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2018 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Kimmie Tang

Workshop Title: Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood Special Educational Setting: Insights from Current Practitioners
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
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Age Group Other Comments: Adults- practitioners
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 106
Theater Style: 60

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Previous educational research reveals that family-centered practices are widely supported by professional groups (DEC 2014). It also documented that these practices are crucial to the success of a child with a disability and their social, emotional and academic development (Bailey, Rasp, & Fox, 2012; Dunst & Trivet, 2009; Raspa et. al, 2010; Bailey et. al, 2007). Despite IDEA mandates, few teachers possess the skills necessary and the confident to implement family-centered practices (Bruder & Dunst, 2015; Bruder et. al, 2013; and Bruder, 2010). However, little research is known in identifying to what extent and in what particular areas are educators feel most underprepared.

In order to achieve this, a study that examines current family-centered practices in a large urban school district was conducted. Specifically, current early childhood special education teachers from that school district were asked to complete an anonymous survey of both Likert-scale and open-ended questions that examines their knowledge, skills and areas of strengths/needs as it pertains to implementing current family-centered practices. In addition, a separate focus group interview with district's support providers/mentors were conducted to share their perspectives of what they see as current areas of strength and needs for early childhood special education teachers to successfully implement family-centered practices. Through these findings, areas of needs and strategies in how we can better support practitioners in implementing these practices were identified.

This session is divided into three parts. First, a review of the literature will be presented. Second, findings from the current family-centered practices (e.g., barriers, skills attained and needs) will be shared. Finally, the third part of this session examines future implications, and identification of strategies to promote family-centered practices will be discussed. Session participants will be asked to conduct a self-review of their current practices (focusing on implementing family-centered practices); and share their strategies on how they enforce and improve their practices. Additionally, they will identify "next step" in their pursuit to increase family-centered practices in their early childhood educational settings.

This presentation is aimed for any audiences (beginning to advanced) who are interested in learning more about the current trend of family-centered practices.


Presenter: Kimmie Tang

Co-presenter(s):  Lara Ratleff 
Workshop Title: Involving Minority Families of Children with Disabilities in an Early Childhood Program: Preliminary Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study
Track: Parent/Family Relationships and Support
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 04:00 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

Research has shown that minority and low-income families are less likely to be involved with their child's education despite huge academic and social-emotional benefits (Grabacz, McInyre & Santiago, 2016; Froiland, Peterson, & Davison, 2012; McDonnall, Cavenaugh & Giesen, 2012; Aceves, 2014). While the lack of parental or family involvement is prevalent across the educational system, it becomes particularly poignant when a child with disabilities is involved. Unfortunately, the special education system is set-up in a way that often rewards the most active and vocal parents, who have the capacity and/or resources to advocate for services for their child. Our research project focuses on understanding the barriers and challenges facing minority and low-income families of children with disabilities, and their children at the early childhood stage, as they start to interact with the special education system.

An ecological perspective suggests that family involvement is influenced by factors at the micro- (e.g. family) and meso- (e.g. school) systems, but also by various factors at the exo- (e.g. social and service networks) and macro- (e.g. culture) systems. However, few studies, to date, examine family involvement across multiple systems. Thus, drawing from ecological systems framework, our study utilizes a mixed methods approach to explore the individual and environmental factors associated with the involvement of minority families who have a child with disabilities being served at a university-based early childhood program.

In the proposed presentation, we will share our literature review findings, the aims and process of our study, highlight findings from the projects and discuss potential implications for early childhood programs to more meaningfully engage their families. In addition, we will provide ample time for discussion on how we can collaborate with each other to further support minority and low-income families of children with disabilities to actively participate and get involved in their child's education. It is our hope that through discussions, participants will leave the session with some action plan in mind to implement at their site.

This presentation is aimed for any audiences (beginning to advanced) who are interested in meeting the needs of minority and low-income families of children with disabilities.


Presenter: Bernadette Towns

Co-presenter(s):  Christie Howell  Rebecca Roth 
Workshop Title: Transforming Education in China
Track: College Faculty
Age Group: All
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 105
Theater Style: 130

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This summer seven Early Childhood Educators were invited to host an Early Childhood Educator conference in Tianjin China for J&M International school. J&M International School in China is attempting to transform their current Early Childhood approach to Developmentally Appropriate Practices. To begin this venture J&M International, in conjunction with the local branch responsible for education hosted a child development conference for Early Childcare Administrators of Tianjin. The conference was centered around teaching the basics of western Early Childhood Education philosophy and practices. Through this one-week hands on conference much was learned about the early childhood education practices in Tianjin China. The conference also inspired thoughts about going back to the basics here in America and how far we have gone awry. Educators from the Tianjin conference will share their experiences in a panel style format including overall conference highlights and personal discoveries. There will be interactive dialogue, activities and giveaways. This workshop is appropriate for all Early Childhood Educators.


Presenter: Michelle Ventimiglia

Co-presenter(s):  Carrie Reed 
Workshop Title: The 5Rs in your Early Childhood Program-Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, and Re-imagine
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom Section A
Theater Style: 75

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Are you using the 5 Rs in your ECE program and just how important are they anyway? What specifically might each of these look like? Join us as we view several short videos and share ideas about how we might be able to get staff members, children and parents to join in and make this a vital part of their everyday lives all while working towards a common goal of caring for our environment.


