Early childhood settings have always had children who learn at different rates and have different skills; children who have different interests and bring different backgrounds and experiences to the learning environment. Each one needs to be ready to succeed in kindergarten. Teachers are responsible for making intentional decisions about their instruction so that each child is acquiring the skills and knowledge needed for becoming a successful kindergarten learner.
As a workshop participant, you will learn nine types of adaptations to use in meeting children's readiness needs. You will also acquire a framework for planning, implementing and evaluating those adaptations.
- Learn and use the Nine Types of Adaptations.
- Apply a lesson-planning strategy that incorporates planning for children's individual needs.
- Learn more than 20 examples of strategies for implementing individualized instruction.
- Identify one adaptation that could enable a child in her or his classroom to be a more successful learner.