Part one of this institute will provide information and resources to support teachers in developing instructional strategies that connect to the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards and are developmentally appropriate for as TK classroom.
Ms. Elizabeth Magruder joined LAUSD’s Early Childhood Education staff in January 2010 as a research and program development and support teacher for the initial implementation of transitional kindergarten. With more than 20 years in education and expertise in curriculum development, dual language learning and data-driven, long-term strategic planning, Ms. Magruder currently consults on early childhood programs and projects across the state.
Elizabeth Magruder, Early Childhood Education Consultant, discusses a child's innate ability to learn. According to Macgruder, children observe and experiment by modeling the actions of adults, and she presents strategies for teachers to nurture language and writing skills in developing children.