Connect with other early learner educators and advocates in this four-part professional development series – Virtually Instructing Early Learners. Through professional development sessions, participants will discuss best practices and explore innovative solutions for supporting their early learners virtually. Participants practice planning and creating strategies that are specifically designed to address barriers to virtual instruction for early learners. Take away resources for planning engaging and meaningful learning experiences that are age appropriate and sustainable for students, teachers and parents.
Discuss best practices for virtually instructing early learners.
Plan possible strategies to address barriers and instruct early learners virtually.
Create learning materials and resources to support an engaging and age appropriate learning experience.
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|Session Title||Date||Description||Learning Outcomes|
|Targeting SEL in Early Childhood Education||Nov. 9 at 6pm ET||Social and emotional learning skills are critical for early childhood development as students begin to build an understanding of self, how they relate to others and the world around them - skills that set the foundation for their social-emotional competencies as adults. In this session, learn how to lead targeted and strategic instruction for early learners to support their development of self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.||- Define SEL competencies according to CASEL.
- Identify concrete strategies to support the development of SEL competencies and address individual student needs.
|Connecting with English Language Learners and their Families||Nov. 11 at 6pm ET||In this session, explore resources that support building an authentic connection with English Language Learners and their families. Review digital tools that promote language acquisition and literacy in early education, as well as support inclusive communication to ensure learners and their families have an equitable voice in the classroom and school community.||- Explore digital resources to support language acquisition and literacy.
- Practice using a digital tool to strengthen a sense of community and communication with learners and families.
|Creating Interactive Lessons for the Early Learner||Nov. 16 at 6pm ET||Create engaging and purposeful lessons for all students using the digital Add-on, Pear Deck. Experience how Pear Deck can transform lessons into interactive experiences using images and manipulatives. Learn how to use features of Pear Deck, and build an engaging activity to use in the classroom or share with others!||- Identify ways of digitally engaging students in activities.
- Create interactive math using features in the Pear Deck.
|Project-Based Virtual Learning Experiences||Nov. 18 at 6pm ET||Discover how to design project-based learning experiences that will engage learners in real-world problems and authentically demonstrate learning. This session guides educators through a process for designing project-based learning experiences that can be used in the face-to-face, blended, or virtual classroom, using digital tools and resources.||- Define characteristics of project-based learning.
- Design a project-based learning experience using digital tools.
- Analyze a process for designing project-based learning experiences.
The cost to attend is $129
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