Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church Street, North Adams
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1 . Fostering High Quality Teacher Child Interactions: Inspired by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Principles
“Small differences and improvements in daily teacher child interactions result in real differences in child outcomes. Studies show that the effectiveness of early teacher-child interactions positively impacts children’s cognitive development, with the effects lasting through the 3rd grade. The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) dimensions are based on developmental theory and research suggesting that interactions between children and educators are the primary mechanism of student development and learning. Effective teacher–child interactions are an active and crucial ingredient for children’s social, behavioral, cognitive and academic development and outcomes." - Robert C Pianta. This training will inform participants of the structure and the motivations of the CLASS tool. This training will guide participants through key elements of mindfully creating high quality instructional formats and intentional curriculum development. Participants will focus on the quality of their interactions with children, practice constructing mindful and in depth scientific inquiry and explore how to engage in high quality feedback and advanced language modeling.
Presented by: Liz Charland-Tait Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool 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 Settings THIS TRAINING IS FULL 2. 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 statewide, 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 Prerequisites: None 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 Education THIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. Numeracy Birth to Age Five
Research supports the notion that young children have an intuitive sense of informal mathematics. As an early childhood educator, you play an important role in bridging children's informal understanding of mathematics with daily experiences offered through your program's learning environment. This training takes a chronological view of mathematics development in children, beginning at birth and going through Kindergarten. It will offer specific teaching suggestions for each age group based on the Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers, the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics Numeracy Birth to Age Five.
Presented by: Marcela Simpson 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: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings THIS TRAINING IS FULL 4. Observation and Documentation for Assessment and Planning
You Must Register for This Training Session Online at Collaborative.org Funded by CES $15
Observing children in the daily life of their early childhood program or classroom is a powerful way of assessing them. This course aims to convey the power of observational assessment for gaining a rich understanding of children so that you can use that information to plan how to meet their learning needs. Participants will learn about ways to observe and document observations during a busy day. The course will include viewing video vignettes, small group activities, and reflection to develop participants’ observation and documentation skills.
Presented by: CES – Kori Bardige 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 5. Planning and Implementing Activities in a Mixed Age Setting
Children grow and learn naturally in mixed-age groups. Younger children watch and learn from the “experts,” including important cognitive and social skills. Older children can explore the same materials more deeply and gain self-confidence by teaching and interacting with younger children. However it can be challenging to balance safety, active learning, and the individual needs of each child. Participants will explore what the research shows about multi-age groups in early childhood, and, through discussion and interactive activities, plan to meet the needs of a multi-age group of children. This course includes topics on “diverse learners.”
Presented by: Linda Schumacher Prerequisites: None Audience: 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 THIS TRAINING IS FULL 6. 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 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 THIS TRAINING IS FULL 7. Understanding and Supporting Young Impacted by Trauma
Learn about risk and resilience in young children and their families, including approaches and strategies. Content includes: impact of trauma on young children, child development and on attachment relationships; strategies and guiding principles for supporting young children who have experienced trauma; sources of support and appropriate referrals; and self-care. The training also includes a parent speaker (or video tape) who shares her own trauma history and how it affected her experience as a parent.
Presented by: Joni Beck Brewer Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool Credits: .5 CEU,5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Family and Community Engagement 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.