San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Proud to Be Me," & other Social Studies Themes in Early Childhood to Promote Positive Self Image
*This is a two (2) day event - Thursday, March 23 & Thursday, April 27, 2017. - from 9am to 3pm
Audience: PreK-K: Preschool and Kindergarten Early Childhood Teachers, Paraeducators, Administrators, and other personnel serving children age 3-5
Presenter: Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC Consultant
Positive self-image fosters achievement in all learners, especially students of color. Families often socialize their children in ways that promote racial and ethnic pride, high expectations for learning, and positive behavior. As educators serve the increasingly diverse needs of children and families, they must be prepared to support children’s growing curiosity about themselves, other people, and the communities in which they live and learn.
Even in early childhood settings, learning about social studies can build on the family’s contribution to their child’s development of self-image. This two-day professional learning opportunity provides support and time for early childhood professionals developing social studies units for preschool and kindergarten children.
Participants will learn about understanding and supporting positive self-image and identity and the role of family for all children; how to implement equitable learning and anti-bias education; and opportunities to develop a social studies curriculum and units of study using the CT Early Learning and Development Standards.
Each participant is asked to bring lesson plan templates and/or a non-fiction or fiction picture book they wish to incorporate into the social studies unit they seek to create.
For registration questions, please contact Nattaneal Wilson, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For content questions, please contact Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 313 or email@example.com.