Early Childhood - Pre-K Cohort 2021-2022

In order to provide safe, and relevant professional learning, our Pre-K cohort will meet virtually this year. We will follow a blended learning model. Teachers will have a week to complete two hours of asynchronous learning. Then they will attend a synchronous zoom training session for an hour and a half. Following our session they will be given a two hour asynchronous reflection assignment to be submitted for feedback. We will finish the session with a 30 minute personal coach call.

Session 1: Cultivating An Engaging Learning Environment

Participants will:

  • Learn criteria for supportive virtual classrooms environments 
  • Analyze ways to cultivate student leadership in the learning communities
  • Understand how responsive teacher interactions scaffold children’s learning
  • Evaluate their planning practice, expectations, and reflect on impact to student learning

Session 2: Bringing Literacy to Life 

Participants will:

  • Promote a print rich environment through centers, whole group learning, and routines
  • Establish literacy activities throughout the day
  • Understand how to plan an effective read aloud
  • Critique literacy activities for developmental appropriateness

Session 3: Implementing Powerful Learning Centers

Participants will:

  • Learn how purposeful play impact student learning and social skills
  • Critique center routines for student independence
  • Experience powerful centers
  • Plan impactful learning centers for their own classrooms

Session 4: Creating a Workshop of Writers in a Pre-k Classroom

Participants will:

  • Discuss importance of writing development and stages of writing
  • Explore writing as a way to communicate
  • Demonstrate using a read aloud as a connection to writing opportunities
  • Plan centers with writing connections to impact learning

Session 5: Math, Science, and Inquiry in a Pre-K Classroom

Participants will: 

  • Analyzing our classroom schedules and routines for consistent content opportunities
  • Investigate hand-on learning opportunities
  • Critique activities for developmentally appropriate practice
  • Plan engaging hands-on learning for their next unit


Early Childhood, Pre-K teachers
Katie Myers
Early Childhood, PreKindergarten (Pre-K), Instructional Strategies
1 - Planning, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 3.1 - Learning Environment: Classroom Environment, T-TESS Routines and Procedures 1 - Instructional Leadership, T-PESS 2 - Human Capital, T-PESS 1.1A - Ensures curricula aligned with state standards, T-PESS 1.1B - Monitors and ensures high quality instruction, T-PESS 2.2A - Maintains diverse and high quality work force
Online Course, Facilitated

CPE Credits: 30.00  
Registration Closes: 9/30/2021
Wed. 10/13/2021 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Tue. 11/16/2021 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Thu. 1/20/2022 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wed. 2/23/2022 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Tue. 4/5/2022 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Starts: 10/1/2021
Ends: 4/21/2022 11:59 pm