Training: In-Person or Webinars

ECERS-3 Related Trainings Scheduled for FALL, 2019

 

Providing High Quality Instructional Supports for Math and Literacy in the Preschool Setting

Effective strategies for teaching early math and early literacy in the preschool setting are well-documented. Teachers need more opportunities to dive deeply into the “how” and the “why” of these strategies, in order to truly “own” them and apply them consistently and meaningfully. This includes opportunities to see, discuss/disintegrate, reflect on, reconstruct, and practice these skills in realistic ways. This full day of training will break down the ECERS-3 Math and Literacy Subscales and the CLASS Instructional Supports dimensions thoroughly, and provide discussion and hands-on activity formats for teachers to truly reconstruct their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and strategies. Every Synapse training includes a component on continuous quality improvement; teachers will therefore be challenged to create an action plan and commit to several concrete steps for implementation in returning to their classrooms. An optional (free) follow-up webinar will provide the format for post-training reflection and sharing of their experiences. 6 hrs Gateways credit provided.

$30.00

 

When: Friday, Oct. 11, 2019    Time: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.         (Registration Deadline: Oct.10)

Where: Synapse Early Learning Systems

2150 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506

For more information or to select different dates, contact:  Sara Beach –  sbeach.synapse@gmail.com

(630)567-8278

Fee: $30

Minimum enrollment: 5   /   Maximum enrollment: 40

 

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Math Materials and Activities

This is the first of 3 (2 hr) workshops that takes a deep dive into the new Math items within the “Learning Activities” Subscale of the ECERS-3 instrument. In this workshop, we will review the appropriate materials and indicators covered in the “Math Materials and Activities” item. Participants will be introduced to the main math concepts children in the preschool ages are developing; a heavy emphasis will be placed on the “higher-order thinking” strategies teachers should be using to stimulate early math reasoning and learning. Basic scoring will be explained, as well as the ways teachers can work to improve their scores. Every Synapse workshop includes a focus on continuous quality improvement; teachers will therefore be challenged to create an action plan and to follow a post-training protocol for applying their new knowledge to practice.

$10.00

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Math Materials and Activities

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.         (Registration Deadline: Oct.10)

Where: Synapse Early Learning Systems

2150 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506

For more information contact:  Sara Beach –  sbeach.synapse@gmail.com

(630)567-8278

Fee: $10

Minimum enrollment: 5   /   Maximum enrollment: 40

 

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Math in Daily Events

This is the second of 3 (2 hr) workshops that takes a deep dive into the new Math items within the “Learning Activities” Subscale of the ECERS-3 instrument. In this workshop, we will review the appropriate materials and indicators covered in the “Math in Daily Events” item. The workshop will provide a review the different math concepts preschool aged children are learning. Next, participants will be engaged in the process of investigating where and how, throughout the day and throughout the classroom, these Math concepts can be developed. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the “higher-order thinking” strategies teachers should be using to stimulate early math reasoning and learning. Basic scoring will be explained, as well as the ways teachers can work to improve their scores. Every Synapse workshop includes a focus on continuous quality improvement; teachers will therefore be challenged to create an action plan and to follow a post-training protocol for applying their new knowledge to practice.

$10.00

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Math in Daily Events

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019    Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    (Registration Deadline: Oct.10)

Where: Synapse Early Learning Systems

2150 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506

For more information contact: Sara Beach –  sbeach.synapse@gmail.com

(630)567-8278

Fee: $10

Minimum enrollment: 5  /   Maximum enrollment: 40

 

 

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Understanding Written Numbers

This is the third of 3 (2 hr) workshops that take a deep dive into the new Math items within the “Learning Activities” Subscale of the ECERS-3 instrument. In this workshop, we will review the appropriate materials and indicators covered in the “Understanding Written Numbers” item. Participants will learn the developmental sequence for learning numbers and number concepts, and will explore different methods for promoting number awareness and understanding. Emphasis will be placed on the questioning, feedback, and “higher-order thinking” strategies teachers should be using to stimulate an awareness of numbers and understanding of number concepts. Basic ECERS-3 scoring will be explained, as well as the ways teachers can work to improve their scores. Every Synapse workshop includes a focus on continuous quality improvement; teachers will therefore be challenged to create an action plan and to follow a post-training protocol for applying their new knowledge to practice.

