The VPI+ Professional Development Suites
The VPI+ professional development suites are a series of one-hour learning modules.
Promoting Social Problem Solving
Conflicts between peers are typical in many preschool classrooms. At this age, young children are still figuring out how to share fairly, take turns, take someone else's perspective, or see how their actions might affect others. So, it's often hard for children to come up with fair solutions for their conflicts. This module focuses on a series of strategies teachers can use to help young children work through social problems with their peers.
Supporting Friendship Skills (coming soon)
Preschool is a time when children are learning how to make and maintain friendships. Some children need extra help from teachers along the way. This module focuses on a specific strategy called peer pairing, which provides young children with opportunities to learn social skills in a supportive and safe way.
Encouraging Children's Early Writing (coming soon)
Providing young children with rich writing experiences, where they are able to explore writing freely, can lay a strong foundation for literacy learning. This module presents a framework for individualizing early writing instruction in the preschool classroom, with a focus on supporting writing in center time and free play.
Exploring Math through Games (coming soon)
Young children are ready to learn about math in fun and engaging ways. Games provide a great way to explore a range of math skills, from numeracy to geometry. In this module, we'll explore how you can promote math learning through different game-based and play experiences.
Ready, Set, Freeze! (coming soon)
Strong self-regulation skills are an essential ingredient to a young child's healthy development and readiness to learn. This module presents a series of games and fun, playful activities that can be used throughout the day to foster children’s self-regulation skills.