Using Classroom Organization and Visual Supports for Students with Autism
Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding about the unique learning styles that affect the daily life of individuals with autism. The workshop will help participants develop an understanding of the four principles of the TEACCH methodology which include physical organization of the classroom, visual schedules, work systems, and visual structure that may be incorporated in the learning environment. The use of these visual supports helps to provide meaning and independent functioning while capitalizing on the individual strengths. Learn more and register here.
Writing, Writing Everywhere!
Emergent Writing PreK and Kindergarten
Emergent writing skills are an important part of the Early Childhood Classroom. Research suggests that adult modeling and guidance on how and when to apply writing skills is critical for future academic success. Participants will discuss the stages of writing development, learn how to embed writing in literacy centers, and incorporate writing in the classroom every day. Modeled Writing, Shared Writing, and bookmaking strategies and techniques will be presented. Bookmaking is a wonderful way to show students the reciprocity of reading and writing and an excellent tool to encourage students to write.
Inclusive Practices Power Hour: Creating Choice Boards for Early Childhood Inclusive Classrooms
The Inclusive Practices Power Hour offers participants a micro-learning opportunity to learn information that supports students with diverse needs. Participants will receive a strategies to improve academic and functional outcomes for students in an inclusive setting. Learn more and register here.
All costs and fees associated with this training are covered using RECESS Initiative 1 grant funds.
Purposeful, Playful and Planful; Embedding IEP Goals and PK Guidelines into Play-based Instruction
Preschoolers aren't just playing. They are learning through developmentally appropriate practices. Join us as we explore planful, purposeful, and playful ways to embed IEP goals, PK Guidelines, and assessment into instruction. Appropriate resources will be provided to support the training. Learn more and register for this FREE session here.
Oral Language and Emergent Literacy Development in Prekindergarten
Developing oral language and communication skills in preschool creates a foundation for later success in reading and writing. In this session, we will discuss oral language development stages, alignment to prekindergarten guidelines, and how to intentionally plan and assess oral language development in the preschool classroom. Learn more and register for this FREE session here.
Let Us Play! Learning through Play in Preschool
Play-based activities provide the opportunity for young children to discover and make sense of their world, expand their ideas, and practice and learn new concepts and skills. The benefits of learning through play go beyond social and emotional development. In this session, we will discuss some of the theories that support learning through play and the benefits of unstructured play in preschool. We will share ideas for teaching and assessing literacy skills such as letter recognition, writing, and story retelling.
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