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Training announcement: Developmental Appropriate Practices

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Two different Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) Trainings have been planned. Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach will provide these in-person events where you will receive hands-on training and be able to network with others working to implement play-based instruction! Training materials and lunch will be provided.

Please note that topics for each of the days is different and registration is required for both events.

Play-based Learning: The What, Why & How

Friday, November 9
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center
Mt. Vernon

An introductory workshop to deepen understanding and implementation of play-based learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of Birth to 3rd Continuity
  • What: Define features of play-based learning
  • Why: Apply brain-based principles to classroom design and instructional planning to improve student outcomes
  • How: Analyze observational data to refine the teacher’s role in scaffolding student play

Aligning PreK and Kindergarten Assessment and Instructional Practices and Learning

Wednesday, November 28
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills

Teams of PK and K teachers are encouraged to attend together along with an administrator and other collaborative partners. PK and K will be asked to bring writing samples and let us know what PrK assessments are being used.

  Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of Birth to 3rd Continuity
  • Examine the components of Developmentally Appropriate Practice across the curriculum
  • Practice observational assessment (unpacking measures and evidence)
  • Compare curriculum framework/units of study  across grade levels
  • Share instructional targets in math and language arts (number sense and writing)
  • Understand Crosswalks between KIDS and Preschool Assessments (Gold, DRDP, COR, Work Sampling, ELS)

 

Please register by emailing Mindy Bolin mbolin@IllinoisState.edu and include the date and title of session in the subject field.

 

Did you miss the previous Developmentally Appropriate Practices training or want to share them at a training? Check out the B-3 Continuity Project’s website for previous training materials. Questions can be directed to Ashley Long at amlong3@IllinoisState.edu.

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