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Multisensory Approach to Pre-K

This active workshop covers best-practices in early childhood kindergarten readiness and how to implement our new Get Set for School complete Pre-K curriculum. During this full-day center-based workshop, you will experience how to teach hands-on, multisensory play-based lessons. These developmentally appropriate lessons build students' readiness, pre-writing, social-emotional, sensory motor, numbers, math, science, social studies, language, and literacy skills. You will walk away with practical instructional strategies on how to use a variety of child-friendly manipulatives, music, movement, as well as digital technology to engage all early childhood learners.

Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

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Multisensory Approach to Pre-K Objectives
  • Plan early childhood instruction based on developmental stages for readiness that will foster important sensory motor and social-emotional skills.
  • Use purposeful hands-on, multisensory manipulatives, music, and digital learning to teach writing readiness, number sense, literacy skills, vocabulary, and scientific thinking.
  • Implement daily lessons in the following domains that integrate the following domains: Language & Literacy, Numbers & Math, Readiness & Writing, Oral Language, Science & Social Studies
  • Use purposefully designed materials to help children progress from coloring, tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names.
  • Navigate the Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool (PreKITT) to plan and facilitate student instruction.
  • Incorporate center-based activities that are teacher-led and child play-based using hands-on manipulatives.
Included in Multisensory Approach to Pre-K

6.5 Contact Hours

Free Materials
Please note: Materials subject to change without notice.

  • My First Book Set
    (includes My First School Book + My First Lowercase Book)
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
  • Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
  • Slate Chalkboard
  • Canvas Bag
  • 1-2-3 Touch & Flip® Cards
  • Virtual PD Hub Membership
  • Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool (90 day all access)
Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration: Coffee and pastries served
8:30 a.m. Get Set for School: The importance of a hands-on multisensory readiness curriculum to prepare children for school success

Readiness: Social emotional skills, use wood pieces for foundational concept instruction, build and draw Mat Man®

Language & Literacy: Hands-on ways to learn letter sounds, alphabet knowledge, comprehension,  integrate PreKITT to support lessons

Break

Writing Readiness: Grip, crayon skills, hands-on activities to build capitals, capital teaching order, trace capitals

12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m. Writing: Introduce lowercase letters, name writing progression
Numbers & Math: Hands-on math manipulatives to boost number sense, geometry skills, patterns and algebra

Oral Language: Discover Word Time to boost vocabulary and literacy skills, meet Squawker

Science & Social Studies: Identify how lessons support young scientific explorers

Break: Snack and beverage served 

Center Based Learning: Participate in activities to solidify understanding of curriculum design, lesson structure, and teacher-led and discovery play opportunities

Review and Resources: Review what you have learned, informal assessments, digital teaching tools, additional resources for continued learning

4:30 p.m. Adjourn: Certificate of Attendance for 6.5 Contact Hours 
Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.