Curriculum-Based Topics│Pre-K, Threes, Toddler, Infant

Frog Street Curriculum Based Professional Learning courses use Frog Street curriculum as the basis for digging deeper into content specific topics and emphasize improvement in instructional strategies in domains such as social and emotional development, literacy, math and science.

Pre-K

Advanced Strategies To Optimize Frog Street’s Pre-K Curriculum

(Prerequisite: Frog Street Pre-K Implementation Training)

Course Description: Advanced Strategies to Optimize Frog Street’s Pre-K Curriculum builds upon established foundational skills and is designed to further enhance instructional knowledge and skills. This highly interactive session links literacy and math teaching activities to current research in ways that magnify outcomes for children. For example, do you know how critical the sequence for Morning Message is in developing phonological awareness and, ultimately, alphabet awareness? Did you know there are five recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse: Teaching Math to Young Children that identify developmental progressions that improve children’s’ mathematical abilities?

Read-Aloud: Building Comprehension Skills for Pre-K

Course Description: Children develop three times more high-level vocabulary from listening to a story than from conversation (Jim Trelease, 2015). It is a vital, shared experience that builds listening, vocabulary, and key comprehension skills before, during and after reading. This course gives early childhood professionals an opportunity to explore research-based strategies to effectively implement reading aloud and embrace the joy of literacy among children.

Language & Literacy for Pre-K

Course Description: Participants are guided along a developmental sequence of emergent literacy based on research. Participants will review the daily literacy instruction in Frog Street curriculum that includes strategies to build oral language skills focused on vocabulary and comprehension skills, phonological awareness, concepts of print, expressive writing, and alphabet knowledge. Teachers will observe modeled instruction and apply strategies in small groups.

Literacy & Numeracy Connections for Pre-K

Course Description: This course focuses on the connection between early literacy and numeracy skills and reviews strategies to create a rich environment to develop these in tandem. This connection is critical in terms of early school success and is a necessary building block to integrate learning. Frog Street lessons and materials will be modeled. Participants will apply connections in small-group activities.

Math for the Young Child for Pre-K

Course Description: This course presents an overview of research-based best practices that should underscore early math instruction in early childhood. Specifically, participants will examine five math areas: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra (Patterns), and Data Analysis (Graphing and Classification) identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as focal points for preschool mathematics. Participants will engage with this material and content in a way that closely mirrors the dialogic, hands-on learning, which is how young children should experience mathematics. A variety of teacher-directed and child-initiated contexts, as well as examples of Frog Street whole-group, small-group, and play-based practice center activities, will be presented.

STEAM for Pre-K

Course Description: Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in the early childhood classroom. Guiding children to explore, observe, and predict is an integral part of a child’s educational success.

Threes

Advanced Strategies to Optimize Frog Street’s Threes Curriculum

Course Description: Advanced Strategies to Optimize Frog Street’s Threes Curriculum builds upon established foundational skills and is designed to further enhance instructional knowledge and skills. This highly interactive session links literacy and math teaching activities to current research in ways that magnify outcomes for children. For example, do you know how critical the sequence for Morning Message is in developing phonological awareness and, ultimately, alphabet awareness? Did you know there are five recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse: Teaching Math to Young Children that identify developmental progressions that improve children’s’ mathematical abilities?

Read Aloud: Building Comprehension Skills for Threes

Course Description:  Children develop three times more high-level vocabulary from listening to a story than from conversation (Jim Trelease, 2015). It is a vital, shared experience that builds listening, vocabulary, and key comprehension skills before, during and after reading. This course gives early childhood professionals an opportunity to explore research-based strategies to effectively implement reading aloud and embrace the joy of literacy among children.

Language & Literacy for Threes

Course Description:  Participants are guided along a developmental sequence of emergent literacy based on research. Participants will review the daily literacy instruction in Frog Street curriculum that includes strategies to build oral language skills focused on vocabulary and comprehension skills, phonological awareness, concepts of print, expressive writing, and alphabet knowledge. Teachers will observe modeled instruction and apply strategies in small groups.

Literacy & Numeracy Connections for Threes

Course Description:  This course focuses on the connection between early literacy and numeracy skills and reviews strategies to create a rich environment to develop these in tandem. This connection is critical in terms of early school success and is a necessary building block to integrate learning. Frog Street lessons and materials will be modeled. Participants will apply connections in small-group activities.

Math for the Young Child for Threes

Course Description: This course presents an overview of research-based best practices that should underscore early math instruction in early childhood. Specifically, participants will examine five math areas: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra (Patterns), and Data Analysis (Graphing and Classification) identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as focal points for preschool mathematics. Participants will engage with this material and content in a way that closely mirrors the dialogic, hands-on learning, which is how young children should experience mathematics. A variety of teacher-directed and child-initiated contexts, as well as examples of Frog Street whole-group, small-group, and play-based practice center activities, will be presented.

STEAM for Threes

Course Description: Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in the early childhood classroom. Guiding children to explore, observe, and predict is an integral part of a child’s educational success.

Infant & Toddler

Implementation for Frog Street Toddler Curriculum

Course Description: Love & Learn is a home-based curriculum that empowers parents to be their child’s first teacher. We will review the components of the curriculum to gain an understanding of how they are used for home visitor guided interactive sessions. In addition, participants will understand how to implement the curriculum activities, observe the child’s progress, and plan activities with the family member. A special emphasis on developing social-emotional skills will support dyadic and triadic interactions.