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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Dec
10
Mon
Study Smarter Not Harder – Study Skills PLC
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Good study skills are essential for learning and succeeding in school. This PLC is designed to help students improve their learning effectiveness to “study smarter and not harder or longer.” Some topics will include: time management, concentration, note taking skills, textbook study methods, test taking strategies and others. Come to all sessions to improve your skills or come to just what you need.

Participants will receive EEC training hours for each session attended.

Instructor: Vanessa Reiss-Vaughn, EPS Region 6 Lead Coach and Early Childhood Education Adjunct Professor

Session 1: How to Improve Your Study Skills, 2 hours, Monday, 10/15/18, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session 2: Notetaking, 1.5 hours, Monday, 11/19/18, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Session 3: Test Taking, 1.5 hours, Monday, 12/10/18, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Contact epsregion6@bostonabcd.org if you are interested in signing up for this PLC.

Dec
12
Wed
Early Childhood Education Workforce Summit
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please join ABCD Head Start, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center; Nurtury, Horizons for Homeless Children and other providers of early education and care in identifying strategies for solving the workforce crisis in early education. On Wednesday, December 12, an all-day Summit at Sargent Hall Suffolk University in Boston will bring together over 100 practitioners, policy experts and parents to craft a unified approach to building a strong pipeline for early education professionals. Addressing this need is essential if Greater Boston is to maintain and grow a robust early education sector. Please register online at eceworkforcesummit.eventbrite.com to be part of this key event! 
The hosts also ask that that you please take a moment to complete a pre-Summit survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eceworkforcesummit. The survey will help us better understand the reasons educators enter the field of Early Childhood Education, why they stay, and why they leave.
Jan
8
Tue
Men in Early Education Professional Learning Community
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to the first meeting of the Men in Early Education Professional Learning Community!

This planning session will lay the groundwork for EPS Region 6’s first Men’s PLC! Meet with other men working with young learners birth to 8, network, and discuss topics that would be helpful to cover at the next 4 Professional Learning Community meetings.

Refreshments and a light meal will be served.

Instructors: Clarence Little and Craig Simpson. These two educators have been in the field for over 50 years combined and have experience working in classrooms and supervising programs.

Sign up for the PLC here

(Snow date is Wednesday, January 9, 2019)

Jan
9
Wed
Family Child Care Support and Learning PLC
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker series with guest speaker coaches on early childhood education and family child care topics – different at every meeting!
Join other Family Child Care Providers and Assistants to learn from one another and discuss relevant topics.
Topics include: licensing, children with special needs, mixed age groups, and more!
Dates: Wednesday, 11/14/18, 1/09/19, 2/13/19, 3/13/19, 4/10/19, 5/08/19
Revisión del Portafolio Profesional de CDA – Comunidad Profesional de Enseñanza
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Descripción del PLC:

Este PLC está diseñando para los educadores que ya han completado las 120 horas de desarrollo profesional del CDA. En este PLC daremos apoyo para poder organizar y revisar las normas de competencia y los recursos de tu portafolio profesional. Tambien tendremos una educadora invitada que recien completó su CDA para que nos comparta su experiencia y nos de sus consejos sobre el proceso.

Instructora:  Sarah Montoya

Fechas de las 4 sessiones:
Miércoles, 7 de Noviembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 5 de Diciembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 9 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 23 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm

Para más información contacte a Sarah Montoya por correo eléctronico a: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org

Jan
22
Tue
ED120 Infant/Toddler Curriculum at Fisher College (English)
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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 Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, January 22 – March 12
Instructor: Jessica Geilfuss

This course meets category 7, Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning, requirements for EEC Certifications. If you have questions or are looking for support to develop an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) please contact us at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org.

Apply here. Please remember your application does not guarantee a spot in the course. Participants will be notified December 17th if they have a spot in the class.
**All applicants must have an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) on file with EPS Region 6. You can email a copy to allison.wootan@bostonabcd.org or fill one out on our website here.

Applications will close Wednesday, December 12.

ED121 Preschool Curriculum at Fisher College (English)
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description: This course presents a curriculum framework for children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Children’s experimentations and interactions with their environment will be explored in such areas as art, music, language and literature, physical science, and block play. The role of the adult in providing appropriate leadership and materials will be studied. Workshops, projects, and observations 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 course meets Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm, January 22 – March 12

Instructor: Theodore (Teddy) Kokoros

This course meets category 3, Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings, requirements for EEC Certifications. If you have questions or are looking for support to develop an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) please contact us at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org.

Apply here. Please remember your application does not guarantee a spot in the course. Participants will be notified December 17th if they have a spot in the class.
**All applicants must have an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) on file with EPS Region 6. You can email a copy to allison.wootan@bostonabcd.org or fill one out on our website here.

Applications will close Wednesday, December 12.

Jan
23
Wed
Revisión del Portafolio Profesional de CDA – Comunidad Profesional de Enseñanza
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Descripción del PLC:

Este PLC está diseñando para los educadores que ya han completado las 120 horas de desarrollo profesional del CDA. En este PLC daremos apoyo para poder organizar y revisar las normas de competencia y los recursos de tu portafolio profesional. Tambien tendremos una educadora invitada que recien completó su CDA para que nos comparta su experiencia y nos de sus consejos sobre el proceso.

Instructora:  Sarah Montoya

Fechas de las 4 sessiones:
Miércoles, 7 de Noviembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 5 de Diciembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 9 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 23 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm

Para más información contacte a Sarah Montoya por correo eléctronico a: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org

Feb
13
Wed
Family Child Care Support and Learning PLC
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker series with guest speaker coaches on early childhood education and family child care topics – different at every meeting!
Join other Family Child Care Providers and Assistants to learn from one another and discuss relevant topics.
Topics include: licensing, children with special needs, mixed age groups, and more!
Dates: Wednesday, 11/14/18, 1/09/19, 2/13/19, 3/13/19, 4/10/19, 5/08/19
Mar
13
Wed
Family Child Care Support and Learning PLC
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker series with guest speaker coaches on early childhood education and family child care topics – different at every meeting!
Join other Family Child Care Providers and Assistants to learn from one another and discuss relevant topics.
Topics include: licensing, children with special needs, mixed age groups, and more!
Dates: Wednesday, 11/14/18, 1/09/19, 2/13/19, 3/13/19, 4/10/19, 5/08/19