2017 CAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Isabel Baker

Workshop Title: Read Aloud Wow! Children's Books that Matter
Track: Curriculum - General
Age Group: 0-8
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom C
Theater Style: 400

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

• Are your books too much message, and not enough magic?
• Are you concerned about building vocabulary?
• Do you need a more dynamic STEAM program?
My job is to read the thousands of new children's books published each year and narrow the field to the cream-of-the-crop. Teachers should not have to waste money or time on books that are just not good enough..
I will present the best new books of the year, new books that matter. We will also discuss what makes a good book good? What are the standards we try to meet? What books will entertain both the teacher and the children...while there is a lot of learning going on at the same time?
Good children's books make everything better!
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Presenter: Mark Baker

Workshop Title: What Is Real Natural Learning and How Do You Build a Sustainable Natural Learning Environment
Track: Environments - Outdoor
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom B
Theater Style: 300

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Children learn by doing. Experience and play in the outdoors are vital to children's well-being, health and development. The outdoors provides an exciting, hands-on, deeply interesting space in which children learn from the natural world, one another and from their interactive play with nature and friends.

How an outdoor learning environment is designed, equipped and maintained has a deep impact on youngsters and their learning. Well-designed outdoor spaces encourage discovery, promote activity and provide diverse opportunities for learning. They also encourage creativity, imagination and exploration. By supporting positive social interactions, the development of strong social skills, competence in conflict resolution and growth of communication and language skills, well-designed, well-equipped and well- maintained outdoor learning environments minimize aggressive and/or negative social interactions and behavior. In short, well-designed outdoor learning environments can help schools achieve all of the goals they have for students: goals in curricular content areas such as language and literacy, science and mathematical thinking and reasoning, as well as goals in social development, physical development and creative expression.
An outdoor learning environment should offer spaces for active play, for quiet or private time, for creative endeavors and for exploratory activities. It should include spaces with shade, areas for gathering as a class with adequate seating, natural areas to explore and numerous activity areas. The space needs to be able to invite children to be active, quiet, interactive, messy and/or noisy in appropriate places. It is a space where children can work and play on a grand scale, have many choices, and truly follow their own interests.
Learning outside provides services in assessing outdoors learning environments and developing ideas for implementation. Services include reviewing what is already available naturally for students while also looking at the possibilities for extending and developing new areas and experiences.
We will open up for discussion ideas for developing an Outdoor Learning Environment at the end of the workshop.

Suggested Audience: All audiences


Presenter: Jean Barbre

Workshop Title: Let's Explore STEM Activities for Children Birth to Five
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
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Age Group Other Comments: Birth to Five
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 200C
Theater Style: 145

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description


Audience: Early care and education providers including family child care, infant toddler caregivers, and preschool teachers.
Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to introduce early childcare providers with the foundations of STEM education. This includes infant toddler providers as well as preschool teachers. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of STEM education and how children learn through exploration and discovery. They will learn the important role play has on children's learning and development and strategies to help promote STEM education in all early care and education environments. Participants will receive handouts with suggested classroom STEM materials as well as questions designed to promote children's thinking and discovery. This workshop will have a variety of examples of STEM activities but also hands on activities for group participation. The presentation will have a power point and handouts and hands on activities to explore STEM.
Outcomes: Provides will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of play in early learning environments. Providers will gain a deeper understanding on how to design STEM for all young children. Providers will increase their knowledge of the components of STEM. Providers will gain a deeper understanding of DAP practices for STEM environments. Provides will be introduced to a variety of hands on activities that promote children's natural curiosity about the world. They will see how activities can easily be adapted to meet the developmental needs of the children in their program.


Presenter: Taylor Barrington

Co-presenter(s):  Tammy Pinelo 
Workshop Title: Where Does Learning Happen in the Childcare Environment?
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107B
Theater Style: 75

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop will support participants in designing environments for the birth-to-age-three period based on the CA Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework's three learning contexts; the play environment as curriculum, interactions as curriculum, and caregiving routines as curriculum.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the use of space, selection of material, and planning for intentional interactions. A center-based director will share the remodeling of her infant/toddler environment through the EHS-CC Partnerships and Expansion grant using the lens of these three learning contexts.


Presenter: Cathy Bell

Co-presenter(s):  Ellen Veselack 
Workshop Title: The Art of Supporting Individual Professional Growth: Performance Feedback, Formal Evaluation and Corrective Action
Track: Administration - Other
Age Group: All
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 100B
Theater Style: 95

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

There is both an art and a science to growing teachers. Unfortunately, most early childhood educators have received little training in either. It is critical that supervisors understand the purpose, process, and mechanics of providing accurate and timely feedback to individual teachers. We will examine methods for supporting teachers in their professional growth; everything from casual feedback through a formal evaluation process. Supervision and evaluation can be challenging enough when all is going smoothly with an employee. It is often perceived as painful and stressful when employee performance is lacking. This process does not need to be dreaded, but can be embraced and seen as a pathway for mutual success. We will discuss the steps in creating a corrective action plan which is both supportive to the teacher and the organization as a whole. Participants will leave with the knowledge and inspiration to be better supervisors and trainers.


