Classes will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A light dinner will be served.

Series Training Dates:

Training 1: February 4
Training 2: February 18
Training 3: March 3
Training 4: March 17


  


Where

Alliance for Kids

2335 Robininson Street

Colorado Springs, CO  80904

 


 
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Contact

Erica Evans
Alliance for Kids
719-233-0770
EEvans@allianceforkids.org
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TRAINING OVERVIEW:
This series investigates Ramps and Pathways as a launching point into engineering and problem-solving curriculum for your classroom or program.  Exciting research has found that when young children engage in hands-on engineering, all types of children reap cognitive and social-emotional benefits:  girls and boys, of all races and ethnicities, with different physical and cognitive abilities, from varied socio-economic backgrounds, and English Language Learners. In this 4-part series, investigate Ramps & Pathways while creating a tailor-made implementation guide that you can start immediately.  The easy-to-implement guide will get you started and the children take care of the rest!
Session 1: Introduction of Ramps & Pathways Curriculum

Let’s start with the basics of Ramps and Pathways curriculum including what materials to gather, preparing the environment and schedule, and intentionally building 21st century skills like collaboration, persistence, and empathy. Active learning with hands-on design challenges with Ramps and Pathways will get your creative juices flowing. Gather curriculum resources to co-create a Ramps and Pathways construction kit out of household and recyclable items with families and community members.

Session 2: Collaborative Implementation of Ramps & Pathways
Now that we’ve laid a foundation, we dive into how to set up design challenges, create goals, and navigate problem-solving and engineering play as a team. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Ramps & Rollers Teacher Guide will introduce a variety of physics concepts in a simple and effective way as we practice walking through problems and challenges together. Involve families and community in the excitement as we discover the power of Ramps and Pathways in opening up children, instilling confidence, and fostering meaningful solution-oriented learning that benefit all children for the rest of their lives.

Session 3: Supporting Diverse Learning Needs Using Ramps & Pathways
For this workshop, we dive deeper into how to support children with exceptional needs, on both ends of the learning spectrum. Working with diverse loose parts like ramps (and all the fun accessories), gives children of all ages and abilities an intriguing and rewarding experience; motivating children to work together while communicating ideas, wants, and needs in order to achieve a desired goal. Plan developmentally appropriate design challenges and practice simple observation and questioning strategies to guide children as they create, collaborate, and communicate to achieve a shared goal, all while building essential social-emotional skills.

Session 4: Reflective Practice and Community Building in Engineering
The use of reflective practice in engineering is essential in the learning process, and the involvement of the entire community is equally as important. Come celebrate accomplishments from our investigations and gather new ideas on reflective practice and involving families and community in Ramps and Pathways curriculum. Bring your best design challenge for our small group competition with prizes! Become inspired and motivated to incorporate engineering of all types into your daily classroom life and build a caring learning community in the process.

Recommended to attend in teaching teams (classrooms). 

Attend one training or the entire series (bonus STEM book if you attend all 4).

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This class is subject to change or cancellation at the discretion of the Council.         

Alliance for Kids Training/Event Refund Policy

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indicates your agreement to the policies below:

A FULL training/event refund will be provided for Alliance for Kids training under the following circumstances:

  • The training participant provides a written refund request to Alliance for Kids no later than ten (10) business days prior to the first day of the training/event.  Additionally, proof of registration must be provided along with this request.

A refund of HALF of the cost of the training/event will be provided for Alliance for Kids training under the following circumstances:  

  • The training participant provides a written refund request to Alliance for Kids no later than five (5) business days prior to the first day of the training/event.  Additionally, proof of registration must be provided along with this request.

Please note the following regarding refunds for series training (have multiple meeting sessions):

  • Due to the importance of the information covered on the first day of a course, participants who are not able to attend will not be permitted to continue the course and are NOT eligible for a refund.
  •  To request a FULL refund for a series training, the training participant must provide a written refund request to Alliance for Kids no later than ten (10) business days prior to the first day of the training/event series.  Additionally, proof of registration must be provided along with this request.
  • Participants attending any portion of a series training are not eligible for refunds for subsequent sessions in the series.

Cancelled Trainings/Events

If a training/event is cancelled or postponed by Alliance for Kids for any reason including inclement weather, registrants will be given the options below and the choice must be made within one week of the cancelled training/event through email to Alliance for Kids.

  1. Cancellation of registration and full refund of the cost of the training/event.
  2. Application of registration payment to a future training/event within three months of the date of the canceled training/event.
  3. Transfer of payment to a future rescheduled training/event.

NO REFUND is provided if registrants do not show up for the scheduled training/event or cancel a registration less than five (5) business days in advance.

All refund requests must be in writing and either emailed, mailed or hand delivered.  Phone request will not be accepted.

  • EMAIL:  Please email refund request to:  MTrujillo@allianceforkids.org
  • MAILED:  2340 Robinson Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80904
  • Hand delivered:  2335 Robinson Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The refund will be refunded to the original credit/debit card used for the registration.  Please allow five (5) to ten (10) business days for the refund to be placed back in your account.