Learn how to train staff to implement the Making It Work (MIW) process and use the American Indian and Alaska Native-focused in-service suites in this work. Hear successful implementation stories from the field.
View this webinar to explore a framework for supervision and support of teaching staff. It provides examples that focus on helping promote preschool teachers’ use of effective classroom interactions. The process includes evaluation, analysis, and planning.
Scaffolding is providing children with just the right level of support to help them successfully complete a task. This webinar shares three main scaffolding strategies. Learn to provide hints, offer a range of answers, and encourage children to use additional resources.
Research tells us that children’s early oral language skills are critically important. They can predict later reading success. Rich, back-and-forth conversations help children develop more complex language, thinking skills, and social skills. Discover ideas and activities for introducing new or novel words into everyday conversations with children. Learn how to engage them in rich conversations.
Children are born curious about the world around them; they are natural scientists. But for many teachers, understanding how to engage children in scientific inquiry requires more experience and ongoing practice. This webinar focuses on using the scientific method to support children’s cognitive and language development, and discusses how education managers can support teachers to infuse science throughout the day.
Daily schedules and routines help keep you organized. Research shows they also influence children’s social and emotional development. Learn how to develop your classroom schedules and routines in ways that will help you create and sustain a lively but well-organized classroom.
Use the hands-on activities in this webinar to "unpack" the NCQTL in-service suite box set. An orientation to key resources and AIAN supplemental materials also are provided.
Learn how to create classroom environments where children feel safe to explore, experiment, and express their thoughts and ideas. Explore three key strategies you can use to foster children’s thinking: using scientific method, problem-solving, and applying knowledge.
Children start to inquire about the world around them as early as birth. The scientific method provides a framework to support this natural curiosity. Use the method’s five steps to help expand children’s understanding of their environment. The steps include: ask questions, make observations, predict possible outcomes, experiment with novel items, and discuss actual outcomes.
The American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Teacher Webinar Series shares topics on effective teaching practices. The webinars feature in-service suites that can help teachers and home visitors better understand and identify effective teaching practices. Learn why they're important, what they look like in action, and how to use them in classrooms and during home visits. Each webinar offers practice-based strategies that teachers can use immediately to improve their practice.