PROVIDING EVIDENCE-BASED, RESPONSIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Wonders Professional Development Consortium provides evidence-based, responsive training workshops taught by early educators who reflect your lived experience. Our training does more than support your compliance needs. We ensure your staff are prepared for the evolving needs of children and families. With Wonders class offerings, your teachers will come for the compliance but stay for the captivating content. We take care of the professional development, freeing you up to focus on what matters most: your team and your students. 

Our mission 

To provide:
  • Reflective learning experiences that support adults who are committed to creating effective environments for children’s learning and development.
  • Evidence-based courses for early childhood and school-age professionals that encourage critical thinking and intentional teaching around relationships, democracy, equity, and social justice.
  • Coursework designed to respect the adult learner that includes opportunities for ongoing reflection, support, and networking.

Workshops

For Wonders Educators and Teachers

Wonders educators have access to professional development trainings, management tools, and additional resources through Wonders Professional Development Consortium. 

For Early Childhood Professionals and School-Aged Educators

We are proud to offer high-quality workshops for educators in the community. We partner with the best in the field to provide the community with current, research-based information. Our goal is to provide up to date training topics that make an impact on today’s early learning communities. 
For Parents, Guardians, and Families
We are excited to offer a new series of parent and family workshops. Workshops will be presented by the experts from the Child Development Consultants on a variety of topics that help children and families have successful days at home and at school. 

Virtual Workshop Calendar

Upcoming

  • REGISTER TODAY BY CLICKING HERE
     
    Well-Being and Self-Care: A Path To A Better You (2.5 COK hours)

    This workshop aims to provide an understanding of why we face challenges in our self-care and strategize ways to measurably begin cultivating an inner change that can lead to greater success in outward relationships and interactions. Registration is Open!

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    From Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children 

    How can we as teachers support children’s social and emotional learning through cooperative play? This workshop will identify cooperative games that promote teamwork, build relationships, develop motor skills, and practice empathy while having fun. 

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    A First Look At Reflective Discipline 

    Presented by Jacky Howell, this workshop will review how to practice reflective approaches to discipline and behaviors. 

Save The Date

From Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games for all Children

A First Look at Reflective Discipline

Basic Health & Safety  (3 COK hours) 

Benefits of Literacy in OTS (2.5 COK hours)

Additional Workshop Topics

For more information and scheduling, please contact Saba Ahmed at [email protected]

 

Workshops

  • Workshops for Parents and Families
    Wonders Professional Development Consortium is excited to offer a new series of parent and family workshops. Workshops will be presented by experts from Child Development Consultants. 
  • Workshops for Early Childhood Professionals and School-Age Educators
    Wonders Professional Development Consortium is proud to offer high quality workshops for educators. We partner with the best in the field to provide the community with current, research based information. Our goal is to provide up to date training topics that make an impact on todays early learning communities.
  • Growing as a Transformational Leader

    Using the works of Margie Carter, Deb Curtis, Judy Jablon, Brene Brown, and more, Jacky Howell will be presenting this session and will focus on the qualities needed to be an optimistic and transformational leader.

  • How to Create Experience WITH Children Rather Than For Them
    3 MSDE Approved COK Hours
    In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product or focused on information. This session presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about creating experiences that are meaningful, engaging, and interactive.
     
  • Well-Being + Self-Care: Creating A Path To A Better You
    2.5 MSDE Approved COK Hours: 1.5 Health, Safety & Nutrition + 1 Professionalism
    As teachers, we continually utilize our ability to develop emotional intelligence such as listening, empathy, and communication, enhancing well-being and ability to work with others.  This workshop aims to provide an understanding of why we face challenges in our self-care and strategize ways to measurably begin cultivating an inner change that can lead to greater success in outward relationships and interactions.
     
  • Team Building for Today’s Team
    3 Hours – Professionalism MSDE Approved COK
    This training offers an in-depth exploration into the benefits and challenges of working with teams and offers examples of effective ways to facilitate positive team interactions.
     
  • Proactive, Positive + Responsive Behavior Guidance
    3 hours – MSDE Approved COK
    A practical guide for teachers to implement positive behavior guidance strategies to identify individual and whole classroom needs in order to help support children and teachers in having a successful day. 
     
  • Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children
    3 hours – Child Growth & Development and Curriculum – MSDE Approved COK
    Are you looking to learn more about supporting social and emotional learning through cooperative play? This workshop will identify techniques to promote teamwork, relationship building and empathy and helping children to develop gross and fine motor skills all while having fun.
  • Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom
    3 Hours – Professionalism – MSDE COK Approved
    This workshop is designed to prepare each participant to lead their respective organizations in the development of a framework for equity. This workshop will: include strategies for developing and communicating a compelling story about why this work is important and timely for your organization/program, identify the right leaders to join in this effort, review and explain the anti-bias education goals for adults and children and how they affect your work, practice critical thinking when applying anti-bias education (A.B.E.) concepts to your own classrooms and programs
  • Indoor Games and Activities for Inclement Weather days
    2 hours
    When inclement weather hits, the challenge to channel the energy the children bring can be overwhelming at times. This interactive session will provide ten indoor games/activities you will be able to implement into your program on the days the weather outside is not cooperating.
    Prepare to be active!
     
  • Creating Conversations with Kids
    3 hours – MSDE COK approved
    Presented by Child Development Consultants, this training identifies ways teachers can create opportunities to facilitate conversations in young learners. Speech and language ages + stages are introduced. Specific strategies to support a variety of learners, including those with individual differences and those learning English as a second language, are discussed. 
     
  • Basic Health & Safety & Breastfeeding Awareness
    2.5 Hours – Virtual or In Person
    Virtual and in person training options available. Contact us to schedule your training!
     
     
  • Starting Your Year Right – Building Classroom Community
    2.5 Hours – Virtual or In Person
    Presented by Jacky Howell, this OSSE approved workshop is designed to help educators understand why creating a classroom community benefits ALL. 
     
Developing Equity in Early Childhood Education 

12 MSDE COK Hours

The Developing Equity in Early Childhood Education training is a four-part series that provides leaders, administrators and practitioners and opportunity to examine and address issues that impact early childhood education.  

The series consists of four 3-hour modules that build on one another.

  • Module 1: Culture and Equity in Early Childhood Education
  • Module 2: Implicit Bias: Key Concepts
  • Module 3: Poverty and Privilege
  • Module 4: Building Systems of Equity
Well-Being + Self-Care: Creating A Path To A Better You 

2.5 MSDE COK Hours

As teachers, we continually utilize our ability develop emotional intelligence such as listening, empathy and communication, enhancing wellbeing and ability to work with others.  This workshop aims to provide an understanding of why we face challenges in our self-care and strategize ways to measurably begin cultivating an inner change that can lead to greater success in outward relationships and interactions.
Team Building for Today’s Team 

3 MSDE COK Hours

This training offers an in-depth exploration into the benefits and challenges of working with teams and offers examples of effective ways to facilitate positive team interactions.  
Proactive, Positive + Responsive Behavior Guidance

3 MSDE COK Hours

A practical guide for teachers to implement positive behavior guidance strategies to identify individual and whole classroom needs in order to help support children and teachers in having a successful day. 
Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children 

3 MSDE COK Hours

Are you looking to learn more about supporting social and emotional learning through cooperative play? This workshop will identify techniques to promote teamwork, relationship building and empathy and helping children to develop gross and fine motor skills all while having fun.
Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom 

3 MSDE COK Hours

This workshop is designed to prepare each participant to lead their respective organizations in the development of a framework for equity. 

This workshop will: 

  • include strategies for developing and communicating a compelling story about why this work is important and timely for your organization/program
  • identify the right leaders to join this effort
  • review and explain the anti-bias education goals for adults and children and how they affect your work
  • practice critical thinking when applying anti-bias education concepts in your own classrooms and programs
Basic Health & Safety & Breastfeeding Awareness

3 MSDE COK Hours

This course fulfills the MSDE requirement for all teachers to complete Basic Health & Safety. 

Virtual and in person training options available. 

Professional Development Institutes 

 

6 MSDE COK Hours

Contact us to learn more about how we can customize a Professional Development Institute to meet the needs of your organization and teachers. 

How to Create Experiences WITH Children Rather Than For Them

3 MSDE COK Hours

In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product or focused on information . This session presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about creating experiences that are meaningful, engaging, and interactive. 
Saba Ahmed
Talent + Professional Development Manager
Contact Us
Questions about Wonders Professional Development Consortium?
Contact Saba Ahmed, Talent + Professional Development Manager
[email protected]
301-654-5339 x7004
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