Learn information and techniques for attaching to infants, toddlers and twos: developing trusting and caring relationships, creating an environment for supporting risk-taking. Evaluate your own teaching/environment and talk about and come up with a plan for concerns with particular children.
Learn how to search the internet for curriculum ideas and photos/clipart to print and use in your classroom. Learn special formatting techniques to use photos in Microsoft Word to create a documentation example, a weekly curriculum form, or a newsletter. You are welcome to bring a personal laptop or tablet that includes Microsoft Office software. It is helpful, but not necessary, for you to have an existing email address (or you can create one during the class) and/or a USB “thumb drive” (any size) or online folder system (SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.). This course is appropriate for participants with very little technology skills/confidence.
Download the PowerPoint and other handouts: Handouts PDF (20 MB)
What do we mean by “art,” and can product-focused art -- including Pinterest projects -- be developmentally and age appropriate, child-directed, explorative, and consistent with the ideals of a democratic classroom?