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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Hybrid

Total Hours: 20

Cost: $ 197.00

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

April Zajko, M.Ed.
(802) 424-1046

Wonders of Winter Master Class Series Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: April's Teaching Tree
Instructor: April Zajko, M.Ed.

Ready to feel confident and excited to teach in the outdoor classroom this winter? This 20 hour professional development series is designed to equip early childhood educators with the tools and resources to keep children engaged in learning throughout the entire winter. Each session we will dive into practical and actionable steps that educators can take to bring outdoor learning to life! *****In this master class series you will have:****** (1) FIVE live Zoom sessions with interactive group work that will allow you to connect with classmates working with similar aged children (2) There will be FIVE recorded modules for you to watch at your own pace. (3) Downloadable resources that can be printed and implemented right away (4) Q and A sessions to ask questions, work through challenges, and get support overcoming obstacles (5) Student dashboard with all the materials you need including sample parent letters, information to share in your newsletter, and curriculum activities to keep your children engaged all winter (6) Private “Wonders of Winter” Facebook group to continue to share ideas all winter long. Show what’s working in your program, share photographs, ask questions, and continue to build your confidence! (7) Lifetime access to the student dashboard, so you can watch the recordings again and access the materials all in one spot. (8) An uplifting and unique opportunity to engage with like-minded educators who want to embrace winter and expand learning opportunities outdoors! ****The friendships in this professional learning community will give you something to look forward to during the darker and shorter days of winter!**** NOTE: If you get a message that the class is full, please email me to get onto the waiting list for second cohort, aprilzajko@gmail.com

Core Knowledge Area
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
January 8, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 22, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 5, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 19, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional Information

Course begins in January 2024 and will be offered as a *HYBRID* FIVE live Zoom sessions on Mondays 6-8pm EST; January 8, 15, 22 and February 5, 19 as well as FIVE other recorded sessions in the student dashboard! Earn up to 20 hours of Professional Development ******NOTE: There is one "work study" position that will be offered for this training. If you are on the April's Teaching Tree email list please read the emails from 11/16, 11/23 and 11/30 about how to apply for the "work study" position. Deadline to apply is 12/1/2023 and decision will be made by 12/15/2023. Not on the April's Teaching Tree email list? You can opt-in and get the "Autumn Artist" resource at this link: https://aprilsteachingtree.mykajabi.com/pl/2147886883