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prek-exploring-revised-guidelines-2024Exploring the Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines 2022
February 9, 2024  |  Virtual Zoom Session

The Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines 2015 have been revised by educators across Texas and the Texas Education Agency. Together, they looked at scientific research for child development to update information and align the revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines 2023 to the Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge (TEKS) for K-12.

 

The guidelines define ten domains of early childhood development and provide behaviors and skills in each domain that children should exhibit by the end of prekindergarten. In this session, we will explore the revised guidelines and examine the skills for both PK3s and PK4s. Participants will discuss the learning domains and the expected rigor of skills, as well as receive instructional strategies to support student success. Learn more and register here.

 

 


 

prek-using-literacy-connections-2024Using Literacy Connections to Develop Mathematical Concepts in Early Childhood

February 24, 2024  |  Virtual Zoom Session

 

Spark curiosity and wonder in your classroom by using books, songs, and fingerplays to bring literacy and math skills to life. By connecting these skills to student imagination, as well as, real-life scenarios in dramatic play, blocks, and literacy centers, students can make sense of the mathematical skills of numeracy and problem-solving developing oral language and early literacy skills.

 

Participants will leave this session equipped with ready-to-implement strategies and activities to partner math with literacy aligned to the 2022 Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines.  Register here.

 

 

 


 

prek-language-development-2024Language Development Small Group Make and Take for the ECSE and Pre-K Classrooms

March 7, 2024  |  In-Person Session
 

In this session, participants will explore a variety of small group activities. Topics include vocabulary, listening comprehension, story retelling, and language development activities.

 

Participants will also explore the foundational skills to support all students. Attendees will leave with ready-made activities and materials to immediately use in their classroom. Session and session materials partially funded with state or federal grants. Register here.

 

 

 

 


prek-actividades-2024Actividades para el desarrollo y evaluación de habilidades de alfabetización en el salón de preescolar

March 23, 2024  |  Virtual Zoom Session

La alfabetización temprana comprende el aprendizaje de un conjunto de habilidades, conocimientos y actitudes que contribuyen al desarrollo progresivo de habilidades de lectura y escritura.

 

Acompáñenos a esta sesión virtual en donde compartiremos estrategias y actividades para el desarrollo y la evaluacion de habilidades de alfabetización temprana en el salón de preescolar bilingue. Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

prek-math-small-group-2024Math Small Group Activity Make and Take for the ECSE and Pre-K Classrooms

March 20, 2024  |  In-Person Session
 

In this session, participants will explore a variety of small group math activities in each of the preschool math strands. These include number and operations, geometry and spatial sense, and measurement skills. Participants will also explore the foundational skills to support all students.

 

Attendees will leave with ready-made activities and materials to immediately use in their classroom. Session and session materials partially funded with state or federal grants. Register here.

 

 

 

 


 

prek-books-songs-and-fingerplays-2024Books, Songs, and Fingerplays-It's Circle Time Every Day!

April 4, 2024  |  In-Person Session
 

Join us as we bring Circle Time to life through the use of developmentally appropriate practices in the ECSE and Pre-K classrooms. Circle time can be fun and engaging! Teachers will learn how to create cognitively challenging mini-lessons that include classroom management, language development, social-emotional learning, math, and literacy. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants. Register here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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English Language Development (ELD) Block

PK-2nd Grade Bilingual Classroom
 

In this session, participants will learn the structure of the English language development (ELD) block in the bilingual classroom. Participants will be able to understand what is ELD, the purpose of ELD, and how to use the TEKS and ELPS to plan a week of instruction.

 
June 4, 2024  (Virtual) 12:30–3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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