Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
March 16th, 2018.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day
THIS TRAINING IS FULL 1. Designing Child Centered Curriculum
Quality early education and care programs offer learning experiences that reflect children’s ages, developmental level, and interests. Participants will be guided through the design and use of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Topics include planning open-ended activities, following children’s interests, using knowledge about the children to plan curriculum, and working with multi-aged groups.
Presented by:Donna Jasak 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 2. Engaging Diverse Families
Meaningful engagement with families in an early childhood program supports children's early learning and later academic success. (NAEYC, 2017). Because of the unique position in the lives of families and children, early childhood educators need to examine and improve strategies for partnering with families, especially diverse families. Examine how culture affects your own beliefs around family and parent engagement, and explore ideas about how educators can create a climate of trust by honoring diversity, and communicating in a collaborative way to support the care and education of their children.
Presented by: Linda Schumacher Prerequisites: None Audience: GCC and FCC Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Family and Community Engagement Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and Communities Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings THIS TRAINING IS FULL 3. 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 Core Competency: 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings THIS TRAINING IS FULL 4. Improving Communication Skills and Reducing Conflict in Your Life and Program Setting
Effective communication skills can be helpful in the workplace, at home, and any other aspect of your life! This training will examine some of the common communication problems we may experience on a daily basis, and looks at how we can develop our skills in order to increase our assertiveness, and become better listeners and speakers. We will explore effective ways to reduce and resolve conflict, and apply these techniques using some typical early-childhood scenarios. Participants will discover how specific strategies may improve relationships with the families with which we work and with co-workers.
Presented by: Elise Anton Prerequisites: None Audience: FCC, GCC, & OST Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and Communities & 8. Professionalism and Leadership Category of Study: 4. Child and Classroom Management & 13. Child Care Administration THIS TRAINING IS FULL 5. 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: TBD 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 6. Directrices de educación temprana en Massachusetts para bebés y niños pequeños
Esta capacitación le ayudará a obtener conocimientos para edificar relaciones con bebés y niños pequeños, proveer experiencias apropiadas para su desarrollo y ofrecer un currículo intencional usando las Directrices de educación temprana en Massachusetts para bebés y niños pequeños. Usted obtendrá una comprensión general de dichas directrices y cómo utilizarlas para planificar actividades de apoyo específicas para niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 3 años de edad.
Facilitadora: Nelly Arroyo-Torres Requisitos: Ninguno Audiencia: GCC y FCC trabajar con bebés y niños pequeños Créditos: .5 CEU, 5 horas de capacitación (EEC) Alineamiento QRIS: Currículo y Aprendizaje Competencia Básica: 5. Applicación de Currículo y las Entornas de Aprendizaje Categoría de Estudio: 2. Programas y entornos de planificación para niños pequeños & 7. Planificación de Programas, Cuido, Desarrollo del Infante y Niño THIS TRAINING IS FULL 7. Science Adventures in Out of School Time Programs
Out-of-School Time educators will explore the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Frameworks adopted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in January, 2016. This training will be full of hands-on activities for OST educators of children in grades K-5. Participants will learn how to conduct an investigation of light and shadow, use evidence to explain that different animals use their body parts and senses in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, and move from place to place, and use a model to describe the cycling of water through a watershed. We’ll discuss how to start a Science Adventures Club in your after school program and take a close look at science, technology, and engineering curriculum resources available to educators and youth.
Presented By: Kathy Coleman Audience: OST 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 8. Brain Building Moments through Songs, Movement, Literature and Puppets for Infants and Toddlers
During this training we will discuss the Components of the Brain and the Sequence of Development. We will link what we learn today to what we do in our programs. With the aid of music, puppets, children’s literature, and imagination, educators will be introduced to and encouraged to create movement-based experiences that will enhance all areas of development for infants and toddlers. This training focuses on fun and appropriate movements for building the body and the brain.
Audience: FCC, GCC who work w/ Infants & Toddlers QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning Core Competency: 1. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth, & 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight Years & 7. Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning
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 hours
This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.