2017 CAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Stephanie Do

Co-presenter(s):  Jessica Campos  Linh Dang 
Workshop Title: Making the Transition from Teacher to Supervisor
Track: Administration - Staffing/Management
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 203B
Theater Style: 64

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The suggested audience for this presentation is beginner to advanced Early Education Professionals who are interested in moving into a supervisory role or who have just made the transition within the past 3 years and would like to learn strategies and techniques to support them in that position. Moving into a position of manager from a teacher means meeting new challenges, taking on new responsibilities, and mastering new skills. There are many rewards that come from this evolution. As well, in our field, ECE practitioners are not necessarily taught the skills to supervise and guide staff as a manager.
This workshop will be an interactive workshop and panel of six managers with varying years of experience as a teacher and a manager who moved from the classroom to the office as a director of child development centers. They have a combined 80 years of experience in the field and would like to share lessons learned with future supervisors in our Early Education community.
The panel will share techniques, tasks and strategies they used to prepare themselves as teachers to be ready to take on a leadership role as well as first hand experiences of some of the challenges they encountered during their first year as a manager and lessons learned. They will share a powerful new set of skills, strategies, and techniques that they learned when they were managers such as employment laws, time management, resource management, increasing staff morale and moving from a peer to a supervisor. There will be an interactive facilitated activity for participants to develop professional development goals for dealing with these issues at their own centers. Participants will leave with the confidence to take on a new position and move forward in their career.


Presenter: Tana Donaghy

Workshop Title: A Deeper Look into Universal Design for Learning in the ECE Setting
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop goes beyond the three basic principles of Universal Design for Learning: multiple means of expression, multiple means of recognition and multiple means of engagement to look at how these ideas help to define features of inclusive environments for all students. Teachers will look at learning differences along a continuum instead of two discrete categories of children with disabilities and those without. Teachers will re-examine how adaptation and differentiation of instruction is geared towards all students to improve learning outcomes. Teachers will explore the goals of Universal Design for Learning: 1) Improve access, participation and achievement, 2) Eliminate or reduce physical and academic barriers, and 3) Value diversity through proactive design. They will explore curriculum materials that are diverse, engaging and multi-modal.


Presenter: Steven Erwin

Workshop Title: Through the Hearts of Teachers Builds the Minds of Children
Track: Administration - Staffing/Management
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Scope: Today's teachers run the risk of becoming technicians. This presentation will address and reflect on challenges that teachers face today and explore strategies that will keep their focus on children. This presentation will address core values, leadership models and interactions that will keep teachers engaged in building the minds of children.
Presentation: Part one of this presentation will focus on the challenges teachers face today. This will include Quality Rating Improvement Systems, competencies, standards, at risk children and the stress that is being endured by teachers. Working in small group, participants will have an opportunity to reflect and discuss these issues. Information from "Worthy Work Still Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Childcare Staffing Study" and the "Developing Child" from Harvard University will be used to support these issues. Part two will begin with small groups discussing and exploring their own personal core values as an ECE professional. The goal for this activity is for teachers to recognize how daily decisions with children are made using these values. Continued discussions will include exploring the role of teachers as leaders rather than mangers of children. In addition, since interactions are the cornerstone of relationships and quality, participants will have an opportunity to identify and practice interactions that support relationships and learning. The information for part two will include, "Learning to Lead: Effective Skills for Teachers of Young Children" by Debra Renetta Sullivan and the High/Scope Foundation.
Suggested audience: Anyone who is involved with QRIS, Head Start/Early Head Start, State Preschool, General Childcare and Family Daycare Providers.


Presenter: Julie Espinoza

Co-presenter(s):  Alejandra Chavez  Sandra Mora 
Workshop Title: Long-Term Projects in the Preschool Classroom: A Way to Make Learning an Adventure!
Track: Curriculum - General
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Age Group Other Comments: Preschool
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

