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Learning Environments Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Positive Verbal Strategies for Connecting with Children
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #31916Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on creating a positive verbal environment in order to effectively connect with young children. Five easy to implement strategies are included.

Loose Parts and Open-Ended Play
Presented by Allie Bishop Pasquier, MS
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Course: #31910Level: Introductory1 Hour
Loose parts are every day, open-ended materials that are low-cost, sustainable, and deeply engaging for young children. In this course, early childhood practitioners working with 3-5-year-olds will learn how to use loose parts to support playful learning.

Learning Doesn’t End When Children Go Outdoors
Presented by Nancy P. Alexander, MEd
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.