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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

NTE Level II: Foundations of Literacy Development and Educational Philosophy Deb Norris

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

Level II is the continuation of the Level I training, the prerequisite course offered in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The format is 6 credit hours for completion of the course: 3 hours’ virtual class time and 3 hours of independent work using the Google Classroom set up for the course. Each student will receive a new set of picture books. In addition, components will include: • The Open Questioning Mindset in teaching and literacy that was introduced in Level I will be incorporated into all the components of Level II. • Philosophy of Education and Literacy Education, review of current sources, and personal philosophy development. Participants will use the Philosophy of Education they wrote in Level I to craft a Philosophy of Literacy Development and Education for use in their practice. • The opportunity to share, review and critique your environment and practice. How has it improved over time and where could you do more? • How is children's literature part of your practice? How has it changed over time and what are the next steps to include enhancements and improvements? • Literacy Team Book Choices, recommendations, and discussion on enhancement of classroom reading methodology. • Action Research, model, methods, and project. Projects from the Level I class will be presented and participants will receive feedback and consider next steps.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
November 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
November 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
November 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Additional Information

Please register for this class only if you have completed Level I of this Never Too Early training.