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Virtual Training Workshop

 
 

This an interactive virtual workshop that includes
content, strategies, implementation, feedback, follow up and accountability.

Brief Synopsis

How does this program work? 
This program is completely virtual which means that the training will take place through an internet platform. 

How do all my teachers watch it?
You can watch the training together with your teachers and connect a large screen etc. or each teacher can connect and login from home. 

How will I know if all my teachers are there?
I get a full data report of who came, sign in, how long they were there, if it was idle etc. 

What if a teacher can’t make it?
The session is recorded and you get lifetime access to the training

 

What are the benefits of doing it virtual?

  • You don’t need to close your school for a day
  • You don’t need to spend money on airfare for the presenter
  • Your teachers get the content and strategies they need from their home :) 
 

“Each time that I have introduced Chanie to a group of early childhood leaders, she has inspired them by her knowledge, passion and insight. She is comfortable with many kinds of educators and with sharing ideas that are new or that are being presented with a new twist or understanding.”

-- Sue Topeck, Director of JEP

What does the 30 day program include? 

PREWORK

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  • (1) 45 minute Focus Session with the director “directors that lead” in this call we
    • Part 1- uncover the school's mission and values and align them in the training for the staff
    • Part 2 - discover the core strengths and weakness of the director so she can have the strategies to follow up and implement. 
 
  • (1) Clarity Assessment - a mini-assessment to find out where your teachers are holding in relation to the Core Topic of your choosing

WEEK 1

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  • (1) 2 hour Virtual Training Session delivered through Gotowebinar platform (all links for registration and sign up and sent prior to the training) 
    • Part 1 - teachers do a self assessment
    • Part 2 - we dig into the content and strategies
    • Part 3 - each teacher creates her 30 day goal to focus on and her 1 month projects - what she will focus on each week to get her closer to her goal.   
 

WEEK 2

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  • (1) 30-minute Check-in Call with the director at the midpoint of the 30 days to make sure teachers are aligned with the goals they set and you are seeing results in your school. 
 
  • (1) 2 Week Feedback Loop Evaluation - A time for you to reflect on what is going on in each classroom, and really collect the data so its not just inspiration but real action. This will give you and me a lens into how to move forward. I will give you exactly what to look out for when you go into each class, so that it is super targeted.

WEEK 3

  • (1) 60-minute Follow-up Support Session for teachers
    • Part 1- teachers submit questions in advance to the session to get my direct feedback
    • Part 2- the support session is done via online conference call or webinar and the staff shares their wins big or small to get support from each other
    • Par 3 - the session is recorded for any teachers who can't make it live. 

WEEK 4

  • (1) 30-minute Check-in Call with the director at the end of the 30 days to make sure teachers are aligned with the goals they set and you are seeing results in your school. 
 
  • (1) 2 Week Feedback Loop Evaluation - A time for you to reflect on what is going on in each classroom, and really collect the data so its not just inspiration but real action. This will give you and me a lens into how to move forward. I will give you exactly what to look out for when you go into each class, so that it is super targeted.

THROUGHOUT THE 30 DAY PROGRAM

  • Scripts and templates to support the teachers through the process
  • Call to Action guides with specific steps for each team to accelerate their results. 
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  • 30 days of email support for questions that come up as you are working with your team to implement these strategies. 
  • Email follow up support for teachers
  • Every Monday for the 30 days they will get an email - this email will have a few strategies and tips for them to choose from for taking action that week in their class towards their goals. 

FAQ

  • What about my teachers who are introverted or shy and don't want to ask questions on the session?

Teachers can submit their questions in advance and can be anonymous
Or they can privately message during the training with their question and I will address it. 

  • How is the training effective if it’s virtual?

The training is online, however the teachers can see me, and my screen with my presentation. I prepare pictures, videos and audio to really show them how the strategies work. 
I also give handouts and a guide before the session so the teachers can follow along. 

  • What type of equipment do I need?

You and your teachers will need:

  • An internet connection
  • A working mic
  • Build in speakers or headphones
     
  • How do the follow up emails work?

The emails are sent to each teacher once a week during the month. These emails have the strategies that we learned at the training. And some extra action steps to push them to take consistent action. 

They are also amazing for you as the director so that you know how to follow up with your team and steer them in the right direction.  

  • What are the Check-in Calls with the director for?

These calls are to assess that teachers are taking action and where you might need more support or trouble shooting. 

In addition, you can share with me specific examples of what is happening with specific teachers and I will give you direction of how to move forward. 

The entire framework of the training is designed to help you and your teachers take action, implement the strategies and get results! 


