Participants will work with art materials and consider the contribution of art to children's learning and development. This course shows you how to provide rich art experiences for young children in a variety of settings.
We will explore ways to create a positive school culture that promotes collaboration and community and addresses the needs of staff development for programs targeted for children from ages three through ten. We will identify opportunities and challenges inherent in the leadership role and find ways to nurture the needs of our self as we look to address the needs of our respective staff. We will discuss concrete ways to motivate staff both individually and collectively, identify and implement consultants and everyday training tools, hold effective meetings and promote family partnership and consider the potential of physical space in an educational setting.
Gardening Projects in the Classroom
This workshop is designed to give you the basis for creating a standards-based, interdisciplinary gardening curriculum. Plant-based Learning: Gardening Projects in the ClassroomStarting with the basics of how plants are built, how they grow, and how they reproduce, we will also suggest how best to care for them in a classroom environment.
The Youngest Scientists: Hands-on Adventures
Bring out the inner scientist in your students and yourself with this course, which includes a wide range of easy-to-do scientific experiments and activities.
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Beginning Readers
In every classroom, some children take longer to master beginning reading skills. Teachers, therefore, need to develop a variety of materials and approaches to help all children, and particularly those having difficulty learning to read. We will discuss and demonstrate strategies you can use to enhance children's decoding and encoding skills.