Learning Through Adventure

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

In this session educators will learn how using Adventure Education practices can enhance deeper student learning, classroom and school community and lead to more reflective practices for all children, including children with special needs.  We will explore activities, school and classroom design and the steps needed to take make adventure learning successful for you and your students.  This will be an active session. This sessions will make connections to:

  • Inclusion
  • Literacy
  • Classroom/school community
  • Leadership
  • Environment
  • interaction/collaboration
  • Instruction
  • Creating positive learning environments

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
3
5
6
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Children’s School Success: A Framework for Inclusive Early Education

Conference Year: 

2016

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Early educators face the challenge of planning for and implementing learning activities that are interesting, engaging, and relevant to a range of young learners while addressing critical early learning outcomes. This session will feature a practical, evidence-based framework designed to serve as a guide for early educators as they plan and implement a universally designed, challenging curriculum that supports each child's school success. Specific developmentally appropriate strategies for providing challenging universally designed curriculum content, differentiation through curricular modifications, individualization (strategies and plans for supporting children’s unique learning outcomes), and child progress monitoring procedures will be provided.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
2

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Radical Collaborations: When Children and Providers Co-Create Programs

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

Using a human-centered design approach, this session will discuss how children, families and providers have been engaged as co-creators in designing classroom experiences and coaching processes to improve the quality of inclusive early childhood classrooms. An overview of design thinking will be presented, along with specific strategies for the application in early care and education settings.

For those who have registered for this workshop: Visit the following link for resources and other links to be used during the workshop. 

http://dlab.uky.edu/2016-inclusion-institute/

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Mindful Moments: Practices that Promote Personal and Professional Wellbeing

Conference Year: 

2017

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Early childhood professionals need to be well to be effective. Personal and professional wellbeing influence our effectiveness and interactions with children, families and colleagues.  Learning to practice mindfulness can help ECE professionals to be well by supporting emotion regulation and intentional approaches.  This engaging and active session is designed to provide skills, knowledge and tools to help you embed mindfulness practices into your own daily routines AND to enable you to share the benefits of mindfulness-based practices with children, families and other professionals.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

AIM for Literacy Success for Young Children who are Dual Language Learners: Assessments, Interventions, and Models

Conference Year: 

2016

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In this session we will discuss potential challenges and solutions with early language and literacy assessment with young children who are dual language learners (DLLs).  Participants will receive resources for assessing and developing early oral and written language in young DLLs, and learn about different and effective classroom models that can best use these resources.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2
3
4
5
6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

How Best to Use Professionals Who Visit the Classroom

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

In some places, therapists, early interventionists, itinerant early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers, and other consultants take the child out of the classroom to receive services. This session, designed for early childhood and ECSE teachers, practitioners, specialists and therapists, is about setting up a structure to make the most of visits by specialists to the classroom. It features checklists for those visitors and for the classroom staff. The purpose of the visits should be to enhance the ability of the classroom staff to provide routines-based interventions when the specialists aren’t there, and this session will provide strategies for both classroom teachers and specialists.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Creating Interactive Webinars: Ideas to Keep Learners Engaged and Off Online Shopping or Email!

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

Attended any recent webinars that were so dry you were tempted to catch up on email or some online shopping while the presenter droned on? We’ve all been there! Want to wake up your webinar audience? Join this session to learn tips and ideas to keep your learners engaged. Discover the secrets of formatting interactive webinars using chat, polling, video and other tools that keep your audience so actively participating that they won’t even have time to consider wandering to their emails or shopping pages!

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

DEC Recommended Practices CAN Make a Difference in the Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities who have Experienced Abuse and their Families.

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

Children who are abused are at a higher risk for developing a disability, and, conversely, children with a disability are at a higher risk of being abused and neglected. I know that you don’t want to hear any more, but you need to, because you can help. This presentation will use a case study approach to focus on the actions of professionals who were trying to do the very best for a young child who became disabled as a result of abuse. Though the outcome met all of the specific requirements of child welfare and early intervention programs, clearly the outcome was not the best for this child and family. In this session using the NEW DEC Recommended Practices, participants will develop a picture of how the DEC PR what might have been used and how the result would have been very different.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
4
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

Supported Responses to Troubled Parent-Child Relationships

Conference Year: 

2016

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Abstract: 

In their daily work with parents and children, professionals have a unique window into families’ strengths and challenges. Observing positive parent-child interactions, they may wonder how best to support warm and nurturing relationships.  In witnessing troubled parent-child interactions they may not be sure how best to help build family capacity, strengthen the connection between parent and child, and ensure the child’s safety. This session presents strategies that professionals can use to support positive parenting and to intervene when professionals witness a troubled interaction between the parent and child.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4
6
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

A discussion of the critical practices for improving children’s AT use

Conference Year: 

2016

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Practitioners play a critical role in children’s use of the technologies. This highly interactive session will inform the design of a set of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services for young children intended to allow practitioners and programs to assess their current practices and plan for improvement. Objectives:

  1. Introduce the  the school-age Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology (QIAT), what they are, how they are used and their utility for the birth - five population;
  2. Share examples of what assistive technology for young children looks like in the 21st century;and
  3. Discuss how the Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology dovetail with a variety of early childhood quality program guidance documents including the DEC Recommended Practices.
     

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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