South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development
Train the Trainer Seminar Series 2017 - The mission of the Center for Child Care Career Development is to improve the quality of all early childhood programs in the state of South Carolina through the professional development of early childhood teachers.


Investigation Based Teaching Practices to Support Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in ECE

New Seminar by Constant Hine, MA

Learn Kodo’s Investigation-Based Teaching Practices™ to recognize and strengthen habits of practical, thoughtful, responsive facilitation of children’s critical thinking and problem solving. Learning these strategies build an experiential foundation for trainers, mentors and coaches to foster the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) of early childhood programs. Participants will learn and practice strategies to facilitate and deepen children’s investigations by using loose parts and design thinking. Participants will also practice using a systematic approach to promote and design meaningful investigations that meet early learning outcomes through a play-based approach.

5 hours of Curriculum

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Columbia, SC
Mary Robertson Conference Center
Room AC143
Registration Deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017

All training sessions will meet TAP certification renewal requirements and are just $15.00 (non-refundable) per seminar.

Schedule for Train the Trainer Seminar Series 2017
9:00 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Training Session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm – 3:30 pm Training Session


Image of Constant Hines Constant Hine
Constant Hine, M.A. is a nationally recognized dynamic, motivational and inspirational speaker, coach, adult educator, consultant and author. She has an MA in Teaching/ECE and over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood as a classroom teacher, adult educator, coach, consultant, training coordinator and author of several books including Engaging Young Learners: The Teacher’s Role In An Early Childhood Classroom, Coaching For Success, and Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences DVD Toolkit. With over 25 years as an adult educator, Constant offers in-depth training for adult educators and trainers to engage adult learners, using her 4M’s approach and multiple intelligences to better meet the needs of ALL learners. In addition, she is the Director of Professional Development at Kodo Learning Labs, developing a national training program offering professional development to deepen teacher’s investigation-based teaching practices to foster critical thinking and STEM skills in young children.

Image of Terrie  Buckner Terrie Buckner
Dr. Terrie Buckner, Ph.D. earned a Master's degree in Adult Education and Occupational Studies and a Doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from The University of Georgia. Terrie's doctoral research, entitled "Engaging Moments: Adult Educators Reading and Responding to Emotion in the Classroom," was featured at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Student Research Conference in 2007. Terrie's practice has focused on workforce development in the fields of Early Care and Education and Social Services as well as the Training of Trainers and Educators who work in those fields, Instructional Design and Technology, and Human Performance Improvement.

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