How to Make Friends and Influence Preschoolers: Classroom Management that Motivates and Engages Children

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2018

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In this session, we will discuss different options for classroom management and how they can benefit or challenge children with special needs.  In the first part of the session, participants will learn about two key theories that drive classroom management: behaviorism and self-determination theory.  Then, we will apply these theories, discussing strategies for building classroom community, teaching behavior, and designing experiences for children that promote success rather than failure.  Time at the end will be allowed for questions about how to apply learning to participants’ specific classrooms and situations.

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Type: 

5

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Plenary

Conference Year: 

2018

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Rud and Ann Turnbull, internationally acclaimed motivational speakers and special education scholars, have recently both had zero birthdays, and their ages total 150 years.  Yikes!  What lessons have they learned, especially related to parenting their beloved son Jay whom they describe as their best teacher on the topic of disabilities? Which lessons have withstood the test of time? What are their “truths” that have enabled them to not only survive but prevail.   They subscribe to full disclosure: Be ready for humility, humor, hurt, humanism, and hugs.  Maybe even for knowledge that aged to become wisdom!

Type: 

6

Room: 

10

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Target Audience: 

6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

EarlyEdU Alliance: Courses, Modules and More

Conference Year: 

2018

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The EarlyEdU Alliance is a collaboration of state teams, colleges and universities, and philanthropic partners who work together to meet the need for high quality, effective professional development opportunities for current and prospective early learning professionals. Learn about EarlyEdU. Find out how to access our college courses (both online and in-person) and other resources. Learn about the Coaching Companion, our video sharing and annotation platform.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Movement for Young Children with Exceptionalities

Conference Year: 

2018

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This presentation will address the ways in which mindful activities, such as yoga and meditation, allow parents, teachers, and other providers to create a positive environment that fosters fitness, mental health, and social-emotional well-being for children. Research on the effects of mindfulness and meditation will be shared, as will tips and suggestions on how to promote self-regulation, academics, and social play through yoga. Participants will engage in activities and will leave with ideas and suggestions about how to implement mindfulness techniques with the children they work with no matter the child's ability.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2
3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
6

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2

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What We Wish Had Been on our Sons’ IEPs.

Conference Year: 

2018

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The need to prepare all children with disabilities for adult life cannot begin too early, even in the preschool years.  In this session, parents of young adults with disabilities will share their perspectives on inclusion experiences from early intervention to secondary education focusing on the kinds of goals and strategies they wish had been on their sons’ IEPs. A discussion of what and how those skills can be enhanced at early ages and how they provided inclusion supports throughout their children’s early intervention to secondary school experiences will be provided.  Suggested strategies for practitioners and parents will be shared. 

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4
5
6
8

Repeat from last year?: 

2

The Power of Federal Regulations and Policies For Successful Inclusion

Conference Year: 

2017

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This session will discuss the regulatory and policy foundations supporting inclusive opportunities for young children and their families. Policies from IDEA Part C and Part B Section 619, the Head Start Performance Standards, as well as civil rights laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, have a significant and positive impact on the provision of inclusive early care and learning in our communities. There will be ample time in the session for questions and for participants to discuss their own community scenarios for facilitating inclusive opportunities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
3
8

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) to Inform Professional Development: What states are doing

Conference Year: 

2017

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The newly published, Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), is an observation tool that assesses the quality of inclusive practices in early childhood classrooms (ages 2 - 5) across 12 practices. In this session, representatives from Mississippi, Georgia, and Illinois will share how they are using the ICP to improve the quality of inclusive practices their communities. Learn about their successes and challenges and share your own. The session will include opportunities for discussion and questions.

Type: 

1

Room: 

11

Date and Time: 

05/11/2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Topic: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
2
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2
5

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Integrating Evidence-Based Professional Development Resources to Support Children with Disabilities: Recommended Practices Modules (RPMs)

Conference Year: 

2017

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Come explore a new series of free web-based modules for faculty and professional development providers to embed in their coursework or professional development opportunities. These modules build on existing high quality professional development resources such as CONNECT Modules and are aimed at helping learners implement the DEC Recommended Practices. In this session, you will learn how these modules complement CONNECT modules and can be embedded into your coursework and professional development opportunities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Rigor in Preschool and Kindergarten for ALL Children

Conference Year: 

2017

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What is evidence-based practice and what does it look like early childhood?  Can appropriate practice and rigor coexist?  What does rigor look like for children in various stages of development?  Specific strategies will be shared to support early educators.  A number of “turn and talk” opportunities will be utilized to encourage participants to process information and share knowledge with others.  Participants will have the opportunity to use information gained to think about plans for next steps in their local classrooms/schools.  Participants may choose to further enhance knowledge gained in this session by scheduling a demonstration classroom guided observation to see rigor in action.  Information will be shared about the NC Office of Early Learning’s Pre-K/K Demonstration Program, where visits to inclusive preschool and kindergarten classrooms are available to observe evidence based practices.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

2
3
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2
3
5
6
8

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

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