Responding to Curiosity in a Powerful Interaction® (W3)

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Professional Knowledge
Jonathan Fribley

1.5-hour webinar that took place on November 18, 2019.

Powerful Interactions Series:

In a Powerful Interaction®, an educator intentionally connects with a child in order to extend that child’s learning.  This series of webinars will utilize the Powerful Interactions (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) process of “Step 1, Be Present, Step 2, Connect, Step 3 Extend Learning” to strengthen our skills at relationship-affirming interactions that also support learning.  All participants should find a straightforward set of tools for connecting with children and extending learning.  Head Start educators and others that use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) will appreciate the simple, usable process for joining “Emotional Support” with the “Instructional Support” dimensions of Language Modeling, Quality of Feedback and Concept Development. 

It is strongly recommended to attend webinar 1 as a foundation for the webinars that follow.

Webinar 3
Children's are naturally curious about everything from mixing paint colors to the bugs they find.  Yet sometimes we can be uncertain about what our role should be in these moments.  In our webinar we will think together about how we can join children in their curiosity and use that moment to extend their learning.

Participants are welcome to study the book Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Learning (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) as a supplement to the webinars.

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