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2019 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Janet Andersen

Co-presenter(s):  Cheryl Moore 
Workshop Title: Creating a culture in your school to teach social skills
Track: Curriculum - Social/Emotional Competence
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments: 2-8
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Meeting Room Name: Magnolia
Theater Style: 100

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Research shows over and over again that strong social skills are the key to school success. The challenge for teachers is to expand their mindset and create a culture in their classroom that requires the use of social skills. In this presentation we will look at kindness as the root of teaching social skill. Kindness goes way beyond being nice. We will discuss how to create a culture of kindness in the classroom with students, staff and parents. We will talk about specific actions and share helpful examples so teachers can make changes in their classroom immediately. From there we will move onto three essential elements that are needed to help support the teaching of social skills. The first element is cooperative play. Why do we need it and how do we set it up in the classroom on a daily basis? The next element is the value of problem solving. We will look at different types of problem solving, the importance of it and how to help support children in problem solving around the classroom. The final element is how to treat children as individuals. We will look at different personalities, temperaments and behaviors. What is the root of these behaviors and what can we change in our environment and program to extinguish these behaviors? We will discuss how to make a long term plan to support changes in behavior by taking very small steps. We will end the presentation with small group discussions of how to make changes in the classroom and what teachers can go back and change on Monday to see immediate change.
This presentation is best for intermediate to advanced audience but even brand new teachers would get information from it.


Presenter: Tamar Andrews

Co-presenter(s):  Avital Etehad 
Workshop Title: Making STEM easy and accessible to any program and any child
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
Age Group:
Age Group Other Comments: Although school age is appropriate as well
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Grand Ballroom E
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

STEM is here. STEM is also the future but many teachers and schools worry that they don't know enough knowledge or have enough money to integrate a really high-quality STEM component to their curriculum. Let us show you how to achieve both in this really fun, highly interactive STEM workshop that will leave you wanting to run to work and implement immediately. With as little as a $100 investment per year, you can have a really impressive STEM program that will give children necessary skills and hours of fun, impress parents and increase your enrollment, increase your high quality practices and your revenues at the same time. You will walk away with a manual of how-to's, enough experience to begin implementing right away and resources to keep adding to your STEM program month by month.


Presenter: Erica Anthony

Workshop Title: Relationships - How To Do Them Better
Track: Professional Development - Leadership
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: Adult: Administrators
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 211
Theater Style: 40

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Do you find yourself wanting to develop better working relationships with your strategic partners? If you answered yes, this workshop will guide you in the right direction. During this 90 minute interactive session, you will focus on how to strengthen your strategic partner relationships utilizing emotional intelligence. You will expand your leadership skills by evaluating the various dimensions of emotional intelligence, examining your current emotional ability, and exploring applications for improvement.


Presenter: Sharon Arias

Workshop Title: STEAM Water Inquiry: Designing Scientific Models to Learn About Water
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Meeting Room Name: Camino Real
Theater Style: 65

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop presents the inquiry process of a preschool classroom on a water project involving science model design and experimentation. Water is everywhere, so commonplace that we think little about it until it becomes scarce. The inquiry activities of studying water develop high-level science literacy for young children, predicting, questioning, designing, conducting investigations, and, most importantly, they predicate future mindful environmental actions and stewardship. A model for developing science literacy is the focus for this workshop. Teachers can plan science inquiry into three or four levels of investigation, each one more complex than the previous level.

In the first level of inquiry about water, children learn that water pours, splashes, flows, evaporates and changes when heated or frozen. They develop cognitive skills, such as engagement and persistence. In the second level of inquiry, children add to their knowledge base by conducting experiments, making comparisons, constructing charts, and developing questions and theories. They develop a sense of community with peers and adults. In the third level of water inquiry, children create real life models to test their theories, and answer their own questions. They make drawings, diagrams, constructions, and observe, interact, discuss and represent their ideas about water. They formulate, and refine a question to study more complexly, usually related to their own communities. The fourth level of science inquiry involves giving children opportunities to present their work, showing their ability to make predictions, formulate questions, design and conduct investigations, explain phenomena, and communicate and justify ideas.

In this workshop participants will examine the water project, through the lens of the provided four step STEAM planning guide, then will work in groups to design a series of questions, materials, activities for use in their own workplaces, using the four tier model presented. They will complete a hands on water project using sand, water and small pipes, and they will have an opportunity to use an APP called Scratch Jr. to make a water system. They will receive a handout outlining the inquiry model, with email contacts of presenters, and an extensive bibliography of related books.


Presenter: Cindy Arstein-Kerslake

Workshop Title: Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources At Your Fingertips
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 11, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Room Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Meeting Room Name: Cypress
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

The presentation will highlight the many practical training tools, resources, strategies, and website links available through the California MAP* to Inclusion & Belonging (*Making Access Possible) Project. This project, funded by the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division, is a rich resource for all California early childhood educators. The MAP Project is committed to fostering the vision for improving access to quality child care for children with disabilities or other special needs and their families, which includes support, education, and training for providers and the families they serve. The MAP Project develops materials and serves as a clearinghouse of resources and information for individuals, organizations and child care providers in the state about inclusive practices, including current information on successful state and local initiatives. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore inclusive practice checklists, guidelines, resources for challenging behavior, and other links available on the web site. Participants will be asked to select from focus areas based on the web site (Social and Emotional Development & Challenging Behavior, Inclusive Practice, Early Identification, Disability Specific, Coping with Trauma, Inclusive Practice). The presenter will guide participants in accessing free videos, training modules, fact sheets and family friendly resources that address the needs and interests of the participants. The presenter coordinates the project and is passionate about sharing the resources. This presentation is appropriate for all audiences, but will be particularly useful for community college instructors, directors and administrators of child care programs, and Head Start disability managers.


