Friday, April 24, 2009

TOOLS OF THE MIND- All Day Pre-K Workshop

Today, all preschool teachers involved with the Hoboken School District took part in a full day training session for the PreK-K program TOOLS OF THE MIND. The location of the workshop was the Brandt Professional Development Center located in Brandt School on Garden Street and the location of many of the District's Pre-K classrooms. Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success in preschool and kindergarten children by promoting their intentional and self-regulated learning. In a series of rigorous experimental trials, Tools of the Mind has been shown to have a significant impact on self-regulation of preschool children. The study also found these gains in self-regulation to be related to scores in child achievement in early literacy and mathematics. Workshop leaders included Amy Hornbeck and Sheila Corbin and was organized by Ms. Jessica Peters.

TOOLS OF THE MIND has been implemented this year in the Pre-K program in all Hoboken District PRE-K programs and will be the standard curriculum for all District Kindergarten classes beginning in 2009-10.

Picture: St. Francis School located on 3rd and Jefferson Street and the location for some District PRE-K classrooms using TOOLS OF THE MIND. 

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