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STARS Training: More than Counting: Math and Early Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
Early math for toddlers and preschoolers is more than just counting. We explore how young children learn about math using the Learning Pathways to Numeracy and how to use picture books to teach math concepts in developmentally appropriate ways. 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 3/23/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Music and Early Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Music and reading play well together. Learn how music and singing enhance early literacy skills in young children—and have fun while doing it! 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 4/6/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Best Books for Summer

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
Entice your students to read throughout the summer to prevent summer slide with this reader’s advisory for Kindergarten through grade 4. Learn how to help students choose their books, so that they are appealing and reading level appropriate. 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 4/20/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Ready for School with STEM

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Moran Prairie
Meeting room
We will cover why STEM is important for preschoolers, what preschoolers need to be ready for kindergarten, and how to get comfortable doing STEM activities with the children in your care. We will try out some STEM activities. You will learn how to put together a STEM lesson and what STEM kits are available for check out and some take-home ideas for family engagement. 4 STARS credits
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Registration begins 5/18/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Flannel Stories

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Bring stories to life with flannel pieces. You’ll learn how to make easy flannels and leave with two flannel stories ready for use. During this training, you will have a chance to use our die-cut machines to make additional flannel pieces for classrooms and activities. We will supply the felt and patterns. Please bring your own scissors. 4 STARS credits
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Registration begins 8/17/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Block Play

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Learn about our new block program called Family Construction Zone. Blocks are a great tool for teaching STEM and literacy skills. You’ll get a chance to play with the blocks. 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 9/14/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Social Emotional Skills and Early Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moran Prairie
Meeting room
Social emotional skills are important for being ready to start kindergarten. Learn how to use books to teach skills such as sharing, impulse control, controlling emotions, and taking turns. 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 10/19/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: Art and Early Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Art is fun and helps young children develop fine motors skills and cognitive skills—both of which are needed for kindergarten readiness. We’ll go over the benefits of doing art with young learners and you’ll gain some great ideas to do with children. 2 STARS credits
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Registration begins 11/9/2017 at 8:00 AM

STARS Training: New Picture Books from 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
We take a close look at the best new books from 2017 to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. 2 STARS credits
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