Presenter: Cindy Arstein-Kerslake MA

Workshop Title: Advocating for Inclusion for Children with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 203/204
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

What does it take to build a culture of inclusion? How can the IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) and the IEP (Individual Education Plan) be used to promote inclusion? In this session we'll watch a series of videos that give voice to children, youth and adults with disabilities, families, child care providers and early childhood special educators about the need for and benefits of inclusion and how to make it a reality. We'll see videos of IFSPs and IEPs and discuss how the IFSP and IEP can be used to advocate for and implement inclusive practices. Bring your experiences and successes to share as we advocate for inclusion!


Presenter: Sandy Avzaradel

Workshop Title: Using evidence-based practices to support systems change to reduce suspension and expulsion in early learning settings
Track: Challenging Behaviors
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 11, 2019 @ 03:45 PM

Room Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Meeting Room Name: Cypress
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is designed for early childhood education leaders to explore the design and implementation of the Early Childhood Mental Health and Wellness Program currently being implemented in Orange County, California. Preschool suspensions and expulsions are three times that of the K-12 system, which sets a child up for multiple challenges well into their school years. Participants will learn about a sustainable, evidence-based model which combines Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation with the best practices of the Pyramid Model to promote social and emotional development, prevent challenging behaviors, and provide age appropriate interventions for those with ongoing, persistent challenging behaviors, ultimately reducing and/or eliminating suspensions and expulsions in early learning settings.


Presenter: Sandy Baba

Co-presenter(s):  Jenny Yen 
Workshop Title: NAEYC Asian Interest Forum Wants You!
Track: Professional Development - Leadership
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Grand Ballroom A
Theater Style: 65

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The NAEYC Asian Interest Forum (AIF) brings together early childhood practitioners who are interested in learning and sharing their perspectives on educating and providing optimal and culturally responsive environments for young children of Asian descent around the globe. The members of the Asian Interest Forum will share and examine the implications of shifting demographics and the latest research to inform promising practices when serving children and families of Asian descent.

At this meeting, we will introduce the participants the goals and mission of NAEYC AIF and share past and up-coming NAEYC and NAEYC AIF related projects to promote membership growth and involvement. The meeting is appropriate for all.


Presenter: Amy Ruth Baker

Co-presenter(s):  Judy Haus  Dorothy Stewart 
Workshop Title: Nothing without Joy: Bringing Authentic Play to Inservice Training for Your Staff
Track: Professional Development - Adult Learning
Age Group: Adult
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 11, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Room Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Meeting Room Name: Magnolia
Theater Style: 100

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

Dr. Daria Brezinski points out the difference between entertainment (being the observer and acted upon) and play (being an active participant). "Play is a source of richness... to mimic real world circumstances. It is the greatest source of learning. Habits developed during play become incorporated in adult daily life." This workshop addresses the responsibility we have as mentors/master teachers/directors to encourage or help teachers tap into their own playful habits, reminding them to enjoy creativity and laughter in their adult daily life -- because that enables them to be more engaged thinkers about ECE, happier colleagues to each other, and more creative/productive teachers in the classroom.

In this workshop we will delve into what makes play playful, and link those characteristics directly to strategies you can use to plan games and activities that enliven your staff trainings without distracting from or dumbing-down the content you need your teachers to learn. Using video and anecdotes from our own experience, we will share tried-and-true examples, as well as spend time in small groups devising original games and playful challenges to use in a variety of training situations -- from lectures, to workshops, to informal mentoring and guiding studnet teachers. This is sure to be a lively and practical workshop.


Presenter: Isabel Baker

Co-presenter(s):  Amy Vandament 
Workshop Title: Using quality children's books to enhance curriculum: Best new books to welcome diversity for a wide range of early learners.
Track: Curriculum - Language/Literacy
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: 0-5 and adults
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Great America Ballroom K
Theater Style: 125

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Good children's books bring joy to your community. Quality books promote the lifelong love of reading and being read to. They support literacy skills, social and emotional development, and cognitive growth. All attendees will enjoy learning about the newest books and gain a better understanding of how the best children's books enhance curriculum in early childhood settings. Take away simple strategies that will help teachers and administrators use books to engage all families and offer fun ways to create literacy-rich environments. Review how exposure to children's books is incorporated in various classroom assessment tools that are used to help strengthen the quality of teaching practices in positive, supportive ways. Classrooms should have a book area and a variety of quality books accessible. There are full-group, one-to-one, and small group reading opportunities. Literature props in centers include books connected to the center and theme. There should be books that show different ages, races, cultures, and abilities in non-stereotypical roles. Children's books offer many developmentally appropriate opportunities to be responsive to the individual differences of children in your programs. Infant, toddler, and preschool books will be shared.


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