Fun AND instructive learning centers provide a rich opportunity for children to develop and deepen their understanding of the world around them as they engage in different types of play and exploration. They also create equitable learning opportunities by providing youngsters multiple pathways to explore and deepen their understanding of important concepts. But this does not happen without thoughtful, intentional preparation and skillful guidance by the teacher.
Join PBS on September 24 at 5 PM ET in a Webinar to learn how to design equitable learning centers that build knowledge, engage children in inquiry, prompt critical thinking, and foster collaborative and playful learning.
You will receive a CE Certificate by attending the webinar.
After the webinar, you’ll be able to:
Plan learning center activities that are evidence based.
Plan learning center activities that are accessible to children.
Plan learning center activities that are deliberately connected to the disciplinary studies of the day or week.
Assemble an array of learning centers intentionally designed to provide children with multiple learning pathways.
This quote resonates with creative innovators, artists, designers… just everyone who notices their gift. This quote is especially significant to me because I heard it first during a presentation by educator Niharika Kabra, Academic Head – Audit and Training, Potter’s Wheel Education Services, Hyderabad, India.
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’ Hugh Magnus Macleod
Personal Photo of Helen Teague, please do not claim it as your own. 🙂
“We read faces. We read between the lines. We view multimedia. We examine art. To #read is to make meaning of a variety of texts that are printed, digital, physical, and often complex.” ~Susan Sabella, on Twitter
How about PD & grad courses to enhance concept/context competence? PBSTeacherLine’s new series of courses begins September 18th! Each 6- week, PLN-enhancing interactive course revitalizes instructional practice starting Day 1! @pbsteachers Click to catalog https://t.co/9uXupNwc7apic.twitter.com/ZPfsHZaglx
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