PROVIDING EVIDENCE-BASED, RESPONSIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Wonders Professional Development Consortium provides evidence-based, responsive training workshops taught by early childhood and school-age 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. 

What We Offer

Workshops For:
Wonders Educators and Teachers

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

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. 
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. Visit our Community Resources webpage for more information.

PDC Virtual Workshop Calendar

Next Virtual Workshop: July 5, 2023
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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. 

Additional Workshop Topics

Contact us to schedule a training for your team today!

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.

Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning classroom (3 MSDE COK HOURS)

3 MSDE COK HOURS This workshop will 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

Developing Equity IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (12 MSDE COK HOURS)

12 MSDE COK HOURS The Developing Equity in Early Childhood Education training is a four-part series that provides leaders, administrators, and practitioners an opportunity to examine and address issues that impact early childhood education. The series consists of four 3-hour modules that build on one another. Read more about this series here. 
  • 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
For more information, contact us.

Well-Being + Self-Care: Creating A Path To A Better You (2.5 MSDE COK Hours)

2.5 MSDE COK HOURS As teachers, we continually utilize our ability to develop emotional intelligence such as listening, empathy, and communication – enhancing our personal well-being and ability to work well with others. This workshop will strategize ways to measurably begin cultivating an inner change that can lead to greater success in outward relationships and interactions. For more information contact us.

Team Building For Today's Team (3 MSDE COK Hours)

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. For more information contact us. 

Proactive, Positive + Responsive Behavior Guidance (3 MSDE COK HOURS)

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. For more information contact us. 

Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games for all children (3 MSDE COK HOurs)

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 help children to develop gross and fine motor skills all while having fun! For more information contact us. 

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. 
Questions about Wonders Professional Development Consortium? Contact Us.
Saba Ahmed
Talent + Professional Development Manager
(301) 654-5339 x7004
“The instructor was well prepared, and allowed everyone to give feedback and ask questions, so all in all this was an interactive session with lots of good information exchanged on the subject matter.”
“As always, great presentation, and the presenter did an excellent job.”
“This is my first time taking a class with Wonders PDC, and I will definitely be joining more trainings!”
“I would recommend taking this class to my colleagues.”
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