September 12, 2020
9:00am- 11:00am LIVE
Join us online for 2 LIVE training hours!
HEAR FROM PEGGY OSBORNE AND LEROY ARMSTRONG LIVE VIA ZOOM!!
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Education Consultant, Speaker
Keeping Them Focused On Christ In A Chaotic World
LIVE via ZOOM at 9:00am
Teaching Pastor, FBC McKinney
Honoring Cultural Diversity in Our School Family
LIVE via ZOOM at 10:00am
Administrator, Special Needs Expert
Exploring Learning Styles in the Early Childhood Classroom
Author, Early Childhood Environments Expert
Lessons From Jellyfish: How to Create Appealing, Beautiful, and Purposeful Habitats
Licensed Professional Counselor
Managing Stress So It Doesn’t Manage You
Keeping Them Focused On Christ In A Chaotic World
Peggy Osborne, Education Consultant, Speaker
Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 9:00am(CDT)
Does your life feel like it is spinning out of control? 2020 has certainly been a year of chaos and turmoil. Usually, we know what to expect in our classrooms and from our families, but this year is looking so different from the rest! You may be coming into a classroom family where there is sadness from the loss of a loved one or heightened fear due to our current pandemic and cultural unrest. However, we have the opportunity to remind our families and children that God knew this was coming and has promised that He will walk with us through it all! What can we put into place in our classrooms that will help the children feel safe and secure in the midst of our upside-down world? What are some words we can use with our families to encourage and support them? Are there scriptures we can embed in our day to day teaching that can equip children, parents and ourselves as we tackle each day? Intentional teaching and a well-planned environment during a tough season can make a lasting impact for a lifetime!
Core Competencies: Child Growth & Development (1.4); Supporting Skill Development (4.1)
Licensing Standard 745.1309 (b,4) Teacher-child interaction); (f,11) Responsive Caregiving
Honoring Cultural Diversity In Our School Family
Leroy Armstrong, Teaching Pastor, FBC McKinney
Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 10:00am(CDT)
It’s pretty obvious that God made all of us different and unique! He also made us the SAME – in His image. In this session, we’ll learn how diversity in ethnicity and culture affect relationships in our school families. How can we appreciate each other’s differences – in culture, in parenting styles, in traditions, etc – while also building unity in our community as a whole? You’ll leave this session with some practical action steps for fostering unity among your school families and thereby create a healthier community as a whole.
Core Competencies: Diversity & Dual Language Learners (6.1); Families & Community Relationships (7.1)
Licensing Standard 745.1309 (f.6,7) Cultural Diversity, Professional Development
Learn to Move...Move to Learn
Beth Cannon, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Learn to Move…Move to Learn is an interactive workshop that teaches teachers how to incorporate exercise and large motor development in every lesson. Movement is an effective cognitive strategy, and you will learn foundational facts about the importance of movement in the classroom and solid links to learning. You will walk away with a toolbox of brain breaks, activity lessons, ideas to move through literature, and keep your kids moving throughout the day.
Core Competencies: Supporting Skill Development (4.9)
Licensing Standard 746.1309 (f.2,9,12)Child Health(Physical Activity), Planning Developmentally Appropriate Appropriate Learning Activities, Minimum Standards
Exploring Learning Styles In The Early Childhood Classroom
Jenice Dames, Special Needs Expert, Administrator
How can teachers make sure they are meeting the learning needs of all the children in the classroom? This interactive session will focus on the different learning styles and give tips on how to ensure developmentally appropriate activities that will allow all children to be successful.
Core Competencies: Child Growth and Development (1); Learning Environments, Planning, Framework, Curriculum, and Standards (3.1)
Licensing Standard 745.1309(b.1) Child Growth and Development; (b.4) Teacher-Child Interaction; (f.9) Planning Developmentally Appropriate Activities
Lessons from Jellyfish: How to Create Appealing, Beautiful and Purposeful Habitats
Dr. Sandra Duncan, Author, Early Childhood Environments Expert
The learning environment sets the tone for all learning experiences. What can we learn from jellyfish about classroom design? In this presentation we’ll cover three classroom design strategies – (1) advantages of curvilinear environments; (2) ways to create free flowing (without physical encumbrances) environments; and, (3) ideas for designing illumination experiences for young children.
Core Competencies: Learning Environments (3.1)
Licensing Standard 746.1309 (b.1,2,3) Child Growth & Development, (f.9,10) Planning Developmentally Appropriate Activities, Observation & Assessement
Managing Stress So It Doesn’t Manage You
Dr. Melissa Ewing, LPC
Stress is the emotional and physical way in which we respond to pressure, difficulties, or problems in our lives. Stress impacts each of us in different ways and each person has a different threshold for stress. The ongoing pandemic has created a new set of stressors for individuals and families. In this session, you will learn some practical tips for managing stress in your personal life, the classroom, and your school.
