Presentations

09/28/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Kaiser, Barbara

The Importance of Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Education, by Barbara Kaiser

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Research shows that social and emotional skills are as important to school performance as academic readiness skills. Teachers can support all children, especially children children with challenging behavior as they work to develop their internal controls—and at the same time direct them onto a […]Full Description

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10/05/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Jablon, Judy

Engaging Staff Meetings: A Time for Professional Conversations that Foster Continuous Quality Improvement, by Judy Jablon

This webinar, presented by Judy Jablon, will explore how to use staff meeting for engaging professional conversations that foster continuous quality improvement. We’ll discuss how the content and process of intentional staff meetings effectively models dialogue, inquiry and problem solving among adults — all behaviors we want to encourage between adults and children. We’ll consider […]Full Description

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10/12/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Heidemann M.S., Sandra

Menninga, M.A.Ed., Beth

Managing Phases of Teacher Growth in the Midst of Instructional Change: Learn, Practice, Share and Model, by Sandy Heidemann and Beth Menninga

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing.   If you work in early childhood with children and families every day, chances are you have participated in some of the many quality improvement initiatives out there. You want to be the best teacher you can be so you take a deep breath and dig in […]Full Description

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10/19/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Bornfreund, Laura

Allard Agnamba, Lindsey

“Assessment Literacy” for Early Educators: Unpacking Intentional Child Assessment, by Laura Bornfreund and Lindsey Allard Agnamba

This session is sponsored by Nemours Bright Start!   Teachers assess their students each and every day, from observing them at play and checking in for understanding to delivering a more formal assessment. But what should they do with all that information? How should the results from informal and formal assessments inform their classroom environment, […]Full Description

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10/25/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Heroman, Cate

Bilmes, Jenny

Helping Children Rebound from Traumatic Experiences: How to Create Classrooms That Support Recovery from Traumatic Experiences, by Cate Heroman and Jenna Bilmes

This webinar is on TUESDAY, 10/25! Join this powerful session by Cate Heroman and Jenna Bilmes, authors of Helping Children Rebound, to build your understanding of how children might behave after experiencing a disturbing event and why. The presenters will share examples of how traumatic events such as natural disasters, terrorist incidents, witnessing violence, and even seeing reports of […]Full Description

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10/26/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Darling-Churchill, Kristen

“Mean” Behavior and Aggression in Early Childhood: The Origins of Bullying, by Kristen Darling-Churchill

This webinar is sponsored by Second Step, an initiative of Committee for Children. Have you heard the taunts in your early learning program: “You can’t play with us!” or, “You can’t come to my birthday party!”? Have you ever wondered how your role as an administrator can influence teachers and parents to address the early […]Full Description

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11/09/2016

Presenter(s) :

Rowell, Katherine

Allard Agnamba, Lindsey

Professional Learning Communities for Directors: A Catalyst for Program Improvement, by Katherine Rowell and Lindsey Allard Agnamba

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar  to explore the power of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to promote a collaborative culture dedicated to continuous quality improvement. Experienced early educators and professional development providers Katherine Rowell and Lindsey Allard Agnamba will highlight practical advice about how PLCs can offer directors promising strategies for promoting sustainable, high-quality early learning environments. […]Full Description

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11/16/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Duke, Nell

Promoting Literacy Developmentally Appropriately: The Administrator’s Role, by Nell K. Duke

Sponsored by Connect4Learning (C4L)   Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children. Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke in a […]Full Description

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11/30/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Goffin, Stacie

Professionalizing Early Childhood Education : Your Role in the Next Era, by Stacie Goffin

This session is sponsored by Rasmussen College. In what promises to be a provocative session, Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto to early childhood education. She will argue ECE should step forward and assume responsibility for the competency of its practitioners and positive results for children by formally organizing as a professional field of practice […]Full Description

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12/07/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Romano, Gary

The Foundation of Early Childhood Consulting: Creating a Customer Pipeline, by Gary Romano

The Second webinar in the Small but Mighty Consulting Series. Sponsored by, Civitas Strategies and Early Childhood Investigations Consulting Directory. This webinar, presented by Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies, will draw from the forthcoming book Small But Mighty and will focus on finding clients and reengaging them in order to sustain business. In this second […]Full Description

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12/14/2016
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Hammond, Ruth Anne

Respectful Discipline for Toddlers & Twos: The Administrator’s Role in Setting Expectations, by Ruth Anne Hammond

Teachers of young children cannot go it alone when it comes to discipline. They need support from supervisors, curriculum planners and directors. The environment, the program design, staffing and the daily routine can either make it easier or harder to implement thoughtful responses when children are having trouble regulating their behavior. This workshop will be […]Full Description

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01/11/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Romano, Gary

Lean Recruiting: Finding Talented Leaders & Managers for Your Program or Consulting Organization, by Gary Romano

The third webinar in the Small but Mighty Consulting Series. Sponsored by Civitas Strategies and Early Childhood Investigations Consulting Directory. In this webinar, Gary Romano, Founder and President of Civitas Strategies, will draw from the method he developed, Lean Recruiting, to help consulting organization find exceptional team members.. This session will focus on understanding how […]Full Description

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01/18/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

MacDonald, Susan

Get Inspired to Lead and Lead to Inspire: Techniques That Advance Early Education, by Susan MacDonald

This energizing webinar by Susan MacDonald explores how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education. Research into the immense, life-long value of high-quality early childhood education has created a wave of reforms designed to increase the quality of education in early childhood programs. The research […]Full Description

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02/01/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Powers, Margaret

Makerspaces in ECE: A Planning Guide for Administrators, by Margaret Powers

Join this webinar to learn the basics of starting a makerspace in an early learning center and designing developmentally appropriate projects that engage children in hands-on making and learning. We will discuss the maker movement and its implications for early childhood education and the key physical components of a makerspace before diving into some project […]Full Description

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03/08/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Romano, Gary

The Foundation of Early Childhood Consulting: Growth, by Gary Romano

The fourth webinar in the Small but Mighty Consulting Series. Sponsored by Civitas Strategies and Early Childhood Investigations Consulting Directory. The fourth webinar in the Small but Mighty Consultants Series, presented by Gary Romano, Founder and President of Civitas Strategies, will draw from the forthcoming book Small But Mighty to help you grow your consultancy […]Full Description

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03/15/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

Presenter(s) :

Galbraith, Judy

Smutny, Joan

Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs, by Judy Galbraith and Joan Franklin Smutny

This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. Whether you work in a preschool program, childcare center, kindergarten, or primary-grade classroom, you have gifted children in your group right along with children who have a broad range of abilities. Why is it important to recognize and support the needs of young gifted children? What are […]Full Description

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04/19/2017
2:00 PM Eastern Time

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Henderson, Ileen

Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma, by Ileen Henderson

Even the youngest children are all too often exposed to traumatic events and highly stressful information. This webinar is part of our ongoing effort to inform administrators and teachers explore their role in offsetting these negative experiences. This webinar, part of the Trauma Solution Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will […]Full Description

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