Presenters

  • Jennifer Kelly

Description

Full-day kindergarten is an important element of our state's strategy for improving student outcomes and closing the achievement gap. Much happens during the kindergarten year that makes it special, including welcoming families into the K-12 system, facilitating student success in a developmentally appropriate, standards-based environment, and forging "school readiness" partnerships with the early learning community. Celebrate K! is offering three days of content targeted specially for Kindergarten.

Event Notes

Lunch will be provided.

Participants can attend days individually, or all three days, choosing from a variety of sessions.  

After registration, each attendee will be e-mailed a link to select sessions. You can preview the options below. Click on a session title to expand the description.

Tuesday, July 18, 2016

Participants will deepen their understanding of the Common Core Content and practice math standards through the Counting and Cardinality domain. We will look at how to engage students in mathematical tasks through play-based learning. Intentional connections will be made to WaKIDS through videos and hands-on experiences.
This session will explore three-dimensional thinking by engaging in an engineering immersion activity designed for early learning. Session participants will learn more about the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards and see "how does this look with little kids?". Participants will also explore the connections to ELA, highlighting the "more bang for your buck" aspect of NGSS and science.
In this interactive session, participants will explore block play and the connection to STEAM and 21st century skills needed for success in life. The educational value of blocks will be promoted by identifying what children learn through block play; outlining guiding practices for setting up a block center; defining the stages of block play and the connections to State standards and assessments.
Close reading and vocabulary acquisition are terms that have gained traction is recent years, but what do they look like inside a classroom? Participants in this session will engage in meaningful discussions and explore strategies to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition while looking at close reading and vocabulary techniques in this fast-paced, interactive workshop that is grounded in the Washington State Learning Standards.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In the Operations and Algebraic Thinking module, participants develop an understanding of how children connect different meanings, interpretations and relationships with the operations of addition and subtraction. Participants will study how children progress in their algebraic understanding along a learning trajectory through an immersion into the Learning Pathways of Numeracy document. Through interactive, hands-on activities, participants will gain resources that can be implemented in the classroom to develop a child’s algebraic thinking.
In this session, learn how to plan and organize play centers in the classroom. Participants will explore how play evolves over the course of a year. Participants will also learn methods for facilitating and enhancing play through teaching children to be purposeful about their center choices.
Close reading and vocabulary acquisition are terms that have gained traction is recent years, but what do they look like inside a classroom? Participants in this session will engage in meaningful discussions and explore strategies to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition while looking at close reading and vocabulary techniques in this fast-paced, interactive workshop that is grounded in the Washington State Learning Standards.
Participants will deepen their understanding of the Common Core Content and practice math standards through the Counting and Cardinality domain. We will look at how to engage students in mathematical tasks through play-based learning. Intentional connections will be made to WaKIDS through videos and hands-on experiences.
In this interactive session, participants will explore block play and the connection to STEAM and 21st century skills needed for success in life. The educational value of blocks will be promoted by identifying what children learn through block play; outlining guiding practices for setting up a block center; defining the stages of block play and the connections to State standards and assessments.
This session will focus on the Toddlers 2 Teens program that helps children understand that feelings are inevitable and, most importantly, that finding a way to deal with those feelings is what helps move us forward instead of getting into trouble. Otus and the Wise Guys assist parents, teachers and other care providers in the process of boosting children’s emotional literacy level and enhancing their social-emotional competence overall.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Through the geometry module, participants will explore the early learning pathways for geometry and develop a deeper knowledge of how children progress in their understanding of geometry and spatial sense. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that can be easily replicated in the classroom to further develop students' understanding of geometric concepts. Handouts of ideas, activities and resources will be provided.
This session will examine the neuro-biological adaptations of exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); their impact on learning, development, and behavior; and the powerful buffer of resilience.
This interactive workshop will address the needs of migrant students and their families through building new and existing understanding of the Migrant Education Program. Through engaging activities and discussions, this workshop will increase knowledge of how to support migrant families in our schools, districts, and communities. Participants will leave with strategies on working with migrant students as well as family engagement activities that can help support the home-to-school connection.
Prepare to play! Throw your fears of “doing art” aside and come explore how to connect language arts with visual arts. This session will explore how to reinforce learning through creative art mediums. The art center has a very important place in the classroom. Participants will learn how to make the art center a multi-level learning space with children leading the experience.
This next-step session will focus on how to generate reports in the Gold system and use the data to inform instruction. Participants will also learn more about collecting evidence and work in groups to discuss data collection.

Location

Educational Service District 123
3924 W. Court Street Pasco WA 99301

Dates

7/18/17 8:30 AM 3:30 PM ESD 123 Professional Development Center
7/19/17 9:30 AM 3:30 PM ESD 123 Professional Development Center
7/20/17 9:30 AM 3:30 PM ESD 123 Professional Development Center

Registration

Event # 24555

Price
$300.00
Registered
76 / 120
Registration Ends
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 10:00 PM

Registration is now closed.
Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAE0014
15 Clock Hours $30.00

Subjects

Early Learning

Audience

Curriculum Director / Coordinator Elementary Teacher Principal Assessment Coordinator Early Learning Provider
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