Early Care and Education Annual Conference


 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel

10207 Wincopin Circle

Columbia, MD 21044

$60 Early Bird Online Registration Now Open!

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Do you participate in the MD Child Care Credential Program?

You may apply for a training voucher to cover the conference cost at  http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/node/511
The Office of Children and Families MUST receive a copy of your conference registration and voucher application prior to July 15, 2016 to use a voucher as conference payment. 

Supporting EACH and EVERY Child!  

Early childhood professionals and child care providers are invited to attend a day of professional development, networking and exploration focused on supporting diverse populations that include each and every child. This unique opportunity features breakout sessions focused on the latest research-based strategies; understanding and implementing universal design for learning; and hands on literacy and math activities for all children.

GENERAL SESSION PRESENTATION

Teaching Children with Different Experiences, Cultures, Abilities and Languages
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M, Language Castle LLC and Pam Brillante, Ed.D

Authors Karen Nemeth, Ed.M and Pam Brillante, Ed.D, combine their real life experiences working with diverse populations in special education and dual language programs to present a coordinated, universal approach that can help young children learn more effectively.

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION CHOICES

Strategies for Success with Dual Language Learners ages Birth through Age 8
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M, Language Castle LLC

Learn six useful strategies that any educator can use to support learning when children speak languages other than English. Participants will learn about the newest research and available multilingual resources, and participate in demonstrations of the strategies that lead to success.

Immersing All Children in Math—It’s a Daily Thing!
Keith Pentz, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Opportunities for inclusive math lessons and introducing mathematical concepts are numerous and quite readily available to perform throughout the day. Concepts such as number patterns, similarities and differences, grouping, counting, seriation, outcomes/ results, research, inquiry and analysis are applicable in everyday moments. Participants will learn how to incorporate those concepts into any curriculum while using materials that are readily available in most programs and adaptable to children’s varying needs. 

Understanding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Making it Work
Pam Brillante, Ed.D

Children each learn in their own particular way, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to support each and every child in their program. Participants will gain an understanding of UDL and how it should guide the design of materials, methods, goals and assessments that can be customized and adjusted to meet each and every child’s individual needs. Finally, this workshop will focus on hands-on experiences and resources to explain how to facilitate UDL in your program.

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION CHOICES

Supporting Meaningful Play in a Group with Different Languages
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M, Language Castle LLC

The imagination and interactions that happen during play are so important to early learning and development, but language differences may interfere with successful play. This interactive workshop will engage participants in discussion about finding and making play materials that support meaningful play across languages. Learn new strategies, supports and resources that help children who speak different languages communicate and play with each other.  

Creating Inclusive Language and Literacy Environments
Keith Pentz, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Children each learn in their own particular way, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to support each and every child in their program. Participants will gain an understanding of UDL and how it should guide the design of materials, methods, goals and assessments that can be customized and adjusted to meet each and every child’s individual needs. Finally, this workshop will focus on hands-on experiences and resources to explain how to facilitate UDL in your program.

Understanding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - Making it Work
Pam Brillante, Ed.D

Children each learn in their own particular way, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to support each and every child in their program. Participants will gain an understanding of UDL and how it should guide the design of materials, methods, goals and assessments that can be customized and adjusted to meet each and every child’s individual needs. Finally, this workshop will focus on hands-on experiences and resources to explain how to facilitate UDL in your program.

REGISTRATION: 

$60 Early Bird Online until 08/12
$65 Mail/Fax prior to 08/12, Must be postmarked by August 12 for Early Bird Pricing of $65.
$65 Online or $70 Mail/Fax after August 12
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 7

LOCATION: Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
www.sheratoncolumbia.com

QUESTIONS: Contact the conference coordinator Nikki Pierre at (410) 313-1923 (voice/relay) or npierre@howardcountymd.gov.

REGISTRATION: Register online with a credit card. Registrations may also be mailed/faxed using the registration form (credit card/check/money order). $25 fee for returned checks. Phone registrations will not be accepted.

CHANGE/CANCELLATION: Registration fees are not refundable. Credit for future use may be issued and no changes or cancellations after registration deadline without valid documentation.

WORKSHOP CREDIT/POLICIES: Participants receive 6 hours Core of Knowledge credit and may submit certificate to MSDE Credentialing for 1 Professional Activity Unit (PAU). Participants must be present for the entire workshop and complete an assessment to receive core of knowledge credit. To be eligible for a PAU, participants must be present for the entire conference.

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