This course has been cancelled.
Participants will have the opportunity to study and implement the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, a leading research-based preschool curriculum. This course will clearly define the teacher´s role in connecting content, teaching, environment, and learning for preschool children. Early childhood theory, planning, implementation, and assessment will be covered in this course. Participants will deepen their understanding of the components of the Creative Curriculum and make connections to theory and research and they will develop specification plans/goals to improve the quality of their environment, planning, and assessment within their setting. Educators will understand how content is integrated into interest areas, create an appropriate environment for all children, and develop lesson plans that include considerations for environmental changes, content, and child skills.
Target Audience: Preschool teachers (including Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program and Early Childhood Special Education teachers), assistant teachers, administrators/directors, community based early childhood staff and Mississippi Bend AEA staff serving preschool programs.
Each registrant will need to bring the following to the training:
• The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (4th or 5th edition). The 2010 5th edition can be purchased by calling 800-637-3652 and selecting option 4 for customer service. (This is a 5 volume set including The Foundation, Interest Areas, Math & Literacy content area books and the Objectives for Development and Learning.) You can also check with Mississippi Bend AEA9 media department to see if you can check out a copy of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (5th edition). See of you can borrow books from a colleague instead of buying them. We will have a few copies of books that can be loaned during the class.
• A copy of the Objectives for Development and Learning (which can be purchased separately, or found in the Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Toolkit or is Volume 5 of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool 5th edition).
Registration for this course will close on 8/10/14; registrations after that date will be processed over the phone and charged a $25 late fee.
Instructors: Jennifer Jansen, Lorry Wilson
Session Number: 6349
Dates: 8/21/14, 9/18/14, 10/16/14
Time: 8:30 - 3:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA
$185 1 Drake credit
$115 1 Relicensure credit
$65 1 Paraeducator renewal credit (not for teacher relicensure)
$15 no credit/audit option