2019-2020 Workshop Series

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2018-2019 Workshop Sessions



September 22, 2018 

8:00am - 11:30am 

Speaker: Jose Nunez 

Promoting Children's Independent Learning & Autonomous Behavior 

Join us at our first workshop of the new year with "Mr. Jose" where he will explore how to use intrinsic motivation as an approach to interact with children using a nurturing and developmentally appropriate informed practice. He will discuss how a pedagogical approach empowers children to acquire positive self-esteem, self-efficacy, and the self-regulatory skills that are conducive for kindergarten school readiness.Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate, and practice pedagogical methods, strategies, and techniques that promote children’s independent learning and autonomous behavior.



January 19, 2019 

8:00am - 11:30am

Speaker: Brittnee Schuyler of Discount School Supply

Process Focused Art 

During this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Process Focused Art and the benefits it presents to the children in your classroom or program. The workshop will consist of an informational session as well as several hands on activities related to process art that you can utilize in your classroom.   

Participants at this event will also receive information about our upcoming 2019 Week of the Young Child Art Show where early education programs submit their students art work to be placed on display during the month of April 2019.



February 28, 2019 

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Rebecca Genco, Early Childhood Education Specialist

Basics of Behavior in the Early Childhood Setting

What would you most like to learn about behavior management in the early childhood setting?

This workshop will provide a basic understanding of behavior in the classroom setting. Attendees will learn practical management strategies that will help to set their classroom up for success. We will discuss positive behavior support strategies that can help to address challenging behaviors. Attendees will also be making visual supports to take back into the classroom and utilize for the whole class or for individual students. Lastly we will discuss the importance of explicitly teaching social emotional skills in the preschool setting, and how it can help to create a caring classroom community. 



May 25, 2019 

8:00am - 11:30am

Speaker: Sharon Arias

Promoting STEAM for Preschoolers

In this workshop, participants will explore how to use small animals in the classroom, such as worms, lizards, frogs and spiders, to provide children with science, technology, engineering, art and math opportunities. They will discover how curriculum strategies, such as the use of journals, computers for YouTube research, building models with experts, drawing and painting, and math opportunities, support the development of STEAM knowledge, and ecological awareness.