$10.00

 

Math the ECERS-3 Way: Understanding Written Numbers

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019    Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.      (Registration Deadline: Oct.10)

Where: Synapse Early Learning Systems

2150 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506

For more information contact Sara Beach –  sbeach.synapse@gmail.com

(630)567-8278

Fee: $10

Minimum enrollment: 5  /  Maximum enrollment: 40

 

 

Request a Training: 

Synapse Early Learning Systems provides training at the district, grantee, or program level. All in-person training comes with follow-up support for implementation. A wide variety of training options are available. Categories:

  • CDA Preparation
  • Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Improving Instructional Supports Practices
  • Instructional Coaching with the Synapse Coaching System
  • Social-Emotional Learning & Challenging Behaviors
  • Early Language and Literacy
  • Early Math
  • STEM / STEAM for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K
  • Infant/Toddler Development, Care, and Teaching
  • Integration Trainings (Implementing multiple frameworks cohesively)

Email synapseearlylearning@gmail.com for more information or to schedule.  

Choose from our Extensive List of Training Topics, or Request a Topic:

Social-Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors

  • Pyramid Model Day 1: Establishing the Foundations: Relationships and the Environment
  • Pyramid Model Day 2: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills, Emotional Literacy, and Self Regulation
  • Pyramid Model Day 3: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills, Emotional Literacy, and Self Regulation / Working with Parents
  • Pyramid Model Day 4: Intensive Interventions
  • Pyramid Model for Leaders: Program-Wide Implementation
  • From Chaos to Connection: Positive Discipline Strategies For Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Power of Self-Regulation: Helping Children Manage Emotions, Impulses and Behavior
  • Can’t We All Get Along? Creating A Positive Learning Community For Preschoolers
  • Emotional Literacy: Helping Young Children Work Through Big Emotions

Integration of Curriculum, State Standards, and Assessment Data

  • Data-based Lesson Planning
  • Data-Based Decision-Making for Program Improvements

Infant and Toddler Caregiving

  • Planning Healthy and Safe Infant / Toddler Environments
  • Infant / Toddler Social-Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors
  • Developmentally Appropriate Infant and Toddler Programming
  • Supporting Children’s Language Development
  • STEM /STEAM for Infant /Toddler Classrooms

Teacher-Child Interactions / Using Quality Assessments to Improve Quality

  • Licensed by Teachstone to provide training on the CLASS Assessment Scoring System: Observation training for Reliability in Pre-K, Toddler, or Infant CLASS
  • Introduction to the CLASS – overview with videos
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Emotional Supports
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Organizational Supports
  • Building and Improving Teachers’ Instructional Supports

Planning for Quality Environments

  • Building Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Cues and Strategies for Shaping Behavior

Early Language and Literacy

  • Creating Literacy Rich Environments
  • Enhancing Book Appreciation
  • Expanding Children’s Language Skills
  • Promoting Alphabet Knowledge
  • Increasing Print Awareness and Knowledge
  • Supporting Early Writing

Early Math

  • Making Math Fun! Math Concepts & Conversations: Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  • Math Materials and Experiences: Teaching Discreet Math Skills
  • Integrating Math into the Broader Curriculum and Students’ Lives
  • Finding the “M” in STEM – How it All Fits Together
  • Using Math and Science Centers Effectively
  • Key Mathematical Concepts in the Preschool Years

Introduction to Data-Driven Lesson Planning

This 1-day training provides a good overview of Lesson Planning, specifically, how to integrate standards, learning objectives, and assessment data with lessons, and plan for highly effective teaching interactions. Recommended for paraprofessionals, Teachers and for managers in the process of developing systems for lesson planning and/or PD around teaching and the curriculum. Level Available: Pre-K. Max. 40 people.

CDA Preparation

“CDA to CEO” is a 9-month program utilizing Peer Learning Communities, Webinars, and Leadership Support Component.  See “CDA to CEO” page for more information.

Implementing Effective Professional Development (Professional Learning) in Pre-K Programs

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership
  • Use of Quality Measures for Driving Program Improvements
  • The Role of Instructional Leaders
  • Practice-Based Coaching