Total Hours: 6
Foundations of Educational Philosophy and Literacy December 1, 2021
*This is a statewide training, but priority will be given to educators who live and/or work in Bennington County.* This is a new training offered by Vermont Humanities. The Never Too Early series is in the redesign process and in 2022 we are introducing Step #1, Foundations of Educational Philosophy and Literacy Development. This foundational literacy training will now be required before enrollment in subsequent Never Too Early trainings. It is an advanced training as it offers educators the opportunity to deeply assess one’s own teaching philosophy and current practice generally and in terms of literacy. We hope this will be a transformative learning experience. The training components will include: · Philosophy of Education and Literacy, review of current sources and personal philosophy development. · The Open Questioning Mindset in teaching and literacy · Literacy Team Book Choices (one set provided to each participant), recommendations and discussion on curriculum implementation and enhancement of classroom reading methodology. · Action Research, model, methods, and project
This is a virtual training in combination with individual Action Research, community postings, and some work with partners. There will be two live 1.5-hour Zoom sessions, 1.5-hour individual work time and 1.5-hour equivalent time with written interaction on the virtual classroom site. Six hours of professional development credits will be awarded for the completion of the training.