Current Course Offerings

Learn with us virtually! Our educator workshops will be held online for the 2020 – 2021 school year. While our events will now be held digitally, our goal is to provide a participatory, engaging, and applicable learning experience comparable to those held in person. We look forward to connecting with you!

 If you have any questions, please feel free to send inquiries to ShoemakerB@si.edu 


Covid Related Workshops:

Navigating early childhood education during Covid has been, and continues to be, challenging for both educators and caregivers. Since we went virtual in March, SEEC has learned strategies and techniques to engage both children and families through the digital realm. Join us as we present our findings and take time to discuss others’ challenges and successes. 

Talking with Children about Covid| September 30, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Online| Price: $7

Covid is impacting daily life in a very visible way, so naturally children have questions. We’ll share language and approaches to discussing Covid with very young children.  

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Virtual Engagement| October 7, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Online| Price: $7

Learning online can be hard for everyone, especially young children. Since March we’ve explored how to make the online medium as interactive as possible for our young leaners.  

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Building Community Virtually| October 14, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Online| Price: $7

Building relationships among children, faculty, and caregivers is essential to our practice, but being virtual has made that more challenging. We’ll discuss strategies to foster a strong community while physically apart.  

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Learning Through Objects| Oct. 19, 21, 26, 28, & Nov. 2, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Location: Online| Price: $300

Museums are for everyone, even the very young! This interactive workshop will be presented as a five part series over the course of two weeks and will explore the many benefits of using community spaces for learning. Participants will gain a robust toolkit for engaging young children in objects and artwork while building critical thinking skills.

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Fostering Wonder|October 8, 2020, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: OnlinePrice: $40

Children are born with a sense of wonder, but how, as educators, can we foster their natural curiosity, and use it to create engaging learning environments? Through hands on activities, discussion, and examples, participants will practice using language that fosters inquiry, and explore how to structure learning experiences that follows and fosters children’s curiosity.

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