Professional Development and Materials
Playful Activities with an Educational Mission,
- Perfectly Punctual Campaign
- Messages of the Built Environment
- Museum as a Resource
- Parenting for Literacy
LearnLead offers professional development, technical assistance and materials to support each of its programs.
On-site experiential learning and distance telephone support encourage skill building, team building, and creative responses to the challenge of teaching and learning. Materials for teachers, children, and families support our programs and suggest ways to enrich what you already do.In addition to training on LearnLead programs we offer professional development on the strategies that can enrich your own effective, creative teaching. Among the publications available are:
The Leader’s Guide explains the Perfectly Punctual Campaign program, introduces PPC materials, and provides a chronology of activities to help manage the process throughout the school year. Suggested materials and activities help preschools and schools keep attendance awareness fresh and dynamic throughout the year. PPC materials are available for download at no cost (register here) and on the Attendance Works website. We are proud to partner with Attendance Works on this important chronic absence prevention program.
Messages of the Built Environment Resource Guide introduces the basic STEM concepts of math, geometry and physics through architectural language in English and Spanish and suggests creative approaches to exploring thse topics. Activities including innovative counting and sorting exercises are supported with suggestions for circle time discussions, classroom activities, large group family activities, community-based learning suggestions and concluding unit projects that can serve as authentic assessments.
Turn Your Child’s Looking Into Learning is the basic guide to Visual Literacy and Learning through Looking. The process builds observation, critical thinking and communications skills and helps adults use familiar concepts like line, shape, color, pattern, texture, etc to make meaning from objects and to stimulate discovery and conversation with children. Lines and shapes help children understand how letters are formed and how shapes are made. Color and pattern help children explore culture and feelings. The guide is supported by individual pocket guides that relate to various early childhood themes.
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