Powerful interactions, expanded feedback, and using juicy words do not just happen. As teachers, we have to become facilitators who encourage children to expand their learning. Teachers who intentionally plan concepts that are interesting and allow children to experiment and explore their environments not only deepen their learning but also expand their world. We will explore strategies teachers can use daily to assist with enriching their environments to scaffold learning. We will also spend time planning hands-on activities that can be used immediately with children.
Outcomes: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• examine the dimensions of Instructional Support and discuss strategies that will aid in improving the quality of language used in the classroom.
• explore ways to encourage children to guide their learning and exploring.
• plan hands-on activities that are rich in concept development, language modeling, and feedback loops.
If you still need a reason to attend all participants will receive items to utilize in their classrooms!