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Now What? Using Your Classroom Setup to Create Teachable Moments

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Using Your Classroom Setup to Create Teachable Moments

Presented by Mary-Margaret Gardiner, CLASS Specialist, Teachstone Training; and Sarah Hadden, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Research and Professional Services, Teachstone Training
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning


If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

We all have a desire to provide interesting and engaging experiences for our children. But we know that just having a well-equipped and beautiful classroom alone doesn’t support all those important moment-to-moment interactions.

In this edWebinar, Mary-Margaret Gardiner, CLASS Specialist at Teachstone Training, and Sarah Hadden, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Research and Professional Services at Teachstone Training, explore intentionality in using your classroom setup to foster children’s engagement, connection, and opportunities to learn more about their world in a developmentally appropriate way. Participants will explore using Pinterest to generate ideas for classrooms and learn how to link CLASS-focused interactions to their planning.

Pre-K through elementary teachers will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

Mary-Margaret GardinerAbout the Presenters

Mary-Margaret Gardiner is a CLASS specialist for Teachstone. She has been in the early childhood community for over 35 years, driven by her passion to support the teachers who work with our most valuable asset, our children. She joined Teachstone in 2010 and has been a CLASS convert since the early days before Teachstone was even started.


Sarah HaddenSarah Hadden, Ph.D. is the senior advisor for research and professional services at Teachstone. In that role, she works to ensure that Teachstone’s programs for improvements in ECE and K-12 education are grounded in research and delivered in ways that reflect best practices for adult learning. Prior to joining Teachstone, Sarah worked extensively on the development and implementation of both MyTeachingPartner (MTP) and the National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE), two large scale studies at the University of Virginia that used the CLASS as the basis for professional development. As a former teacher and teacher educator, Sarah is particularly interested in translating research into practice.

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Kaplan Early Learning Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children’s learning.

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