Recognizing the need for high quality professional development in all scenarios throughout Connecticut, CTAEYC presents the Saturday Academy every month from January to May. Each session offers participants an opportunity for in-depth exploration of a subject and for learning through practical opportunities, with a clear link to the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, NAEYC standards, and early childhood theories.

Preschool Academy: Asking Big Questions

to Extend Children's Learning & Facilitate their Higher Order Thinking! 


As teachers we know it is important to talk with children all day because we want to increase their vocabulary. However, perhaps we don't realize that by changing the way we ask a question it could have more impact on facilitating their higher order thinking! Through watching videos and using some of our favorite children's books we will reflect on and refine our questions to maximize children's learning. In this age of iPhones and too much information we need to help children process and apply the information they have so that they can be successful. 


Learning Objectives: 

* Review types of questions  

* Identify questions most effective to extend children's higher order thinking 

* Examine Learning Experience Plans from their colleagues (that integrate data questions to stimulate children's high order thinking) 

* Reflect on ways to integrate new ideas (questions) into their own  Learning Experience Plans 



There is no cost to attend this session via Zoom, and certificates of attendance will be emailed post-event.  To register, click here:

Our June Academy will be held virtually!

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