Transitions as They Were Meant to Be: Planning Transitions in the Preschool Classroom
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Course #: W926
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; ISBE Clock Hours
This workshop is for preschool teachers working with children ages 3-5 that are interested in learning creative and engaging ways to plan for transitions. The presentation will focus on how to write specific transition procedures that include time estimates, assign adult roles during transitions, teach procedures to ensure smooth transitions and how to support learning opportunities during transition time.
Instructors:Lorenza Di Natale, M.S.
Lorenza Di Natale, M.S., has been a literacy coach for the University of Illinois at Chicago-Early Reading First since 2009, working on the CCL, APLLE and IMPACT projects. She provides coaching and professional development to support early childhood teachers in creating print and language rich environments to enhance student literacy learning and achievement. Lorenza earned a M.S in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University and a B.S from Loyola University. She has been in the field of education for over 20 years. During that time she has taught preschool, administered early childhood programs, served as the parent involvement coordinator for the National Parent Teacher Association where she wrote Building Successful Partnerships: A Guide to Developing Parent and Family Involvement Programs, and has worked as an independent consultant in the field of early literacy.