REGISTRATION CLOSED: Professional Development Day - MCLA, North Adams
November 12th, 2018.
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church Street, North Adams
Emily Fitzgerald (Efitzgerald@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELED 1. A New Look at Circle Time for Family Child Care Providers
This training is designed to give participants an opportunity to reflect on the time they spend as a group with children in their care, typically called “circle time”. Participants will look at the reasons behind circle time, why do they have it? They will investigate closely what the children are getting out of this part of the routine, what skills are being enhanced. Participants will look at how the components of circle time meet the developmental needs of the children in their care.
Presented by: Mahera Chiarizio Audience: FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Competency Core: 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood SettingsTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 2. Building Positive Relationships with Families
This training is designed to help you think deeply about how to build effective, positive partnerships / relationships with families in your programs. We will examine what you are already doing, and using self-reflection and collaboration, think of ways to enhance these methods. We will have a particular focus on what kind of information can be shared as a tool for building trust and collaboration. Beginning with this concept we will move into ways of communicating and involving families in your program. Come join us for an interactive training that will help stimulate your family relationships.
Presented by: Charlene Cross Audience: All Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Family and Community Engagement Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and Communities Category of Study: 9. Families and CommunityTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. Developing Healthy Boys
The Developing Healthy Boys training is for adults of all genders, and will focus on male gender socialization and the strategies and skills for promoting the development of compassionate, non-violent and equitable boys, and the men they become. This highly participatory training, uses personal reflection, partner dialogues, small and large group discussion, and a hands-on children’s book activity to promote the ability of participants to: •Examine the process of male socialization, including its impacts on children, adults, families and communities •Reflect on ways that male socialization contributes to cycles of trauma, violence, racism and homophobia •Create a learning environment, which promotes healthy gender development for boys, and by extension - all children
Presented by: MERGE for Equality, James Arana Steven Botkin and Megan Dowd Lambert Audience: Preschool & OST Educators Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth Category of Study: 1. Growth and Development, Birth – Eight YearsTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 4. Embracing Diversity in Your Early Childhood Program
This training will explore many aspects of looking at the classroom and program with a multi-cultural lens to include all children, families, and the community by embracing diversity. Gain an understanding of the Environmental Rating Scale requirements for diversity, as well as related NAEYC criteria.
Presented by: Elise Anton Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 2. Guiding & Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings & 9. Families and CommunityTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 5. It’s a Kids’ World After All: HANDS ON FUN!
Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language (ASL)? Participants will use signs, body language, facial expressions & gestures throughout training activities, learn how to use this with the infants through Pre-K children in your program and have lots of fun doing it! Since spoken language will be forbidden after “SIGN CLASS”, participants will be exhibiting all afore-mentioned methods to communicate as you “travel” around “Tranquil Town” doing activities of daily living.
Presented by: Jan Caswell Audience: All 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: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – EightTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 6. Leadership for Early Childhood Educators
Many of us come to a leadership role without having any formal training. Come join us to explore how we can use our skills to be great leaders. Whether you are supervising interns or assistant teachers, leading a group of children or have goals to become a Lead Teacher, Director or an early childhood advocate state-wide, we will discover what leadership means. We'll talk about how to communicate with peers who you now need to supervise and relationships with parents in your new leadership role. We will use self-reflection as a tool to investigate what skills we need, what we already have and how to fine tune these into leadership skills.
Presented by: Liz Charland - Tait Audience: GCC and FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Leadership, Management and Administration Core Competency: 8. Professionalism and Leadership Category of Study: 11. Supervision or Staff Development in Early Childhood EducationTHIS TRAINING IS FULL 7. Smart Moves! Intro to Neuro – Developmental Movement for Young Children
People have long recognized the importance of exercise for physical and emotional well-being. What is now coming to light, through the explosion of neuro-research, is the vital role of movement for brain health and growth for people at all ages and stages of life. But not all movement is created equal! The aim of this training is to introduce participants to the principles and practices of neuro - developmental movement for early childhood settings and to inspire them to weave simple, quick and effective neuro - movement activities and principles into their daily program practices as part of a high-quality learning environment with happy, engaged students!
Presented by: Emily Hodos Audience: All Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Youth Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years Location: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA
Park in lot across the street
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
This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.