Are you planning your professional development or thinking about offering a seminar for parents? Look no further! The following popular topics are now available as full- or half-day professional development seminars; or as ninety-minute seminars, meetings, or webinars for educators or parents. As Districts and schools search for ways to meet their in-service or
pre-service needs, consider the expertise and timeliness associated with professional development and parent education you can trust from Gesell Institute.
The following seminars are currently available for educators. Additional topics are available upon request. Prices start at $1500 for full day seminars and $75 per person for seminars and webinars, but you can save money by “piggy-backing” on a workshop already scheduled in your area! Scroll down for details, or call us for more information:
Interested in attending one of our webinars? Learn more here.
Ages and Stages of Development: Understanding Child Behavior,
and How Children Learn and Grow
Participants learn fundamental knowledge about the ages and stages of child growth and development. They explore how all children are not the same and yet how the needs of all children can be met more effectively; how curriculum can be designed based on where children are developmentally; and how understanding child behavior empowers adults to successfully guide social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.
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Developmental Discipline: Taming the “Wild Things!”
Participants examine the tenants of effective discipline and its goals to help children develop self control and learn problem solving skills. Participants explore the role of child development in understanding behavior and setting appropriate expectations for each age group. This workshop investigates possible reasons for today’s challenging behavior so that it may be understood and dealt with appropriately.
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Curriculum Development: Planning learning experiences to meet the needs of the whole child
This workshop addresses serious, thoughtful, informed, responsible, state-of-the-art teaching practices. Participants explore the differences between curriculum (the what) and instructional strategies (the how), as well as how to apply this knowledge so that schools can be more student-centered, active, experiential, authentic, democratic, collaborative, rigorous, and challenging.
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Ready for Kindergarten or Ready Kindergarten: What Does It Mean?
Also an excellent topic for one-hour parent meetings, points of discussion include brain growth and cognitive development; gross and fine motor growth; social-emotional development; and language/literacy skills. Participants learn about predictable cycles of development to aid in understanding the whole child. Consideration of curricular demands and behavioral expectations of individual school programs, as well as parental roles, complete the dialogue on school readiness.
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Is PLAY a four-letter word? Balancing the Curriculum in
Today’s Academic Kindergarten
Play, once the distinguishing characteristic between Kindergarten and first grade, is now banned in many Kindergarten classrooms. This seminar, using current brain research, explores how Kindergarten-age children learn, and focuses on how to meet both curricular demands and the needs of children. This seminar provides critical information to help educate parents and others about the importance of play in a child’s development.
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Today’s Special Needs Child: Classroom Issues and Applications
With one out of every five children being identified as having special behavioral, developmental, or learning needs, every teacher needs to be prepared to meet the unique challenges of all children who walk through the classroom door. This seminar explores common characteristics and needs of children with disabilities, and also touches upon the benefits of the RTI (Response to Intervention) model.
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Our pre-scheduled ½-day seminars are available to help meet your professional development needs. The registration fee is $75 per person. Click here to access our
current offerings around the country by downloading our current Catalog of Parenting and Professional Development Resources, or call us at 1-800-369-7709 to ask about scheduling a webinar at your convenience.
If you are interested in a topic not currently scheduled in your area, call us today to schedule one at your school, and save money by “piggy-backing” on a workshop already scheduled in your area!
Our regularly updated on-line schedules of workshops and seminars show when and where our National Lecture Staff will be presenting around the country. Find a city or area convenient to you, and call us to plan an evening seminar during those same dates, or any duration the day before or day after. By piggy-backing on these pre-arranged dates, you can…
Planning a parent meeting or professional development program has never been easier….call us today at 1-800-369-7709.
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