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Summer Institute 2019 On-Site Classes
for Non-public School Teachers and Administrators in Maryland
$60 non-refundable fee per week-long classes, which will be eligible for 3 MSDE credits for recertification.
$15 for short half-day PreK class. 
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Week 1: June 17 to 20, 2019,  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Pius X Regional School, Bowie

  •  Creating Engaging Environments that Support Social/Emotional Growth

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits. Class is FULL.  Syllabus  Textbook

  • Inclusion: Accessible Education for All 

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.No Textbook.  Syllabus 

  •  Making it Meaningful with Multimedia: Teaching with Creativity No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

  • Using STEM in the Classroom to Develop Problem-Solving Skills No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

  • Your School Is Going 1:1, Are You Ready? No Textbook.  Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

​Also held at St. Pius X Regional School in Bowie will be 8 short training classes geared towards preK teachers.  These trainings are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education – Office of Child Care Credentialing and provide participants with Core of Knowledge Hours.

  • Becoming Curious: Strengthening Communication Skills

    • Monday June 17, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  $15 registration fee.

    • ​Early childhood educators at every level of care engage in conversations with children, families, and coworkers on a regular basis. These conversations range from funny and light to more serious or even confrontational. This training is designed to provide teachers with strategies that they can use to enhance their interactions with others. Participants will explore how curiosity plays a role in communication and will work through a series of activities designed to build curiosity in the context of communication.

 

  • Developmental Delays Class is FULL. 

    • Monday June 17, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  $15 registration fee.

    • This training provides participants with knowledge and strategies for teaching children with developmental delays. Participants review characteristics of typical child development from birth through five, discuss “red flags,” developmental screening tools, developmental delays and adaptations to assist children with developmental delays. Through interactive simulations, participants will gain an understanding of the challenges children with developmental delays face and have an opportunity to develop accommodations they can utilize in their classrooms.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices

    • Tuesday June 18, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training provides participants with an overview of developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and shares practical strategies for creating inviting environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learning centers are an effective way to create an ideal classroom environment. Participants will learn how to use classroom learning centers and have opportunities to teach each other about these areas. This training provides many tips for creating fun and engaging learning opportunities for children.

  • Creating a Social Connection: Learning to Write Social Stories to Help all Children Be Successful in a Variety of Settings

    • Tuesday June 18, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training will provide participants with a complete introduction to the concept of Carol Gray's Social Stories. Social stories were originally created for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to increase their ability to take in "social information," also known as pragmatics or pragmatic language. Social stories are also beneficial to all children because of their sentence structure, content and use of pictures and so participants will learn how social stories can be beneficial to all children in their care. Participants will first learn about, and then practice writing, the different types of sentences that are often included in social stories and then write a complete social story about an activity or skill that will impact a child or children in their care.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Art

    • Wednesday June 19, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This training teaches participants how to implement a developmentally appropriate art curriculum and how to create an environment where art is an integral part of the day. It explores visual arts, how to implement a variety of art experiences for children of all ages, and the educator’s role in facilitating creative art activities and engaging children in conversations. It also provides strategies for involving parents in art activities at school and in the community.

  • Building Early Literacy through Expressive Arts

    • Wednesday June 19​, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  $15 registration fee.

    • This training builds participants’ knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the expressive arts can enhance children’s literacy. Participants learn specific and practical strategies for promoting literacy skills through movement, play, music and visual arts. These strategies will assist teachers in creating learning environments which promote knowledge acquisition, creativity and positive self-esteem for all children, including those with special needs.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for School Age Children

    • Thursday, June 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training provides participants with an overview of developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and shares practical strategies for creating a curriculum for school age and mixed age groups of children of all developmental ages and stages. Participants will learn how to implement individualized lessons that employ developmentally appropriate practices. This training provides many tips for creating fun and engaging learning opportunities for children. Setting up learning/interest areas appropriate and engaging for school age children and mixed age groups will be shared. Turn any type of area from a classroom to a cafeteria into an engaging age appropriate environment.

  • Building Classroom Communities

    • Thursday, June 20, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  $15 registration fee.

    • This training addresses the various components involved in creating a supportive classroom community. In such a classroom environment, teachers and children come to know and care about each other and develop mutual regard and concern for each other, so that everyone can learn and grow. The training explores the three major leadership styles and their impact on a classroom, and it demonstrates how to utilize essential skills for building positive relationships between all staff and children. Throughout the training, the elements of a caring classroom community are identified. It ends with practical strategies to create a personalized action plan for building a classroom community in your current classroom.

St. John the Evangelist School, Severna Park

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Next Generation Teaching & Learning  No Textbook. Syllabus

    • A hybrid class that will meet onsite Monday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and Thursday, June 20 from 12:30-3:00 p.m.  All other time will be online. 3 credits.​

Ss. Peter and Paul Elementary School, Easton

  • Your School Is Going 1:1, Are You Ready? Syllabus coming soon.

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

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Week 2: June 24 to 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. John Regional Catholic School, Frederick

  • Differentiated Instruction: Addressing the Needs of All Learners Textbook    Syllabus 

    • June 24 to 27, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

  • Digital Tools for 21st-Century Education No Textbook. Syllabus 

    • June 24 to 27, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

Our Lady of Victory School, Baltimore

  • Using STEM in the Classroom to Develop Problem-Solving Skills No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 24 to 27, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  3 credits.

​Also held at Our Lady of Victory School in Baltimore will be 4 short training classes geared towards preK teachers.  These trainings are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education – Office of Child Care Credentialing and provide participants with Core of Knowledge Hours.

  • Enhancing Rituals and Routines

    • Monday, June 24​, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  $15 registration fee

    • This workshop focuses on why rituals and routines are important and shares new ideas for
      enhancing or extending what educators do to encourage children’s growth and development,
      connect with families, and highlight the unique aspects of their program. Participants will have
      opportunities to share ideas, try strategies, and learn new techniques for helping children with
      separations and transitions, enriching group times, providing adaptations for children who need assistance, and transforming everyday routines into learning opportunities.

  • Establishing a Positive Approach to Address Challenging Behaviors

    • Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $15 registration fee

    • This interactive training is a comprehensive look at positive ways to approach challenging
      behaviors in the classroom. Part one explores the attitudes and strategies necessary to create a positive environment for children. Part two explores steps teachers should follow to create
      effective behavior plans. Both parts must be taken to successfully complete the course and receive a training certificate. Participants will leave this training with several strategies they can choose to implement immediately in their educational setting.

  • Discover STEM

    • Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. $15 registration fee

    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the Early Childhood Program: STEM focuses on student's engagement and skills from the earliest grades in science, math
      and technology to help foster interest for their later school years and careers. The ultimate
      goal is to grow the proficiency level of students in sciences and mathematics. This workshop
      introduces participants to STEM and its importance as well as relevance in early childhood
      programs.

  • Keys to Inclusion and Behavior Management

    • Thursday, June 27, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee​

    • This training addresses best practices in Early Childhood Education with regards to inclusion and behavior management. Through hands-on activities and experiences, teachers will explore and increase their familiarity with best practices, such as an engaging classroom arrangement, balanced visual schedules, effective transitions, how to best utilize classroom staff, using proactive language for behavior management, and the importance of teaching about emotions.
       

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