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1 2012 Tracy Wilson SMCOE Reading Language Arts Coordinator Transitional Kindergarten Early Learning Institute Day 2 Digging Deeper Ages and Stages of Development

2 May 22 Opening 08: :30 Sign-In Light Breakfast Pre-read: Historical and Current Theories of Development, Chapter 2, pages 26 and 27 – The Architecture of the Brain 2

3 May 22 Agenda 3 Welcome and Warm-up: 08:00- 08:30 Sign-In and Light Breakfast Pre-read: Historical and Current Theories of Development, Chapter 2, pages 26 and 27: The Architecture of the Brain Ages and Stages of Development: 08:30- 09:30 Morning Workshops: 9:40- 10:55 and 11:00- 12:15 How can we enhance children’s understanding so that they are motivated to interact and experiment with language?! ~ Soodie Ansari and Pauahi McGinn (OAK) Motor Development: "Moving and Learning"; strategies which support physical development, from circle time to writing and from indoor to outside learning environments. ~ Gayle Mayekawa (PINE) Lunch: 12:15- 12:45 Afternoon Workshops: 12:45-130, 1:35- 2:20, 2: Thematic Planning: Collaboratively create a model thematic lesson ~ Tracy Wilson (Laurel) Create interactive learning environments and watch them grow! ~ Pauahi McGinn and Sheryl Chan (OAK) Social-Emotional Development: Beginning discussions - what can teachers do to identify, support and build social and emotional skills ~ Gayle Mayekawa (PINE) Closing: 3:15- 3:30

4 Prior knowledge explains up to 81% of the variance in post test scores. (Dochy, Segers & Buehl, 1999). Common Core State Standards Text G.4G.8G.12 Fiction 50%45%30% Non Fiction 50%55%70% National Average 2.6% of instructional time in elementary grades is spent on history/ social studies. Vocabulary Experience AGE 3 Low Socio-economic: 525 words Middle Socio-economic: 749 words High Socio-economic: 1,116 words D.A. Sousa, “How the brain learns to read” 80% of all information that enters our brain is VISUAL Eric Jensen, Brain Based Learning When adults read words they learned when they were younger, they recognize them faster and more accurately than those they learned later in life. Curiosity, creativity, and imagination are like muscles: if you don’t use them, you lose them. Tufts University child development expert David ElkindDavid Elkind A *teacher should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. *man, Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein 85% of children’s core brain structure is developed by the age of four… Children Now, ning_and_development/ % of the children in SMCOE reported attending preschool. A Data Report, April 2008: Does Readiness Matter? How Kindergarten Readiness Translates Into Academic Success Free-play time for children fell 25% between 1981 and 1997 A paper published in 2005 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineArchives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

5 Track Changes Jigsaw 1.Choose an area: Motor, Language, Personal-Social, Learning 2.Track the changes, note the ahaas 3.Swap information with a teammate

6 Historical and Current Theories of Development We Re-visit: Current Research- The Architecture of the Brain Jigsaw: Self-selected Reading, choose two to read – Freud: Psychodynamic – Gesell: Maturational theory – Erik Erikson: Psycho-social Development – BF Skinner, Albert Bandura: Behavior Theories – Jean Piaget: Cognitive Theories – Lev Vygotsky: Cognitive Theories, ZPD – Urie Bronfenbrenner: Ecological Theory – Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligence Make Connections: Brain + 2 Talk it out: Process with one other person 6

7 Morning Workshops 7 9:40- 10:55 and 11:00- 12:15 How can we enhance children’s understanding so that they are motivated to interact and experiment with language?! ~ Soodie Ansari (OAK) Motor Development: "Moving and Learning"; strategies which support physical development, from circle time to writing and from indoor to outside learning environments. ~ Gayle Mayekawa (PINE)

8 Food for Thought All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten. ~ Robert Fulghum If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. ~ Winnie the Pooh The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr Seuss Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten. ~ Robert Ehlrich We can not teach people anything, we can only help them discover it in themselves. ~ Galieo Galilei Education is not preparation for like; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey 8

9 Quiz for Prizes! How does a 3 year old, 4 year old, and a 5 year old walk? (Demonstration) According to Ericson, what does a stage 3 child (ages 3- 7) need? Why is the commando crawl important? What percent (%) of communication is nonverbal? 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 9

10 Afternoon Workshops 10 12:45-130, 1:35-2:20, 2: Thematic Planning: Collaboratively create a model thematic lesson ~ Tracy Wilson (Laurel) Create interactive learning environments and watch them grow! ~ Pauahi McGinn and Sheryl Chan (OAK) Social-Emotional Development: Beginning discussions - what can teachers do to identify, support and build social and emotional skills for young children. ~ Gayle Mayekawa (PINE)

11 Curiosities 11 Other Resources Pink- Preschool Foundations/Frameworks Ready or Not!

12 Wrap Up Table Talk: What is different about TK? Participant Agreement… $ Monkey Survey September site visits to Palo Alto Young 5’s 12


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