an environment where emergent readers thrive and develop a love for reading.