Circle Preschool Foundations Training (Formerly known as CIRCLE 2-Day)
The CIRCLE Preschool Foundations Training is an interactive two-day professional development session for teachers of young children. This session is licensed by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and is conducted by trainers certified by UTHealth. Participants must attend BOTH days of this session to receive credit.
Sheltered Instruction for Prekindergarten & Kindergarten English language learners
Sheltered instruction is a research based model developed to help make content comprehensible to the English language learner. This session is tailored to meet the specific needs of PreKindergarten and Kindergarten children with a focus on creating an effective and developmentally appropriate instructional setting while implementing high-quality sheltered strategies, lesson planning, and assessments.
Songs & Activities to Teach Social Skills
With just a little extra planning, young children will learn social skills throughout the day. During this hands-on lesson, educators will gain strategies to maximize center time, songs, finger plays, and outdoor play time to explicitly teach social skills. Activities will include modifications for students that have special needs.
Steamify your early childhood centers
Maker Spaces are community centers that encourage innovative thinking, problem solving, community and social emotional development. This training will include engaging center based activities to provide hands-on experiences. Participants will leave with knowledge on how to make classroom centers engaging and meaningful.
State Performance Plan Indicator 12 (SPP 12) Data Entry
This Professional development session is designed for personnel responsible for data entry into the SPP 12 online application.
PPCD: Putting the "c" back in centers!
Teachers will gain strategies for enhancing centers to engage students and meet the needs of all learners.
Access for all: "universal design in early chilhood
Teachers will learn to use universal design principles to plan engaging activities that stimulate critical thinking and problem solving in young children. Teachers will gain specific strategies for differentiating instruction in math, science, and engineering activities to meet the needs of all students.
Upcoming Early Childhood Professional Development Sessions