In summary, here is what you get with this program

(1) 45-minute
Focus Session

(1) 2-hour
Virtual Training Session

(2) 30-minute
Check-in Calls with Directors

(1) 60-minute
Follow-Up Session with Teachers

30 Days
of Email Support
for Teachers

30 Days
of Email Support
for Directors

PLUS these bonuses:

Bonus #1: Reggio Art ($600 value)

  • How to choose open ended + natural materials
  • How to set up beautiful art provocations
  • Simple ways to document and give respect to the children’s work
  • Understanding the value of art and the role it plays with all developmental domains.

Bonus #2: Optimizing the Snack Time routine

  • How to plan your sign in time and snack time so it becomes a learning experience
  • What skills you can incorporate during this time 
  • Specific strategies for each age group
 

Choose from these 3 core topics:


Core Topic #1
Intentional Play

Upon completion of this program your teachers will have the skill set to:

  • Understanding of the planning stages necessary to make learning meaningful for children.
  • The 5 steps of the Scientific Method of Questioning – this method works with the child’s curiosity and piques the children’s interest. Your staff will learn all 5 steps and how to adapt to the everyday learning.
  • Have a toolbox of strategies to help foster children’s thinking in every center!
  • Know how to set up mindful provocations that create a culture of inquiry, where children understand the value of questions.
  • Understand the difference between closed questions and open- ended questions and be able to apply it to their learning circles.
  • Get tools for Comprehension Checks that make room for more possibilities of learning and growth within each child.

What Directors and Teachers are saying about Intentional Play

 
 
 
 
It was an amazing workshop, I really gained a lot. I really enjoyed the aspect of a USP and the 5 domains of development. I hope to improve my focus on the children's play and really work on each child's specific goals. Thanks for a great class!
-- Chanie Zaklikovsky, teacher at Kiddie Korner in Brooklyn Heights
 
“My teachers know why they are doing each activity- why they are teaching it and what skills it’s connected to. They are really able to do this now on their own!”
-- Shternie Raskin
“The intentional play training showed me how to start small and slowly start observing and listening to the children. Chanie shares simple and effective ways to intrigue the child and truly value their work.
                        
The templates created a framework for us to follow in the classroom. The Q&A follow up showed me that I had the readiness to change, and that continued professional introspection is key to success!”                     
-- Nina Zayit, Teacher for 2-year olds
“My teachers aren’t dictating how the children should learn but rather observing what the children want to learn. They are used to being spoon-fed and with this training they felt so empowered. They aren’t talking AT the kids anymore. 
It has also given me more confidence as a director. My teachers respect my opinion and are willing to go with it. They aren't paying lip service anymore. I feel that ar making better decisions together.”
-- Leslie Gordesky
 
 

Here is a preview of some of the strategies from the  Intentional Play  training

In addition to this training, you will also receive...

Bonus #1: How to Ask Higher Order Thinking Questions ($197 value)

  • Specific questions and statements to ask children during play
  • How to phrase the question so it opens the door for conversation with the child
  • Tricks and tips to remember to use these questions in every center

Bonus #2: Strategies and Ideas for Library and writing center ($397 value) 

  • How to set up a library and writing center
  • Why books are an integral part of the classroom
  • How to teach skills in these centers
  • How to involve the parents
     

Bonus #3: Vocabulary Cheat Sheet ($27 value)

The total value of the bonuses included with this Core Topic training is $621 --
but you get them for free when you choose this Core Topic!


 

Core Topic #2
Sensory & Impulsive Behavior

Learn the diagnostic tools for understand children with sensory and impulsive behavior. And create strategies and tools for working with these children every moment of the day.

Upon completion of this program you teachers will have the skill set to

  • Diagnostic tools for understanding why and how specific behaviors play out in the day to day. 
  • Strategies that align with children that struggle with 
  • Following directions 
  • Playing in a social setting 
  • Listening to instructions 
  • Not wanting to get dirty 
  • Not following the classroom routine 
  • A tool chest of ideas and strategies to work with so that the teachers knows that to do instead. 
  • Comprehension checks - understanding how to assess if the children are really processing what is being taught. 

What Directors and Teachers are saying about Sensory & Impulsive Behavior

“The biggest wins for me as a director is that the teachers are solving their own problems. Instead of constantly coming to me, they are thinking of their own solutions. They are using the strategies that they learned and adapting it.”
-- Alexa Cohen, director of Bonim Preschool, CT

Here is a preview of some of the strategies from the Sensory & Impulsive Behavior  training

Here are some of the results that Directors and Teachers have been able to achieve
from the
Sensory & Impulsive Behavior training

 
 
 
"After Chanie's recommendation of creating this chart for a 4-year boy in our class, we decreased his hitting behavior from over 10 times a day to less than 2 times per day."