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

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

In this workshop participants will explore ways to plan and implement long and short projects and how to integrate them into their curriculum. They will learn how to use project-based learning with preschoolers to help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them; and how to build on children's interests. Focus will be on helping preschoolers make connections with their environment and prior knowledge. Long term projects give each child an opportunity to interact with peers, materials and tools. Projects allow work to happen individually and in a group setting.
This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with project-based learning as a tool for helping preschool children gain a deeper understanding of their own experience and their own environment. Topics covered in the workshop will include: How teachers can use project-based learning (inquiry-based learning) to enhance children's learning in all domains. How to create "meaningful learning contexts" for the bilingual child. Ways to incorporate non-fiction books in the classroom to enhance children's learning of new vocabulary and concept development. Techniques teachers can use to foster academic vocabulary development during discussions with children in both first and second languages.
The presentation will include the following: Power point presentation with text and photos. Large group interactive activity using easel paper, markers and key questions Tips on how administrators can support teachers in planning and implementing projects in their classrooms Examples of projects designed and completed by teachers and students. Time to share with others their ideas and ask questions. Handouts outlining key points covered in the workshop and a bibliography Participants will be encouraged to take notes and record their ideas to take back to share with their staff.


Presenter: Lesley Fields

Workshop Title: You Gotta' Be the Word: Using Hands-On Strategies to Develop Word-Conscious Children
Track: Child Development - Language/Literacy
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 202A-B
Theater Style: 100

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Appropriate for all learning levels, this session will focus on the what, why, and how of creating a word-conscious classroom with engaging oral language development strategies that inspire kids to use rich, robust vocabulary. Beginning with "the what," the session will open with an overview of oral language and vocabulary development in young children, as well as a discussion about why it is important to foster curiosity and awareness of words. The session will then move into "the why" by delving into relevant research about language development and the "30 million word gap" to explain the necessity of providing to young children a strong oral language foundation that will prepare them for future literacy success. This will be followed by an overview of the importance of a word-conscious classroom filled with rich language and an explanation of how it empowers and inspires children to communicate in real and deep ways. The session will then move into "the how" section, where numerous effective, developmentally appropriate, hands-on language and vocabulary development strategies will be offered, including: applying techniques that stimulate developmentally appropriate discussions and intentional talk; modeling the use of sophisticated vocabulary; using vocabulary picture cards designed to promote robust (Tier 2) vocabulary acquisition by introducing the word with the picture, explaining the word in kid-friendly language, and asking children to "be" the word with hands-on activities; selecting and using high-interest topics, focus questions, and texts to immerse children in academic language; incorporating techniques that encourage children to use descriptive language and that promote asking and answering questions by both teachers and children; and ideas for how to extend word-consciousness into the home and get parents involved. The session will conclude with real classroom examples of what it looks like when children get to "be" the words and then use them in their everyday lives.


Presenter: Lesley Fields

Workshop Title: That Vital Home-School Connection: How to Build Authentic Home-School Partnerships
Track: Parent/Family Relationships and Support
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Appropriate for all learning levels, this session will open with a discussion centered around the essential role families play in their child's development. This will be followed by an overview of research that identifies barriers to family involvement in schools and examines what authentic home-school partnerships are, how to build them, and how to support them, including approaches designed to authentically engage families whose home language is not English. Numerous effective, inclusive, and creative strategies for connecting with and supporting families, parents, and caregivers will be offered, including: ideas for reaching out and making connections before school starts; strategies for welcoming, including, and instilling confidence in parents and caregivers during the first weeks of school; approaches for fostering and maintaining two-way communication throughout the year; activities for staying connected and increasing family involvement and participation both in and out of the classroom; and ways to support learning in the home.


Presenter: Jan Fish EdD

Co-presenter(s):  Barbra Rosner, M.A.  Rachel Johnson 
Workshop Title: Calling All Family Child Care Providers: Including the Voices of Family Child Care in Collaborative Consultation
Track: Family Child Care
Age Group: 0-8
Age Group Other Comments: 0-5
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 103
Theater Style: 105

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Introduction: Our California State University Northridge (CSUN) Partnerships for Excellence consulting class has served ECE center-based program directors and their teachers for 18 years in the San Fernando Valley. We are currently planning to begin consulting with Family Child Care professionals (FCCs) and we need to hear from FCC professionals to learn from their perspectives what kind of consultation and what methods are most effective.

1) This workshop is designed as a "focus-group style" workshop where our workshop participants will work in dyads through "hands-on" dialogue.

