Thrifty Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers

Presented by: Shelley Nicholson, PhD, Owner/Director of Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center; and Jessica Martinez, Director of The Goddard School of Austin
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Early childhood teachers often struggle with creating enticing and engaging play-based environments on limited budgets. In this edWebinar, Shelley Nicholson, PhD, Owner/Director of Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center; and Jessica Martinez, Director of The Goddard School of Austin explored inexpensive ways to collect and create classroom learning materials. They shared helpful tips and strategies from their book, Thrifty Teacher’s Guide to Creative Learning Centers, including:

  • How to find, choose, and integrate materials into learning centers
  • How to create unique and inviting props for play and learning
  • What children are learning as they play with materials
    How to scaffold learning with materials
  • When to add or replace materials through observation of children

This edWebinar is designed for teachers of preschoolers and those who support their curriculum planning efforts such as directors, administrators, curriculum coordinators, and teacher educators. Teachers do not have to be artistic to be creative. See what amazing things can be done with a little hot glue, duct tape, and cardboard!