2022 Learning Lamp ECE Professional Development Series

Jan 19, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Feb 16, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Mar 16, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Apr 20, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
May 18, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Jun 15, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Jul 20, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Aug 17, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Sep 21, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Oct 19, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Nov 16, 2022 at 6:30pm ET
Dec 21, 2022 at 6:30pm ET

WORKSHOP HELD 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Infant/toddler care teachers and staff
  • Head Start teachers and staff
  • PreK teachers and staff
  • ECE administrators
  • Other ECE professionals and educators
  • PreK Counts administrators and teachers
  • Education students

Join us for a year of monthly engaging online learning opportunities that explore the latest in ECE teaching strategies and administrative insights.

PQAS HOURS AND/OR ACT 48 CREDITS AVAILABLE

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    Jan 19, 2022
    ECE PROFESSIONALISM: A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K6.4 C2

    Instructor: Rose Snyder
    What are the keys to workplace professionalism in early childhood? We’ll explore six professional responsibilities, discuss ways to support professional growth and development, and explore the skills and mindset of the early childhood professional.

    Feb 16, 2022
    OBSERVING YOUNG CHILDREN
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K4.14 Cl & K4.15 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.8

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    Observation is the window into the child’s thinking processes, interests, skills and abilities. We’ll use video clips to practice observation skills and explore how recording our observations of young children can inform program decisions, assessments, and more!

    Mar 16, 2022
    IMPORTANCE OF SUPERVISION: INDOORS & OUT
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K7.1 C2 & STARS LM.2.4

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    As ECE professionals, one of the most important things we do is supervise children. This session reviews regulations regarding supervision, discusses consequences and the role of a supervision policy, and offers strategies for more effective supervision on your watch.

    Apr 20, 2022
    BENEATH THE ICEBERG: ACES AND THE EFFECT OF FAMILY STRESSORS ON CHILDREN
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K3.5 C2 & STARS SQ.3.4.4

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    Children’s experiences influence their development. The ACES study brings to light the long-range impact of stress on children into adulthood. Join us as we explore the myriad of stressors faced by today’s families, the potential effects, and how practitioners can best serve the children in their care.

    May 18, 2022
    WHY AN APPLE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K2.14 Cl/C2; K2.14 C3 & STARS EU.2

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    In the child’s world, play is the work that allows them to decode the world around them. Explore what research tells us about play and how to best support learning through play as a teacher by planning activities to support play, and providing learning centers that encourage discovery.

    Jun 15, 2022
    TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THE ECE LEADER
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: D6.9 C3

    Instructor: Rose Snyder
    Who doesn’t need more time in their day? Learn effective ways to manage time in the ECE environment. Review your daily work schedule and examine proven tools that effective managers use to support quality results while growing a strong team of professionals.

    Jul 20, 2022
    DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICES BASICS-S
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K2.9 Cl & STARS SQ3.4.10

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    DAP is a frequently used term in ECE, but is not always understood. Explore the
    five components of DAP to maximize instruction, enhance development, and build relationships with families.

    Aug 17, 2022
    BEHIND THE SCENES: EXAMINING UNDERLYING CAUSES OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K2.13 C3

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    Challenging behaviors are the product of multiple factors that may not be easy to see. Learn how to identify and address the underlying causes to create a more peaceful classroom.

    Sep 21, 2022
    UNDERSTANDING "Y": GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE WORK PLACE
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K6 C2

    Instructor: Rose Snyder
    What are the needs and differences of various generational age groups? Learn to better communicate across generations to better support children, families and staff.

    Oct 19, 2022
    FIRST. THERE IS NO MAGIC WAND ... POSITIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K2.13 Cl & C2

    Instructor: Karen Rucker
    Set the stage for a better classroom community by incorporating positive behavior strategies. Develop a toolbox of techniques that teach children appropriate responses.

    Nov 16, 2022
    TIPS AND TRICKS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOU: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K7.3 C2, STARS SQ 3.4.5

    Instructor: Cynthia Pollich
    Be the best teacher you can be! You provide daily care and support for your students. But you need to stay energized and engaged by taking care of yourself! Learn
    self-care, stress reduction, and management strategies to reduce burnout and remain engaged.

    Dec 21, 2022
    READ FOR RESILIENCE
    CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES: K1.1 C2, STARS SQ.3.4

    Instructor: Cynthia Pollich
    Using children’s literature to build literacy skills and emotional development. Through stories, help children better understand their experiences, improve coping skills, and understand their feelings such as stress and grief.

CDA Completion Workgroup Zoom Series

Feb 23, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Apr 27, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Jun 29, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Aug 31, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Oct 26, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Dec 28, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Feb 22, 2023 at 7:00pm ET
Apr 26, 2023 at 7:00pm ET
Jun 28, 2023 at 7:00pm ET
Aug 30, 2023 at 7:00pm ET
Oct 25, 2023 at 7:00pm ET
The [email protected] is here to support you!