Presenter: Vivian Belmont

Workshop Title: How to Develop an Outstanding STEM Program for Outdoors and Indoors on a Shoestring Budget
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
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Age Group Other Comments: and elementary 6 to 10
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 106
Theater Style: 140

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of how to set up and implement a STEM-based program on a shoestring budget. Through a presentation of over one hundred documentary photographs, the workshop participants will examine examples taken from a large scale, inquiry based, outdoor, STEM program. Ranging in age from 18 months to 10 years, the children immerse themselves in creativity by designing and building their own outdoor, large-scale investigations. Working with thousands of feet of string, hundreds of yards of fabric, massive ice sculptures, large-scale ramp work and every part of a tree, the children develop the ability to look deeply into a subject and investigate it over a period of months. The materials and their presentation are beneficial for all children including those with autism spectrum disorders.
The workshop examines what constitutes STEM work in a preschool setting and how STEM activities can further leadership qualities, creative, social, language and cognitive capabilities of young children. It also examines how scientific exploration can be applied across age levels and how to create an environment which integrates outdoor and indoor curriculum.
Some of the questions which will be addressed include: What is the function of the outdoor science lab? What are some tips and tricks to selecting interesting materials to work with? How to transform part of the preschool yard into a STEM lab. How to introduce the materials to the children. How to integrate outdoor and indoor curriculum. The attendees will come away with comprehensive knowledge of what materials to use and why, how to present them, how to create and maintain excitement and engagement, how to work across age groups, and how to problem-solve due to space and time restrictions. The workshop includes hands-on participation and is open to all audience levels.


Presenter: Susan Bernheimer

Workshop Title: Beyond the Intellect: Real World Issues and Experiential Learning for Early Childhood Educators
Track: Professional Development
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107B
Theater Style: 75

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

: This presentation is for college instruction and professional development. It will provide an overview of current challenges facing early childhood educators, and why it is important to use a method of instruction that takes learning beyond intellectual understanding. It will discuss the kinds of skills needed for early childhood educators as well as concepts of instruction that fully engage students in experiential learning in order to gain necessary skills. Participants will be encouraged to infuse student learning with the complexity of real life experience by incorporating students' stories as part of the learning process. Participants will engage in various activities to more fully understand this approach and its relevance to addressing the challenges facing early childhood educators. The presentation builds upon ideas presented in her recently released book, Voices of Early Childhood Educators (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2016).


Presenter: Nina Betonte

Workshop Title: Drawing from Provocational Questions to Shape Classroom Practice
Track: Environments - Reggio Emilia
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107A
Theater Style: 60

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

A provocation is an experience that arouses or stimulates. In this workshop we will develop provocational settings, and then take a deeper look at how children respond to them.

First we will look at ways to arouse and stimulate learning, curiosity, and investigation through provocational displays of materials and questions. Samples of questions and experiences/investigations that have been presented in a preschool environment will be presented. Following the presentation, attendees will break out in groups. Materials will be made available so that attendees can work together and set up their own provocation along with a provocational question.

Next we will look at children's response to the provocational questions in a constructive way to inform the educators' understanding of the individual child's learning, growth and development. Samples of children's response to provocational questions will be used to demonstrate this.

This workshop is for all educators interested Reggio environments and a curriculum that asks open ended questions and allows children to be investigative.


Presenter: Ranjana Bhatnagar

Workshop Title: Differentiated Curriculum: The Key to Working with the Whole Child
Track: Child Development - Social/Emotional Competence
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 200B
Theater Style: 54

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This is an interactive workshop designed for parents and educators working with young children of all ages (pre-school to elementary). The key focus of this workshop will be to creatively explore ways of creating a differentiated curriculum while incorporating key elements of state standard. The important concept of Developmentally Appropriate Practices will be discussed through discussions and dialogue. It is the goal of this presentation to reflect on the importance of creating a curriculum that meets the need of all children, irrespective of their learning style, cultural background or developmental stage. All children have different learning styles and develop and learn in stages. The workshop will explore the concept of differentiated learning and the value of creating an individualized curriculum based on each student's unique learning styles. Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence suggests that there are several intelligences, not just one or two. Most traditional educational systems teach to include mainly two of the eight intelligence (the linguistic and the logical mathematical.) This workshop will explore in depth the eight intelligences as described by Howard Gardner. Through an understanding of Gardner's theory the participants will be able to connect with their own learning styles. Through interactive dialogue and discussion the workshop will bring about the connection between Gardner's 'Theory of Multiple Intelligence' (MI) and Goleman's 'Theory of Emotional Intelligence' (EI). The workshop will also discuss strategies that parents and educators can use based upon these two complementary theories. The goal is to create an emotionally secure and optimum learning environment for young children. This workshop is designed for beginning as well as advanced audience.


Presenter: Beth Block

Workshop Title: Does Your Parent Handbook Protect You?
Track: Administration - Operations
Age Group: All
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 104A
Theater Style: 58

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop focuses on designing your parent handbook as a protection in the event of misunderstandings.

I. Legal Purpose
Boundaries
Begin with optimism, prepare for negative outcomes
Clarify proper communication channels
Framework of consistency
II. Codes of Conduct
Children
Families
Reasons for dis-enrollment
Special Needs procedures
III. Distribution Methods
Paper
Electronic
Both
Updates
Documentation
Divorced / Separated Parents


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