This is an intensive virtual examination of the SEEDS of Learning for 3 to 5 Year Olds program. Over the course of 8 sessions, participants receive the Knowledge, Model, Practice, and Feedback needed to facilitate SEEDS of Learning sessions for their site-based teachers or tutors.
Training Dates & Time:
May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 10, June 15 and June 17, 2022
11:30am – 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 3:30pm pm CST | 8:30am – 1:30pm PST
True to the SEEDS gradual release model (and unlike many virtual training series available), participants increasingly lead facilitation of the content, receiving feedback from SEEDS Master Trainers and peers to support skill development and content understanding.
Upon completing training, participants will take a knowledge-based assessment and participate in three subsequent PLCs to ensure the effective implementation of SEEDS of Learning in their organization. Each Trainer will have the skills and tools to train program teachers, tutors, and coaches either virtually or face-to-face.
This certification is active for 2 years and includes access to all training materials.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Promote Trainer competencies and skills in relationship-based training interactions
Identify the five essential components of early literacy
See models of Literacy Rich Routines that are tested, and found to have a significant impact on child learning
Describe how to provide explicit instruction through relationship-based interactions for
Colors, Shapes, Letters, Numbers,
Phonological Memory, and Awareness
Describe how to scaffold early learning using continua for learning: vocabulary and oral language, visual discrimination, phonological awareness, print, and written expression
Understand the importance of reading and repeated reading and know how to implement a quality Repeated Read Aloud
Become familiar with strategies that help teachers to differentiate instruction through fun and meaningful ways throughout the day
Explore using a Response to Intervention model to meet the needs of individual children
Have fun learning about Language and Literacy with other Early Childhood Leaders
Teaching and Learning Strategies:
Reading from course articles
Watching video clips of best practices
Share and discuss in large and small groups
Practice in small groups and receive feedback
Role-playing and simulation
Conferencing and networking with peers and leaders
SEEDS of Learning for 3 – 5 Year Olds TRAINERS Manual
SEEDS of Learning for 3 – 5 Year Olds PARTICIPANT Manual
SEEDS tote bag, What is it? bag & dry erase board/marker
SEEDS of Learning Literacy Card Set
Book and Vocabulary Cards
Access to SEEDS Training Sessions and Videos for you to use when you begin training at your organization
*We offer a sliding fee scale based on certain criteria. If you would like to attend the training, but find the cost associated to be prohibitive, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.