Full-Day Kindergarten Modules
As kindergarten teachers across the nation struggle to strike the balance between learning standards and accountability expectations and developmentally appropriate and effective practices for supporting development and learning in young children, it is important to bring the needs of children to the forefront of the their decision making. Understanding the typical patterns of growth and development in young children is essential to planning effective, appropriate and engaging learning environments and experiences for all young children.The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Early Learning Division has developed three full-day kindergarten modules with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the support of Dr. Kristie Kauerz and the College of Education at the University of Washington. ESD 105 offers the following series of three full-day kindergarten modules for professional development.Module 1: Child Development in the Full-Day Kindergarten Classroom
Understanding the typical patterns of growth and development in young children is essential to planning effective, appropriate, and engaging learning environments and experiences.
Module 2: The Learning Environment in the Full-Day Kindergarten Classroom
Teachers will learn important tips and strategies for creating inviting, engaging, and appropriate learning environments for all children in a full-day kindergarten classroom.
Module 3: Learning Centers in the Full-Day Kindergarten Classroom
The focus will be on how active learning through play and well-designed learning centers can help children develop self-regulation skills, language and literacy skills, and mathematics concepts as well as the integration of skills in all other content areas and developmental domains.Full-Day Kindergarten Modules and Full-Day Kindergarten Guide professional learning opportunities are available onsite as a fee-for-service.
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