Professional Development Calendar

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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Dec
1
Sat
Responsive Interactions with Children Birth to 5 and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale (0.5 CEU)
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Brain development research indicates that the degree of responsive caregiving that children receive as infants and toddlers positively affects the architecture of the brain itself, thereby promoting healthy development. All children need to be cared for by individuals that are genuinely care for them and are responsive to their needs. Responsive interactions are provided by parents and caregivers who are nurturing within the context of protective and stable relationships. In this training, participants will review the developmental needs of children birth to age 5 and the elements of supportive interactions. Within the context of the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, participants will consider individual needs and how to encourage, nurture, and guide each child. The components of the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale and elements of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) will be used to frame the session. Participants will discuss use of the Arnett as a self-assessment tool to identify strengths and areas for growth.

Instructor: IEPD

Location: Cambridge Public Library – Main Branch, Community Room – lower level, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

Getting to the Training: There is a parking garage for a fee.  MBTA accessible by Red Line and multiple bus routes.

This training is full.

Dec
4
Tue
EPS Region 6 Collaborative Meeting
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the EPS Region 6 Team at our December Collaborative Meeting.
We have a special guest speaker joining us – Amy O’Leary, President of the NAEYC Governing Board!

RSVP here.

Dec
5
Wed
Men in Early Education Professional Learning Community
Dec 5 @ 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

Revisión del Portafolio Profesional de CDA – Comunidad Profesional de Enseñanza
Dec 5 @ 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

Dec
8
Sat
QRIS/ERS Professional Development Day
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

There are 5 courses on this PD Day. Make sure you sign up for the correct scale type and language.
If you work in a Family Child Care program, take the FCCERS training
If you work in a Center Based program with birth-5 year olds, take the ECERS/ITERS training
If you work with school age youth, take the SACERS training

Questions about registration or payment? Contact n.miles@outlook.com or 781-870-7009
Questions about the day? Contact epsregion6@bostonabcd.org or 617-348-6314
*Registration closes Monday, December 3, 2018*


Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
The Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) is a valid and reliable tool for measuring the quality of a family child care program. Resulting data can be used to make decisions and plans for program improvement as well as advancement on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). Participants will become familiar with the FCCERS tool, the specific items it measures, and how to implement it in a family child care setting. Examples of recommended practices and useful strategies for planning program improvements will be shared. 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. Register here.

Escala de Calificacion del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil en Familia – Edicion Revisada (FCCERS) Español, 0.5 CEU
La Escala de Calificación del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (FCCERS) y la Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett son herramientas altamente respetadas para la autoevaluación e inspección. Han sido probadas en su validez y fiabilidad. Estas escalas ayudan a fomentar entornos más ricos en los cuales los niños pueden crecer rápidamente. En este entrenamiento, los participantes verificaran los elementos de las escalas, practicaran como completarlas incluyendo la puntuación, y participaran en la exploración de estrategias para el continuo mejoramiento del programa.
La Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett está diseñada para medir el tono emocional, estilo de disciplina, y capacidad de responder del proveedor de cuidado. Los participantes identificaran 26 artículos los cuales están organizados en cuatro subescalas. Estas dos escalas de calificación están diseñadas para acceder a la calidad en la educación temprana o cuidado fuera del tiempo de escuela. Al utilizar estas herramientas de esta manera servirá para ayudar a los educadores a planificar programas que mejoran el ambiente y aumentan la interacción positiva con los niños. Registrarse aqui.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (CHINESE), 0.5 CEU
 Register here.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Environment Rating Scale (ECERS/ ITERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
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. Register here.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Scale (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
Quality programs for school-age children yield multiple benefits to the child, family and society. Not only do they offer a safe haven for children, they provide opportunities for learning. These quality programs provide academic support while also fostering the healthy social, emotional, and physical development of each child in the program. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) is designed for school age programs serving children ages 5-12. It provides a framework for programs to assess and identify current areas of strength and areas for growth. Register here.

 

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
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 Fishern 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

Applications will open Monday, December 3, 2018.