December 2, 2019 2:00–December 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Online - Zoom
Early Education Webinar: Teaching Generation Alpha by Royce Nelsestuen
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Young children are growing up with unprecedented access to screens, media, entertainment, and a relatively new digital world. Make no mistake, this affects how we teach this generation in today’s classroom. Join Royce Nelsestuen of Faith Community Academy as she shares about the effects of excessive screen time on the development of our youngest learners, and how we can provide balance in our schools so that our students grow up healthy. We will talk about current research regarding child development, key elements every teacher should include in the classroom, and coaching parents along the way.
This webinar is ideal for early education leaders and teachers.
About our presenter: Royce Nelsestuen, M.Ed., has been married to her husband, Jason, for more than 25 years. They are raising four boys, and Royce has served as the principal of Faith Community Academy (Preschool – 6th grade) for the past 18 years. Recently, she has picked up the role of Pastor’s wife. Royce received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. In between school and church, you might find Royce watching her kids on the game field, or she might be catching up on laundry. Faith and family are at the heart of her daily work, and encouraging others to grow in these areas is central to everything she does.
CEUs: ACSI members will receive .17 (one clock hour) of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your participation in the webinar. To claim your CEUs, be sure to submit an assessment at the end of the webinar. Please allow two weeks for your certificate to be uploaded to your Virtual Professional Portfolio (VPP).
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