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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2.25

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Deep Thinking for Preschoolers: Practicing Pre-K CLASS Instructional Support Copy Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: Ann Dillenbeck, January O'Donnell

Ready to take your CLASS know-how to the next level? Many early childhood educators, including experienced ones, find it a challenge to increase quality in the Instructional Support domain. They may wonder, “What do analyzing and reasoning look like in a preschool classroom?” “How do I connect concepts when talking about past activities?” and “What teacher responses encourage preschoolers to persist with in their explorations?" During this training, the instructors will use presentation, role play, and participatory activities to bring Instructional Support, the CLASS domain focused on preschoolers learning how to think more deeply, to life. Finally, there will be time for participants to plan how they will engage children in thought-provoking conversations as they play and complete their daily routines.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
July 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Additional Information

Previous knowledge of the Pre-K CLASS is very helpful for this training. This will be offered via Zoom, and a link will be sent in advance. To register, please email elizabeth@mjccvt.org and include your name, the name of the childcare program where you are employed, your email address, and the date of the session in which you would like to enroll (July 23 OR July 30). You will receive an email either confirming your enrollment, or notifying you that you have been placed on the waitlist.