Presentations

05/30/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Lehnhardt, Kara

Gansler, Gillian

Ready or Not? Incorporating e-Learning into Your Program’s Professional Development Mix, by Kara Lehnhardt and Gillian Gansler

Sponsored by McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.   As directors, professional development providers, or those in technical assistance roles, part of your job is to help teachers and/or family child care providers identify professional development opportunities that support their growth. More and more online professional development opportunities are available in our field (these great […]Full Description

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06/06/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Schwartz, Amanda

Pisha, Lorelei

Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice, by Amanda Schwartz and Lorelei Pisha

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.   Engaging families can be a challenge, particularly if their infant or toddler has a disability or may show signs of developmental delay. Families of children with disabilities are often deluged by service providers and advice from early intervention teams, therapists, […]Full Description

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06/20/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Salcedo, Michelle

5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow, by Michelle Salcedo

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. At times, early educators may feel powerless in the face of challenging behaviors. But, there is good news. There are steps professionals can take to lessen these behaviors and return joy to the early educator’s job. Often, classroom environments contribute to challenging behaviors. Through humor, concrete examples, […]Full Description

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06/27/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

McGuckin, Ronald

Litigation?! Strategies to Lower Your ECE Organization’s Risk of Being Involved in Lawsuits, by Ronald McGuckin

This session is sponsored by HiMama. This webinar, presented by Attorney Ron McGuckin, will focus on the most current legal trends and administrative issues which impact the day to day operations of the child care  program. Ron will discuss: social media usage and how it can affect the business’s image  and legal standing what to […]Full Description

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08/08/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Beloglovsky, Miriam

Daly, Lisa

Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments, by Miriam Beloglovsky and Lisa Daly

Sponsored by Exchange. A culturally sustainable environment embraces and values the multi-ethnic and multilingual capacities of young children and families. It is how tradition, history, and culture come together to improve the quality of life- culturally, economically, socially, and environmentally. Not just for today, but for future generations to come. A culturally sustainable environment supports […]Full Description

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08/15/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy

Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators, by Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.   Baby talk can sound silly, but there’s an important place for all types of vocal exchanges with infants and toddlers in early childhood settings. In fact, the  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors […]Full Description

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09/12/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

How Boosting Emotional Intelligence Improves Your Ability to Effectively Steer Your ECE Program, by Barbara Kaiser

This session is sponsored by HiMama. EQ or Emotional Quotient, otherwise known as Emotional Intelligence, is the ability to recognize emotions to guide thinking and behavior, and adapt accordingly. It requires regulation of your own emotions and the ability to gauge the emotions of others, especially in the workplace. To be an effective high EQ […]Full Description

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09/26/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Koralek, Derry

Luckenbill, Julia

Howell, Jacky

Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning, by Derry Koralek, Julia Luckenbill, M.A. and Jacky Howell, M.A.

Sponsored by Redleaf Press   Thanks to the widespread use of social media-Facebook, lnstagram, YouTube, and Pinterest, to name a few-you can find lots of images and videos of inspiring early childhood settings. You’ve probably seen a photo of something that made you think, “What a great environment.” For example, for one of the presenters […]Full Description

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10/10/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Duncan, Sandra

Martin, Jody

Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments, by Sandra Duncan and Jody Martin

Sponsored by Nature Explore. There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls f1lled with children’s work indicate productivity, an abundance of commercially-purchased toys indicates a well-equipped space, and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated […]Full Description

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10/17/2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Sorrels, Barbara

Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.   Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand.  This session, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D,  author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging […]Full Description

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10/24/2018
2 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Ricketts, Amadee

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians, by Amadee Ricketts

Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. Story times and circle time are important parts of the day in most early childhood classrooms. While they are central to the early education experience, these parts of the day can come to feel routine or uninspiring for educators and children alike. Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways […]Full Description

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10/31/2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

O'Keefe, Bonnie

Coaching for Childhood Educators: Research Findings and Practical Considerations, by Bonnie O’Keefe

This session is sponsored by HiMama.   More ECE programs than ever are implementing coaching programs for their teachers, but not all coaching programs achieve their goals. How should ECE program leaders design a coaching approach that will be successful and sustainable? Coaching is supported by a growing body of research and required by the […]Full Description

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