SPARK Learning Lab

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What is My SPARK Learning Lab?

As an early childhood education and care professional you work hard every day for Indiana children and families. SPARK Learning Lab is here to support you by providing training, coaching, resources, and more!

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Take SPARK’s program assessment the Indiana Self-Assessment Tool (I-SAT) to receive a customized quality improvement plan for your program including targeted resources and coaching.

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2 days ago
SPARK Learning Lab

Keeping children safe is a top priority for all educators. In this training, providers will learn how to describe and apply active supervision strategies and systems to keep children safe and accounted for in their programs. Active Supervision is the most effective strategy for creating a safe environment and preventing injuries in young children. Learn the six strategies, how to set up the program environment to effectively supervise and track children, tools to support transition, and discuss leadership's role in reinforcing active supervision and tracking.

Learn more and register:
indianaspark.com/about-spark/spark-tour/spark-keeping-children-safe-systems-for-supervision-track...
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Keeping children safe is a top priority for all educators. In this training, providers will learn how to describe and apply active supervision strategies and systems to keep children safe and accounted for in their programs. Active Supervision is the most effective strategy for creating a safe environment and preventing injuries in young children. Learn the six strategies, how to set up the program environment to effectively supervise and track children, tools to support transition, and discuss leaderships role in reinforcing active supervision and tracking.

Learn more and register:
https://indianaspark.com/about-spark/spark-tour/spark-keeping-children-safe-systems-for-supervision-tracking-and-follow-through-live-webinar-4/?mc_id=938
3 days ago
SPARK Learning Lab

Mark your calendars! This fall SPARK Learning Lab and our partners at the Indianapolis Public Library will be offering a series of FREE virtual workshops, open to all providers in Indiana.

October 6, 2022
SING - Anthony Broughton, aka Mister B, brings a high energy training on the power of music in the early childhood classroom.

October 13, 2022
TALK– Talking with children makes a huge impact on early literacy development. Learn about how language develops and how to support learning.

October 20, 2022
PLAY - Come play with Betsy Diamant-Cohen, from Mother Goose on the Loose. She will share lots of way integrate play into the curriculum.

October 27, 2022
WRITE - Shael Weidenbach, Youth Services Manager at the Indianapolis Public Library for fun and engaging ways to integrate writing into your day.

November 3, 2022
READ - Join Jess Neeb-Smith, Herbert Simon Early Literacy Specialist, for all things storytime. Learn strategies to engage and make the most of your read aloud time.

To Register:
1. Login or create a FREE account at ilead.in.gov
2. Click the green "Start Your Indiana Learning Path" button
3. Choose "Courses" on the left-hand side
4. Search "Indianapolis Public Library" in the top search bar
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Mark your calendars! This fall SPARK Learning Lab and our partners at the Indianapolis Public Library will be offering a series of FREE virtual workshops, open to all providers in Indiana. 

October 6, 2022
SING - Anthony Broughton, aka Mister B, brings a high energy training on the power of music in the early childhood classroom.

October 13, 2022
TALK– Talking with children makes a huge impact on early literacy development. Learn about how language develops and how to support learning.

October 20, 2022
PLAY - Come play with Betsy Diamant-Cohen, from Mother Goose on the Loose. She will share lots of way integrate play into the curriculum.

October 27, 2022
WRITE - Shael Weidenbach, Youth Services Manager at the Indianapolis Public Library for fun and engaging ways to integrate writing into your day.  

November 3, 2022
READ - Join Jess Neeb-Smith, Herbert Simon Early Literacy Specialist, for all things storytime. Learn strategies to engage and make the most of your read aloud time.

To Register:
1. Login or create a FREE account at ilead.in.gov
2. Click the green Start Your Indiana Learning Path button
3. Choose Courses on the left-hand side
4. Search Indianapolis Public Library in the top search bar
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