This series will provide an overview of the key components of high-quality classroom environments as defined by current research used in the new Infant/ Toddler Environment Rating Scale tool (ITERS-3). Participants will learn about new items in the tool that focus on teachers’ interactions and use of language throughout the day in learning activities, routines, and transitions. The series will also help participants examine their classroom’s physical space, schedule, and materials. Session activities will guide participants to analyze their own classroom environment and create a plan for improvement. The sessions will be held at a 4 or 5-star BrightStars rated program where participants will explore ideas that can be used in their own settings. Attending this series will meet the BrightStars Standard 1: Learning Environment training requirement.
Participants who complete the series will:
- increase their understanding of how aspects of classroom environments impact program quality, as well as children’s learning and development
- learn strategies for self-assessment, identifying and building upon strengths, and improving aspects of interactions and language use with infants and toddlers
- implement recommendations for improving the classroom environment based on current research, content of the series, and classroom strengths and needs
- use specific criteria to analyze schedules and transitions to make improvements
Participants can earn up to 12 PD hours by attending three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.
WKC Domains: Physical and Mental Health, Development and Learning, Curriculum
Level 2/3: Application and Analysis
|Mondays, March 30th, and April 6th, 13th||4:00pm-6:00pm||Webinar||Registration Closed|