October Summit

October 10, 2020
9:00am- 11:00am LIVE

Join us online for 2 LIVE training hours!

We’ll hear LIVE from Diane Goyette and Kristin Mathis via Zoom!

Pre-recorded breakouts available anytime after 11:00am! All Sessions will be announced soon!

You’ll receive up to 8 training hours and never have to leave your house!

EARLY BIRD PRICING
through October 3rd!

Member Pricing: $50/attendee

Non-member Pricing: $62.50/attendee

Members make sure to login to take advantage of a 20% discount.

Diane Goyette

Child Development Specialist

Honoring Diversity: A Framework for Understanding Differences

LIVE via ZOOM at 9:00am

Kristin Mathis

Occupational Therapist

Connection in a Disconnected world

LIVE via ZOOM at 10:00am

Stacy Benge

Early Childhood Specialist

Do This, Not That! Alphabet Knowledge

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Stephanie Chase

Children’s Minister

Bringing Bible Stories to Life

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Jenice Dames

Administrator, Special Needs Expert

Is There Really A Difference Between Boys and Girls? YES!

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Jennifer Holt

Special Ed/Gifted Educator, Mom

First Responders: Noticing The Early Warning Signs

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Melissa McKenzie

Early Childhood Trainer, Director

Wonderfully Made Classrooms

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Peggy Osborne

Education Consultant, Speaker

Keeping Them Focused on Christ in a Chaotic World

Pre-Recorded Breakout

Honoring Diversity: A Framework for Understanding Differences

Diane Goyette, Childhood Education Specialist

Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00am(CDT)

Participants will learn a useful framework for understanding cultural differences, and explore how different perspectives fit into this framework.  They will practice techniques for resolving cultural conflicts, and leave with suggestions for approaching diversity issues in their programs. 

  • Core Competencies: Diversity & Dual Language Learners (6.1), Families & Community Relationships (7.1)

  • Licensing Standard 745.1309 (f.6,7 Cultural Diversity, Professional Development

Connection in a Disconnected World

Kristin Mathis, Occupational Therapist

Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00am(CDT)

As competent teachers who care, we must focus on connection.  Children were made to connect – to their people, to their peers and to their world.  Toxic stress and trauma make this connection both more difficult and crucial.  This session will cover some of the science, current research, and powerful tools and tips.

  • Core Competencies: Responsive Interactions & Guidance (2.2,4) Observation & Assessment (5.2)

  • Licensing Standard 745.1309(b.2,4 Guidance & Discipline, Teacher-Child Interaction) (f.1,10,11 Care of Children with Special Needs, Observation & Assessment, Attachment & Responsive Caregiving)

Do This, Not That! Alphabet Knowledge

Stacy Benge, Early Childhood Specialist

Pre-Recorded

No flash cards? No worksheets? No letter of the week themes? How do children learn letters? Through this session you will learn exciting alternatives to inappropriate letter knowledge instruction and leave ready to throw out flashcards and worksheets and still be able to lay a strong foundation for literacy development

  • Core Competencies: Supporting Skill Development (4.3)

  • Licensing Standard 746.1309(b.3 Age-Appropriate Curriculum, f.9 Planning Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities)

Bringing Bible Stories to Life

Stephanie Chase, Children’s Minister

Pre-Recorded

Boring Bible? No way! Learn lots of ways for children to act it, sing it, say it, make it, and take God’s Word home in their hearts and minds in this high energy session.

  • Core Competencies: Supporting Skill Development (4.2,3,7)
  • Licensing Standard 746:1309 (b.3- Age-appropriate Curriculum)

Is There Really A Difference Between Boys and Girls? YES!

Jenice Dames, Special Needs Expert, Administrator

Pre-Recorded

All children go through the same developmental levels but there are actually some fundamental differences between boys and girls! This session will explore the difference between boys and girls and how this effects what we do in the classroom!

  • Core Competencies: Child Growth and Development (1.1, 4); Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards (3.1,2)

  • Licensing Standard 745.1309(b.1) Child Growth and Development;

First Responders: Noticing the Early Warning Signs

Jennifer Holt, Special Ed/Gifted Educator, Mom

Pre-Recorded

Preschool teachers are on the frontlines for observing developmental disorders and learning difficulties in children. You are the first to notice when children are falling behind or displaying classic signs of some of the most common learning needs like autism or sensory processing disorders. How can we approach parents in a way that is not offensive while still getting the early intervention a child desperately needs? This session will explore the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disabilities.  We’ll also talk about what language to use and how to address parents in a loving, Christ-like way when we have concerns.

  • Core Competencies: Child Growth and Development (1.2, 3); Observation and Assessment (5.2); Families and Community Relationships (7.1,4,5)
  • Licensing Standard 746.1309 (b.1 Child growth and development; f.1,10 – Care of children with special needs; Guidance and Discipline)

Wonderfully Created Classrooms

Melissa McKenzie, Early Childhood Trainer, Director

Pre-Recorded

Learning centers are just one piece of a wonderfully created classroom. This session will explore the physical and emotional components as well. A well-designed classroom environment promotes learning, reduces stress for children (and teachers!), encourages positive behavior choices, and communicates responsiveness.

  • Core Competencies: : Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards(3.1); Supporting Skill Development (4.1); Observations and Assessment (5.3)

  • Licensing Standard 746.1309 (f.9 – Planning Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities)

Keeping Them Focused on Christ in a Chaotic World

Peggy Osborne, Education Consultant, Speaker

Pre-Recorded

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

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