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9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Developing Teachers as Curriculum Architects

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP | Developing Teachers as Curriculum Architects Just as architects use science and art to build beautiful structures, educators can view their curriculum as a science and an art form that results in engaging experiences for children. When curriculum and instruction is seen as an architectural process it has the power to transform an […]

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Basics of Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Practice

ExceleRate™ | Basics of Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Practice In this training, participants will learn about the complexities of culture and how culture impacts interactions with families and other professionals. Through discussion and group activities, participants will explore their own cultural competence and awareness. Danen Busch Price $10  

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Developing Executive Function Skills in Preschool

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Developing Executive Function Skills in Preschool  Teaching executive function skills improves the behavioral self-regulation of young children. Discover strategies to support preschool children in developing early stage executive function skills through topics such as classroom structure, materials and time management, critical thinking and problem solving. Leave with a draft copy of […]

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Moving Into ECE’s Next Era

POLICY | Moving Into ECE’s Next Era: ECE as a Recognized Profession ECE is in the public limelight. This has highlighted variability in the quality of early learning programs and the uneven practice of early educators. It is time to step forward and rethink ECE as a field of practice. Participate in this highly interactive, […]

1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Accidents Happen: Why Risk It?

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP | Accidents Happen: Why Risk It? Improving Your Risk Management Most programs follow risk management practices, but not as many have a written risk management plan with policies and procedures to guide consistent implementation. Applying best practices in risk management as outlined in the Program Administration Scale (PAS) for center-based programs and the […]

1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Creating Individual Professional Development Plans

ExceleRate™ | Creating Individual Professional Development Plans Participants will define and explain the value of professional development. This training will assist in recognizing the relationship of staff development to Continuous Quality Improvement. Participants will also be able to identify the components of an effective professional development plan. Sandy Young Price $10  

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