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2018 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Susan Bernheimber

Workshop Title: Creating Inclusive and Caring Communities in a Time of Crisis
Track: Professional Development - Leadership
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 212
Theater Style: 80

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

With so many families disconnected from a stable community and feeling distrustful of society, it is more important than ever to develop caring and inclusive communities in early childhood programs. This presentation will discuss the kinds of skills needed by teachers and directors to move beyond an instrumental role with families and create reciprocal relationships that are the building block of community. It will provide an overview of current challenges facing early childhood educators and ways of developing the skills and awareness needed to make authentic connections with families they are serving. Participants will engage in various activities to more fully understand this approach and facilitate the use of these needed skills. The presentation builds upon ideas presented in her book, Voices of Early Childhood Educators (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2016).


Presenter: Sarah Bradford

Co-presenter(s):  Louise Darby  Tess Bramer 
Workshop Title: Big Art for Little Bodies
Track: Curriculum - Art
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments: Preschool
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Join us as we explore BIG art! Participants will learn unique, hands on, large motor activities that get children moving and enjoying art using all of their senses and all of their muscles. These developmentally appropriate activities can be done on any budget and will help bring the joy of (often messy!) art to any classroom. Pictures, videos, and instructions will be shared so participants can return and use what they learn immediately with their own students. Each of the many activities presented has been tried and tested in our preschool and will work with a variety of ages, budgets, abilities, and classrooms.


Presenter: Jacki Breger

Workshop Title: Singing with Children: Why it Matters
Track: Curriculum - Circle Time
Age Group: All
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Singing together is one of the most wonderful, fun and IMPORTANT things people can do. It can comfort us, empower, exalt, support, and embolden us. It has the power to move us to action and the gentleness to rock us to sleep. It supports children's development socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. It makes our lives, and the world, better. In fact, we can change the world by singing. Yet, many of us are not accustomed to this "singing culture" or to "being singers," and are reticent or shy about leading music time and singing with our children. Sadly, many of the songs are disappearing from the basic repertoire.

This workshop is intended to reverse that trend, to bring the songs to the forefront, to help teachers understand some of the fundamentals of being a singer and teaching songs, and to help supervisors and directors understand how to help their teachers build a successful music/singing time in their daily programs.

Being a good song leader is not as daunting as you might think. Come learn some terrific--and easy--songs, and how to use them with kids. And why it matters. Find the singer within you and discover the joy and value of singing together, then move past "How can I lead Singing?" to "How can I keep from singing!" A practical, hands-on, or voices-on, session.


Presenter: Julia Capper

Workshop Title: Play for All, supporting children with diverse play styles
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is designed for teachers of young children in general education settings who have students with atypical play behavior, especially focusing on children with autism.
With inclusion of students with disabilities becoming more common, preschool teachers are being asked to support children with learning differences that they are not familiar with. Children with autism are especially challenging as they have a very different way of interacting in the world. We will review the definition of autism and the characteristics of children with autism and how that relates to play. To begin, we need to have a definition of play that includes the differences that children with autism bring to this very social and communication driven activity. What does play look like for a child with autism? How do we extend and deepen that play? How do we support social interactions that will enrich play? Strategies using visuals, video, social stories and the arrangement of the environment will be discussed. Children on the autism spectrum bring a range of strengths and challenges. Participants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences as we generate strategies to use in the classroom.
Participants will leave with a greater understanding of children with autism, as well as a deeper understanding of how to support play in all children to enhance cognitive, social and communication skills.


Presenter: Elsa Chahin

Co-presenter(s):  Peter Mangione 
Workshop Title: The Gift of Play: Recognizing and Respecting Young Children's Amazing Possibilities
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The way young children go about play is very different from the way adults do. Research shows us that the direction of young children's play leads to unforeseen possibilities. This workshop will explore the meaning of play for young children and for the adults who care for them. What are the conditions necessary in order to respectfully facilitate young children's play? This question will be addressed through analysis, observation and dialogue.

Chahin and Mangione will delve into the topic of play and cognition and discuss how object manipulation and movement are the basis of the development of children's motor skills; how free, self-determined activity is a natural approach to learning; and how the child's autonomous exploration promotes growth of abstract thinking. Participants will come to understand how the brains of infants and toddlers gradually develop in their ability to engage in mathematical and scientific thinking. Participants will also learn how to prepare an educational environment that supports learning across all domains during the first three years of life, and how to understand the role of the adult as children learn through play.

This workshop is open to all that are interested or involved in the care of young children.


