Description: Children grow and learn naturally in mixed-age groups. Younger children watch and learn from the “experts,” including important cognitive and social skills. Older children can explore the same materials more deeply and gain self-confidence by teaching and interacting with younger children. However it can be challenging to balance safety, active learning, and the individual needs of each child. Participants will explore what the research shows about multi-age groups in early childhood, and, through discussion and interactive activities, plan to meet the needs of a multi-age group of children. This course includes topics on “diverse learners.”
Course Dates: The webinars will take place on both Thursday, June 6th and Thursday, June 13th 6:30pm-8:30pm with additional coursework done in between sessions
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Curriculum
Pre-requisites: This class will be taught in a webinar format, in two 2-hour live webinars with required homework assignments. In order to participate in this class you must have a computer and speakers, high speed internet, an email account, and basic computer skills (using the internet, downloading and attaching documents to email, and navigating the webinar software).
Instructor: Linda Schumacher
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