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2018 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Kristin Enriquez

Workshop Title: Inclusion- It's More Than a Room Number
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments: Pre-school- Elementary
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballrom Section D
Theater Style: 155

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The term "Inclusion" is often used to refer to a classroom placement of a child with identified special needs, in a general education classroom. This is a reality, and an important one, but the truth is that "Inclusion" is a philosophy NOT a place. Beyond the classroom, inclusion is a mindset, a commitment, and a way of life that does not start and end with the school day. Having lived and worked among educational systems in the same place since her son was small, with all of his consistent supports and strong networks in place, Kristin found herself in a situation where her family needed to relocate to another part of the state. Facing the fear of losing that network and starting over, knowing not one person and with no plan to officially work within these systems, she entered her son in a new school, a new community, a new life, and did so by building bridges that support his unique needs beyond her family and into the school and community. In just one year her son was able to benefit from a network of supports perhaps even stronger than those her family had to leave behind as they started life anew. In this session Kristin will share her experience and commitment to creating and supporting inclusive opportunities for her son, not only in the classroom but throughout schools, and embedded into activities within the community, not only for the benefit of her son, but for the betterment of his community.


Presenter: Steven Erwin

Workshop Title: Building Cognitive Capacity Through Math and Language
Track: Curriculum - General
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

Recent research claims that Language and Math are better predictors for school readiness. This interactive session for advanced teachers will explore this recent research as it not only relates to school readiness but positively impacts executive functioning and self-regulation skills. During the presentation teachers will be asked to examine their current practice to this research and decide if their strategies are effective. Teachers will also identify, explore and role play strategies that support cognitive processing skills and cognitive constructs of play. In addition, there will be small group discussions how increasing cognitive capacity can reduce stress in both teachers and children. The potential outcomes for teachers is they may change the way they perceive and practice effective teaching and begin using cognitive based strategies that can impact children's success in school and in life.


Presenter: Paulina Escamilla-Vestal

Co-presenter(s):  Consuelo Espinosa 
Workshop Title: I'm Three, Where do I Go? Bridging the Gap Between Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs
Track: Curriculum - Social/Emotional Competence
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Age Group Other Comments: Three year olds
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop will address the importance of providing three year olds a developmentally appropriate environment which supports their social and emotional development. We will discuss practical strategies to enhance curriculum; stressing the importance of a relationship based approach between the child and teacher; and teacher and families.

This workshop will be interactive and will be utilizing small group activities to support participant's learning and sharing of ideas. It will benefit participants at beginning and intermediate levels, working in a Center Based Program and Family Child Care setting.


Presenter: Marvin Espinoza

Workshop Title: Coach Them or Coach Them Out: Successful Strategies to Staff Management
Track: Administration - Staff/Management
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 19, 2018 @ 03:45 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Often times supervisors ignore the small issues that are taking place with their staff and around them. By not having a check-in system, taking time to meet with their staff timely and intentionally building relationships, supervisors might end up missing great workforce or adopting great liabilities.

This workshop discusses the importance of having 1:1 meeting to achieve the following goals: (1) Understand the work underway by staff; (2) Identify challenges and opportunities to minimize confusion and maximize staff's time/work; (3) Provide mentoring and/or coaching to staff. These opportunities could make the difference between a liability or a headache. By following this system, you either coach staff or coach them out.

This workshop is ideal for those who supervise others--whether you're new to the field of supervision or are advanced--this workshop promises something new that you will have at your disposal when supervising individuals.


Presenter: Clarice Felipe Dionisio

Workshop Title: A Partnership between Breastfeeding and ECE: How Breastfeeding Positively Affects Children's Development and the Ways ECE Programs Can Support It
Track: Infants and Toddlers
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

The workshop will inform participants on the benefits of breastfeeding and the risks of formula use on all newborns, especially those who are premature and critically ill, and the long-term consequences on children's development, health, and life expectancy. Information will be shared on the basic anatomy and physiology of lactation as well as the positive effects of breastfeeding on maternal hormones, stress, and the parent-child bond.

Characteristics of the newborn will be discussed in relation to feedings and hunger cues; participants will be informed on how to administer proper feeding techniques to establish healthy eating habits. Participants will learn the components of breastmilk and formula.

The lecture will discuss how breastmilk lowers infant mortality and the risks of detrimental conditions in children, such as cancer and necrotizing enterocolitis, and sicknesses such as respiratory illnesses, ear infections, gastrointestinal problems, and allergies. Participants will be informed of the severity of childhood obesity and how the components of formula and the means it is given is related to children's high caloric intake, the acquiring of unhealthy eating patterns, and later adult obesity.

Participants will be informed on the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics on exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months with complementary feeding of solids at 6 months to a year. The lecture will inform participants on the actions that have been taken in our society to protect and promote breastfeeding.

These include the initiative of the World Health Organization and UNICEF to establish the Baby-Friendly Initiative for all hospitals offering maternal health services, the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Breastfeeding, and the establishment of Breastfeeding Rights.

Participants will be informed about the low breastfeeding rates as well as the rate of working mothers with children under the ages 0-3 years old. Breastfeeding rates can be helped by the working mother's support system, including the child's caregivers and early childhood education program.

Participants will learn how to create a breastfeeding friendly program and establish practices to support the breastfeeding family.


