Professional Development Day - Berkshire Community College
June 27th, 2018.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
1. Introductory Course (PART 1) on the MA Standards for Pre-K and K Social & Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play & Learning
This ten-hour introductory course is designed to familiarize participants with the new MA Pre-K and K SEL and APL Standards. This interactive course provides an overview of the Standards and will include small and large group activities, videos and vignettes. In addition to attendance of this ten-hour introductory course, participants will be required to complete a homework assignment, an assessment of learning and an evaluation form. CEU and PDP certificates will be provided after all course requirements are completed.
Presented by: Marcela Simpson Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool Credits: 1 CEU, 10 EEC training hours (Must attend Part 2 in the future to get CEU credit) QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth & 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years & 4. Child and Classroom Management 2. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in Out of School Time Programs
A child acting out can be one of the toughest problems for OST programs and staff to deal with. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for all children in your program to thrive. Participants will identify the areas/behaviors which present the most challenges for their program. Program staff will work in program-based teams to develop an actual plan for modeling and reinforcing positive behavior in multiple program settings, monitoring behavior and measuring outcomes. Program leadership and staff are encouraged to attend this training together.
Presented by: Anne Beauregard Prerequisites: None Audience: OST Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 4. Child and Classroom Management 3. STEM Standards Simplified
Plagued by planets? Overwhelmed by Oobleck? Join me for an interactive training about the STEM standards. Activities and discussions will help participants gain practical knowledge about what the standards are and how to make them come alive in the classroom / program.
Presented by: Charlene Cross Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC and FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings Location: Berkshire Community College 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Park in North and Central Lots Time: 8:45 A.M. Registration 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Training 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Lunch Break (Lunch is Not Provided) 12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training Cost: $25.00 Credits: .5 CEUs = 5 EEC training hours