LOUISVILLE, Ky., MINNEAPOLIS, PITTSBURGH, FT. WORTH, Texas, HOUSTON and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Making rigorous standards developmentally appropriate and engaging is a constant struggle for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers. Dr. Jean Feldman will inspire educators to teach the standards using learning experiences that are not only meaningful, but fun, in her one-day seminar Dr. Jean's Active Learning Adventure: Let's Make It Purposeful, Planful, and Playful!
Dr. Jean is a huge draw with more than 40 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, author, and consultant. She will present an energizing event in which attendees learn the secrets to creative, active, challenging, and hands-on learning experiences for literacy, math, and science.
This seminar alleviates the anxiety of teaching the standards by providing attention-grabbing rhymes, songs, games, and finger plays. Her strategies are timeless and effective—and all are stamped with the Dr. Jean seal of approval. And, her fun training style motivates teachers to tackle what can be a daunting responsibility with new confidence.
"More than ever before, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers are being asked to push their little learners harder because of increased expectations within the standards," says SDE seminar programmer Kymra Kurinskas. "Dr. Jean shows educators how to turn what you have to do into something your children want to do. Her solutions are active, purposeful, and playful and can be used by teachers right now."
Dr. Jean's Active Learning Adventure begins with brain energizers and handshakes to kick-start the day. Classroom management tips follow that focus on smooth transitions, small-group and partner projects, and strategies for active parenting. The remainder of the day zeroes in on reading/writing, math, and science tips and tricks. Topics include brain research, atomicity, child-centric approaches, cognitive/social/emotional development, learning centers, and more. Throughout the seminar, teachers will have the opportunity to dig into make-and-take projects, and they'll be encouraged to sing, chant, cheer and, of course, have fun.
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers consistently remark how quickly this seminar rekindled their passion for teaching. That is Dr. Jean's top goal. "I'll help you remember why you became a teacher, and I'll inspire you to continue your journey with new enthusiasm and commitment," she says.
Dr. Jean's Active Learning Adventure: Let's Make It Purposeful, Planful, and Playful! will be offered in Louisville, KY on November 15th, Minneapolis, MN on November 1st, Pittsburgh, PA on November 30th, Ft. Worth, TX on December 6th, and Houston, TX on December 7th.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teacher-favorite-dr-jean-helps-prek-and-kindergarten-teachers-turn-standards-into-fun-300337116.html
SOURCE Staff Development for Educators