Presenter: Matt Fernald

Workshop Title: Exploring Music: Learning and Applying Concepts in Music Theory to Enhance Music in the Classroom and Beyond
Track: Curriculum - Music and Movement
Age Group: 0-8
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Apr 20, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballrom Section D
Theater Style: 155

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Haven't you heard? Music isn't just for the theorists and professionals.

This presentation will introduce attendees to select concepts of rhythm and pitch, including beat, meter, subdivisions, syncopation; melody, tonality, and modality.

We will begin with discussion and group exploration of two contrasting approaches to leading songs and activities. From there, we will jump into *beat*, warming up to it in a few different ways, exploring creatively the many ways to use our bodies to track a beat.

Along the way, specialized techniques for leading music class will be sprinkled in. Some examples include "Leading like a Conductor" (i.e. nonverbal communication), "10-word limit" (a soft cap on verbal instructions during a song), and "Hooks" (short, catchy introductions to start a song).

We will move from beat directly into meter, which deals with "subdivisions" of the beat. After first introducing and exploring "duple meter", we (as a group) will learn and enjoy songs in duple meter. The process will be repeated for the somewhat-trickier "triple meter".

Time permitting, we will also talk about melodies, major vs minor, and tonality. To end, small groups will plan a presentation of a song with close attention paid to these concepts. In the interest of time, groups will be chosen at random to present, rather than having all do so.

Becoming more aware of these concepts in rhythm and pitch will greatly enhance a teacher's ability to lead engaging music classes, while also making their work more musically sound. Helping in part to accomplish this is the fact that *most children's music is in duple meter and a major tonality*. Teachers who are not only aware of this, but are also familiar with the deeper meaning behind the concepts, will plan and lead music activities that are more diverse, creative, enjoyable, colorful, and musically sound.


Presenter: Carrie Flint

Workshop Title: Sitting On Both Sides Of An IEP Table
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments: all
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Exhibit Hall and Ballroom Building
Meeting Room Name: Ballrom Section D
Theater Style: 155

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

What's it like to be the parent of a child with an "invisible" disability?

This is my story, the parent of a son diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD.

I've decided to share my story because what I know now as a parent would have made me be a better Adapted Physical Education teacher and IEP team member.

It has been a journey with my son and over the years we reached out for help not only from my son's school district but the district I worked in as well as my husband's (my husband is also a teacher). All three districts responded with the same answer; very simply, since my son, Joey, got good grades, there was nothing a school district could help with since he was at grade level. As a result of being told the same message by all three districts, we thought that was the truth and felt helpless. Today, we now know the truth, thanks to our lawyer.

Ultimately, we were put in a position with no other choice but to file Due Process and then 2 years later file a federal lawsuit to fight for our son's rights. I have been enlightened and I feel my story will be helpful to others; administrators, teachers as well as parents.

In this presentation, I will share what I learned from my lawyer concerning the laws and the responsibility you have as a teacher as well as the responsibility of the district. In addition, I will offer recommendations on how you, as a teacher and a valued member of the IEP team, can be more helpful in an IEP meeting and be an advocate for your students.

If my story helps in any way; recognizing a child's education is more than getting good grades, IEP meetings more respectful towards the parents, IEP meetings routinely recorded, teachers taking note of concerns and following up with evaluations, services offered as needed without a fight; then somehow this painful and very long journey has a purpose.





Presenter: Kerry Folan

Workshop Title: Enhancing the TK-3 Elementary School Playground Experience with a Loose Parts Playpod
Track: Environments - Outdoor
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description


Presenter: Georgia Frawley

Co-presenter(s):  Ken Frawley 
Workshop Title: Say, Sing and Sign! How Combining ASL with Fun Songs Benefits Children of All Ages - Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers
Track: Curriculum - Music and Movement
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments:
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Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

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

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

This is definitely a "hands-on" workshop. From beginning to end the participants will be engaged in learning ASL vocabulary and combine this with wonderful songs that they will be able to use within their classrooms immediately. The presenters will demonstrate all the signs used, and explain how to adapt the number of signs for various age groups and for various abilities. After practicing, the participants will get to perform each of the songs. For some songs, participants will be asked to contribute new words or verses so they can learn how to do this within their own classrooms. The attendees will find that signing is fun and requires no previous signing skill. They can be successful and so can their children. Those attending will be presented with hundreds of signs and resources that they can use to expand their ASL vocabulary as they choose. Throughout the workshop we will address how to sign with an infant, how to enhance the same song for a toddler, and how to expand it for a preschooler. This is also beneficial for those working with special needs children.


Presenter: Barbara Frometa

Co-presenter(s):  Rebecca Dominguez 
Workshop Title: La Musica como herramienta para el Desarrollo Integral de los Ninos Fisico - Cognitivo - Socio - Emocional/Music Education as an instrument and an integral tool in the social-emotional development in young children
Track: Curriculum - Music and Movement
Age Group:
Age Group Other Comments: 2-5 year olds.
Presenter's Biographies

Apr 21, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Room Location: Conference Center Lower Level
Meeting Room Name: 101
Theater Style: 130

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: Spanish

Course Description

I will present a workshop that will help early childhood educators feel more comfortable and confident in introducing the wonderful world of music and movement to young children ages 2-5 years. I will do to this by playing musical instruments, singing songs and sharing my knowledge in the field of music appreciation. I will share how to incorporate music and movement throughout the day in a preschool setting and how to incorporate music in a preschool curriculum.


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