Circle Time: Facilitating Group Learning

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Date: Friday, August 2, 2013

Course #: W734

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 CPDUs

Description:

Participants in this workshop will explore various instructional formats that enhance and encourage group learning for children up to eight years-old. An overview of how the brain learns will inform the workshop’s discussion, as well as an exploration of fun strategies and activities to make circle time more effective.

Instructors:

Angela Searcy, M.S., DT

Angela Searcy, EdD. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research centers around the relationship between brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois.

Angela has over 25 years of experience in the field of education providing services to children and families as a teacher, child development specialist and independent consultant. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company, and a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Angela leads the integrative seminars for the Erikson online cohorts and acts as a continuing education instructor.

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