Worksheets, Dittos, & Homework in Early Learning Settings
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Parents and child care professionals serve as children's first teachers. Children become ready for school through the environments we set up and the activities we offer. Therefore, it is important to understand what does and does not lead to "academic readiness."
Studies of children have shown repeatedly that young children learn best through active involvement with real objects in child-directed play. Children learn to read by being exposed to stories, books, and language from very early in life, rather than phonics drills or worksheets. They learn math by sorting, counting, and dividing real objects, not through completing problems on paper.
Does that mean then that there is no place for worksheets in a high-quality early learning setting?
Topics for Training:
* A brief history of worksheets and dittos
* How worksheets and dittos are used and abused
* Homework in early learning settings
* Next steps with worksheets and dittos
* Shared understanding between families and teachers
Who Should Participate:
This professional development session will benefit an array of audience members, including: teachers, child care providers, school district teachers and administrators, Head Start staff, directors, managers, social workers, and; members of the early care and education community; T/TA managers and providers; federal and Regional Office staff; State Collaboration Offices.
How to Register:
Follow the instructions above to complete registration. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
The Teaching Excellence Center
People working with young children need opportunities to develop skills, acquire new knowledge, and achieve practical levels of interacting and communicating with young children and their families.
They also need to maintain skills and keep them up to date with current knowledge. Our professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals are designed to engage the wide range of people who work and join the early childhood workforce.
Developing Teachers: Knowledge. Skills. Ability. Attitude.
The Teaching Excellence Center * 1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 222 * Oakland, CA 94612