Calendar



Jan
13
Thu
Preschool Leader Network
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

child in striped shirt holds toy in classroomMeet other preschool administrators from Region 1 and stay up-to-date on updates regarding early childhood education, help ensure you are meeting federal IDEA requirements, and receive supports for the use of standards, curriculum and assessments for all learners.

This network will increase your knowledge and skills regarding the use of the 5-Step Process to ensure that teachers are better able to use data to strengthen instructional decision-making. Support will also be provided to help align your work to the Step Up to Quality program standards.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, M.A.F.S. and Tara Shumaker, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool supervisors

* Building administrators are encouraged to attend

Dates

Thursday, September 9 This session has ended.
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended.
Thursday, January 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration

This training is intended for a closed group of preschool administrators. If you’d like to be included, please contact Lisa Jenkins at 419.720.8999. 

Contact

For content questions: Heather Gaskins or Tara Shumaker.

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jan
21
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.

 

Feb
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.

 

Mar
10
Thu
Preschool Leader Network
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

child in striped shirt holds toy in classroomMeet other preschool administrators from Region 1 and stay up-to-date on updates regarding early childhood education, help ensure you are meeting federal IDEA requirements, and receive supports for the use of standards, curriculum and assessments for all learners.

This network will increase your knowledge and skills regarding the use of the 5-Step Process to ensure that teachers are better able to use data to strengthen instructional decision-making. Support will also be provided to help align your work to the Step Up to Quality program standards.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, M.A.F.S. and Tara Shumaker, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool supervisors

* Building administrators are encouraged to attend

Dates

Thursday, September 9 This session has ended.
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended.
Thursday, January 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration

This training is intended for a closed group of preschool administrators. If you’d like to be included, please contact Lisa Jenkins at 419.720.8999. 

Contact

For content questions: Heather Gaskins or Tara Shumaker.

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Mar
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.