MURFREESBORO, Tenn. and ALCOA, Tenn. and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Early childhood educators have read her books, sung her songs, and played her games. Now they have the opportunity to spend a day with the popular and beloved Dr. Jean Feldman in Dr. Jean's Active Learning Adventure: Let's Make It Purposeful, Planful, and Playful! The one-day seminar for PreK–K educators hosted by Staff Development for Educators (SDE) is packed with innovative, imaginative, and proven strategies for making the standards more fun and engaging for teachers and students.
A best-selling author, Dr. Jean quickly learned in her 40-year career in education that incorporating patty cake, finger plays, and exercise will not only engage little learners, but also contribute to their cognitive, social, and physical development. The original songs, games, and hands-on activities she shares during this interactive seminar will have attendees buzzing with excitement, scribbling down ideas, and laughing with delight.
"Most days, teachers are hard at work fitting everything they have to do into their busy days while managing a room full of active little ones," Kymra Kurinskas, SDE program developer, says. "This lively seminar will shake teachers out of their daily routines, uncover exciting ways to align learning to the standards, and reignite their passion for teaching."
In one fast-paced day, attendees will discover creative, active, and hands-on learning experiences for literacy, math, and science. They'll learn how to make the standards more developmentally appropriate through songs, games, and activities. In addition, they'll gain simple tips for maintaining a smooth-running classroom and keeping children focused through games and brain energizers.
"It can feel like a jungle out there when you're the one responsible—and held accountable—for the success of students. In this seminar, educators will pick up practical and easy-to-implement ways to ignite energy and enthusiasm that fuels learning. And, they'll be amazed at how simple and quick Dr. Jean's fun activities really are," Kurinskas adds.
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.
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