Central Unified School District Workshops
For Central Unified School District Teachers Only.
What does it mean to be a practicing early childhood professional today? This course is designed specifically for California Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten educators to help make connections between the many California Department of Education guiding documents including but not limited to: CA Preschool Learning Foundations and California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks Volumes 1, 2, 3, California Early Childhood Educator Competencies, and Alignment of CA Common Core Standards to Key Early Learning Resources. Emphasis is on best practices and practical applications of guiding documents into classroom curriculum, designed specifically for California teachers. All course materials are included through the online course website.
Explore the current research on the importance of social and emotional development in young children. Design classroom application activities to support the social and emotional development of the young learner. Implement techniques to help your students develop positive social skills.
Discover how to plan and implement curriculum in a classroom that addresses the needs of all children. A focus on autism is included. Experience the challenges children with exceptionalities face in an all-inclusion classroom. Include teaching strategies in all curricular areas to meet the needs of all students in the Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten classroom. Use the Guiding Documents to design lesson plans that align with Foundations and Standards. Explore current research for inclusion of students with exceptionalities in early childhood classrooms.
Examine models of reading and writing processes and the interconnections between oral language, reading, writing, and spelling. The course emphasizes patterns of development for children from birth to age eight with special emphasis on ages 3-6. Attention is given to factors that support literacy development with an emphasis on English learners and those factors that place children at risk of failing to reach their educational potential. The course focus is to explore how English learners acquire the foundations for literacy, and develop instructional skills for both young English learners and young native English speakers.