- Chaya, 4-year old teacher, Park Slope, NY
 
 
"We had a boy in our class who struggled with putting his coat on every day. After Chanie's training, we created this strategy for Matthew and he's been putting his coat on since!"

-- Karen, 3-year old teacher, Community Synagogue of Port Washington
 
 
"The children in our 3 year old class were struggling with following directions. This was one of the simple strategies that we implemented which created a more visual experience for them to understand how to follow directions every day."

-- Jacquelyn, 3-year old teacher

In addition to this training, you will also receive...

The 5 Pillars of a Child’s Success ($197 value)

  • How to set up curriculum to respond to the children’s individual needs and learning styles
  • The Dunn Model explained
  • The five areas that affect children’s learning
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How to Teach Social Skills to Children + How to Write A Social Story ($497 value)

  • How to teach any social skill to children (even a 2 year old!)
  • What is a social story and it’s benefit in the classroom?
  • How to stop behaviors like, hitting, biting, pushing, excluding and more? 
  • How to put together a social story in under 10 minutes! 
     

The total value of the bonuses included with this Core Topic training is $694 --
but you get them for free when you choose this Core Topic!


Core Topic #3
Document It

The playbook for creating storyboard in the early childhood classroom. 

Upon completion of this program you teachers will have the skill set to

  • Understand what is a story board and why it’s effective? 
  • How to observe the children to truly understand their world? 
  • How to take snippets of documentation and then how to quickly analyze it so they know what is worth their time and what isn’t. 
  • The steps for creating the storyboards
  • Tips, tricks and strategies to involve the children the process of creating the board 
  • How to create a parent partnership piece?
  • How to leverage this board as a marketing piece for your school?
  • How to assess and consistently take the children on this journey. 
  • Specific questions to ask to extend the learning. 
     

Here is a preview of some of the strategies from the Document It  training

 
 

Here are some of the results that Directors and Teachers have been able to achieve
from the
Document It  training

 
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In addition to this training, you will also receive...

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Bonus #1: Developmentally Appropriate Practices ($197 value)

  • Understanding the 5 developmental domains
  • What to expect from each group in the beginning of the year
  • Why is it so important to understand all this information
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Bonus #2: How to write newsletters that connect with parents ($497 value)

  • Why positioning and communicating with parents is key for school success
  • How each class can craft their unique USP so parents understand the value of what the teachers does
  • Learn how to articulate the skills to parents in a way that really showcases the learning.
  • Simple tips and tricks to make it super simple and effective. 

The total value of the bonuses included with this Core Topic training is $694 --
but you get them for free when you choose this Core Topic!


WHO AM I?

Hi!  I’m Chanie Wilschanski and I help EC Directors build a school of excellence! 

I am Chanie Wilschanski, an early childhood strategist and leadership coach. I work with EC directors to help them build a school of excellence. School that want that next level and make a bigger impact by creating the right culture in the school, parent relationships and the value they have for their teachers.

No matter the stage of your school, the size of your staff and children or how big your budget ---- schools are powered by the PEOPLE!

I find great joy and satisfaction in helping directors create a culture they desire in their school and cultivate the lifelong relationships with the parent body and their teachers. 

Guiding them to show value and appreciation for EACH teacher and pioneering effective and productive meetings that allow a director to leverage her time, money and resources!

Professional Experience

  • I started my journey over a 11 years ago and taught in Manhattan's innovative Preschool of the Arts for 5 years.
  • In 2012 I got my Masters in Early Childhood and Special ED from Mercy College.
  • Currently I'm a professor for the EC course in Beth Rivkah teaching Seminary.
  • I’ve worked with schools from 6 continents and 16 different countries!

A Bit About Me...

  • I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children ages 2, 4 and 6.
  • A sibling to 7 brothers and sisters
  • A Sensory lover! I have 3 sensory bins in my living room and one of them is a kiddie pool!
  • I’m a suburban girl who who grew up in Elizabeth NJ and now live in Brooklyn NY (still getting used to city life)
  • I write weekly thank you letters - EVERY Friday morning for 30 minutes. I’ve written letters to friends, clients, family members, authors and speakers who have inspired me.
  • I love warm hot espressos and a really good avocado sushi roll
  • I read on average 2 books a week - that range from leadership, early childhood, marketing, parent relationships, productivity and much more.

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