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548074 (Softbound)
9781605548074 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 0-8
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Reimagine how you design and deliver professional development

Bring new energy into your early childhood professional learning experiences! Supercharge Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators empowers trainers, workshop facilitators, and early childhood program leaders to transform their current professional development practices, offering innovative and concrete ideas for supporting educators. The timely and inspiring resources in this handbook will increase engagement, build collaboration, and enhance all aspects of any professional development program. The wealth of information and guidance in this handbook includes:
  • 101 specific strategies, tools, and activities featuring well-researched techniques for engaging all adult learners with respect for the unique needs of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
  • Inspirational tips and strategies from highly regarded speakers, authors, and researchers, including interviews and video clips available via QR codes.
  • Suggested resources for designing and implementing professional learning experiences.
  • Planning tools and templates for designing a variety of professional development experiences.
  • Examples of workshop activities with adaptations for group size, diverse adult learning styles, and live or virtual events.

Age Focus: 0–8. Softbound, 224 pgs.

Available February 2024


"By giving those shaping the growth of early childhood educators such an impressive toolkit and roadmap to professional development, MacDonald and Toso have written THE handbook for making professional learning truly transformative. This book is a gift that will fundamentally change how we support our greatest asset—early childhood educators themselves. A must-have for all leaders committed to excellence in early education. "  —Dr. Sandra Duncan, International Consultant, Designer, and Author

"School is a place of learning for all, both children and adults, and high-quality professional development is critical to life and learning as an early childhood educator. This book contains over a hundred unique and creative strategies for engaging educators as learners and is relevant to anyone charged with leading groups of professionals in the field. It highlights the importance of co-learning in a safe space that recognizes context and culture. Whether you are new to the role of facilitator or have been designing high quality professional development for years, this book can be a valuable resource!" —Alison Maher, Visionary Director, Boulder Journey School

About Nancy Toso MEd

Nancy Toso is committed to creating professional learning experiences that empower early childhood educators and leaders to enhance their skills and put new ideas and perspectives into practice. more..

About Susan MacDonald MEd

Susan MacDonald, MEd, is passionate about inspiring positive change in the early childhood field. Her expertise is reflected in her professional speaking, coaching, and books, Inspiring Early more..