Professional Knowledge

High Quality Feedback Builds Children’s Learning in a Powerful Interaction® (W6)

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Recorded Webinars
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Professional Knowledge

1.5-hour webinar that took place on March 18, 2020.

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When children are confused, mistaken, have partial understandings, or are just running out of oomph to persist at a challenge, educators can offer feedback that helps them “get it.”  A Powerful Interaction sets up educators to offer “just right” scaffolding that helps a child gain new understanding and see herself as a successful learner.  This session will address the CLASS dimension of Quality of Feedback.

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Linking the New to the Familiar in a Powerful Interaction® (W5)

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Recorded Webinars
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Professional Knowledge

1.5-hour webinar that took place on February 20, 2020

Children make sense of the new learning in your classroom by making connections to their own experiences and what they have previously studied school.   We will think together about how we can extend learning in a powerful interaction by intentionally bridging the gap between prior experiences and new challenges.   Along the way we will apply the CLASS concept development strategies of Integration and Connections to the Real World.

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Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom

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Recorded Webinars
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Professional Knowledge

2-hour webinar that took place on February 13, 2020.

Understanding of the research-based benefits of incorporating mindfulness into personal life and early childhood classroom.
Increased familiarity with mindfulness practices supporting adult development.
Knowledge of mindfulness strategies supporting child development within early childhood classroom environments

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Solving Problems Together in Powerful Interactions® (W4)

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Recorded Webinars
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Professional Knowledge

1.5-hour webinar that took place on January 23, 2020.

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Children encounter all sorts of challenges to their thinking every day, from analyzing shapes to figuring out how to draw a dog.  We can help children build the thinking skills that enable them to successfully tackle these challenges – and later ones like reading comprehension and thinking scientifically – by joining them in a Powerful Interaction.  Programs that use CLASS: This session will address key elements of the CLASS dimension of Concept Development.

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PK-3 TeachLeadGrow: A Video-Based Resource for Early Childhood Teachers

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Websites
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Diverse Learners Professional Knowledge

PK-3TeachLeadGrow.org. Take a tour of the new FREE web-based, Danielson Framework-aligned learning toolkit that provides videos and tips-n-tools for teachers and leaders that can easily be used to enhance early learning classrooms. Leave this session with many ideas for maximizing this online resource focused on the critical first years of school.

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