REGISTRATION CLOSED: Professional Development Day - John T. Reid Middle School
November 6th, 2018.
7:45 AM to 2:00 PM
John T. Reid Middle School, 950 North Street, Pittsfield
Emily Fitzgerald (Efitzgerald@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Leadership for the Early Childhood Educator
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: Keira Durrett 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 2. STEM is Child’s Play: Incorporating STEM Concepts in Your Program
Children are natural scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Together we will do activities that explore the concepts behind making things fizz, building bridges that won't fall down, and making exciting designs in art. Your questions about the scientific method, chemistry, physics, geometry, and the engineering design process will be answered. You will practice guiding learning through play by asking science questions, infusing STEM vocabulary into conversations with the children, into making dances, telling stories, and making art.
Presented by: Jane Burke 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
Sponsored in conjunction with The Berkshire Compact for Education and the Berkshire County Superintendent's Round Table Teacher Driven Professional Development Day
Location: John T. Reid Middle School 950 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201