This is a full day conference with breakfast and lunch served. Please choose one morning and one afternoon session to attend.*
MORNING SESSION 1:
Promoting Self Regulation In Your Classroom Environment
Self-regulation in young children looks like a child that is able to focus his attention, control his emotions and manage his thinking, behavior and feelings. The development of these self-regulation skills is a key factor of children being successful throughout life. Our classroom environment, is a key component in supporting children’s self-regulation.
In this workshop, we will explore our current classroom environment and how materials, furniture arrangement, and the use of visual mediators support self-regulation in young children.
Presented by Melanie Smith-Cervera, and recommended for Pre-K Administrators, Para-professionals and Preschool Teachers. Participants should come prepared to reflect on their current classroom design and create a plan to make changes to promote self-regulation, allowing all children to be successful.
MORNING SESSION 2
Developing Responsive Interactions With Young Children
This workshop will will explore the varied elements of the teacher child interaction that contribute to supportive,responsive interactions that are reflective of child development and understanding of individual differences in children.
Presented by Anne Marie Davidson, and recommended for Birth to 3, Pre-K Administrators, Para-professionals, Preschool Teachers, and Special Education Teachers.
AFTERNOON SESSION 1
Using Large Motor and Sensory Exploration to Support the Needs of All Children
Ever feel like you just don’t know what to do with some of the children in your class? Sometimes what we are doing as teachers needs to change. This session will explore strategies to use such as large motor and sensory exploration to help children find success with social emotional skills in the classroom.
Presented by Sheri Lambert, and recommended for Pre-K Administrators, Para-professionals, Preschool Teachers and Special Education Teachers.
AFTERNOON SESSION 2
Using Authentic Multicultural Literature in Early Childhood Classrooms
Multicultural literature is a tool that should be utilized within the classroom in order to help students see themselves and their own family structures reflected within the writings. Early childhood educators are often unaware of the necessity of carefully choosing literature that authentically represents children’s diverse cultures.
Presented by Diane Gozemba, and recommended for Pre-K Administrators, Para-professionals, Preschool Teachers and Special Education Teachers.