August Professional Development Seminar
Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based approach that provides teachers and administrators with methods to build strong communication with students and achieve behavioral goals in classrooms. Each Master Instructor explains the four components of Conscious Discipline, deepening the participants understanding of skill-building, unity, engagement and practical strategies. It equips teachers with tools to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation.
Frog Street is a research-based curriculum that focuses on the development of early childhood minds. Our Frog Street trainings provide teachers and administrators with information and hands-on experiences to gain knowledge of the curriculum and skills for classroom application, in support of increasing achievement of learning goals in classrooms. It ensures that participants understand the curricular themes, planning tools, and developmental areas, especially the social and emotional components that align with strategies from Conscious Discipline.
Teaching Strategies GOLD is an authentic, ongoing observational system for assessing children from birth through kindergarten, proven to be valid and reliable by extensive field testing. It helps teachers observe children in the context of everyday experiences, which is an effective way to get to know them well and find out what they know and can do. Teaching Strategies GOLD is based on 38 objectives that include predictors of school success and are aligned with state early learning standards. These objectives are the heart of the system—teachers use them to focus their observations as they gather information to make classroom decisions. Teaching Strategies GOLD online has many user-friendly features that help teachers increase the effectiveness of their assessments as they identify children’s developmental levels and describe children’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
Introduction to CLASS is a training where teachers learn the basics of the CLASS instrument, domains and dimensions. It is designed to help teachers learn about effective teacher-child interactions, as defined by the CLASS tool, and the ways these interactions help children learn.
** Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis although we reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any one center. Teachers must register themselves using their own email address and personal phone number. This information is needed for communications to confirm registration and to communicate any changes to training logistics.
8:30 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Full day training on August 10th @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm