KODO KIDS Professional Development training are unique and available only through Kodo Certified Trainers due to the focus on our trademarked Investigation Based Teaching Practices (IBTP). These practices serve as the foundation for our professional development course topics and presentations. Our approach utilizes the following IBTP teaching strategies to assist educators in intentionally facilitating children's critical thinking, concept development, curiosity and inquiry.
Infant and Toddler Engineering - Engineering in early childhood environments is often avoided simply because we're not very familiar with engineering. We will demystify engineering by clarifying what it is and identify ways engineering is already happening every day in infant toddler learning environments. We will examine how young children are natural engineers and how important it is to view and interact with them as competent and sophisticated thinkers at very early ages.
Making Sense of Mathematics in STEM - "Young learners' future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education." National Council of Teachers in Mathematics. It is becoming evident that mathematics is an important piece of STEM play and learning for the early childhood environment. With this, though, many educators feel intimidated with the topic of math and what facilitation of this looks like. In this session, educators will explore how mathematics assists children in making sense of their world and the various ways that educators can facilitate math through STEM exploration.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20th
Lunch will be provided (working lunch)
****Open to the first 50 participants