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Teacher's Toolkit

Enhance learning in your classroom

Use research-based training and strategies to enrich our lesson plans in
science and the arts.

TIPS: Building a Foundation for Success

Creating Home School Connections

It's important that teachers and families work together to provide the best possible learning experiences for children.
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Supporting Arts & Science Learning

Parents and caregivers play an important role in supporting early science and arts learning in their children.
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Training Videos & Instructional Techniques

Inquiry Learning Part 1

Using Open-Ended Questions

This video demonstrates how to use open-ended questions to deepen children's understanding of concepts, build their vocabulary and extend their use of oral language.

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Inquiry Learning Part 2

Using Science Inquiry Learning in Your Classroom

Watch this video to learn about how using inquiry learning techniques encourage engagement when teaching young students about science concepts. This includes using appropriate materials, allowing time for exploration, asking predictive questions, using science-based vocabulary and reflecting on children's understanding.

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Inquiry Learning Part 3

Using Wait Time in the Classroom

This video highlights the value of wait time and provides tips for using high-level, probing questions to scaffold children’s learning.

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The Teacher's Toolkit is expanding, so please check back for new materials about inquiry learning and other topics that support early childhood science and arts education.