Pre-K Cohort 2021-20222

  • Multiple Dates
  • Online
  • 30 CPE Credits
  • $575

*In order to provide safe, and relevant professional learning, our Pre-K cohort will meet virtually this year. We will follow a blended learning model. Teachers will have a week to complete two hours of asynchronous learning. Then they will attend a synchronous zoom training session for an hour and a half. Following our session, they will be given a two-hour asynchronous reflection assignment to be submitted for feedback. We will finish the session with a 30-minute personal coach call.

Session 1: Cultivating An Engaging Learning Environment

Participants will:

  • Learn criteria for supportive virtual classrooms environments
  • Analyze ways to cultivate student leadership in the learning communities
  • Understand how responsive teacher interactions scaffold children’s learning
  • Evaluate their planning practice, expectations, and reflect on the impact on student learning

Session 2: Bringing Literacy to Life

Participants will:

  • Promote a print-rich environment through centers, whole group learning, and routines
  • Establish literacy activities throughout the day
  • Understand how to plan an effective read aloud
  • Critique literacy activities for developmental appropriateness

Session 3: Implementing Powerful Learning Centers

Participants will:

  • Learn how purposeful play impacts student learning and social skills
  • Critique center routines for student independence
  • Experience powerful centers
  • Plan impactful learning centers for their own classrooms

Session 4: Creating a Workshop of Writers in a Pre-k Classroom

Participants will:

  • Discuss the importance of writing development and stages of writing
  • Explore writing as a way to communicate
  • Demonstrate using a read-aloud as a connection to writing opportunities
  • Plan centers with writing connections to impact learning

Session 5: Math, Science, and Inquiry in a Pre-K Classroom

Participants will:

  • Analyzing our classroom schedules and routines for consistent content opportunities
  • Investigate hands-on learning opportunities
  • Critique activities for developmentally appropriate practice
  • Plan engaging hands-on learning for their next unit