2) Each dyad will be asked the same open-ended questions to gain feedback from participating FCC providers (e.g., "What are hot topics for your professional development as an FCC professional?" "WHY?", "When is best for you to engage in professional development?", "WHY")

3) Then, participants can write individual responses on 5" X 8" sticky notes, discuss their responses and then post them on the walls and

4) All participants can complete a gallery walk and add their own sticky note confirmations or additions to the table responses, followed by

5) An All-Group review and scan to give participants the opportunity to identify themes in the shared comments and additions and then

5) A second deep-dive focus-group dialogue cycle will be implemented in dyads for participants to add detail and implications of the responses and reactions for next steps in this co-creation of a consulting process and approach in Partnerships for Excellence.


Presenter: Ida Rose Florez

Co-presenter(s):  Paul Eichen 
Workshop Title: Engineering for Young Children: What, Why and How
Track: Curriculum - Science/Technology
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: PreK to Grade 2
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

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

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

Young children love to design and build. That's engineering! So how is it that so few children go on to become engineers? And why are there so few women and people from racial, ethnic or language minority backgrounds in engineering fields? New research indicates the disparities start young - before kindergarten entry. Participants in this workshop will learn first-hand what engineering is, why it is so important for all children, and how to nurture their own and young children's engineering capabilities. Attendees will reflect on their own beliefs about what it means to be an engineer and learn why design and engineering are an important part of young children's development.

The workshop will then explore how educators can nurture young children's abilities as designers and engineers - in development-promoting ways. Participants will learn how to scaffold basic engineering concepts for young children such as shifting from designing for appearance, to engineering for strength, and then adding design for empathy (yes, engineering experiences are a great way to support children's social-emotional development). Young children have wide variation in their opportunities to experience and practice building and designing, so they come to engineering with a wide range of basic fluencies, such as the use of symbolic language, correspondence, symmetry, and spatial awareness. Children often need minimal scaffolding to strengthen these fluencies and fully engage in the engineering experience. The workshop will help participants learn how to spot when children need more support.

This is a hands-on/minds-on workshop. Participants will work with engineering materials and experience for themselves their own engineering "aha" moments. Simple design briefs (diagrams and illustrations developed for young children) scaffold participants' understanding of their own engineering capabilities and how to nurture young builders and designers. Lecture portions are brief, and focus on how to create positive adaptive shifts in children's perceptions of their abilities. The workshop is particularly valuable for showing educators that they do not need to have backgrounds in design and engineering in order to strengthen children's development in these enjoyable and important developmental skills.


Presenter: Betsy Fox

Co-presenter(s):  Nicole Nelson 
Workshop Title: Creating a Vision for Your Classroom or Center
Track: Professional Development
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 107C
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Peter Block states that vision is "A statement of hope for the future." A vision for your classroom and/or center helps you identify and plan future direction and goals for your program. A shared vision ensures all your hard work toward quality is well-planned, consistent, and sustainable. In this session, teachers and/or directors will learn about the importance of vision setting, then consider what is important for their specific classroom or center. They will work individually to visualize, then create a vision for how they want their classrooms and/or centers to look, sound, and feel. After writing their thoughts, participants will have the opportunity to share them with a small group to gather more ideas. Each participant will leave this practical and interactive session with the beginning of a vision which will provide a roadmap for their future classroom or center. Without vision, we have lots of false starts so let's work together to plan the future!


Presenter: Georgia Frawley

Co-presenter(s):  Ken Frawley 
Workshop Title: Say, Sign and Sign - ASL and Music for Interactive Fun for Babies and Toddlers
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 105
Theater Style: 80

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This is truly a hands-on workshop. All participants will get the experience of signing over 15 songs and learn how to incorporate signs in various games and stories that they can use with their children immediately.
American Sign Language is a visual language that has many signs that look like the word they are representing. It has been proven over and over that infants and toddlers who sign have reduced communication frustration because signing is something that is developmentally appropriate for all children. Participants will learn how to adapt the number of signs to meet their children's abilities and to feel comfortable with their own abilities. In addition, we will provide suggestions for storytelling and games that can be played using ASL.
Attendees will receive a handout that includes a resource list, the benefits of American Sign Language use with infants and toddlers, why ASL combined with songs work so well with children, how to prepare for using ASL, how to be creative with the songs that you already know, and a guideline for presenting and instructing songs and games to the children. In addition, the handout will include all the words to the songs that they will be singing and a chart that includes the top signs to use with both infants and toddlers.


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