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Learning Outcomes:

 

Science Outcomes

  • Build knowledge, skills, and confidence in early science learning experiences for children and families.

  • Learn how to help children explore the relationship between actions and outcomes and make age-appropriate connections to their experiences.

  • Prepare an environment that provides opportunities for children to think like a scientist.

  • Learn how intentional instructional support and web planning promote development across domains.

 

Body Shakes Outcomes

  • Learn the importance of physical activity as it relates to early childhood brain-based learning and retention.

  • Create experiential cognition-boosting activities that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging.

  • Discover ways to extend experiences in order to support children in building more complex ideas, making connections to experiences, and developing language skills.

 

Math Motion Outcomes

  • Understand how mathematics is embedded in a child’s natural world through interactions, relationships, activities, and play.

  • Identify the five main developmental strands of mathematics.

  • Recognize opportunities to reinforce math concepts across disciplines to maximize learning and retention.

  • Develop expansion models using non-math skills such as age-appropriate motor skills, musical activities, and social interaction.

  • Apply principles of instructional support to promote higher thinking skills and open-ended math interaction every day.

Open-ended Questions Outcomes

  • Understand how open-ended questions foster children’s high-level thinking skills

  • Recognize the structure of open-ended vs. close-ended questions

  • Learn how intentional instructional support promotes development across domains

  • Understand the difference between encouragement and praise

  • Learn how to use open-ended questions to expand on learning

  • Practice developing open-ended questions in various scenarios

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