Zoom to the CDA Finish Line!

Feeling overwhelmed or worried about how to complete the CDA?
Join PD Coordinator Amber Barkman and other students for any of the CDA Completion Workgroup Zoom sessions through 2023!

You will learn …

    • What is required, from coursework to applying for the credential
    • What resources are available to you
    • How to plan and prepare your portfolio
    • How to prepare for the verification visit and knowledge test
    • Next steps to advance to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree on CDA completion
    • And more!

EVERY TWO MONTHS ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Living Strong Consulting Empowerment Conversations

Feb 2, 2022 at 6:00pm ET
Mar 2, 2022 at 6:00pm ET
Apr 6, 2022 at 6:00pm ET
Sponsored by the [email protected], Living Strong Consulting Presents

Empowerment Conversations

For Students

To reach our potential, we must be intentional about personal growth. This training series will help you understand how personal growth really works, and how you can develop your self to become a more effective and fulfilled professional, leader, and legacy builder.

In this series of 1-hour sessions, you will learn how to build up your sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of your life. We will come alongside you in your growth journey to become the person you are destined to be! Success is not a destination. It is a life-long strategy of empowerment that builds on strengths, minimizes weaknesses, and focuses on the people and points of life that are most important.

SESSION DATES & TOPICS

These sessions are FREE to ECEPDO students who may attend as many of these sessions as they like.

  • November 3, 2021, 6-7 PM: Getting Started On Your Future Story
  • December 1, 2021, 6-7 PM: Personal Plan for Building Success
  • January 5, 2022, 6-7 PM: You Must See Value In Yourself To Add Value To Yourself
  • February 2, 2022, 6-7 PM: Motivation Gets You Going – Discipline Keeps You Growing
  • March 2, 2022, 6-7 PM: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth
  • April 6, 2022, 6-7 PM: Grow Yourself, Grow Others … Building Legacy SESSION DATES & TOPICS For Students

Register for each session at the link below:
https://bit.ly/EmpowermentRegistration

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Living Strong Consulting Brave Equity Conversations

Feb 15, 2022 at 9:30am ET
Sponsored by the [email protected], Living Strong Consulting Presents

Brave Equity Conversations

Faculty / Instructors

Strategies that cultivate equitable and inclusive practices are empowering within an educational community. This requires systematic approaches that impact the framework for professional development, leadership development, curriculum development, and personal growth.

The Brave Equity Conversations series provides a professional development experience that will increase awareness of where systemic inequities of all kinds exist (racial, socio-economic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc.). This series will help you create strategies to respond to potential bias and barriers to success that may impact early childhood professionals.

SESSION DATES & TOPICS

These sessions are FREE to those who are a part of ECEPDO. They may attend as many of these sessions as they like.

  • October 19, 2021, 9:30-11AM: Lens on Equity: Setting the Stage for a Discussion
  • November 16, 2021, 9:30-11AM: Me… Bias?: Understanding racial bias and stereo types
  • December 14, 2021, 9:30-11AM: Understanding the Impact of Poverty and Disparities on Families and the Community
  • January 18, 2022, 9:30-11AM: Fix the System, Not the Kids
  • February 15, 2022, 9:30-11AM: Building Healing Communities

Register for each session at the link below:
https://bit.ly/BraveConvosRegistration

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Calling All Shippensburg University CDA Students to ZOOM!

Feb 1, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Mar 1, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Apr 5, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
May 3, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Jun 7, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Jul 5, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Aug 2, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Sep 6, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Oct 4, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Nov 1, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Dec 6, 2022 at 7:00pm ET

How can students overcome feeling disconnected?

ZOOM WITH US! Learn about valuable tips, tools, tutoring help, and other supportive resources to keep you on course and engaged!

Every First Tuesday, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (12 Sessions in 2022)

You can mark your own calendar or download and import meeting dates from this iCal link.

If you choose to call in, find your local access number in advance here.

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Calling All Delaware County Community College Associate’s Degree Students — Lets Zoom!

Feb 14, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Mar 14, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Apr 11, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
May 9, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Jun 13, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Jul 11, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Aug 8, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Sep 12, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Oct 10, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Nov 14, 2022 at 7:00pm ET
Dec 12, 2022 at 7:00pm ET

HOW CAN STUDENTS OVERCOME FEELING DISCONNECTED?

ZOOM WITH US! Learn about tips, tools, tutoring help, and other supportive resources to keep you on course and engaged!

Every Second Monday, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

You can mark your own calendar or download and import meeting dates from this iCal link.

If you choose to call in, find your local access number in advance here.

If you can, please plan to have your camera ON so we can personalize our meeting.

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