The Power of Play

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2013

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Come join us for a fun and interactive session demonstrating the power of play! We will discuss the importance of accessible activities, the keys to participation, and the benefits that come when ALL children have the opportunity to play.

Type: 

1

Room: 

4

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

2

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How Attention to Autism Program Quality Can Effect All Young Children in Inclusive Settings

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2013

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This session discusses the importance of program quality in early childhood settings where children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are included.  Presenters will describe the APERS (Autism Program Environment Rating Scale-Preschool-Elementary Version) developed by the National Professional Development Center on ASD, how the instrument has been applied in inclusive early childhood settings, how program quality influences the implementation  of evidence-based practices,  and ways in which attention to program quality can impact outcomes for children with ASD, as well as their peers.

Type: 

1

Room: 

5

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2

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The Right Stuff: Resources to Support Your Inclusion Priorities

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2013

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Come discover rich resources that can help administrators, staff, and families to support the successful participation of each young child. We'll explore evidence-based tools including activities, videos, websites, and landing pads.  Handouts will include diverse examples that can be helpful in many settings and applications. This session will feature an engaging combination of presentation and demonstrations of media and websites. ( This session will be repeated today at 3:30 )

Type: 

1

Room: 

9

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

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Recognition & Response for Dual Language Learners (R&R-DLL): Tailoring a Response to Intervention Approach for DLLs

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2013

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This session provides a description of Recognition & Response for Dual Language Learners (R&R-DLL). Participants will learn about R&R-DLL, which is a model of tiered instruction targeting the language and literacy development of pre-kindergarten children who are dual language learners, including findings from a recent research study examining the R&R-DLL model.

Type: 

1

Room: 

6

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

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Keep Dancing After the Music Stops

Conference Year: 

2013

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This session will look at the use of implementation science to plan from the beginning for fidelity and sustainability of your project’s work - long after direct funding has ceased. What if you’re already in the middle or near the end of your project funding? We’ll also discuss strategies for identifying these same components in existing programs to increase the likelihood of effective replication and sustainability.

Type: 

1

Room: 

4

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

4
5

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The Intersection between Response to Intervention (RTI) and Early Childhood Inclusion: Reflections from an Expert Panel

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2013

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This session examines cross-cutting issues regarding RTI and inclusion, including what is the role of formative assessment in determining children who need targeted interventions and monitoring their progress; what evidence-based instructional practices work best to promote learning at different skill levels; and what types of resources and PD are needed to implement these approaches in early childhood settings.

Type: 

1

Room: 

9

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

4
5

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Engaging Parents: An Important Role for All Practitioners

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2013

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One of the important roles of the classroom educator is to engage parents in their children’s learning. This includes the children’s learning that occurs in the classroom and well as learning that occurs when the parent and child are together outside of the classroom.  This session will explore the reasons why engaging parents is essential, share strategies that have been found to work with parents, and provide opportunities for the participants to exchange their successes.

Type: 

1

Room: 

2

Date and Time: 

05/14/2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2
3

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Understanding Families: Supportive Approaches to Diversity, Disabilities and Risk

Conference Year: 

2013

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Today’s American families are more diverse than ever before and today’s professionals must address the many forms and backgrounds of these families. Central to partnering with families is the acknowledgement and respect for each family’s strengths, culture, language, and ability to make decisions that are “right” for that family, regardless of challenges they may face.  Participants in this workshop will explore the many aspects of diversity in themselves and in the population of families with whom they work.  Reflective practices will be applied to the identification and discussion of strategies that enhance effective communication with family members in order for programs to support a range of child and family objectives.

Type: 

5

Room: 

6

Date and Time: 

05/13/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

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Social Emotional Strategies for Infants and Toddlers: Determining the Meaning of Infant/Toddlers’ Behaviors and Developing Appropriate Responses

Conference Year: 

2013

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This interactive workshop will help participants better understand ways to support young children’s social emotional development. The training will highlight the new Infant/Toddler materials from CSEFEL (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) as a focus on how to utilize a deep understanding of infants' and toddlers' behaviors, feelings, and needs in order to responsively support and address challenging behaviors.

Type: 

5

Room: 

13

Date and Time: 

05/13/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

6

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CARA's Kit. Heard about it? Seen it? Now, let's practice using it!

Conference Year: 

2013

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Join the author of CARA's Kit - a tool to assist you with Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities for children birth through age five - and learn how this tool can be used in your setting. Adaptation interventions function as a “bridge” or a mediator between the skills that a child can currently perform and the requirements or expectations of a routine or activity. When there is a mismatch between a child’s current abilities and the requirements of an routines or activity, adaptation interventions may allow a child to participate fully even without being able to perform all the required skills.  This session will include hands-on use of the CARA's Kit Preschool and Toddler versions.  It is appropriate for anyone with interest in using adaptations to promote children's participation in everyday early childhood learning opportunities. Although it is not required in order to participate in this session, if you have a Kit bring it with you! Additional handouts will be provided.

Type: 

5

Room: 

12

Date and Time: 

05/13/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

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