Project Construct





“Project Construct allowed my kids to truly learn social skills. I teach in a district that has a very heavy ELL population. Some of these children came into my classroom not speaking English, and many came in with no independence because of their culture. Project Construct gave them so many ways to learn how to socialize with peers by working and playing together. It also allowed them to do things on their own to establish independence. I was amazed at how much and how quickly my children learned under the Project Construct curriculum.”

R. Fischer, Bayless Elementary, St. Louis, 2013

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Foundations of Project Construct Preschool Training

Foundations of Project Construct Preschool Training consists of three modules specifically designed for educators of children ages 3–5. Together, these three modules provide information about constructivist theory and its application. During each module, experienced educators will share practical ideas and “hands-on, minds-on” learning experiences. Sessions include small- and large-group discussions and activities with opportunities to address issues participants face every day.

Module 1 (3 days):
Focuses on how to create and sustain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children ages 3–5. You will learn practical strategies for establishing a rich learning environment, teaching practices that promote children’s social and emotional development, creative ideas for helping children become independent learners, and effective ways to have intentional play in your classroom.

Module 2 (1 day):
Focuses on the language and literacy development of children ages 3–5. You will learn teaching practices that support children’s development of oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, reading, and writing skills; along with effective strategies for using classroom materials to foster emerging literacy.

Module 3 (1 day):
Focuses on ways in which children ages 3–5 develop mathematical and scientific thinking by exploring the physical world. It also examines practices that support their cognitive development. You will learn teaching practices that support children’s mathematical and scientific thinking, creative ideas for using classroom materials and experiences to foster children’s cognitive development, ways to use assessment to plan learning experiences, ways to involve families in young children’s construction of mathematical and scientific concepts.

Foundations of Project Construct Infant/Toddler Training

Foundations of Project Construct Infant/Toddler Training consists of two modules specifically designed for educators of children ages birth-3. Together, these modules provide information about constructivist theory and its application.  During each module, experienced educators will share practical ideas and “hands-on, minds-on” learning experiences. Sessions include small- and large-group discussions and activities with opportunities to address issues participants face every day.

Module 1 Infants/Toddlers (1 day)
Focuses on how to create and sustain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for children ages birth-3. You will learn practical strategies for establishing a rich learning environment, teaching practices that promote children’s social and emotional development, creative ideas for establishing care routines, and effective ways to have intentional play in your classroom.

Module 2 Infants/Toddlers (1 day)
Focuses on language and literacy development of children ages birth-3. You will learn teaching practices that support children’s development of receptive and expressive communication skills. You will learn effective practices for fostering emergent literacy.

This module also focuses on cognitive development.  You will examine practices that support exploration of the physical world and foster mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

 

Click here for the Training Schedule (PDF)

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