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Project Learning Tree Announces a Professional Development Workshop for Early Childhood Educators at Fields Pond Audubon Center

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HOLDEN – Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) invites Day Care Providers; Early Childhood (EC) educators; and K-2 teachers to attend an outstanding PLT workshopfrom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Fields Pond in Holden.This workshop introduces PLT’s new guide, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, designed for ages 3 through 7. The activities in the guide integrate nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs. Activities highlight the importance of kinesthetic learning by incorporating music and movement using an accompanying music CD.

Three outstanding Early Childhood educators will lead the training: Joanne Alex, Stillwater Montessori School; Connie Ronco, Eastern Maine Community College; Hannah Webber, Fields Pond Environmental Educator. Snacks will be provided and be sure to dress for outdoor activities!

Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood has been selected a Learning  Magazine 2011 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award winner! For 17 years, the Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards have heralded the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products. Each year a nationwide panel of teacher-judges names the standouts in books, classroom supplies, educational games, software, Web sites, and supplemental materials that teachers need for their classroom. After receiving top ratings in rounds of rigorous judging, PLT’s Early Childhood Guide and CD won a 17th annual Teachers’ Choice Award for supplemental materials.

For more information or to register before the October 9 deadline contact: Pat Maloney, 626-7990 / mtf@gwi.net All participants receive the Early Childhood Guide, six contact hours and a variety of take home resources for a total of $35/teacher or $25/student. Visit www.mainetreefoundation.org to register on line.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Pat Maloney

Telephone Number: (207)626-7990

Website: http://www.mainetreefoundation.org/programs/pltworkshopdates.html

Email: mtf@gwi.net