A national leader in early childhood education, Hawken conducts an Early Childhood Teacher Training Institute each summer. The purpose of the four-day series of workshops is to offer opportunities to strengthen developmental understanding of the young child and to support teachers’ growth as educators.
The teacher training institute features nationally renowned presenters, workshops are Step-up-to-Quality approved, and participants attending all four workshops receive a total of 20 in-service hours. This year's institute will be held July 29-August 1, 2013. Workshops and presenters include:
Monday, July 29, 9am - 3pm
Observing, Reflecting, and Planning: Using Developmental Studies to Meet the Needs of Individual Children
Instructor: Gaye Gronlund, MA - Early Childhood Education Program Designer & Author
Tuesday, July 30, 9am - 3pm
Learning With Nature, Using Your Outdoor Classroom
Instructor: Julie Rose - Educational Services Director for Dimensions, Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore
Wednesday, July 31, 9am - 3pm
Making Art with Young Children
Instructor: Meghan Burch - BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Thursday, August 1, 12:30pm - 3pm
Neuroscience Enters the Nursery: Why Early Childhood Matters
Instructor: Jill Stamm, Ph.D. - Co-Founder of New Directions Institute and Clinical Associate Faculty, Arizona State University
The workshops are offered individually at the affordable price of $20 per day, or $70 for all four workshops. Lunch is included. Click here
for a brochure with instructor information, course descriptions, and registration information.