Stretching Children’s Thinking: Quality of Feedback

About the Event

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The preschool years are a critical time for development in children. They turn to their teachers for praise, recognition, clarification, and so much more. As educators, we strive to encourage and affirm our students each day.  However, how many times do we catch ourselves simply walking around the classroom and stating, “Good job!” or “Nice work”?  This training is designed to give participants the tools and knowledge to make more meaningful, individualized, and purposeful feedback when interacting with our students. 

By the end of this training, participants will:
1.    Recognize how to pay attention to children’s level of understanding and build on it by offering hints and assistance (scaffolding)
2.    Recognize how to ask follow-up questions, maintain back-and-forth exchanges to help children reach a deeper understanding of content (feedback loops)
3.    Recognize how to provide specific information about why a child’s response is correct or incorrect (prompting thought processes)
4.    Recognize how to expand on children’s responses/actions to provide additional information or clarification (providing information)
5.    Recognize how to acknowledge children for their efforts, encouraging them to persist in their thinking or participation (encouragement and affirmation) 

Presenters: Agnieszka Boddie and Stephanie Templin, Quality and Education Coaching Specialists, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County 

Technology Requirements
•  Computer, tablet, or smartphone
•  Internet Access 
•  For all smartphones, the GoToWebinar App must be downloaded

Attendance Policy: Participants missing more than 15 minutes of total training time will NOT receive a certificate of participation. Please be prepared to arrive on time and stay until the end of the training. Participants who leave the training early will not receive credit for the training. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required. Participants who arrive 15 minutes late to this training will not be admitted. Participants MUST complete both the post test and training evaluation to receive a certificate of participation. 


Event Details

Next Event Dates
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Virtual Session, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Disclaimer / Sponsors

The ELC of Broward County's BELA shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age in any aspect of training or professional development. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County also reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities/handicaps, and/or religious beliefs. 


The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County has no proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed during the learning event.