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SEPTEMBER

More virtual workshops featuring shorter online sessions! 

We will be "chunking" the content of our 3-hour workshops into shorter, 1-hour sessions, held over 3 days during naptime hours. 

August workshops

Looking for a training topic that you don't see here? Please contact us and we'll try to add it to our catalog. 

Environments and How They Shape the Developing Brain, part 1

August 3, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm

VIRTUAL

This workshop focuses on understanding the basics of early brain development and the positive and negative factors that influence brain architecture. Explore the Brain Architecture game as well as how the external influences create optimal opportunities for healthy brain development. 

3 hours CD

Price:
$30.00
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Attachment Theory: Creating Deeper Connections with Children
Attachment Theory: Creating Deeper Connections with Children

August 19, 2020 from 1 pm - 4 pm

VIRTUAL

Caring for infants and toddlers requires secure attachments between a caregiver and child. This workshop explores how developmental theorists like Magda Gerber, T. Berry Brazelton, and Mary Ainsworth have influenced our understanding of attachment. Participants will explore how attachment influences infant feeding, sleeping, crying, separation anxiety, competence, and confidence.

2 hours CD, 1 hour CUR

Words Matter: Race, Racism, Equity and Social Justice
Words Matter: Race, Racism, Equity and Social Justice

Starts August 4, 2020 - September 1 (5 weeks)

VIRTUAL

Meets every week on Tuesdays from 1:30 PM - 3 Pm**

1.2 CEUs (12 hours of training) 

Certificates issued from Loyola University, Maryland

We are at a crossroads in our country about how we treat each other. The tensions and conflicts adults feel and experience is played out daily in the Media and on a running loop on social media. The visceral images we see and the intensity of emotions spill into our classrooms. It affects our children and our families. It is impossible to NOT have this impact the daily life in our classrooms.

This virtual series will engage participants in discussions about race, racism, equity, and social justice. Participants will partake on a journey of self-reflection about their own personal beliefs and the experiences that shaped them. Participants will explore race, racism, equity, and social justice from a historical perspective and apply that understanding to current events. At the end of the series, participants will have specific strategies in the classroom and in life to promote equity and social justice for all.

**This course also contains an offline/ asynchronous learning component which includes additional assignments

Environments and How They Shape the Developing Brain, part 2
Environments and How They Shape the Developing Brain, part 2

August 17 2020 from 1pm - 4pm EST

VIRTUAL

This workshop introduces the concept of trauma-informed care.  We look more closely at the effects of stress on the brain, how it influences children’s behaviors and ability to learn, and what caregivers can do to support healthy development. The importance of attachment and relationships will be emphasized. **MUST complete Environment and How They Shape the Developing Brain, part 1" before taking this course. 

3 hours HSN

Mindset: Engaging All Learners, part 1
Mindset: Engaging All Learners, part 1

August 26, 2020 from 1 pm - 4 pm EST

VIRTUAL

This workshop will introduce participants to the research on mindsets and how mindsets influence children’s learning and performance. Participants will explore ways in which to change their own mindset to be more effective in the classroom. Strategies to support children will also be reviewed.

3 hours CUR

Anti-bias and Cultural Competence Awareness
Anti-bias and Cultural Competence Awareness

August 27, 2020 from 1 - 4 PM

Virtual

This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of anti-bias practices and cultural awareness. Participants will explore their own beliefs and cultural connections and compare their beliefs to diversity of culture, acceptance of differences, and best practice. This workshop meets the Credential Modification guidelines for cultural competence/ awareness.

3 COM