Professional Development Workshops
Matthews Memorial Church | Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
2616 MLK Jr. Ave SE | Washington DC 20032 | Ground Floor, Lecture Hall
$20 for PART 1 & PART 2 of Workshop ($10/Workshop). Includes lunch.
Receive 4 OSSE clock hours for entire workshop.
Friday, November 7
The Beat Goes On
Using Rhythm and Rhyming to Teach Early Math Skills to Infants, Toddlers and Pre-K Students
Research shows that infants, toddlers and preschool children learn crucial pre-reading and early math skills best when those subjects are introduced through the arts. Learn to use musical tools- steady beat, rhythm, rhyming and melody- to support common core learning in young children.
Trainer: Kofi Dennis
Wednesday, February 4
Same, Different, Up, Down, In & Out!
Learning the Language of Mathematics Through the Arts
Young children are eager to describe the world around them, and movement, music, and dramatic pretending are the natural languages of learning. When teachers introduce mathematics through a child’s love of the arts, powerful learning happens!
Trainer: Marcia Daft
Thursday, March 5
Sense of Wonder
Use Music to Explore Nature and Early Childhood Science Concepts
Participants learn fun, easy-to-sing songs that teach early childhood science concepts and foster children's innate love of animals and the natural world. Discover ways to encourage children’s curiosity, and "sense of wonder” with songs that engage through physical movement, such as sign language, meaningful gestures and dance. Acquire methods to use children's books to create engaging, memorable musical activities that enhance the presentation of stories and promote literacy skills. All concepts covered align with NAEYC and Common Core Early Learning Standards.
Wednesday, April 1
Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition:
The Three R's of Black Storytelling in the Early Childhood Classroom
Black Storytelling is an engaging and dynamic art form rooted in the African tradition of transmitting culture, history, and wisdom through the oral telling of tales. As a result, this storytelling model creates a safe environment where learning is organic and entertaining, where the ensemble still allows for solo flare, plus literacy is developed through vocal, physical, and mental participation. When combined with books, Black Storytelling transmits culture and educates the whole child seamlessly and artfully.
Trainer: Diane Macklin