Kodo’s Professional Development program was developed as a part of our overall vision and commitment to supporting continuous quality improvement (CQI) in early childhood programs. Our sessions help educators recognize, create opportunities for, and implement thoughtful facilitation of children’s learning.
Kodo’s In-Person PD services provide half-day or full-day sessions that can be customized to meet each program’s needs, curriculum, and assessment tools. Flexible scheduling and expertise available with a Kodo Certified Trainer.
To supplement our team of on-site certified trainers, Virtual Learning offers a unique offering of online training. With flexibility through asynchronous offerings and access to a Kodo Certified Trainer, users receive a unique offering unlike any other online training systems.
hear from experience
At Kodo we pride ourselves with the feedback from past PD sessions. We are proud to say our feedback speaks for itself about our quality and overall approach to adult learning.
Kimberly Thai, Regional Education Coordinator, Bright Horizons
If you want to bring some new STEM excitement into your classroom, be sure to take the classes and trainings that are offered. I came away with new ideas and feel more competent for having taken the training.
jasmine Boster, Program Director, University of Michigan Towsley Children’s House
Michelle Zemlicka, President & Center Director, Lily Pad Early Learning Center, Inc.
The Kodo Learnupon program is not only educational, but fun and easy to use. It provides a platform that fits into any busy teacher schedule. The information is relevant, up to date and easy to apply to any classroom setting.
Kodo’s Investigation Based Teaching Practices™ are aligned with and strengthen Classroom Organization and Instructional Support strategies addressed in the CLASS™. These practical strategies support the responsive facilitation of children’s learning through investigative open-ended play. Kodo’s Investigation-Based Teaching Practices™ help educators recognize and establish habits of thoughtful responsive facilitation.
Investigation Based Teaching Practices™ are founded on the following concepts:
1. Deepen learning through reflective practice for adult and children
2. Focus on process, in addition to outcomes
3. Model design thinking and ideation
4. Embrace mistakes, failures, and constraints as opportunities
5. Provide intriguing open-ended materials, tools, and loose parts
6. Adapt the learning environment, materials, and schedule to be responsive and relevant to children’s interests and investigations
Adult Child Interaction
7. Practice followership of child-initiated investigation
8. Practice responsive teacher facilitation & provocations