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Tapping the Power of Art & Creativity in Young Children

Presenters: Susie Shelton-Dodge, Hilary Fischman 
For: Early Childhood Teachers

Individual Rental Group Rental

Price

On-Demand Webinar

After the live webinar airs, the presentation will be made available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period. Please note: the on-demand webinar is not included with registration to the live webinar; it must be purchased separately.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)

Overview

As Montessori educators, we know the importance of nurturing creativity through art activities and experiences in all children. In this webinar, we will provide you with ways to do just that with students ages 2.5 – 6. Starting with a review of the importance of observation as the basis for knowing the unique qualities of each child, we will offer ideas and suggestions for assisting those children who are naturally drawn to art, and address the needs of children who sometimes need more help settling, need to move, are happiest socializing, who may interrupt others who are at work, are more reserved introverts, etc. We will discuss art activities as they relate to the prepared environment and how to structure the experiences and activities so they may be done individually. You will be reminded of the critical and valuable importance of art experiences for all young children and leave inspired to incorporate new ideas into your classrooms.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will learn how and/or be reminded of the importance of observation in understanding the children we teach.
  • You will learn how to use your observation notes to identify a child’s learning style and interests.
  • You will be reminded of the critical and valuable importance of art experiences for young children and leave inspired to incorporate new ideas into your classrooms.
  • You will come away with information to set up additional art activities and experiences in your own classroom.

Susie Shelton-Dodge, MAT, is the academic director at Hope Montessori Educational Institute in St. Louis, MO. AMS-credentialed (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood).

Hilary Fischman, MEd, is an instructor at Hope Montessori Educational Institute in St. Louis, MO. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood). .

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