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Professional Development Day - Greenfield Community College
Date:
April 17th, 2017.
Time
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Category
CEU Trainings
Location
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield
Contact
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Cost
25.00
Choose One Session for the Entire Day


THIS TRAINING IS FULL
1. 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 (the “green book”) to the training. We will be referencing this document throughout the training.

Presenter: Elise Anton
Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 2. Planning Programs and Environments for Young Children

2. Using Children’s Writing for Curriculum Development*

Children’s writing, drawing and storytelling opens a window into their minds. Educators can use this window to build valuable skills and develop curriculum ideas that build on children’s ideas. This training will explore how to develop a curriculum that addresses all developmental areas using children’s ideas as the core. We will review the development of writing and drawing, see a full curriculum example from a classroom and design strategies to replicate these in your classroom. Using literacy development and concepts as the base, we will explore how to guide children through a storytelling process that enhances all areas of learning while still meeting curriculum guidelines.

Presenter: Keira Durrett
Audience: FCC, GCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings
3. To the Moon and Back: Creating Math and Science Curriculum Based on
Children’s Picture Books


Participants will learn how to use Math, Science, and English Language Arts (ELA) standards to inform their work with children. They will explore the concept of using picture books to develop math and science curriculum that meets the MA Math, Science, and ELA standards while promoting language skills and higher order thinking. Find diverse ways to use picture books for all kinds of learning while increasing literacy.

Presenter: Liz Charland-Tait
Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings
THIS TRAINING IS FULL
4. Start Seeing Diversity!


How does bias appear among children? How can educators address bias in their early childhood programs? While books, puzzles, dolls, and other materials from around the world are some tools to trigger and stimulate the ongoing process of embracing diversity in early childhood programs, we should also incorporate a proactive approach which recognizes the need to actively address stereotypes and prejudices that children and adults experience and incorporate into their thinking and behavior. During this training we will deepen our understanding of our own cultural lenses, how they differ from or are similar to the lenses of others, and what the implications of the differences are for effective communication and facilitation of learning.

Presenter: Marcela Simpson
Audience: GCC, FCC & Public School Preschool
Core Competency: 2. Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth
Category of Study: 9. Families and Community


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
12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training

Cost: $25.00
Credits: .5 CEUs = 5 EEC training hours

*CEU approval pending


download: PD_Day_4-17-17_GCC.docx
download: PD_Day_4-17-17_GCC.pdf

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In order to register you must supply a PQ Registry #. If you do not have one, please register for one on the EEC Website.

Date of training: April 17

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This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.