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Learning Doesn’t End When Children Go Outdoors
Presented by Nancy P. Alexander, MEd
Course: #31851Level: Intermediate1 Hour
You know the value of outdoor time for physical development, but how can you use that valuable time to enhance children’s learning and support your curriculum? Learn ways to incorporate learning experiences in the outdoors.

Enhancing Your Playground with Limited Funds
Presented by Nancy P. Alexander, MEd
Course: #31849Level: Introductory1 Hour
Outdoor time is a valuable time for children, but equipment can be very expensive. Learn how to enhance your playground without breaking your budget.

Clatter in the Classroom
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #35069Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how physical and mental clatter in the classroom negatively impacts children's engagement with the environment and discover what can be done to reduce classroom clatter.

You Can Become a Biting Solution Expert!
Presented by Lisa Poelle, MA
Course: #31794Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about a proven, problem-solving approach to intervening more effectively in habitual biting situations. Learn how to prevent biting through making changes in your own behavior, the classroom environment, and your expectations of the children.

Classroom Design
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #31800Level: Introductory3 Hours
Think critically about your early childhood classroom from the child’s perspective as you explore the Seven Principles of Design, vertical learning with walls, and the classroom table. Learn tips to make your classroom a beautiful place for socializing, constructing, and learning.

Re-Imagining Classroom Tables
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #31643Level: Introductory1 Hour
View the classroom table as more than a flat surface upon which to eat breakfast, lunch, or snack. This course invites participants to view classroom tables as invitations for socializing, constructing, and place-making.

Using Children's Literature Throughout the Curriculum
Presented by Shirley Raines, EdD
Course: #31633Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how to connect curriculum themes and excellent children’s literature for your early childhood classroom. Learn how to use planning tools and children’s books to plan age-appropriate activities around the main concepts of the books.

Playing with Process Art: The Power of Open-Ended Art
Presented by Sally Haughey, BS
Course: #31626Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the power of process art in early childhood and how it provides crucial opportunities for making decisions and taking risks.

Catch a Bubble, Finger on the Wall, Are We Teaching Them Anything at All?
Presented by Jennifer Romanoff, MA
Course: #31583Level: Introductory1 Hour
Let's look at the need to teach valuable life lessons to the young children in our care and not expect them to behave in ways we, as adults, do not. So, sit criss-cross applesauce with your quiet fingers on in this entertaining and informative course.

Vertical Learning with Classroom Walls
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
Course: #31576Level: Introductory1 Hour
Participants will be introduced to the concept of vertical learning with walls in the early childhood classroom, including the what they are, why children need vertical learning spaces in the classroom, tips for creating them, and examples of vertical learning environments for toddlers and preschoolers.