Professional Development Calendar

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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Feb
21
Wed
Lead Teacher PLC (Professional Learning Community) in English @ Department of Public Health
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Working with adults in early care and education is a challenging task. This PLC will address the challenges lead teachers may have with an emphasis on staffing and personnel functions within an early care and education program. Using the book “Really Seeing Children” by Deb Curtis, we will examine, discuss and share a collection of teaching and learning stories to inspire everyday practice of reflection, observation, and joyful presence with children and educators. The cost is $25 for the series and EEC training hour certificates will be provided for participation.

Instructor: Rita Rzezuski

This PLC will meet will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm for six sessions on the following dates:

  • 2/7/2018 (This date was rescheduled due to snow)
  • 2/21/2018 * New start date!
  • 3/7/2018
  • 3/21/2018
  • 4/4/2018
  • 4/18/2018
  • 5/2/2018

Questions? Contact the Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org or 617-348-6312

Interested in applying to be part of this PLC? Fill out an application to participate in this PLC using the link below:  

Apply Here

Feb
26
Mon
Supporting LGBTQ Youth Information Session @ ABCD, Cass Room, 3rd Floor
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you looking for more information on supporting LGBTQ youth or even understanding the terminology?

Receive information on how you can support LGBTQ youth and their families in your program by understanding gender identity, associated language, and inclusive practices. The Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students will present on these topics and share community resources. Time will be available for Q and A in an open environment.

Register here for this FREE event

Information Sessions are free workshops for educators looking to learn more about a particular topic and earn 2.0 EEC training hours. You will also meet with representatives of Region 6 EPS and hear about our various resources and supports available to educators in the area.

Mar
1
Thu
Promoting Positive Behavior; Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-escalation (online) @ Online Course
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Schedule: This course is self paced, so you do not need to log on at any certain time. You will receive your log in on or before 3/1/2018 and then have access to the course until the 3/18/2018

Promoting Positive Behavior; Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-escalation– online March 1- March 18, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.

Prevent problem behaviors before they arise, and help children build self-awareness and self-regulation skills.  Make any situation into an opportunity for learning, insight, and growth.

I would like to sign up for this individual training at a cost of $25.00:

This training is now full

I would like to sign up for the entire series of all five trainings at a cost of $75.00: This Training Series is now full

Training Series and Registration Details: This CEU training series is a great way to gain up to 2.5 CEUs (25 training hours) during the winter and early spring months without venturing out into the snow and ice! This series of online trainings supports the development of skills to promote positive behavior when addressing challenges such as bullying, supporting children who are trauma survivors, and crisis de-escalation. Participants will also explore family and community engagement and real-life strategies to design an engaging literacy program. Originally designed for the out of school time population, these trainings are great for all programs working with young children and families, but may not be as relevant to programs working only with infant and toddler populations. These trainings may be purchased as a series (for a discounted rate of $75.00) or as individual courses (for a rate of $25.00 each).

  • Promoting Positive Behavior: Understanding Bullying and Prevention Strategies– online January12- January 29, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.
  • Engaging Families, Schools and Community Partners– online February 1- February 19, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.
  • Promoting Positive Behavior; Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-escalation– online March 1- March 18, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.
  • All Means All; Supporting Trauma Survivors and Students with Social, Emotional Challenges– online April 4- April 20, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.
  • Literacy; Hands on Strategies to Spark a Lifelong Love of Reading– online May 2- May 20, 2018. This online training is 5 hours of content for a .5 CEU.

 

Mar
3
Sat
ECE 114 Curriculum Development for Infants and Toddlers @ Urban College of Boston
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click here to register now

Course Description:                        

This course covers curriculum development for infants and toddlers, including the planning of appropriate learning experiences, the creation of learning environments and the utilization of various methods of stimulating development. Educational materials and curriculum packages are evaluated in the context of current programs and research. The caregiver’s role is studied, as are the requirements for establishing a new center, early intervention strategies and designing and integrating health and safety procedures into the daily program.
Competency Area 5.
This course can lead to EEC Lead Teacher Infant and Toddler certification.

Instructor
Valda Gabriel

Class Dates
Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018

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If the registration is full, sign up for the waitlist here.

