Institute for Educational Development


Location: NEWARK

The Wilshire Grand Hotel - West Orange
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ, 07052
973-731-7007
(map)

Date: January 21, 2022


$279.00 per person

Help Students Develop Better Social Behavior for Increased School Success (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Adam Peterson

Outstanding Educator and National Speaker

Specifically Designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, Special Education Staff, and Administrators

  • Improve your student’s social interactions for increased school success
  • Decrease unproductive behavior at school
  • Interrupt learning gaps before they grow bigger
  • Spend less time teaching what your students already know
  • Significantly improve student success

Practical Strategies

Are you an early childhood or Kindergarten educator who is looking for ways to improve your students’ social interactions in your classroom? Maybe you are tired of arguments over crayons and fights over pencils? This seminar has been designed to address your needs in a fun, engaging, and motivating way! In this NEW program from award winning teacher and best-selling author, Adam Peterson, you will discover positive, engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate strategies that you can implement right away in your classroom. You will leave with dozens of ideas to help your early learners self-manage their social behavior during individual and small group time, as well as ideas to help promote teamwork and more positive interactions between all your students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Improve Your Pre-K and Kindergarten Students’ Social Behavior
    Help your students get on the right track at school, and stay there … Classroom-tested strategies to improve your Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ behavior and increase their academic success
  2. Help Your Students Better Handle the Multitude of Social Situations in the School Environment
    We know learning is social and our post-pandemic young students have been sheltered from most social opportunities … Learn ways to overcome this deficit and put your students on a path to greater success
  3. Practical Strategies and Routines for More Positive Student-to-Student Relationships
    Strategies to help you develop a more positive environment with practical strategies that help students build more productive relationships at school
  4. Prevent Peer Conflict, Reduce Behavior Problems
    Learn classroom-tested ways to help students manage social interactions so you can focus on teaching instead of behavior management
  5. Significantly Improve Your Pre-K and Kindergarten Students’ Success at School
    Discover the key elements for improving social interactions between your students to make your learning spaces even more effective and engaging
  6. Increase Productive Social Behavior While Also Improving Reading and Writing Skills
    Explore methods for turn-and-talk activities as well as partner games and crafts can help reinforce ELA standards while also fostering more positive social relationships … Leave with strategies that boost reading skills
  7. Reduce Misbehavior During Math Time
    Participate in engaging math games that encourage your Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ teamwork and positive behavior while helping them reinforce important primary math skills … Count on having fun with these classroom-tested activities!
  8. Use Interactive Writing to Increase Student Participation and Engagement
    Writing and fun? Yes! Learn fun writing activities that promote student participation and encourage all students to want to write more with less reluctance
  9. Help Your Students Feel More Accomplished from The Beginning
    Discover a classroom tested way to help all your students feel more accomplished and confident … Help your students develop a growth mindset and become more eager to take on new and challenging learning
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook for Helping Students Develop Better Social Behavior for Increased School Success in Pre-K and Kindergarten
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten … Included are dozens of practical ideas and resources to help improve social behavior and maximize academic success

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies for improving the social interactions of your Pre-K and Kindergarten students
  • Creative ways to strengthen your students’ interactions with each other
  • Instructional strategies proven to help students better manage their own behavior
  • Outstanding strategies to improve behavior and accelerate student learning
  • Classroom-tested techniques to improve your Pre-K and Kindergarten students’ behavior and increase their academic success
  • Effective strategies to reduce student conflict in your classroom
  • How to anticipate and better respond to the variety of ways students’ struggle to get along
  • Proven ways to create a more child-centered learning environment for Preschool through Kindergarten students
  • Readiness activities including to help students learn how to better manage their own interactions with peers
  • Ways to strengthen your students’ conflict-resolution and decision-making skills
  • Practical, classroom-proven activities for integrating play to allow students to play peacefully
  • Unique ideas and ways to help your students collaborate, explore, create and revise their thinking
  • How to help your students better handle the multitude of social situations at school
  • Effective progress monitoring and assessments to help guide you intervene or extend based on students’ social learning needs
  • Numerous ideas, strategies, and demonstrations to strengthen and enrich your current social emotional program
  • Helpful strategies to guide students who come to school without social skills

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Hello amazing Pre-K and Kindergarten colleagues! It’s no secret to us that we have the best job in the world! I also do not have to tell you how challenging it can be to manage so many different behaviors and emotions in your Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom throughout the school day. Learning is social, and our post-pandemic students have been significantly sheltered from typical opportunities to interact with other children. As early educators, we know that it is in these interactions that children learn how to problem solve more independently and gain important skills to get along with well their peers. For this reason, I have planned a day specifically to help you create a classroom environment to help promote more positive social interactions between your students. Using highly engaging activities and kid-friendly approaches to learning you will be ready to start implementing these ideas right away.

Join your colleagues and me for a day of music, games, activities, crafts, and more all centered around teaching more positive social behaviors. I will share the best of what has worked for me in my years as a Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher, as well as tried and true activities I’ve helped other educators around the country implement.

I’m so excited to spend the day with you talking all things positivity and giving you multiple ideas that you can use with your students the minute you return to your classroom. I have made it my goal to help make early childhood education the most fun, engaging, and positive experience for all learners and I can’t wait for you to join me!

Sincerely,
Adam Peterson

P.S. Get ready to play! Positive social behaviors start when kids are engaged and what better way to learn than to participate in the activities you’ll be teaching your own students!

Who Should Attend

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, Special Education Staff, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Specific tools and strategies to help your students improve their social behavior
    • Templates and resources for helping students’ get along with each other better
    • Valuable information about social behavior and school success
    • Numerous activities you can use in your classroom immediately

    Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the IED office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in helping Pre-K and Kindergarten students develop better social behavior for increased school success.
  3. Consultation Available
    Adam Peterson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.