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Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons

If you've been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers have. That’s why crafting original and inspiring lesson plans can be a daunting task. You've probably wondered how to structure your days to make the most of the way they learn. 

In this course, you'll get equipped with a solid lesson plan template and lots of interchangeable activities to choose from—plenty of inspiration to take you and your students from September to May. You'll learn over 100 circle-discussion, art, literacy, fine and large motor skills, science, and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away. Then you can adopt the ideas just as they are or tweak them slightly to fit a variety of themes. Either way, you'll have ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans. Whether you're already teaching or you're just investigating a career as an early childhood educator, you're sure to find the right mix of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips in this six-week course.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Details + Objective

Course Code: tps

You Will Learn
  • Learn a foolproof, endlessly-modifiable template for preschool lesson planning
  • Learn over 100 art, literacy, motor-skill, circle-discussion, science, and music activities in just 6 weeks
  • Discover how to craft original and inspiring lesson plans that will engage and keep the attention of your preschool students
  • Discover how to build lesson plans to last the duration of the school year calendar
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in your ability to reach and inspire young students
  • Learn a year’s worth of activities to teach and engage preschool-aged children
  • Understand how to develop and use a template for an endless number of creative lesson plans
Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Outline
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Week 1

Discover what preschool teaching is all about, what the typical preschooler is like, and the skills we need to cultivate to be successful teachers. Then, learn a trusty lesson plan template, and discuss its first four components—themes, circle discussions, literacy activities, and songs and fingerplays.

Week 2

Learn how to create a balanced lesson plan that includes art projects, number sense activities, large and fine motor skill activities, dramatic play, and science and discovery time. Then, discuss smart strategies to make the classroom transition easy on young children.

Week 3

Learn some fun lesson plans around the Halloween theme. You will examine several books, art projects and dramatic plays that complement Halloween. Then, build a week’s worth of lesson plans around the Thanksgiving theme.

Week 4

Craft a week’s worth of lesson plans around the theme of Celebrations Around the World. Discover wonderful books, circle discussions, dramatic play ideas, and art projects that help celebrate diversity and cultural exploration. Then, learn how to build your own winter wonderland at school with lesson plan ideas that incorporate number sense, discovery, games, and art projects.

Week 5

Create a week’s worth of balanced, Valentine’s-themed lesson plans that cover baking recipes, art, number, and letter projects. Then, use the template to plan a weather-themed week full of literacy, number sense, science, and motor skill activities.

Week 6

Learn how to design a variety of farm and animal-themed lesson plans that include art projects, science and discovery time, number activities, and circle discussions. Then, develop a week’s worth of lesson plans around Mother’s Day crafts, activities, games, books, and art projects.

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Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Instructors
Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology.  She has more than 15 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego.

Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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