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2018 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Elmida Baghdaserians

Co-presenter(s):  Veronica Getskow  
Workshop Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers
Track: Professional Development - Other
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 102
Theater Style: 150

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The presenters will discuss all of the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers. We will review each one and provide examples of real life situations. Along with specific strategies of how each teacher no matter how young or old, or experienced or new can use these suggested habits to become a more effective teacher.


1. Find joy in others' success.

2. Cultivate perspective and reframe.

3. Ditch the easy caricature.

4. Explore the ethics of teaching.

5. Embrace humility.

6. Value intellect.

7. Maintain passion and playfulness.

Steven Covey, 1989

In addition we will incorporate 12 characteristics of effective early childhood teachers by Colker, 2008 NAEYC.


The audience size 50-100, and the level is open from beginners to experienced.


Presenter: Gwen Bagley

Workshop Title: Leading for Impact: Emotional Intelligence
Track: Professional Development - Leadership
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 19, 2018 @ 03:45 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 103
Theater Style: 130

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop will focus on how to lead with authenticity and integrity and recognize the impact of our actions and behaviors on those we lead. The topic will focus on development the competency of emotional intelligence and take a closer look at how our brain influences behavior, strategies to navigate through stressful situations to move into a more productive state, and engage in empathy as a strategy to build relationships and resolve conflict.

The workshop will include lecture, group discussions, self-reflection exercises, and resources.

The workshop is for anyone interested in developing their own greater self-awareness and better understand how others may experience them.


Presenter: Danielle Baker

Workshop Title: Cultivating Confidence through Cartwheels- Practical uses of physical activity to promote a growth mindset in preschoolers
Track: Curriculum - Physical
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom Section C
Theater Style: 200

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

This presentation will focus on the importance of developing a growth mindset in preschoolers and how to 'Cultivate Confidence through Cartwheels' - using body movement as a way to create a growth mindset. Slides, pictures and videos will be used to assist the presentation.

We will look at a fixed vs growth mindset, from the author of 'Mindset', Carol S. Dweck Ph.D. We will use her research throughout the presentation to make the case that at this young and impressionable preschool age, teaching children to perceive challenges as a chance to grow should start early and be encouraged at every opportunity.

As a gymnastics coach with 15 years experience and a former preschool teacher, I will share my professional knowledge of how to practically use movement to create conversations about mindset. We will look into the importance of purposeful language and to focus on what Dweck calls 'process praise'-focusing on the process of reaching the goal through hard work and perseverance and not by innate attributes like talent. We will look at common negative speech preschoolers use when upset, troubled or discouraged and responses teachers can use to these negative comments to develop a positive mindset.

Later in the presentation, I will ask some volunteers from the audience to help demonstrate two exercise story routines; The Three Little Pigs and The Tortoise and the Hare, which combine movement, literacy and teaches life lessons as well as a growth mindset. We will also look at other forms of movement that create developmentally appropriate challenges for preschoolers and show how important it is to continue challenging the kids that have already mastered these skills in order to teach continual improvement and a desire for learning.

I will share the '3 P's' - Perseverance, positivity and personal responsibility and how to instill these attributes into young children that will follow them throughout the course of their lives.

Participants will take a look into their own mindsets as teachers and will leave the presentation with a desire to learn and grow themselves.


Presenter: Isabel Baker

Workshop Title: Books That Matter...But Don't Forget the Classics!
Track: Curriculum - Language/Literacy
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Age Group Other Comments: 2-6
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom Section B
Theater Style: 200

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Many books today are too much message and not enough magic. We can have it all: magic, vocabulary, and dynamic books for your STEAM program.

I will present the best new books of the year, new books that matter. We will compare them to the classics that are too good to miss, classics that bring us together and give us more in common.

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.

My goal is for every participant to leave with renewed enthusiasm for sharing good books with children.


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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Apr 21, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom Section F
Theater Style: 200

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.



Presenter: Taylor Barrington

Workshop Title: : Supporting Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers Exploring the CA ECE Competencies
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 207
Theater Style: 80

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop will support participants in their role in facilitating emotional development of infants and toddlers in group care based on the CA ECE Competency: Relationships, Interactions, and Guidance. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the performance areas of Expression of Emotions, Empathy, and Self-Regulation. Participants will discuss classroom strategies to support emotion regulation. This workshop will benefit participants at beginning and intermediate level or professionals working in an Infant Toddler Center Based Program and Family Child Care setting.


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: Professional Development - Coaching/Mentoring
Age Group: All
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Apr 19, 2018 @ 01:45 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 208
Theater Style: 80

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: Cathy Bell

Workshop Title: Endless Possibilities: Infant and Toddler Learning in an Outdoor Classroom
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 104
Theater Style: 150

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Infants and toddlers are born learners and scientists. There is no better place for discovery for these sensory/motor learners than in the outdoors...and yet the outdoor space is often an afterthought in our planning. Discover ways to make your outdoor space into an extension of your indoor learning environment and a wonderland for exploration. Move from the idea of "activities" being offered to the "learning" that is happening. Recognize and strengthen your role in inspiring, extending, validating, and articulating infant and toddler learning. It can take an experienced and educated eye to recognize these skills with our youngest children! Practice recognizing and articulating skills as we explore the endless possibilities for infant and toddler learning in an outdoor classroom.


Presenter: Vivian Belmont

Workshop Title: Big Outdoor Science on a Small Budget!
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom Section G
Theater Style: 175

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. The workshop includes a hands-on participation and is open to all audience levels.
The materials and their presentation are beneficial for all children including those with autism spectrum disorders.
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 workshop examines what constitutes STEM work in a preschool setting, and how STEM activities can further leadership qualities, and 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 a environment which integrates outdoor and indoor curriculum. Some of the questions which will be addressed include:
What is the role of STEM in preschool?
What is the function of the outdoor science lab?
How to transform part of the preschool yard into a STEM lab?
What are some tips and tricks to selecting interesting materials to work with?
How to introduce the materials to the children
How to integrate outdoor and indoor curriculum
Ways that outdoor and indoor STEM programs differ from each other

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 space and time restrictions.


Presenter: Miriam Beloglovsky

Co-presenter(s):  Lisa Daly 
Workshop Title: Loose Parts: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments
Track: Curriculum - Diversity
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 107
Theater Style: 60

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

When an environment is designed to cultivate a greater awareness of who we are, we are better able to both understand the beliefs and values we share collectively and to comprehend the differences in world views and experiences that make us distinct from one another. The concept of culturally sustainable environments centers on community, promotes sustainability of culture through healthy interdependence, and empowers children to think critically as they share their ideas and actively participate in decision making. A culturally sustainable environment acknowledges and invites children's culture to help them make meaning and understand the world they inhabit.

Additionally, with so many material options available to provision a classroom, it is imperative to be cognizant of selecting materials that that embrace culture, language, authenticity, and sustainability while using resources wisely. This means understanding not only how significant loose parts are to children's development, but also how cost-effective and sustainable these materials are. Many educators are expected to provide their own classroom materials on their personal budget. Finding ways to reuse, renew and recycle is an added benefit. Using loose parts provides a model for moving away from consumerism and becoming sustainable, while increasing environmental awareness and economic responsibility.


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