Office of Early Childhood Education/ School Readiness and Prekindergarten Modules, Micro-Credentials, and Courses

  • Type of Professional Learning

    Title

    Description

    Registration Information

    Module

    KRA Refresher Training 

    This module is for teachers experienced with the KRA. The purpose of this module is to share important dates and tips for a smooth administration as well as provide updates on reports, technology, and professional development. This module should be completed before your assessment begins. Please contact Michelle Kimpson at michelle.kimpson@richlandone.org for questions. 

    Course #22246
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    The Inquiry Trickle Effect 

    This module walks you through a cycle of inquiry to learn about the Inquiry Standards. You will be provided with strategy ideas and an example of the learning that took place through a PLO (Professional Learning Opportunity) that was offered by the South Carolina State Department of Education. The facilitator of the module is Kim Spivey who will explain her thinking throughout the learning sessions as well as showing how she applied the learning to her learners and therefore...their learners. Hence, "The Trickle Effect"! You will view this module and write a 2 paragraph summary of what information you could use in your classroom. Upon receipt of the summary (please list name/school/grade) you will receive 1.0 Renewal Credit. If you implement this inquiry learning activity with your staff and upload the same type of evidence (email summaries and photos) you will receive an additional 3.0 Renewal Credit. If you have any questions, please feel free to email: kimberly.spivey@richlandone.org Course 22251
    Module

    Creating a Makerspace in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    In this module, participants will explore the following information regarding a Makerspace:
    • what it is,
    • the benefits/importance,
    • skills utilized,
    • the seven (7) attributes,
    • two (2) types,
    • types of materials,
    • types of spaces,
    • how to assess projects and
    • how to successfully implement one in a Prekindergarten classroom

     

    This module is intended for Pre-Kindergarten teachers, instructional assistants, CERDEP directors, assistant principals, and principals. For questions regarding this module, participants should contact the Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs at 803-799-9494.  
     Course #21661
    Module

    Ideas, Strategies and Resources for Linking Social Emotional, Language and Literacy Development

    This module provides participants with various ideas, strategies and resources for linking social emotional, language and literacy development. Various websites and books are included.  This module is intended for teachers, instructional assistants, and administrators.  Please contact Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs at 803-799-9494 if you have any questions or concerns.

    Course #22087
    Module

    Early Childhood Science Curriculum Overview

    This module takes a deep dive into the Early Childhood Science Curriculum Units of Study and Assessment Guide. The webinar details the units and explains the thinking behind the structure and development of the units with an emphasis on unwrapping. This webinar will help you understand how these resources can be beneficial to you in planning for effective teaching and learning. This module is appropriate for teachers and support staff in grades K-2. Contact Kim Spivey for any questions. Course #21988
    Module 

    Classroom Fixer Upper #1

    Now that Chip and Joanna are gone, ECETV has taken over with FIXER UPPER!

    This module provides insight into visualizing a learning environment that will have your students ready to learn! See how ECETV's Fixer Upper host provides ideas to improve a dull and lifeless classroom environment into a unique and inspiring environment for your students! Appropriate for teachers in grades K-2. Please contact Kim Spivey with any questions.
    Course #21991
    Module

    Using Number Talks to Build Numeracy

    The intended audience for this module is K-5 teachers. This module explores ways to get students talking about math. The activities presented during the module are from the book Number Talks by Sherry Parish. Participants will look at best practices for implementing number talks, watch a Number Talk video in action, and be shown how to locate resources to get started using number talks immediately. If participants have any questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Bonita Manning-White at bonita.manning-white@richlandone.org or Dr. Cindy Washington at cindy.washington@richlandone.org. Course #21996 
    Module 

    18-19 October/November Podletter Task Completion

    October/November Podletter's focus is "Classroom Environment" for early childhood teachers in grades K-2. Teachers can view the podletters and submit completed tasks for makeup work. Contact Michelle Kimpson or Kim Spivey for questions regarding this module. Course #21782
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    The Problem-Solving Approach:  Analyzing Mathematical Tasks

    This module offers an opportunity for early childhood educators to understand the different components of the district's math workshop. The module also includes an excerpt that provides detailed information about the expectations of the components within the math workshop. For questions, please contact Dr. Cindy Washington at cindy.washington@richlandone.org Course #21984
    Module 

    18-19 myIGDIS Coordinator/Trained Teacher Refresher Webinar

    This module is for teachers and school myIGDIS facilitators who have previously been trained using myIGDIS. For this module, you must view the webinar and take the brief quiz that is located in the myIGDIS Coordinator Group Folder. This is for PreKindergarten teachers and facilitators for literacy and math. Course #21985
    Module  

