Markerspaces in ECE: A Planning Guide for Administrators
"Join this webinar to learn the basics of starting a markerspace in and early learning center and designing developmentally appropriate projects that engage children in hands-on making and learning. We will discuss the marker movement and its implications for early childhood education and the key physical components of a markerspace before diving into some project examples and a discussion of tools and materials that can facilitate deeper engagement with tinkering, engineering, and creating open-ended products. We will also touch on the mindsets that are needed for this type of work and the value of creating experiences that foster those mindsets in young children."
Transition Activities that Build Young Brains, Manage Behavior
"Transitions can be one of your best tools for managing behavior in your classroom management tool belt. Let's move beyond the dtandard transition activities to creating innovative transitions that build brains and create community. Ellen Booth Church is well known as a expert in Circle Time and Transitions. In this webinar, she presented a look at ways we can use transitions as mini-teaching opportunities and a joyful approach to managing behavior with compassion and clarity."
Much More Than the ABC Song! Music That Naturally Supports Children's Language/Literacy Skills
"This lively webinar highlighted the numerous ways in which playful and developmentally appropriate songs and chants can naturally support young children's development of essential language and literacy skills. These skills include phonological awareness, active listening, vocabulary development, print awareness, and narrative skills. Through a discussion of the aspects of language development inherent in music activity and the natural connectons between language learning and music making, gain ideas on how to easilly use music to support their language learning goals in the classroom (regardless of music ability)."
Jump into Literacy, Math, & Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children
"To truly educate the whole child, we must recognize children as thinking, feeling, moving human beings who learn through all their senses. Children need to physically experience concepts to fully understand them. In this webinar, Rae Pica led an exploration of activities that combine children's love of movement and play with meaningful and long-lasting educational experiences in literacy, math and science."
Teaching Numeracy to Young Children: A Responsive and Differentiated Approach
"This webinar presented a research-supported scope and sequence for teaching young children concepts related to number sense. Mathematics specialist Brian Mowry delivered practical tips for:
- small number recognition of qualitites to 3
- small number recognition supported through meaningful counting with quantities up to 5
- synchronized and organized counting with sets up to 10
- conceptual subitizing of quantities to 10 and connection of numerals to quantities 1- 10
- comparison of quantities 1- 10 via counting
- modeling the joining of sums to 10 and finding differences (separating) within 10"