Presenter: Christie Verarde

Workshop Title: Improve Your Singing For A Better Musical Experience In The Classroom
Track: Curriculum - Music and Movement
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description


Presenter: Nancy Verdtzabella

Co-presenter(s):  Nichole Baumgart 
Workshop Title: Choosing Quality Children's Books for the Early Childhood Classroom Setting
Track: Curriculum - Language/Literacy
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments: 2-6
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 211
Theater Style: 150

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

In this interactive workshop, participants will gain knowledge about (1) criteria that is essential for choosing a quality book, (2) resources available for creating a children's library on a budget, and (3) developing a deep appreciation for the care of books, their content, and how to share this appreciation with children.

Relevant information will share how to select the appropriate literature that fits the participants classroom setting. Using a discussion format, audience members will be asked to reflect upon their own lived experiences and the experiences of the children they interact with. Additionally, there will also be an opportunity to look through a collection of quality books suitable for story time.

Participants will identify and create culturally enriching environments that speak to all children in their literature collection. 2. Participants will cultivate an enriching reflective stance that further impacts teacher's literature choices at story time. 3. Participants will create a framework to establishing strong language and literacy environment or library space.


Presenter: Ellen Veselack

Workshop Title: So much more than Recess! Learning in the Outdoor Classroom
Track: Environments - Outdoor
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

There is so much evidence about the benefits of children being outdoors in nature, yet many children spend most of their waking hours indoors. The reasons are many: lack of available space or time, safety concerns, sedentary activities and pressure for academic achievement. A common notion among educators is that learning occurs better indoors and their "instructional minutes" indoors precludes them from taking children outdoors. "We don't have time to take children outdoors" is an oft heard statement. We want to help participants make a paradigm shift so they begin saying, "We don't have time to take children indoors!" When children do go outdoors it is not considered a learning time, simply because teachers don't know what to do or how to set up enriching experiences for children. They don't understand the value for children in doing so. Often, outdoor time is just considered recess. It can and should be so much more.


Presenter: Susan Walsh

Workshop Title: Help the Puppy Get to the Doghouse! Path Games that Engage and Teach Math to Preschool Children!!
Track: Curriculum - Mathematics
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Path games are an ideal way to engage preschool age children in a fun activity that builds math skills. We will discuss why path games teach math. Participants will learn why path games support children's understanding of a number line. We will discuss how to make path games that advance children's math skills for the classroom and how path games can be created for outside environments. We will discuss supports to include for dual language learners when playing path games. And, we will discuss several children's books that reinforce the concept of path games. This is an interactive session: participants will be provided materials and will create a path game that you can use in their own classroom! The suggested audience is anybody working with preschool age children.


Presenter: Lorraine Weatherspoon

Co-presenter(s):  Kathy Carter Wilson 
Workshop Title: Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: Family Partnerships and Culture
Track: Curriculum - Diversity
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Apr 19, 2018 @ 03:45 PM

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

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

Reflecting on one's own cultural background or self-identify establishes a foundation for cultural understanding as a launching pad to developing cultural competence. The new California Department of Education's, Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children: Family Partnerships and Culture publication is a guide that provides early learning administrators and teacher educators the opportunity to expand their thinking towards culture beyond the dimension of family and learn the power of a story.

This presentation will support the development of cultural competence as participants come to understand culture is not to be mastered; it is an ongoing process of developing relationships and learning about and working with children and families. The content in the publication approaches cultural diversity with an open mind and provides ideas on how to apply knowledge gained from families, including their values and beliefs, to teaching and learning.

A brief overview of the four-part document will explore: Developing Cultural Competence, Understanding Culture, Understanding Contemporary Families and Households and Culture, and Family Life and the Early Childhood Curricula. The guide can be used as a resource in all programs that value families and their contribution to children's learning. Individual self-reflective, small group and deep dive interactive opportunities are integrated throughout the overview as the content is experienced. A display of cultural artifacts is a highlight of the presentation. The display models a variety of ways to embed family and community culture with existing curriculum.


Presenter: Nini White

Co-presenter(s):  Wendy Zacuto, MA, Ed. 
Workshop Title: Teach Smarter, Not Harder: Learn Circle Time Discussion Strategies for Social-Emotional Development and School Readiness
Track: Curriculum - Social/Emotional Competence
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: 4 - 7 year olds
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is for all educators - beginner through advanced - who are motivated to create mutually respectful and collaborative classroom environments. When students, from their earliest school days, directly experience that everyone's perspective matters, including their own, roots of healthy belonging are nurtured. Recent school shooting tragedies once again highlight the necessity of empowering teachers to successfully neutralize all students' feelings of isolation and exclusion. Of course children need lessons and instructions, but they also need consistent acknowledgment of their own and peers' understanding - around topics that are personally relevant. In other words: the social-emotional dimensions of their lives. This is a scientifically validated and evidence-based approach for teachers to build healthy belonging in the classroom for constructive collaborations throughout each day. Participants will gain hands-on practice with an uncomplicated approach that activates students' enthusiastic engagement in shared-thinking opportunities around a wide variety of real-life situations: other people's feelings, fairness, safety, manners, other people's property, the environment, animal care, friendships, family relationships, shopping, restaurants ... and more.


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