A Customized Professional Development Series on Best Classroom Practices
MarcoPolo Let's Learn takes a strengths-based approach to professional development, helping educators grow in existing skills and capacities to improve classroom quality and learning outcomes.
Tools to promote classroom quality
Our easy-to-use planning tools and guides support teachers in providing quality instruction and personalized learning in the classroom and at home.
Engaging video content
Embedded instructional practice
Behavior management tools
Support family engagement
A Program that Meets Your Professional Learning Needs
Our team of educational experts will work with you to design a program that meets the unique needs of your educators. From professional development topics to ongoing teacher support, we take a collaborative approach to customize to your needs.
High quality and flexible. Each of our courses is delivered by one of our trained early childhood practitioners with many years of classroom experience. The course can be delivered in-person, live virtually, or on-demand with recorded video sessions.
Interactive and engaging. Our course isn't the traditional one-off PD session. Each course is broken down into bite-size sessions and is high interactive. Educators will have multiple opportunities to learn, reflect, discuss, as well as to apply the learning into their classrooms. They will also receive tool tips throughout the course to reinforce concepts taught in sessions.
Ongoing coaching support. Each week, our instructors host live office hours for educators to pop in and ask questions, talk through scenarios, and discuss best practices to reinforce their learning journey.
Every course can be delivered in-person, live virtually, or on-demand.
5 Discourse Moves to Strengthen Child-Teacher Interactions
Understand effective and practical strategies to shape language that will have immediate impacts on educator-child interactions.
Leveraging Family’s Strengths to Increase Family Engagement
Acquire easy and effective ways to promote manageable family engagement, with a special emphasis on leveraging technology.
Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Boost Kindergarten Readiness
Analyze pivotal research connected to kindergarten readiness, as well as how to set children up for success in kindergarten, both in math and literacy.
Social and Emotional Development: Teaching Self-Management Tools
Develop ways to support children as they learn to identify their emotions (self-awareness) and gain effective tools to help children with self-management.
Materials Matter: Diversifying Your Instructional Learning Formats
Learn how to assess the quality of your instructional materials as well as expand on the modalities you consider for instruction.
Cultivating Children’s Interests
Use best methods to cultivate children's curiosity and acknowledge their interests by improving responsiveness, asking open-ended questions, etc.
Meet Your Instructors
At MarcoPolo, our professional development is provided by a team of exceptional early childhood educators. With expertise and a genuine passion for early childhood teaching, they understand firsthand what it takes to be an outstanding educator.
Our Pathway to Quality
We created a solution that provides ongoing support for educators to raise classroom quality. Learn from our research-based Professional Development and training on best classroom practices. Engage children using our resources with embedded PD to put learning into practice, and Share with families to foster effective family engagement.
Professional Development and Training
Our tailored Professional Development and training are integrated with research-based strategies and best classroom practices, providing educators with practical tactics to elevate teaching and learning.
Educators learn to:
- Ask purposeful questions
- Provide emotional support for children
- Understand different learning styles
- Respond to children in meaningful ways
- Differentiate instruction for diverse learners
- Extend learning and engage with families
MarcoPolo For Educators
MarcoPolo For Educators is an easy-to-use educator platform, aligned with early childhood curricula, that provides a suite of content and tools to help create a quality classroom environment and put teachers's professional learning into practice.
MarcoPolo For Educators includes:
- 1,500+ videos and resources aligned to your curriculum
- Content in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese
- A Modified English version to support diverse learning needs
- Open-ended questions to foster quality teacher-child discourse
- Inquiry-based activities to promote curiosity and extend learning
- Alignments with assessment tools such as Teachstone's CLASS®
MarcoPolo For Families
MarcoPolo For Families is our award-winning app that allows families to stay connected to your classroom, extends learning from school to home, and fosters meaningful caregiver-child interactions.
Educators can engage families with:
- Customized learning playlists for each child
- Individualized video messages to caregivers and children
- MarcoPolo Let's Talk™, a unique way to foster caregiver-child conversations based on their child's interests
- 3,000+ contextualized learning games that build early literacy, math, and executive functioning skills
- 800+ learning videos available in both Spanish and English
- Easy and effective family engagement activities
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