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 3, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm
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
Attachment Theory: Creating Deeper Connections with Children
August 19, 2020 from 1 pm - 4 pm
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
Environments and How They Shape the Developing Brain, part 2
August 17 2020 from 1pm - 4pm EST
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
August 26, 2020 from 1 pm - 4 pm EST
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
August 27, 2020 from 1 - 4 PM
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.