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Professional Learning for Educators

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Flyer: More self-paced trainings eligible for Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry credit.

 

Sesame Street in Communities Free, Online Professional Development

Self-paced training | Register here

Can receive credit in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. Go to www.azregistry.org to enroll in the Sesame Street in Communities trainings within the registry system.

Learn anytime, anywhere…with Sesame Street in Communities!  In order to support Early Childhood Professionals in Arizona, in-conjunction with Sesame Street in Communities, Arizona PBS provides interactive courses and several online webinars created for early childhood educators — whether you are working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting through the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry.  These are entirely FREE and easy as 1-2-3!  All of the courses are self-paced — you can start, stop and begin again as your schedule allows. In order to meet DES and Quality First requirements, the Sesame Street in Communities trainings are cross-listed in the Workforce Registry so that hours of training are recorded on individual training and education reports.

 

Thinking and Making Media in PreK-2 Classrooms

Self-paced training | Register here

Intentional and developmentally-appropriate use of media provides children with new pathways to
develop the critical skills of inquiry and expression that they will use as life-long learners. This course
offers examples and insights from the classroom on how to actively integrate media into playful, hands-on
learning, as well as scaffold the skills children need to be media readers and writers themselves. Learn
evidence-based strategies and practices to start using media-based projects in your PreK-2 classroom
today. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Engaging Young Learners with Informational Text: A Multimedia Approach with Molly of Denali™

This self-paced course for preschool to grade 2 teachers provides a unique opportunity to view Engaging
Young Learners with Informational Text: A Multimedia Approach with Molly of Denali™, an archive of
the live PBS TeacherLine webinar that was authored and presented by Dr. Nell K. Duke on February 26,
2020.

The course introduces why and how to effectively engage young children with informational text using a
variety of resources—including the acclaimed children’s television and video game resources from Molly
of Denali. Informational text helps young children develop world knowledge, vocabulary, and
comprehension skills. Rising expectations necessitate children spend a substantial amount of their literacy
time on informational text, yet many teachers want to know more about how to use this text type. This is
a great opportunity to learn effective ways to meaningfully engage your children with informational text. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood

Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood is the first course in a three-part series of self-paced courses
designed to support early childhood teachers’ and caregivers’ understanding of the social-emotional
learning and development of young children. This short course is divided into three interactive modules to
help teachers 1) understand these differences; 2) identify the developmental and environmental influences
that aggravate challenging behaviors and 3) find strategies for de-escalating and responding positively to
challenging behaviors when they occur. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Designing Early Childhood Classrooms for Social-Emotional Learning

Designing Early Childhood Classrooms for Social-Emotional Learning is the second course in a three-part series designed to support early childhood teachers’ and caregivers’ understanding of the social-emotional learning and development of young children. This short course is divided into four interactive
modules to help teachers 1) build relationships in the early learning environment; 2) designing supportive
classroom routines; 3) design supportive physical learning spaces; and 4) design supportive learning
experiences. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Engaging with Families and Communities to Support Social-Emotional Learning

Engaging with Families and Communities to Support Social-Emotional Learning is the third course in a three-part series designed to support early childhood teachers’ and caregivers’ understanding of the social-emotional learning and development of young children. This short course is divided into three interactive modules to help teachers 1) understanding your families and communities; 2) learn what families and communities understand about SEL; and 3) discover resources available to nurture SEL in families and communities. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Science Teaching Strategies for Center-Based Preschool Educators for Certification

In this one-hour, self-paced training, you will learn key strategies for sharing science with young children ages 3 to 5-years old. The content features video-based professional development modules with classroom teachers modeling four key strategies: setting up Learning Environments, engaging in Science Talk, Documentation and Reflection, and Individualized Instruction. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Science Teaching Strategies for Family Child Care Educators for Certification

In this one-hour, self-paced training, you will learn key strategies for sharing science with young children ages 3 to 5-years old. The content features video-based professional development modules with classroom teachers modeling four key strategies: setting up Learning Environments, engaging in Science Talk, Documentation and Reflection, and Individualized Instruction. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Science Teaching Strategies for Family Child Care Educators for Certification in Spanish

Self-paced training | Register here

In this one-hour, self-paced training, you will learn key strategies for sharing science with young children in home-based childcare settings. The content features video-based professional development modules with family childcare educators modeling four key strategies: setting up Learning Environments, engaging in Science Talk, Documentation and Reflection, and Individualized Instruction. The training is available in English or Spanish. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

Supporting Play with Media and Technology

This course, designed specifically for early childhood educators, introduces ways in which teachers and
caregivers can use media and technology to support playful learning experiences with young children
while learning about science. Explore your beliefs and understandings about technology and interactive
media use. To complete this self-paced course, please enroll in the Arizona Early Childhood Registry, as well as the PBS Teacherline website. After you complete the course, send a copy of the certificate or confirmation screen to [email protected]. Please include your Registry ID in the email.

 

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