Professional Development Workshops
Using Story Drama to Support
Young Children's Literacy
Have you ever wanted to jump inside a book? This interactive workshop introduces early educators to Story Drama (improvised role play inspired by children's literature) and includes a discussion of the developmental benefits of using this type of instruction to support the regular literacy curriculum in early education settings.
Out of the Box and Into the Light: Cultivating an Innovation Mindset
Highlighting recent research from the fields of education, business, and psychology this presentation discusses what unique factors influence teachers and leaders in early childhood education in developing an innovation mindset.
Putting the C in STEM: Creative Problem Solving in Early Education Settings
This interactive workshop introduces early educators the latest research on creativity and methods for building a classroom culture of inquiry and curiosity. Concepts include: impact of creativity on learning and development, problem solving methods from the fields of art, science, technology, innovation and more, and concepts of Universal Design for Learning.
This interactive workshop supports early educators in developing a science curriculum inspired by visual art. Includes demonstration of different visual art techniques using science vocabulary and concepts, support in planning science activities, and discussion of developmental yields of creative experiences for young children.
Interactive Storybuilding through Creative Dramatics
What's your story? This interactive workshop introduces early educators to the techniques of leading guided role play experiences with young children, including tools for planning and developing a creative dramatics curriculum unique to your program, an interactive demonstration of a guided role-play experience, and discussion of the impact of creative drama on young children's development.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Talk to Amanda about creating a lecture or workshop customized to the needs of your staff.