Self-Paced Courses

Supporting Boys of Color

Video Presentation

1.5 Hours

Boys of color statistically are a vulnerable subgroup. Even the most well-meaning, dependable teachers harbor biases that negatively impact students. We'll take a closer look at how implicit bias results in underestimating students & low academic achievement, and learn how to make changes. 

Presented by Kenneth Sherman.

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Loose Parts for Math & Science

Video Presentation

1.0 Hour

Math begins long before worksheets and even number recognition. It starts with sorting and grouping and identifying - skills practiced with loose parts and open ended materials. Science begins with curiosity and interest - sparked by objects with no defined purpose and not right and wrong answers. 

Presented by Audrey Rowland

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Appropriate Group Time

Written Content 

1.0 Hour

Gathering together as a group offers children the opportunity to master new skills, feel valued, and create connections with their caregivers. This course is designed to assist you with learning the importance of appropriate group time for toddlers and preschool aged children.   

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Self-Care for Educators

Written Content 

1.5 Hours

In light of COVID-19 and the ever changing rules that are placed on providers, both at home and in the workplace, self-care is more important than ever.  Through this course,  you will understand the importance of self-care, discover what self-care means to you and create an intentional plan for self-care. 

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What Great Teachers Do

Video Presentation

1.5 Hours

This training explores the qualities, actions and attributes of a great early childhood teacher, and offers actionable guidance for making the intentional choice to create a positive, peaceful and joyful learning environment in your classroom. 

Presented by Audrey Rowland

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Understanding Trauma Part 1

Written Course

1.0 Hour

This course is designed to assist you with learning the effects of trauma on the brain, behavior and social emotional development in young children. This is the first course in a series on trauma informed care. 

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Understanding Trauma Part 2

Written Course

1.0 Hour

This course is designed to assist you with defining adverse childhood experiences, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on children and create an action plan for further intervention. This is the second course in a series on trauma informed care. 

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