Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
March 15th, 2019.
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke
Emily Fitzgerald (Efitzgerald@valleyopp.com)
Choose One Session for the Entire Day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Creating Dynamic Learning Environments in Your Preschool Classroom
What does your classroom environment communicate about yourself and the children? Do you enjoy being in your space? How do children and families react to the classroom? Utilizing Debbie Curtis and Margie Carter’s book, Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments, as our inspiration, we will use the day to reflect on the strengths of your center based classroom and work through the struggles you may have encountered. Join us for an interactive, hands-on day examining the ins and outs of classroom environments. We’ll explore the connection between behavior and a child’s environment, and how to make adaptations to be inclusive of children with varying abilities and cultural backgrounds. We will encourage you to draw on your own sense of design, comfort, and aesthetics while being mindful of tight budgets and limited resources. Let’s create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children’s learning!
Presented by: Liz Charland-Tait and Jeanne Regnier Audience: GCC who work w/ Preschool Aged Children Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 2. Planning Programs and Environments for Young Children 2. Fomentando el desarrollo cerebral de los bebés y niños pequeños a través de canciones, movimientos, literatura y marionetas
¿Desea tener un impacto positivo en el desarrollo cerebral de los niños en su programa de educación infantil familiar? Si es así,¡acompáñenos en esta capacitación! Durante la sesión discutiremos la importancia de las acciones que brindarán una arquitectura cerebral más sólida en los niños, como ser las relaciones entre educadores y niños, los componentes del cerebro y la secuencia de su desarrollo. Además, identificaremos como las experiencias que incluyen música, marionetas, literatura infantil, imaginación, y el juego físico incrementan el desarrollo del cerebro en los bebés y niños pequeños. ¡Los espero!
Facilitadora: Marcela Simpson Audiencia: GCC y FCC Créditos: .5 CEU, 5 horas de capacitación (EEC) Alineación QRIS: Currículo y Aprendizaje Competencia Básica: 1. Crecimiento de la Comprensión y Desarrollo de Niños y Jóvenes Categoría de Estudio: 1. Crecimiento y Desarrollo, Nacimiento – 8 años y 7. Planificación de Programas, Cuido, Desarrollo del Infante y Niño THIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. Proactive Approaches to Managing Challenging Behavior
Many educators in early childhood programs list concerns about challenging behavior among their greatest struggles in their work. According to recent research in state-subsidized early education programs, 6.67 preschoolers are expelled per 1,000 enrolled. Although this rate is lower than what has been reported in previous years, the prekindergarten expulsion rate is 3.2 times the rate for K-12 students, indicating early educators need resources and support to address the needs of many children. Yet early childhood education programs have a unique opportunity to support children in their social-emotional development, to provide a positive and supportive environment that encourages pro-social behavior, and to give young children the chance to begin their school years with the tools to be successful learners. In this session, participants will reflect on personal experiences with managing challenging behavior, discuss social-emotional development of young children, and learn about and plan innovative ways to support pro-social development in their learning environments.
Presented by: Linda Schumacher Audience: FCC & GCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 2. Guiding & Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 4. Child and Classroom Management 4. Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors
The Strengthening Families approach was developed by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) after conducting research on early care and education programs across the country. Starting in 2001, the CSSP began documenting the role early education and care programs can have in the reduction of child abuse and neglect. As a result of this study, a new framework and approach to the prevention of abuse and neglect emerged. The researchers found a positive link between good early childhood education and care programs and the reduction of abuse and neglect. This training will include a history of the Strengthening Families Approach, risk and protective factors, strategies to support families, and the early childhood educator self-assessment.
Presented by: Rosemary Hernandez Audience: All Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Family and Community Engagement Core Competency: 2. Guiding & Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 9. Families and Community
Funded by CDE $15.00 Registration only on their Website
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 5. Supporting Communication, Language and Literacy in Young Children
This training will incorporate the stages of language development, strategies for supporting language and communication development, and the importance of language and communication as a foundation for literacy. Using the guidance and knowledge in Talk to Me Baby! by Betty Bardidge participants will learn the key concepts of print and literacy and how to incorporate this knowledge into their daily work in order to put children on a path to school and life success.
Presented by: Laura Stinnette Audience: GCC, FCC, & Public School Preschool 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 THIS TRAINING IS FULL 6. Using Observation Skills for Documentation, Planning and Assessment
Participants will explore how observations and documentation are key in assessing children’s interests and development, and how to plan curriculum accordingly. Through presentation, readings, video clips, discussion, and interactive exercises, participants will learn techniques and strategies for doing effective observations that are free of bias and judgement. In addition, participants will learn how to take the information from observations to assess children’s progress and develop a curriculum plan for individual and group experiences that supports learning and development.
Presented By: Alissa Finnerty Audience: All Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 6. Observation, Assessment and Documentation Category of Study: 12. Child Observation, Documentation and Assessment THIS TRAINING IS FULL 7. Using Visual Communication Aids with Young Children
Visuals aids (or pictures) are a useful tool for helping all children, but are especially valuable for children who have challenges with listening and attending, processing sequenced information, transitioning through daily routines, or children with challenging behavior. Participants will learn why visual aids benefit learning, and will explore the many possible applications for visual aids in an early education and care program.
Presented By: Jessie Trowbridge Audience: GCC & 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 8. Conflict Resolution / Communication in Early Childhood Programs: Adult to Adult, Adult to Child, Child to Child
This training will offer providers the opportunity to explore their own communication skill levels and help them develop strategies to identify what is happening in the moment when conflict arises. The goals for the training are that providers learn how to identify the difference between a feeling and a thought, develop conflict resolution skills to use with adults and children, and explore practical ways of supporting the child's need to express their feelings in appropriate ways as well as listen and acknowledge another child's feelings
Presented By: Rachael McLean Audience: GCC & FCC 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. Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development Location: Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Park in lots C & D or you will be ticketed
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
This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.