Professional Development Day - Greenfield Community College
April 16th, 2018.
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
1. 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: 9. Families and Community 2. 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 – Cheryl Lucas 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 3. STEM Standards Simplified
Plagued by planets? Overwhelmed by Bootblack? Join me for an interactive training about the STEM standards. Activities and discussions will help participants gain practical knowledge about what the standards are and how to make them come alive in the classroom.
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 4. Understanding & Supporting Young Children 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 Children and Youth Category of Study: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth – Eight 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.