Early Education Workshops


“Literacy Leadership”
This workshop is designed to inspire and motivate early childhood professionals and offer research-based strategies to foster early reading skills and become a literacy leader in the classroom.  Participants will acquire strategies to infuse technology and literacy across the curriculum.

Presenter: TBA

“ECERS-R: An Overview and Insights for the Pre-K Classroom”
ECERS-R: An Overview and Insights for the Pre-K Classroom provides Pre-K teachers with valuable information about the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, ECERS-R. Pre-K teachers will learn how to improve and enhance the environmental quality of their classroom.

Presenter: TBA

“Integrating the Curriculum: A Moving Experience”
Integrating the Curriculum: A Moving Experience presents developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to integrate the curriculum while fostering the gross-motor development of young children.  Participants will gain effective ideas to improve gross-motor development and promote early literacy and mathematical skills.

Presenter: TBA

“Early Learning Assessment:  Practical Application in the Early Childhood Classroom”
This workshop is designed to provide participants knowledge and information on the early learning assessment cycle:  WV Early Learning Standards, designing lessons for mastery and intervention, formative assessment and observation for documentation, WV Early Learning Scale, and student-led conferences and school to home connections.

Presenter: TBA

“Play-based Learning”
This workshop will provide early childhood professionals with the necessary knowledge and tools to support, enrich, and implement play-based learning environments for young children.  Topics will include creative learning experiences for children, research-based play strategies, and integrating the curriculum through play.

Presenter: TBA

*Each workshop is created with research-based and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies designed to foster the development of young children (1 to 3 hours adjustable).

“Reggio Emilia: An Early Childhood Approach for All Educational Levels”
This workshop will provide participants with detailed information about the Reggio Emilia Approach and its unique perspectives on early childhood education. Participants will learn how early childhood strategies can be applied and transferred to all educational levels. Attendees will apply their acquired knowledge to develop individualized “Reggio Emilia Approaches” for their own classrooms and grade levels (2 hours).

Presenter: Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas, Director of Community Education; Assistant Professor of Education/College of Education. Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas worked at the Office for Diversity and Global Initiatives.  She studied Arts-Integrated Curricula with Dr. Joy Faini Saab at West Virginia University. In March 2013, she participated in a study-abroad trip to study the Reggio Emilia approach first-hand.