- Core Competencies for Administrators: HR Leadership and Development (3.1,3)
- Licensing Standard 746:1309 (f.7) Professional Development
Why Can’t They Be Still? A Sensory Integration Approach to the “Overactive” Preschooler
Dr. Christy Isbell, Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Participants will learn about the brain process, sensory integration, and how it is related to preschoolers who appear to be “overactive.” Red flags for the identification of preschoolers who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and are “vestibular seekers” will be presented. Participants will receive practical, easy-to-use solutions to address challenging behaviors such as impulsivity, risk-taking, and constant movement (for example, fidgeting, wiggling, or rolling around). Many of the evidence-based suggestions may be used to improve the learning environment for all young children.
Core Competencies: Child Growth and Development (1.1,2,3); Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards (3.1)
Licensing Standard 746.1309 (b.1 – Child Growth and Development); (d.1 – Care of Children with Special Needs)
Challenging Behavior: What Does It Mean and What Does It Tell Us?
Dr. Barbara Sorrels, Early Childhood Trauma Specialist, Author
Increasing numbers of children in childcare and educational settings today are struggling. Children “act out” what they don’t have the words to say. This workshop will focus on the messages behind the behaviors and what it means about that child’s view of self, others and the world.
Core Competencies: Responsive Interactions and Guidance (4.1,2); Supporting Skill Development (4.1)
Licensing Standard 746.1309 (b. 2 – Guidance and Discipline)
Peggy Osborne has been a pastor’s wife since 1974 when she and Chris Osborne married. After serving at Central Church in College Station,Texas for 33 years, Peggy is now in Fort Worth as her husband has taken a teaching position at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.. Peggy has been in the field of education for over 25 years. She spent fourteen years in the elementary classroom teaching pre-k, kindergarten, second and fourth grades. From 1998 through 2010 she was an administrator within the College Station Independent School District’s Early Childhood Department in College Station, Texas. Since December of 2010, she and her daughter, Lauren, have been consulting with Faith Based Schools and childcares, school districts and Head Starts all across the state.
Beth Cannon is an international speaker, educator and entrepreneur known for her passion for engaging leaders and inspiring teams. With 25+ years of diverse experience, she is known for her niche in creating compelling content that captures the audience.
In 1999, Beth launched Stretch-n-Grow – an international children’s fitness franchise and quickly became the most successful affiliate in the world and took the reins as corporate trainer for new franchisees. Through her relationships in the faith and early childhood spaces, Beth was invited over and over to create and deliver strategies and solutions as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter.
Through her personal brand, Beth Cannon Speaks, Beth offers online courses for early education leaders and teachers as well as live and virtual events. Her “pandemic pivot” has been to create a support community for faith-based and non-profit schools and point them to valuable resources to survive now so they can thrive in what’s next.
Whether speaking at conferences and retreats for churches of many different denominations, presenting at education or entrepreneur events, you can count on Beth to deliver high energy and engaging content to any audience she serves. Beth is a degreed educator and register early childhood trainer.
Dr. Melissa Ewing is the Minister of Marriage and Family at First Baptist Church McKinney as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. Prior to this position, she served for thirteen years as the Children’s Minister over birth through fifth grade. She has a Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. She specialized in children and families studies, and throughout her career has also provided counseling and pastoral care to hurting children and families. Dr. Ewing and her husband of 29 years have three adult children.
Leroy Armstrong is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and currently resides in the Dallas, TX area with his wife, Genena and family. They are a blended family with three (3) children. Leroy is Lead Servant for Proclaiming the Word Ministries (www.proclaimingtheword.com) and also serves as Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church, McKinney, TX. He is involved locally on the Police Chief’s Advisory Council and influences policy and training decisions for the McKinney Police Department. Leroy is regularly involved in discussions and service throughout his community for the purpose of building unity. He is a dynamic speaker and is passionate about sharing the Gospel and increasing Bible literacy. Leroy is a graduate of the University of Kansas (B.S.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.).
Dr. Sandra Duncan – Working to assure the miracle and magic of childhood through classroom environments that are intentionally designed to connect children to their community and neighborhoods, Dr. Sandra Duncan is an international consultant, an author of six books focused on the environmental design and layouts of early childhood classrooms. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University, a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Christy Isbell is a pediatric occupational therapist with more than 20 years of experience working with young children. She is a professor at Milligan College where she teaches graduate level child development and pediatric occupational therapy courses. Dr. Isbell maintains a private practice with a specialty in the treatment of young children with autism and sensory processing disorder. She has authored 5 books, including the award-winning Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers.
Dr. Barbara Sorrels is the Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education, a professional development and consulting firm for those who live and work with children. She has had over 20 years of classroom experience teaching children of all ages in childcare, kindergarten, and elementary school classrooms, as well as over five years’ experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the University level. She also founded and directed early childhood centers located in Washington, D. C. and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sorrels holds a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She served for over five years on the faculty of Oklahoma State University teaching in the Early Child Education program. She is the author of Nurturing Healthy Attachments.
Jenice Dames oversees the Special Education programing for elementary schools in the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio. Prior to her current position, she served as a Pre-School Educational Specialist at the Education Service Center, Region 20. Jenice also has been a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she taught Special Education and Early Childhood courses. She holds a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southwest Texas State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.