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Good to Great (CLASS® ) Module 2: Classroom Organization

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Children develop social competence, internalize self-control and exhibit autonomy when teachers consistently explain expectations for behavior and provide a broad range of activities that keep children engaged, challenged and that support their natural curiosity. This workshop explores the wide variety of classroom processes that relate to the organization and management of behavior, and time and engagement in the learning process. Participants also explore classroom strategies to create an environment that maximizes each child's opportunity to learn. 

Participants learn to:
•    Identify appropriate behavioral expectations of children, 
•    Describe effective responses to diverse approaches to learning,
•    Identify strategies to support learning objectives through more effective organization of classroom time and materials, 
•    Develop a plan for applying at least one new teaching strategy in the classroom

This training is generously funded by the Denver Preschool Program!

Community Rate: $0
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Christine O'Brien
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Debi Nelson

Debi is a professional development coach and trainer for Clayton Early Learning and loves collaborating with teachers, building on their strengths in the classroom.  She earned a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), a BS in Management of Human Resources and a Minor in Early Childhood as well as Master’s classes in coaching from UCD and has been in the early childhood field for over 30 years. She has a Level IV Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential, is an Intermediate Level trainer through the Colorado Office of Professional Development, has a Colorado Coaching Credential, is a NSRF Certified Critical Friends Group Coach, Strengthening Families trainer, a certified assessor/trainer for the Business Administration Scale (BAS), and is certified on the ECERS-R, FCCERS-R, and ITERS-R.  Debi is also an affiliate Pre-K CLASS trainer and certified on the Toddler, and Infant CLASS.

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Susan Fabian

As a professional development coach and trainer, Susan enjoys collaborating with teachers and building on their strengths in a variety of settings and teaching philosophies.  Susan is fluent in Spanish and was a mentor teacher for the Stanley British Teacher Preparation Program. Susan is a certified observer in CLASS and in the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale & Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised. Susan received an MA in educational psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. Susan enjoys gardening and doing science experiments with her two children.

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Cathy Cikot

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