In 2016-2017, we are offering five continuing education workshops. These full-day workshops are designed for teachers and staff members who have completed the Pre-Kindergarten Year 1 Core Curriculum training. Each session in the series offers participants a chance to learn about a unique aspect of the Tools of the Mind curriculum in greater depth and detail.
Beyond the Core: Preparing Children to be Successful Readers
To adequately prepare our preschool children to be successful readers requires more than simply focusing on the “A, B, C”’s. Research shows that language skills and background knowledge are strong factors in the ability to comprehend text. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Tools of the Mind Scaffolded Writing process and discover how “encoding” can build “decoding” skills. Through active learning, participants will explore how to ensure the activities in the curriculum are being maximized so that each child can develop the vocabulary, oral language & foundational literacy skills so crucial to becoming a successful reader in Kindergarten and beyond.
Who can register?
These continuing education workshops are designed for teachers, paraprofessionals and related support staff who have completed the Pre-Kindergarten Year 1 Core Curriculum training with Tools of the Mind – Year 2 implementers and beyond!