    Enhancing Small Group Instruction

    This module provides participants with various ways to enhance small group instruction to promote academic achievement. Be sure to complete online evaluation form. This module is intended for Prekindergarten teachers, instructional assistants, CERDEP directors, assistant principals and principals.  Please contact Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs at 803-799-9494. Course #21969
    Module

    Creating a Climate that Produces an Achievement Mindset

    This module defines what an achievement mindset is and provides insight on how to support children in developing an achievement mindset. This module is for teachers in every subject area and every grade level.  If you have any questions, please contact Frank Gause, Secondary Social Studies Consultant, at (803) 231-6833. Course #21954
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    Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

    In this module, participants will explore the meaning of culturally relevant teaching as well as the components that comprise culturally relevant teaching. This module is for teachers in every subject area and at every grade level. If you have any questions, please contact Frank Gause, Secondary Social Studies Consultant, (803) 231-6833. Course #21956
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    Guided Reading:  Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

    Early Childhood Literacy Facilitators will participate in a professional learning opportunity focused on Guided Reading for the 2018-2019 school year.  This nodule provides information that is provided during the session and may be used in order to facilitate school-based professional learning quarterly at their individual schools. Facilitators will utilize Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades resource. Contact Ashley Pruitt in the Office of Early Childhood for questions.  Course #21952
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    Teacher Clarify:  A Key to Student Success

    Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.”  This module will focus on learning intentions, success criteria, and learning progressions.  Contact the Office of Early Childhood for questions regarding this module.    Course #21953
     Module 

    Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

    In this module, participants will explore the meaning of culturally relevant teaching as well as the components that comprise culturally relevant teaching. This module is for teachers in every subject area and at every grade level. If you have any questions, please contact Frank Gause, Secondary Social Studies Consultant, (803) 231-6833  Course #21956
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    18-19 Early Childhood Induction Webinar--Strategizing with Graphic Organizers for Science and Social Studies

    This module contains ideas for ways to use advanced organizers with your students. Teachers will need to view the material and then answer the reflection questions at the end of the modules.  Contact Kim Spivey for questions regarding this module. Course #21875
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    Big Day for PreK Curriculum Overview

    This module provides a brief overview of the Prekindergarten Curriculum Big Day.  Please contact Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs at 803-799-9494.  This module is intended for Prekindergarten teachers, instructional assistants, CERDEP directors, assistant principals and principals. Course #21603
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    Enhancing the Prekindergarten Classroom Environment

    This module provides participants with various ways to enhance the Prekindergarten classroom environment that will promote student achievement. The South Carolina Department of Education Literacy-Rich Classroom Environments Checklist is discussed in detail. Click on the link to watch the video.  Be sure to email completed form to gina.carter@richlandone.org or tamara.hannibal@richlandone.org. Please contact Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs at 803-799-9494. This module is intended for Prekindergarten teachers, instructional assistants, CERDEP directors, assistant principals and principals.      Course #21659
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    18-19 ECE Social Sciences Podletter (February)

    This module contains our monthly podletter which is filled with quick tips for school social studies and science facilitators to share with their school teams.  In order for school facilitators/teachers to receive renewal credit or incentives, they must complete the task list by the date listed in their school folders in the Science Facilitators' Notebook. To view the podletter only, you will receive the credit listed in this module. If you have trouble viewing here, the podletters are also uploaded in One Notebook. Teachers can view the podletters and submit completed tasks for makeup work. Contact Michelle Kimpson or Kim Spivey for questions regarding this module. Course #21876
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    Reading_Writing Workshop

    Grades K-2 will participate in on-site classroom demonstrations and coaching small group instruction utilizing the Reading Workshop Model.Guided reading is a critical component within the balanced literacy approach that supports and scaffolds students as they utilize strategic actions to process text.  These actions enable students not only to read the words on a page but also to understand the meaning both directly and indirectly. An effective processing system enables students to learn from reading and learn more about reading. Implementing effective and precise structures for guided reading will help teachers understand what is needed to increase students’ reading levels.  Contact the Office of Early Childhood Education should you need assistance with this module.   Course #21871
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    Math Fluency in Early Childhood Education

    This module offers an opportunity for early childhood educators to understand the different components of fluency and ways to incorporate activities that promote fluency within the classroom. The module also includes number cube and card games that promote fluency and an article that enables educators to promote fluency without fear. Course #21852

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    Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction Participants will explore their perspectives on multicultural literature and how to incorporate culturally responsive literature into daily instruction and classroom libraries. Course #21798