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Nurturing Next Generation Innovators: Supporting Young Children’s Entry in the Global Community
Wednesday April 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ellen Booth Church, Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University, Educational Consultant and Author
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
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Albert Einstein said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Look around and you will see how the world is growing and changing at an increasingly rapid pace. The classroom community is becoming a global community. The children we are teaching now will need to know how to function in this ever-changing, ever-expanding global world. This will take an ability to think and problem-solve using both creative and critical thinking skills. At the same time, children will need to know how to function socially and emotionally with an awareness of needs and feelings of others. Let’s prepare children for the global community through play and research based activities that expand their thinking and open their hearts!
This webinar will addressed the following questions and offer concrete suggestions you can take right back to your classroom.
- How can we prepare children for the world in the future that is growing and changing so rapidly?
- What skills do they need to be successful?
- How can we nurture this naturally in children without pressuring them?
- How do we use research-based information to inform our teaching?
Well-known early childhood educator, Ellen Booth Church spent several years as both a pre-k and kindergarten teacher before becoming an early childhood assistant professor at the State University of New York. She is currently an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, an educational consultant, keynote speaker, curriculum/product developer, and writer dedicated to enriching the lives of young children and their families. At this time Ms. Church is thrilled to be the Educational Consultant for Kinderpillar Preschools in India and Nepal. In addition, Ms. Church has a new book on Social Emotional Development for Gryphon House titled “Getting to the Heart of Learning.” Her new book coming out in the Fall 2016 is titled “Nurturing Next Generation Innovators: Open-Ended Activities to Support Global Thinking” (Gryphon House). She is also an author of many Scholastic, Inc. books for teachers and parents. In the world of Children’s Television, Ellen has consulted for PBS, Nelvana, and Cartoon Network on a wide variety of projects.