Teaching Early Childhood
(ages 4 - 6)

A 40-hour course prepares teachers to gain the necessary knowledge of the different theories about child development and the factors that affect learning.

It helps the teachers to

Make their classrooms more engaging & successful;

Learn how to motivate students without rewards and competition

Assess and grade cooperative learning

Course Content

How children learn

How to plan instruction

Kagan: Cooperative Learning 

How to observe, document and evaluate

Teaching Phonics, reading and writing

 The features of the learning environment

Course Modules

Module One: How children learn and features of the learning environment

Description

You will gain the necessary knowledge of  the different theories about child  development and the factors that affect  learning. You will build an overall view on  how to support young children through  different pedagogical practices. You will  gain a better understanding of the  meaning and importance of socio emotional development and the importance of peer relationships for  young children’s development and learning.

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Details

  1. Behavioral Skinner  
  2. Cognitive Piaget  
  3. Sociocultural Vygotsky  
  4. Physical Development  
  5. Social and emotional  
  6. development  
  7. Learning environment

Module Two: How to plan instruction

Description

You will gain a basic understanding of various pedagogical elements in early childhood education, and what the variables affect the choices teachers make. You will deepen your
understanding of the importance of integrating critical thinking & problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity & innovation within the early childhood classroom.

Course Duration: 10 Hours

Details

  1. Classroom Management  
  2. Collaborative Inquiry-Based  Learning  
  3. Active Learning  
  4. Learning through play  
  5. Transversal skills  
  6. Curriculum Mapping  
  7. Lesson Planning

Module Three: How to observe, document and evaluate

Description

You will focus on observation areas,  methods and tools and documentation  practices and the significance of self evaluation concerning early childhood  education.

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Details

  1. An overview of assessment in  early childhood  
  2. Formal assessment in early  childhood education  
  3. Informal assessment in early  childhood education

Module Four: Phonics, reading and writing

Description

You will focus on observation areas,  methods and tools and documentation  practices and the significance of self evaluation concerning early childhood  education.

Course Duration: 7 Hours

Details

  1. Phonics, why and how  
  2. Key elements in Synthetic  Phonics & language development  
  3. Explaining & tackling irregularity  
  4. Phonics & spelling  
  5. Techniques for weak readers  
  6. Scaffolding Reading literature/ stories  
  7. Scaffolding Writing

Module Five: Kagan: Cooperative Learning

Description

You will learn about cooperative learning; why it works; how it makes your classroom more engaging & successful; how to plan for it; what teaching techniques to use and how; motivating students without rewards and competition; and how to assess and grade cooperative learning.

Course Duration: 17 Hours

Details

  1. Cooperative Learning  
  2. Case Studies  
  3. Theories: cooperative learning;  classical learning; social learning;  brain-based learning; motivation  
  4. Key 1: Structures  
  5. Key 2: Teams  
  6. Key 3: Management  
  7. Key 4: Classbuilding  
  8. Key 5: Teambuilding  
  9. Key 6: Social Skills  
  10. 10.Key 7: Basic Principles “PIES”  
  11. 11.Cooperative Projects & 
  12. presentations  
  13. Planning Cooperative Lessons 13. Assessment & Grading  
  14. Motivation without rewards  and competition

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