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A Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Training on the 2022 Revised Science Domain
Igniting Curiosity and Scientific Inquiry in Pre-K

This teacher professional development session focuses on empowering Pre-K teachers to foster their students' scientific development, as outlined in the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Science Domain. Through interactive activities, guided discussions, and expert-led instruction, participants will deepen their understanding of scientific concepts and learn how to facilitate children's development of scientific inquiry skills, including observation, investigation, and classification. With a focus on evidence-based practices, participants will engage in collaborative learning opportunities, receive practical strategies, and explore resources to enhance their classroom instruction. This session will also provide time for reflection and goal setting to apply their new learning to their unique classroom contexts. By the end of the session, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of how to promote scientific development in the Pre-K setting and feel empowered to implement these practices in their classrooms. They will be able to create a learning environment that ignites curiosity and inquiry, setting the foundation for their students' lifelong love of science.

Important Session Information:

The 2022 Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines will be covered through 8 separate professional development sessions with the first session starting in the summer of 2023 and the remaining sessions dispersed throughout the 2023-2024 school year. The sessions are separated by the following domains: Exploring the Newly Revised 2022 Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (3 hours), Social and Emotional Development (3 hours), Language and Communication Development (3 hours), Emergent Literacy Reading (6 hours), Emergent Literacy Writing (3 hours), Mathematics (3 hours), Science (3 hours), and Social Studies (3 hours). Participation in all 8 sessions will result in 27 hours of documented professional development. Sessions can be taken individually and accumulate to 3 professional development hours each (Emergent Literacy Reading Domain is 6 hours). 

Dimension 1.1: Standards and Alignment, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024
Date Time Location
2/7/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212