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Greensboro Day School is offering an evening of enrichment to help you earn your in-service training credits. Attend one of our 2-hour sessions to earn TWO in-service training credits.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Greensboro Day School's Lower School

$10 per session


Sessions INCLUDE: 

Tracking Progress through Portfolios: This session is designed to help participants gain knowledge of informal and formal assessments and assessment strategies.  Facilitator Emilee Transou, Early Childhood Teacher at Greensboro Day School, will share how to create a portfolio and suggest useful information to include in a child’s portfolio. 

MULTI-SENSORY phonics: This workshop is designed to help participants understand the importance of a multi-sensory approach to learning the letter/sound connection.  Facilitator Beth Hopkins, 1st grade teacher at Greensboro Day School and Orton-Gillingham certified trainer will share the order that letters and sounds should be introduced, and participants will learn easy ways to make beginning phonics instruction fun and developmentally appropriate. 

MUSIC FOR THE PRESCHOOL MIND: Greensboro Day School Lower School music teacher, Jill Hare will share the significant impact music has on the preschool learner. Participants will have the opportunity to build confidence in using music in the classroom for transitions, curriculum, and classroom management. 

Super Science for the Young Child: In this workshop participants will explore scientific principles through the eyes of a young child.  Greensboro Day School Lower School Science Specialist Rose Marie Cook will cover topics such as science through children’s literature, kitchen chemistry, and using everyday materials to “do science.” Participants will learn how to find the science in everything they teach and learn how to plan and cluster activities and lessons.   

MATH MADE EASY: Greensboro Day School Math Specialist Anne Pinkelton will guide participants to understand the importance of a strong math foundation for the youngest children. She will share ideas to implement immediately into the classroom and provide strategies to challenge the enthusiastic learner. 

NURSERY RHYMES FOR LITTLE MINDS: In this workshop facilitator Marie MacKay, 2nd grade teacher at Greensboro Day School, will lead participants in understanding the significant importance of using simple nursery rhymes with preschoolers. She will guide participants in how to grow students’ skills in early literacy and developmentally appropriate math concepts using familiar nursery rhymes. 

NURTURING THE MIND AND BODY OF PRESCHOOLERS:  This session is designed to provide participants with tools to enhance children’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development through age-appropriate breathing and movement techniques.  Kristen Tuma, Greensboro Day School Health and Wellness Teacher and Certified Yoga Instructor, will lead participants in exercises to use with students and for self-management and care for personal stress in order to promote a positive learning environment. *Participants should dress in comfortable clothing. 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHALLENGING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES:  Facilitator Michelle Bostian, LCSW, ACC, BCC, Head of Greensboro Day School’s Counseling Department, will help participants gain skills to work with oppositional children and challenging families and learn strategies to help in conflict resolution.  This session will guide participants to gain confidence in handling difficult situations appropriately. 

TIPTOE INTO TECHNOLOGY:  This workshop, led by facilitator Marvella Taylor, 2nd grade teacher at Greensboro Day School, is designed to help participants discover how to incorporate developmentally appropriate digital resources into the lives of our youngest learners.  Participants will come away with a list of appropriate resources as well as experience using an online learning journal to strengthen connections between school and home. 

READING BEYOND THE WORDS: This session is designed to help participants understand how to help the youngest learners be actively engaged in reading while listening to stories.  Suzanne Billips, Lower School Reading and Learning Specialist, will share key language and reading skills necessary to help children learn to read, as well as demonstrating how to effectively incorporate comprehension skills using picture books. 

SIGN AWAY!: Facilitator Tiana Walden, Greensboro Day School Kindergarten Assistant, will help participants understand how using American Sign Language with hearing children often helps improve visual discrimination, enhances early reading skills, and accelerates verbal communication.  Participants will increase their knowledge of appropriate signs to use with preschoolers and have the opportunity to learn and practice words geared to their specific learning environment.  

KINDERGARTEN READINESS: This session is designed to help participants learn new techniques to ready students for the world of 21st Century education. Facilitator Kelly Sipe, Kindergarten Teacher at Greensboro Day School, will share practical ways to enhance and develop the whole child. Topics will include fine/gross motor skill development, language and cognitive processes, social-emotional growth, and impulse control.

SPACE IS LIMITED – Only 20 participants per class session. Cash or check will be accepted upon your arrival. . Please plan to arrive by 6:20 p.m., we will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Suzanne Billips at Greensboro Day School (336-288-8590, ext 109 or suzannebillips@greensboroday.org). 

Preschool In-Service Training Registration

Each participant will receive TWO in-service credits for attending one of our 2-hour sessions. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

Sessions cost $10 each. Please bring cash or check to the workshop location.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Greensboro Day School's Lower School

The Greensboro Day School Lower School is located at 5401 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. Please arrive by 6:20 p.m., we will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.


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