On-Site Interactive Training

Easier for teachers, easier on budgets.
   
Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers: Relate, Expand, Explore, Inspire
Be a partner in the “dance” of learning and growing with your little ones. Create new experiences using HighReach Learning curriculum. Use interactive tools to help explore and expand on what children are eager to learn, and inspire them to come back for more.
   
It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard: Curriculum Implementation Using 4 Easy Steps
Learn to use four steps to create child-interest-driven lesson plans. 1.) Gather information about children using observations and K-W-L. 2.) Customize a concept web. 3.) Choose learning experiences that match interests and goals. 4.) Plan dynamic and fun learning for preschoolers.
   
Using Assessment Results to Build Meaningful Lesson Plans
Discover how to link curriculum, assessment, and standards without going crazy, while creating engaging lessons that build wonder and capture curiosity. Use your assessment tool or the new HRL-GRO (see p. 28) and explore ways to be sure children are developing readiness skills
   
The New HRL-GRO Ongoing Observation Tool
Learn techniques for gathering information to help you know the levels of development children are achieving. The GRO tool training helps you to be intentional within the curriculum by using concrete teaching strategies that match each item. Learn to use paper and/or web-based reporting tools included in this comprehensive system for tracking child progress.
   
What’s the Big Idea? Connecting Curriculum and Concepts
Investigate how to link concept webbing and the K-W-L strategy (Know, Want to know, Learned).  Use new strategies to inspire deeper learning. Help children make amazing connections using natural wonder and curiosity to build powerful thinking skills.
   
Get Real with Families: Connect, Explore, and More!
Discover new techniques to make the home-school connection a great one! Practice strategies included in the curriculum that help communicate to families what children are learning. Discuss a wide variety of strategies to help build a learning community.
   
It’s an Animal! It’s a Deer! It’s a “D”! Let’s Talk Multi-Age Planning
Using open-ended materials and hands-on discovery, create and scaffold one planning idea with many ages of young children.
   
Using the Fine Arts for Reflection and Inquiry
Unleash the curiosity of your young learners! Use an innovative approach that uses art as a springboard to tap children’s interests and creativity.
   
Boredom Busters: Planning for Home Visits with Pizazz
Take your home visits to the next level! Assist families in meeting their children’s goals while building from children’s interests, curiosity, and developmental objectives through hands-on strategies for working with multiple ages.
   
Creating Inspired Early Literacy Environments: Helping Current Research Come Alive
Through an understanding of the six predictors of reading success, learn to integrate language and literacy throughout your curriculum, while using key indicators to scaffold children’s learning. 
   
Coaching Services: On-Site Observation/Feedback
Schedule customized coaching sessions to enrich implementation of HighReach Learning curriculum. Sessions include classroom or site observations followed by one-on-one feedback. Take advantage of this personalized service to support teachers as they grow in using our curriculum tools.
   

 

  

"The on-site training conducted by HighReach Learning 'grounded' all staff and increased the level of understanding of how their curriculum works. One of the highlights of the training was the clear descriptions given to early learning theorists. Everyone was able to visualize how these different early learning theories are an integral part of a child's learning experiences and how HighReach Learning's philosophy and instructional methodology is built around these theories. Thank you!" 

 — Denise Humphries, Preschool Prinicipal, John F. Kennedy School of Queretaro, Mexico