Presenter: Parul Chandra

Co-presenter(s):  Nandini Bhattacharjya 
Workshop Title: A Gift of Time: Giving Back To Children What Modern Day Society Has Taken Away
Track: Curriculum - General
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Help our colleagues understand the value of blocks of time to encourage sustained interest, the benefits of large classroom enrollment, mixed age grouping and a team teaching model for collaboration.
The classics: How we talk to and interact with children, problem solving, guiding behavior.
Speech and Action
Benefits of large blocks of time for children, teachers and parents. A gift of time is a gift to both children, teachers and parents. An opportunity for teachers to observe children's learning styles and levels of development in different areas. Helps children to cognitively plan, construct carry out then reflect on their work and extend their learning through this reflection. These blocks of time help children to engage in tasks that have continuity through meaningful short and long term projects in a continuum which supports sustained interest. Blocks of time to help teachers hone in on the children's learning by observing and listening- engage in their work, build on genuine interest and respect for children and their work to hear and recognize their voice in their learning which in turn helps children feel valued and encourages children to become active learners. These also provide opportunities for choices both child-initiated and teacher-directed, e.g., story time, sharing time, circle time - they can count on learning to attend to a group. Even at this early age we do believe that children are ready for some direct instruction: stories, music, rhyming, pre-reading and pre-writing activities.

Help our colleagues understand the value of blocks of time in children's learning for:
Children
Teachers
Parents

Teachers gain deeper knowledge and understanding about the children and their interests to share with the parents. By highlighting their children and their strengths teachers use this competency model to advocate for these children and highlight the children's competencies to the parent.

Blocks of Time: How this works, the balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated time in a classroom setting. How to create a foundation for authentic learning and growth that benefits the child.


Presenter: Fran Chasen

Co-presenter(s):  Michelle Soltero 
Workshop Title: Nothing to Fear Or Becoming an Effective,Engaging Advocate?
Track: Advocacy/Public Policy
Age Group: Adult
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 205
Theater Style: 30

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

When we hear the words public policy and advocacy, we often are intimidated because we think of having to speak in a public forum before elected officials.This session will address the many ways one can be an effective advocate.
We will share tools to reduce the fear factor and the variety of tools one can use to be an effective engaging advocate. ECE advocates are of critical importance for families utlizing early care and education services.
This session is recommended for all levels - it is important for beginners to hear and learn from more experienced advocates and it is relevant for the experienced advocate to remember their role as leaders in the ECE field.
This workshop will encourage active interaction and collaboration among the participants. The early care and education policy addressing current topics will be presented along with developing effective messages. A current and comprehensive Policy Tool Kit will be shared.


Presenter: Fran Chasen

Co-presenter(s):  Michelle Soltero 
Workshop Title: Getting it Right for Our Babies
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: Adult
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 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

As you know, there is no national paid parental leave, the average cost of infant care equals college tuition and is prohibitive for many working families, while thousands of infant/toddler teachers face wages so low they often struggle to support their own families. This animated video from the For Our Babies Campaign helps people understand the challenges facing families, babies and the teachers who work with them. Through the story of baby Eva, her parents, and her infant/toddler teachers Nora and Carmen, we discover a broken system that needs our immediate attention. "Getting It Right for Our Babies" presents three key strategies to "get it right for babies" in the United States: paid parental leave; affordable, quality child care; and investment in teachers.


Presenter: Feiyan Chen PhD

Workshop Title:
Track: Curriculum - Social/Emotional Competence
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 204
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: Mandarin

Course Description

How can preschool teachers support children's emotion regulation, especially during the transition to preschools? In this workshop, Dr. Chen will discuss a cross-cultural study comparing preschool teachers' reactions in the emotionally charged situation in the USA and China. A teacher-child-parent joint play following Vygotksy's theory will be introduced. Strategies and implementation will be discussed.
中美教师应对如何幼儿入园时的情感冲突 ?本講座將介紹一跨國文化比較中國和美國的研究,同時提供有效解決方案-
教师-幼儿-家长的一体游戏,一個根據维果斯基(Vygotsky)理論所提出的方式。如果资源不足怎么办以及实践启示將於在本講座中討論。


Presenter: Freddy Chu

Workshop Title: An Award-Winning Teacher's Journey in Aiding Special Needs Children in Taiwan 隨機教學與體驗學習在自閉症特質孩子的應用
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: School Age 5-8
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Plaza Level
Meeting Room Name: 204
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: Mandarin

Course Description

Mr. Chu created an innovative approach to teach children with special needs, including autism, Asperger Syndrome, and more. In this workshop, Mr. Chu will share his journey in aiding special needs children in Taiwan. His creative and innovative approaches will be shared!
台灣2016年大人物教育創新學人奬得主曲智鑛老師創立陶璽特殊教育工作坊,陪伴無數臺灣特教孩子的成長。他將在本講座和大家溝通分享他在台灣對特教硏究和實務的心得包括家長長期陪伴的原則和心態、自然情境教學.


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