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Applying Science of Reading to The Creative Curriculum® Approach
30 Max Participants
During this engaging 6-hour session, participants will take their science of reading knowledge to the next level, by applying the research to The Creative Curriculum® approach. Through interactive large- and small-group experiences and individual reflection, participants will consider how to apply the science or reading research to enhance the classroom learning environment and engage young children in meaningful experiences that will nurture their language learning and literacy development. Participants will learn how the science or reading research relates to The Creative Curriculum® approach and how to apply the resources effectively, in alignment with the GOLD® objectives for development and learning. By the end of this session, participants will be able to articulate how their programs will build upon their current language and literacy practices to support best practices related to the science of reading.  Participants’ completion of prior science of reading professional development is required to schedule this session. Read More
Prerequisites: Introduction to The Creative Curriculum®
Preschool
Transitional Kindergarten
1 Day
1 Day
Introduction to The Creative Curriculum® for Pre-K
30 Max Participants
This highly interactive 6-hour session introduces participants to The Creative Curriculum® for Pre-K. Participants will learn how to get started with the Curriculum Guide and teaching resources. Participants will explore a typical day using the components of The Creative Curriculum® for Pre-K and leave knowing how to incorporate each resource into the day. Participants will become familiar with the 38 objectives for development and learning and how they are used to individualize instruction. Finally, participants will locate resources to support their ongoing implementation of The Creative Curriculum® for Pre-K. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Preschool
Creative Curriculum
1 Day
0.5 Day
Getting Started with Al’s Pals™
30 Max Participants
In this engaging session, you will embark on a journey to understand social-emotional learning (SEL) and its profound impact on children’s overall development. Participants will explore how Al’s Pals, a comprehensive SEL program, empowers educators to foster a classroom environment that nurtures resilience, empathy, and self-awareness. Join us as we delve into the defining characteristics of SEL and uncover how Al’s Pals seamlessly integrates SEL principles into everyday classroom activities. We’ll unveil the components of Al’s Pals materials and Lesson Guides, providing you with a toolkit for implementing effective SEL instruction. Gain valuable insights into the structure and content of Al’s Pals lessons, designed to engage students in meaningful discussions, interactive activities, and engaging storytelling. Discover how to utilize Al’s Pals materials to create a classroom culture that celebrates social-emotional growth and empowers children to become responsible, caring, and resilient individuals. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Preschool
Al’s Pals
0.5 Day
1 Day
Unlocking the Science of Reading
30 Max Participants
During this engaging 6-hour session, participants will be introduced to the science of reading research and the 5 Pillars of Literacy, examining how it applies to language and literacy instruction in preschool and pre-K. Through interactive large- and small-group experiences and individual reflection, participants will consider how to apply the science or reading research to enhance the classroom learning environment and engage young children in meaningful experiences that will nurture their language learning and literacy development. This session is appropriate for programs using any developmentally appropriate preschool or pre-K curriculum and will outline the alignment of the science of reading to the GOLD® objectives for development and learning. By the end of this session, participants will be able to articulate how their programs will build upon their current language and literacy practices to support best practices related to the science of reading. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Preschool
Transitional Kindergarten
1 Day
2 Day
Unlocking and Applying the Science of Reading
30 Max Participants
During this engaging 12-hour session, which combines our 6-hour offerings of Unlocking the Science of Reading and Applying Science of Reading to The Creative Curriculum Approach, participants will be introduced to the science of reading research and the 5 Pillars of Literacy, examining how it applies to language and literacy instruction in preschool and pre-K. Through interactive large- and small-group experiences and individual reflection, participants will consider how to apply the science or reading research to enhance the classroom learning environment and engage young children in meaningful experiences that will nurture their language learning and literacy development. Participants will learn how the science or reading research relates to The Creative Curriculum® approach and how to apply the resources effectively, in alignment with the GOLD® objectives for development and learning. By the end of this session, participants will be able to articulate how their programs will build upon their current language and literacy practices to support best practices related to the science of reading. Read More
Prerequisites: Introduction to The Creative Curriculum®
Preschool
Transitional Kindergarten
Creative Curriculum
2 Day
0.5 Day
Getting Started With GOLD®
30 Max Participants
Explore the power of GOLD® in this 3-hour professional development session, facilitated in Spanish. Attendees will learn how to use the Objectives for Development and Learning and progressions of development and learning to focus observations. Additionally, attendees will learn how to use some of the most important assessment features in MyTeachingStrategies®, including documentation entry and checkpoint completion. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Grades 1-3
Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Kindergarten
Preschool
Transitional Kindergarten
GOLD
0.5 Day
1 Day
Introduction to GOLD® + KEA – Spanish
30 Max Participants
During this 6-hour session, facilitated in Spanish, participants will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, and abilities most closely associated with kindergarten readiness. Through engaging activities and rich discussions, participants will examine strategies for documenting children’s development and learning throughout the day. Participants will also analyze the four steps of the assessment cycle and learn how to use assessment data to inform instructional decisions. Finally, participants will learn how to use the GOLD® for KEA Survey to compare student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for each objective and dimension to widely-held expectations for students entering kindergarten. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Grades 1-3
Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Kindergarten
Preschool
GOLD
1 Day
2 Day
Introduction to GOLD® + KEA
30 Max Participants
During this 12-hour session, facilitated in Spanish, participants will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, and abilities most closely associated with kindergarten readiness. Through engaging activities and rich discussions, participants will examine strategies for documenting children’s development and learning throughout the day. Participants will also analyze the four steps of the assessment cycle and learn how to use assessment data to inform instructional decisions. Finally, participants will learn how to use the GOLD® for KEA Survey to compare student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for each objective and dimension to widely-held expectations for students entering kindergarten. Read More
Prerequisites: None
Grades 1-3
Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Kindergarten
Preschool
GOLD
2 Day
1 Day
Language and Literacy in The Creative Curriculum for Preschool – Spanish
30 Max Participants
This 6-hour session, facilitated in Spanish, offers an opportunity to explore The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool resources that support your language and literacy program. Through interactive large- and small-group experiences and individual reflection, participants will learn how the wealth of materials included in The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool help teachers engage children in meaningful language and literacy experiences. You will learn how research relates to The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool approach and how to use the resources effectively. By the end of this session, participants will be able to articulate how their programs will implement The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool to help children build a strong foundation for life-long language and literacy learning. Read More
Prerequisites: Introduction to The Creative Curriculum®
Preschool
Creative Curriculum
1 Day
1 Day
Creating Nurturing Environments for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos
30 Max Participants
This 6-hour hands-on session guides teachers and caregivers in creating nurturing environments for infants, toddlers, and twos. Participants will learn about the essential environmental considerations that nurture creativity, create a welcoming atmosphere, and send positive messages. Through discussions, readings, and activities, teachers and caregivers will examine their role in curating a high-quality physical and temporal environment. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice applying essential environmental considerations to establishing meaningful routines, intentional experiences, and engaging wall displays. Read More
Prerequisites: Introduction to The Creative Curriculum®
Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Creative Curriculum
1 Day
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