Professional Development Day - Greenfield Community College
November 10th, 2017.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Open Ended Art
Join us for a fun and interactive training that explains the benefits of focusing on the process rather than the product in art. We will have a chance to experience some art and discuss how what we learned applies to our programs. Group discussions will allow participants to hear about other’s art experiences with children. Pictures and videos will highlight a variety of art projects. Participants will leave feeling a renewed sense of inspiration about offering open ended art to the children in your 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 2. Preschool Learning Guidelines
Research on brain development supports the value of high quality early childhood education programs for young children. This training will guide you in planning mindful, intentional curriculum for preschool age children using the Department of Early Education and Care Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and how to incorporate those standards into daily practice. You will need to bring a copy of the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences (also known as the “green book”) to the Professional Development training. We will be referencing this document throughout our training.
Presented by: Elise Anton Prerequisites: None 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: 2. Planning Programs and Environments for Young Children THIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. Understanding and Implementing Developmental Screening
You Must Register for This Training Session Online at Collaborative.org Funded by CES $15
In this course you will learn why developmental screening is so important when working with young children. You will also learn what to look for when choosing a screening tool, ways to implement a screening program, how to involve parents in the screening process, and how to follow-up when screening results indicate children may need further evaluation. This course will also provide an introduction to how to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) screening tool.
Presented by: CES – Rita Rzezuski Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC and FCC 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 4. When Kids Seem Different: Learn the Signs
In the first few years, a child's brain is rapidly developing new connections that enable the skills called developmental milestones. “Mastery of each new milestone -- be it emotional, physical, or cognitive -- leads to the next one. If a particular skill doesn't develop properly, that makes the next one more difficult to master.” Dr. Gardner. This training will help you identify the developmental milestones and potential areas of concern for the children in your care in order to help preempt the negative outcomes that could result. Learn about the importance of screening young children and what to expect from the Early Intervention and Special Education systems. All areas of development will be discussed, including social emotional, cognitive, physical skills, and speech and language.
Presented by: Cindy Hutcheson Prerequisites: None Audience: FCC & GCC 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. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years and 6. Children with Special Needs, Birth – 16 Years Location: Greenfield Community College 1 College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 Park in lot A 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.