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25 Goals for Developing Your Young Learners

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The Inspire Early Learning Program revolves around 25 developmental Goals in five Areas of Development. At the STEPS School in Omdurman, Sudan we have completed three of the four workshops introducing these goals. We started with the basic idea… You can help your students develop knowledge and skills in important areas to prepare them for

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Strategies for Accelerating Language Learning (or Any Learning)

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Here are 10 research-based strategies for accelerating language learning or any type of learning. 1  |  Determine what is worth practicing (Marzano, et al., 2001). As we all know, practice takes a lot of time and consumes significant effort. For that reason we don’t have time to practice everything to the “mastery” level. For some

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3 Strategies That Increase Achievement

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I had the pleasure of leading a workshop at one of Khartoum’s most effective international schools, STEPS, in Omdurman. For three hours, we discussed and worked through three main classroom strategies that increase achievement. We also sprinkled in 8 “bonus” strategies along the way. Most of the strategies were used in the presentation, so we

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Inspire: Phase 3 – In the Classroom

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The top goal of every professional development team is “enactment.” It’s one thing to sit in workshops and absorb new ideas, but it’s something totally different to enact them in the classroom. Our goal for Phase 3 of the Inspire Early Learning program was to see the strategies and concepts enacted in the classroom and

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Inspire: Summer Intensive Workshop

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With the success of the Inspire Early Learning pilot, one of the village preschools invited us to work with their teachers during the summer break. We conducted an intensive series of workshops (3 months). The purpose of the pilot was to (1) demonstrate the viability of this program and the concepts, and (2) to train

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EduCAN - Learning Centers

Learning About Learning Centers

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Last night in the village where we live, we held another professional development session for preschool teachers. This week, we added children for part of the session so the teachers could have “hands-on,” authentic experiences. They created learning centers each highlighting 1 of the 25 goals for preschoolers’ development from the Inspire Early Learning Program.

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