CAHELP Guide of Professional Learning Courses

Effective Strategies for Large Group Time Instruction EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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Large Group Time instruction, sometimes called Circle-time, Carprt-time, or Morning Message is a traditional part of the daily routine in an early childhood classroom. It builds a sense of community where the whole class comes together for special announcements, movement and music activities, interactive storytelling, and other shared experiences. This course will explore the importance of Large Group Time and focus on concrete, developmental appropriate strategies and hands on activities to keep all students engaged. Participants will practice how to facilitate a child-centered Large Group Time where students are activily engaged alllowing for many opportunities to make choices and take leadership roles with their peers. Strategies such as embedding the instruction of IEP goals, differentiating instruction, encouraging the active physical involvement of students, and creating opportunities for meaningful communication will be disscussed.

Intended Audience

Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals, Gen Ed Early Childhood PK - First Grade Teachers and Paraprofessionals.

# VERONICA ROUSSEAU PROGRAM SPECIALIST ¨ (442) 292-5094 x231 2 6:00 Hours

LCAP Priorities

Ɔ Pupil Engagement, Pupil

Achievement, Implementing State Standards, Other Pupil Outcomes

PreK to Kinder Transition Planning and Assessment EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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This training is designed to address the legal requirements and recommended best practices of transition planning and reassessment prior to moving a student with special needs from preschool into a school-aged program. Successful and legally compliant transitions are a well-planned series of thoughtful actions that occur over a period of time rather than a specific event. This process includes intentional communication and meaningful collaboration with parents, families, current school staff, service providers, projected school staff, and often times outside agencies. Sample forms, timelines, and assessment reports will be provided and discussed. A robust question and answer period and plenty of time for discussion will be provided at the end of the training.

Intended Audience

Early childhood special education teachers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, inclusion teachers, administrators, and other service providers as appropriate.

# VERONICA ROUSSEAU PROGRAM SPECIALIST ¨ (442) 292-5094 x231 2 2:00 Hours

LCAP Priorities

Ɔ School Climate, Pupil Engagement, Course Access, Other Pupil Outcomes

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