Preconference Workshops

May 31, 2018

Preconference workshops will take place Tuesday, October 23rd, 8:30 - 11:30 AM & 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Each preconference session lasts a total of three hours.

 

Preconference pricing is as follows:

•    If registered by August 1st, each session costs $80.00.

•    If registered by September 30th, each session costs $95.00.

•    If registered on or after October 1st, each session costs $100.00.

 

Registration for these sessions is available via Cvent. 

If you have already registered, please use your email and confirmation number to modify your registration.

 

The ZERO TO THREE Preconference Institute will take place Tuesday, October 23rd, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, with an hour and a half break for participants mid-day. This session will last 6 hours total.

 

Pricing for the preconference institute is as follows:

•    If registered by August 1st, each session costs $160.00.

•    If registered by September 30th, each session costs $190.00.

•    If registered on or after October 1st, each session costs $200.00.

 

 

ZERO TO THREE Preconference Institute

Promoting Positive Well-Being and Self-Care through Healing Centered Relationship-Based Practices 

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 – 11:30 AM AND 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Presenters: Maria Gehl, Christy Stanton

 

Abstract: Through relationship-based practices, we strive to empower and support families and young children in succeeding in their life goals. Unfortunately, and far too frequently, the families and children we support are experiencing many adversities. To address and support their needs, we incorporate strategies that promote healing from these experiences and in doing so, may often prioritize the needs of others over our own. We also cope with high caseloads, lots of required paperwork, and little time to accomplish all we need to do. This situation results in feelings of being overwhelmed and undervalued. During this session, we will pause together and consider how employing self-care strategies that promote our own well-being can promote the well-being of the children and families we work with. Join your colleagues and the presenters in this interactive and practical conference session to consider a strength-based perspective on healing centered engagement.

 

Conference Strand: Professional Development | Content Level: Introductory | Age Level: B-5

 

 

Morning Workshops

Really, EVERYONE Can Provide Assistive Technology Services? Explore Why and How.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 – 11:30 AM 

Presenters: Suzanne Milbourne, Sarah Mester

 

Abstract: Explore a newly published comprehensive package of materials that helps service providers, educators, families, and others support the participation of young children with differing abilities in typical routines and activities. Learn the principles behind this approach to creating assistive technology service plans that promote children's full participation in everyday routines/activities.

 

Conference Strand: Practice | Content Level: Intermediate | Age Level: B-5

 

 

Constructing A Coaching Roadmap: Tips for Collaborative Goal Setting and Action Planning

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 – 11:30 AM 

Presenters: Crystal Bishop, Darbianne Shannon, Patricia Snyder

 

Abstract: Participants will learn about and try the shared goals and action planning component of a practice-based coaching framework. Using a case-example, participants will be guided through a process of facilitating a strengths and needs assessment conversation, identifying teacher preferences and goals, and developing a high-quality action plan to guide coaching.

 

Conference Strand: Professional Development | Content Level: Introductory | Age Level: 3-5

 

 

Targeting Impactful Outcomes: Innovative Activities for Prompting Professionals to Surmount Personal Biases

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 – 11:30 AM 

Presenters: Sheresa Boone Blanchard, Jen Newton, Maggie Beneke, Mira Williams

 

Abstract: During this pre-conference session, presenters will engage participants in hands-on, interactive workstations containing resources and activities aimed at combating personal biases.  Stations will focus on increasing practitioners' capacity to build trusting and respectful partnerships with families through interactions that are sensitive and responsive to cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity (F1).

 

Conference Strand: Professional Development | Content Level: Intermediate | Age Level: B-8

 

 

Learning Through Their Lens:  How to Support Families Experiencing Challenging Circumstances

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Presenters: Robyn DiPietro-Wells, Kimberly Hile, Misty Krippel, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Rosa Milagros Santos

 

Abstract: Participants will recognize the unique needs of families caring for young children with disabilities who are also facing challenging circumstances including military deployment, incarceration, homelessness, etc. Using the DEC Recommended Practices to reflect on preconceptions, participants will understand diverse circumstances faced by families while learning effective strategies for supporting families.

 

Conference Strand: Family | Content Level: Introductory | Age Level: B-5

 

 

Afternoon Workshops

 

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Presenters: Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Laura Fish

 

Abstract: Parents and early educators who teach with the brain in mind maximize children's social, emotional, and cognitive development by using practices based on science, not habits. This session will highlight common teaching practices that promote mindfulness in children and the brain benefits of such practices for both children and adults.

 

Conference Strand: Practice | Content Level: Intermediate | Age Level: 3-5

 

 

Coaching the Coach in Early Intervention: Climbing Out of the Implementation Dip!

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Presenters: Dathan D. Rush, M’Lisa L. Shelden

 

Abstract: Are you a Mentor Coach responsible for coaching other coaches on the implementation of NLEP? Do you want to learn more about coaching other coaches on the use of NLEP? Join others with similar interests and experiences for a fun, interactive, skill-building workshop to learn more about coaching the coach!

 

Conference Strand: Professional Development | Content Level: Advanced | Age Level: B-2

 

 

Developmental Play Assessment for Practitioners (DPA-P)

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Presenters: Karin Lifter

 

Abstract: This workshop presents a play assessment instrument for practitioners, based on developments in play from 450 children, with and without disabilities, spanning 8 - 60 months. Its usefulness is to determine progress in play to identify (1) goals in play, and (2) play activities to support goals in other domains.

 

Conference Strand: Practice | Content Level: Intermediate | Age Level: B-5

 

 

Collaborating Effectively with Families: Strategies to Improve Professional Partnerships and Adult-Child Interactions

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - 1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Presenters: Lisa L. Knoche, Christine A. Marvin, Sue Bainter, Amy Bunnell, Vicki Linn, Sarah Carter

 

Abstract: Evidence-based strategies for supporting family partnerships and the adult-child relationship will be demonstrated in this interactive workshop. These evidence-based strategies have been successfully incorporated into statewide programming to benefit infants/toddlers with disabilities and their families. Participants will engage with video examples and generate action plans for immediate application.

 

Conference Strand: Family | Content Level: Intermediate | Age Level: B-5

 

 

Registration for these sessions is available via Cvent. 

If you have already registered, please use your email and confirmation number to modify your registration.

 

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