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Location: Multiple

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

April Zajko
(802) 424-1046

Wonders of Worms Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: April's Teaching Tree
Instructor: April Zajko

Wonders of Worms ~ Spring is a wonderful time to get children digging in the soil and discovering our nearby nature. What a joy is it when a child discovers that first worm?! Something as simple as studying worms sparks children’s wonder and curiosity of nature. Research validates that young children thrive with ample “hands on” learning opportunities. This two hour session will focus on equipping educators with ways to help extend the children’s questions and inquiries about worms, while also aligning to early learning standards! In our two hour session will co-create an a *rough draft* of an early childhood “Worm Unit” as a digital download, that you will be able to print and use with the children in your classroom! You will hear how experienced nature based educators have moved away from thematic units and into authentic and emergent teaching practices utilizing integrated curriculum design.

Core Knowledge Area
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
March 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional Information

A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days ahead to the email listed here. This session will be recorded and will be published on the April's Teaching Tree website and YouTube channel. This session will include an interactive 20-25 minute break out room activity so please plan on having your camera and mic working for that portion of the session. Participants are encourage to bring ideas with them about how to teach about worms. You will self select the breakout room to engage in and each will focus on a different learning domain: literacy / math / gross motor / science / social emotional / and "Worm Phobic"