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Learning Environments Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Place-Based Learning - Connecting Young Children to Their Communities & Environments
Presented by Hilary Seitz, PhD
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Course: #32396Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about place-based learning and how to connect to "Our Place," our communities, and build curriculum. Examples of "Our Place" are shared as well as how to implement a place-based learning project with young children.

Drawing from the Reggio Emilia Approach to Inspire Connection, Creativity, and Curiosity in the Classroom
Presented by Sarah Ozuna Brown, MS
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Course: #32390Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, this session explores the symbiotic relationship between a child's three teachers: primary caregiver, classroom teacher, and environment. Explore how to strengthen the relationships between the three teachers for a more connected and well-rounded learning experience for children and learn ways to implement Reggio Emilia-inspired practices into your practices to build an optimal learning environment for children.

Collective Trauma and Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
Presented by Nadia Tourinho, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
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Course: #32286Level: Advanced4 Hours
Gain information about building a trauma-informed culture in your program, including the necessary steps to prepare staff/professionals for processing trauma with children and their families. Learn essential techniques and strategies for use in the classroom and how to help staff who may have or are experiencing trauma.

Balancing the Classroom Canoe
Presented by Sandra Duncan, BA, MS, EdD
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Course: #32261Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Learn about the importance of a built environment and how it can impact children’s growth and development as well as easy-to-implement strategies for balancing a classroom environment.

Kids in the Kitchen: Supersize Their Learning
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #32068Level: Introductory2 Hours
Many life skills and experiences are being missed by children when they do not have a hand in food preparation and cooking at home. Learn the benefits of food/cooking experiences and how to target many essential skills in an early childhood program.

Kids in the Kitchen: Supersize Their Learning, Part 1
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #32051Level: Introductory1 Hour
Many life skills and experiences are being missed by children when they do not have a hand in food preparation and cooking at home. Learn the benefits of food/cooking experiences and how to target many essential skills in an early childhood program.

Young Children Making Stories: Playful Literacy Magic
Presented by Stephanie Goloway, EdD
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Course: #32016Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course discusses how to create a culture of storytelling in your classroom while transforming children’s natural story-making abilities into a powerful tool for emergent literacy.

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.

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