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February 22, 2023
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Early Childhood Author and Consultant
Sponsored by Redleaf Press.
Every problem, large or small, is an opportunity for young children to learn and grow. From spilled glue to a conflict in the block corner, problems are an unlimited natural resource generated inside our own classrooms. This insight-building webinar, presented by author and inspirational speaker, Ann Gadzikowski, will explore how early childhood educators can take the problems, mistakes, and accidents that inevitably occur in every early childhood program, and turn them into teachable moments.
We’ll also shine a light on what children learn along the way: the social skills, emotional intelligence, language and communication skills, and STEM concepts that children learn as they participate in an authentic, meaningful problem-solving process. This conversation will approach problem solving with an anti-bias lens, taking into account children’s (and our own) family and community contexts as essential influences on how we view and solve problems together.
Join this free webinar to:
- Recognize the importance of mistakes, conflicts, accidents, and problems as opportunities for learning in an early childhood classroom. Discuss scenarios demonstrating common problems that happen during the daily routines of an early childhood classroom, such as snacks, naps, play, and transitions.
- Develop strategies for facilitating a problem-solving process with young children, such as asking open-ended questions and offering prompts (“Tell me what you think about that.”)
- Explore how issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion influence how we, as educators, view, define, and facilitate problems with children.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma
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Handout_Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children