Trauma Informed Pyramid Model 1.0 CEU @ The Home for the Little Wanderers
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

**THIS IS A TWO PART CLASS**

Course Description:

Total 10-hour training delivered on two Saturdays March 3 & 10, 2018 – 9:00am to 3:00pm both Saturdays

 The Pyramid Model is a tiered intervention framework for supporting improved social emotional outcomes in young children.  This course will explore how the Pyramid Model promotes social emotional development, targeted supports for at risk children, and individualized intensive interventions for children with persistent challenges through a trauma informed lens. The importance of nurturing and responsive relationships and high quality supportive environments will be highlighted throughout the course. Tools specific to early childhood observation, Functional Behavioral Analysis, and data collection will be introduced.

 

Instructor: Julia Sayles & Margaret Olem

Lunch will be provided for participants on both Saturdays.

Participants must attend both Saturdays to receive CEU/training certificate.

Register Here

If this course is full register for the waitlist here

 

Mar
5
Mon
STEM at the Museum of Science Information Session @ Museum of Science
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Spend your morning at the Museum of Science!

Hear from Teacher Educator Jeff Mehigan about connecting science talk with the Massachusetts STE standards and STEM investigations for youth in programs. Educators will get to participate in hands on STEM experiences and discuss how to translate them into their own programs.

  • Free to admission into the Museum of science
  • Free parking in the Museum of Science garage

Register here for this FREE event

Information Sessions are free workshops for educators looking to learn more about a particular topic and earn 2.0 EEC training hours. You will also meet with representatives of Region 6 EPS and hear about our various resources and supports available to educators in the area.

Mar
7
Wed
Using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS/ ITERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale @ South Shore Stars - Randolph Preschool
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description:

In this training, participants will learn about the content and use of the ECERS/ITERS, practice scoring, review results, and describe strategies for program improvement. The ECERS/ITERS is a valid and reliable tool for program evaluation. Programs can use this scale for self-assessment and to determine areas for improvement.

The Arnett caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children.

The specific measurement tool for this training will be provided to all educators who successfully complete the training. At registration you will have the option to select the ECRS or ITERS book that you will receive at the training.

Instructor: Dottie McDevitt

The Institute for Education and Professional Development

For more information and to register for this course, please contact:

Nicole MIles
QRIS Measurement Tools Courses
774-571-1890
n.miles@outlook.com

Mar
12
Mon
ED120 Infant and Toddler Curricula @ Fisher College
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This course presents a developmentally appropriate curriculum framework for the cognitive/language, physical, and social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. Children’s interactions with their environment through exploration, problem-solving, and discovery will be stressed. The role of the adult in creating a safe physical and psychological learning environment with stimulating materials will be studied. Presentations, projects, and observations will provide first-hand experience.

This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online in Blackboard. This is a 3-credit college course.

COURSE SCHEDULE: This class meets Mondays,6:00 -8:30pm, March 12th – April 30th

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If the registration is full, sign up for the waitlist here.

Mar
14
Wed
ED205 Children with Special Needs @ Fisher College
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ED 205 Children with Special Needs at Fisher College

Schedule: Wednesdays, March 14-May 2, 6pm-8:30pm

This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online in Blackboard. This is a 3-credit college course.

Course Description: This course includes an overview of special needs children and their families. Emphasis is on prevalence of disorders, treatment modalities, community resources serving exceptional children, the teacher’s role in mainstreaming and early identification, and federal legislation affecting exceptional children. Focus will be on inclusion in classroom settings.

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If the registration is full, sign up for the waitlist here.

 

Mar
15
Thu
ED121 Preschool Curriculum, Fisher College, March 2018 @ Fisher College
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This course presents a developmentally appropriate curriculum framework for the cognitive/language, physical, and social-emotional development of preschoolers. Students prepare to utilize evidence –based, developmentally appropriate practices in the context of children’s family, culture, language and abilities. Emphasis is on understanding children’s developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments to support each child in the following areas: dramatic play, art, music, fine and gross motor play.

This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online in Blackboard. This is a 3-credit college course.

COURSE SCHEDULE: This class meets Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, March 15th – May 3rd.

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If the registration is full, sign up for the waitlist here.