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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 6

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Wendy Martin
(802) 289-1283

Never Too Early: Level I of Foundations of Educational Philosophy and Literacy Development Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Vermont Humanities Council
Instructor: Leanne Porter

This Never Too Early foundational literacy training offers early childhood educators the opportunity to deeply assess one’s own philosophy and current practice generally and in terms of literacy. Training Components: • Philosophy of Education and Literacy Education, review of current sources and personal philosophy development. • The Open Questioning Mindset in teaching and literacy • Literacy Team Book Choices, recommendations and discussion on curriculum implementation and enhancement of classroom reading methodology. • Action Research, model, methods, and project After you have registered you will receive detailed course information (access to virtual classroom).

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
October 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
November 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Additional Information

This is a virtual training in combination with individual Action Research, Google Classroom postings, and some work with fellow students. There will be two 1.5-hour Zoom sessions, 1.5-hour individual work time and 1.5-hour equivalent time with written interaction on the classroom site. Six hours of professional development credits will be awarded for the completion of the training. Each participant will receive a set of brand-new children’s books after the first session.