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Virtual Spring Rural Conference with Angel Stoddard

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Spring Rural Conference with Angel Stoddard 2021

Virtual Spring Rural Conference with Angel Stoddard

Angel Stoddard, MS is driven by a deep belief that all leaders (and teachers are leaders) must be learners and aims to inspire the joy of learning in others. She strives to elevate the role leader’s hold in ensuring quality programming. Her mission each day is to show up with passion and purpose, with curiosity and courage. In her role as full-time instructor for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership, Angel designs, develops and presents professional development opportunities for local, state, and national audiences. Most recently, Angel was recognized as an Exchange Leader.

Session 1 – Tuesday:  March 16, 2021   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Intentional Teaching 

Every activity with children has a purpose. Each piece of equipment or the materials has a reason. Your purpose and reason behind it all is to offer experiences so children can practice and development skills necessary for success. Whew! That’s a mouthful! This workshop will break down the teaching cycle to assist teachers in creating meaningful and intentional learning opportunities. Along the way we’ll engage in discussions and activities as well as answer questions and find solutions.


Session 2 – Tuesday:  March 23, 2021   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Explaining Play to Parents – and other adults!

“She plays at home, when she’s here I want her to learn.” “Why aren’t you teaching him the alphabet and how to read?” If you hear these or similar questions from parents (or other adults) and aren’t quite sure how to answer, this inspiring workshop is for you. Leave with practical ways to show and explain why play is critical to child development. They’ll be praising your play efforts…almost guaranteed!


Session 3 – Tuesday:  March 30, 2021   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WMELS and Nature

Children love to be outside. They love to play with sticks and rocks and boxes. How can teachers intentionally plan using natural materials to support each child’s individual growth and development, even in an urban setting? Asphalt and gravel? No worries! Together we’ll find ways to weave nature into your daily curriculum, both indoors and out. We’ll link natural materials to support growth in each Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) domain. Focus is primarily for teachers of older toddlers and preschool, and who are familiar with the 5 WMELS domains.

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March 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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