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Online Training Offerings

Button to registerAlso part of the Center for Early Learning, the Reconnecting with Kids Through the Five I's OF ACCOMPLISHED TEACHING

The Overview


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With new demands facing educators it may be hard to remember why you became a teacher in the first place. You may feel pressured by new assessments, standards, school report cards, the quality rating and improvement  system, funding or new teacher evaluations. While the pace of change may be overwhelming, ultimately, you know that connecting with and understanding children is what is important. This self-paced training decodes the research behind many educational reforms using an easy-to-understand framework based on the Five I's of Accomplished Teaching: Intentionality, Integration, Inquiry, Inclusion, and Innovation. This five-contact hour training spans three weeks and provides opportunities to try out the Five I's, examine your own practice, participate in a professional learning community and ultimately reconnect with kids.

Supports OSTP Standard 7

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  • Cost: $50 
  • Dates: May 12 - May 30 OR July 7 - July 25

Intentional Teaching


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Intentional Teaching is a commonly used but often misunderstood description of what accomplished teachers should be doing in classrooms today.  Would you know intentional teaching if you saw it?  This training explores what it means to be an intentional teacher and asks participants to examine their practice and implement new intentional teaching strategies in their classrooms. Participants will delve into the Intentional Curriculum Decision Making Cycle and explore how intentional teachers use data to make instructional decisions.  This training will look deeply at how intentional daily routines and classroom environments maximize learning and development. This 5 contact hour training spans across 3 weeks and provides opportunities to try out strategies and receive guidance from the instructor and peers. 

Supports OSTP Standards 3, 5, and 7

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  • Cost: $50
  • Dates: June 9 - June 27

Integrated Instruction


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Whether you teach in a k-primary, preschool, or infant/toddler classroom, integrating your curricu- lum across subject areas and/or developmental domains is a must for accomplished teachers. Early childhood teachers know that their job is to help young children make meaning of the world around them which should translate to a connected learning environment. This training provides partic- ipants with a framework for integrating curriculum in order to create meaningful, challenging and cohesive curriculum allowing teachers to recon- nect with kids. The 5 contact hour training spans across 3 weeks and provides opportunities to try out strategies and receive guidance from both instructors and peers. 

Supports OSTP Standards 2, 4, and 7

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  • Cost: $50
  • Dates: June 9 - June 27

Inclusion


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Educators today are aware that their curriculum and instruction must be based on a grounded understanding of:

  • developmental expectations for their student’s age group
  • the strengths, needs and interests of individuals in their classroom
  • the families and cultural context for their students

This training provides participants with strategies that support the creation of curriculum that is mean- ingful, engaging and appropriate for all learners in their classroom. Differentiated learning experiences and culturally responsive teaching will be explored. 

Supports OSTP Standards 1, 4, 5, and 7

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  • Cost: $50
  • Dates: July 7 - July 25

Interested in an online degree?

Are you looking for an online bachelor's or master's degree program? Try out one of our unique and engaging online professional development modules above. The experience will give you a peek at the quality of our online Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy programs and help you determine if online learning is for you. You can even apply training modules to a future degree (up to 12 semester hours of workshop credit for undergraduates and up to 6 semester hours for graduates).

Learn more about the Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy online program.