St. Gregory’s Hosts Head Start Workshop
St. Gregory’s Department of Education hosted a workshop on June 14 for Early Head start teachers in Cleveland, Comanche, Pottawattamie and Cleveland counties. Approximately 50 teachers attended the training, including faculty and teacher candidates from SGU.
The workshop, Creating Evidence-Based Early Literacy Opportunities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, was presented by Allison Jones, MSED, a research associate at the Orlena Hawks Puckett Institute in Swannanoa, N.C. and focused on early literacy learning practices to support young children from birth to 6 years of age.
Participants in the workshop received instruction and packets containing information on early literacy domains and CELL tools and resources, as well as best practice information for creating early, literacy-rich environments.
Jeannie Hill, SGU associate faculty for the Department of Education and an experienced reading specialist said it was one of the most comprehensive workshops she had ever attended about early literacy practices and that she looks forward to using the information she gained when she teaches Children’s Literature and Early Childhood Assessment and Instruction to SGU teacher candidates.