For three weeks, Dr. Lygia Stebbing led the teachers and principals in an active learning workshop focused on cultivating engaging environments and interactions. Over 40 teachers attended over 21 hours of training. The training began with a focus on brain development and the impact trauma and a warm and caring environment can have on children’s developing brain. The teachers and principles had a great time unpacking information through hands on activities like Harvard’s Center for the Developing Child’s Brain Game. The training then turned to active learning and child centered curriculum – where the participants engaged in thought provoking activities such as building a model of something that would positively impact their curriculum. The teams came up with incredible models made out of recycled materials including a community clinic, a police station, a soccer field and a basket ball court. The teachers and principals were enthusiastically engaged, coming to training with photos of examples of where they have begun implementing the new techniques in their classrooms.
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Join our ECE students on EDvance's sixth annual summer study abroad Honor's Program in Cape Town, South Africa. Students are assigned to two different creches (preschool centers) in an informal settlement/township known as Vrygrond. EDvance has teamed up with True North, a local non-profit organization, to facilitate trainings and provide support to the preschool centers in Vrygrond. View all posts by EDvance in South Africa