Teach, Integrate, Engage Conference 2019
Teach, Integrate, Engage is for parents, caregivers, early elementary school teachers and staff, and early learning professionals to learn and grow in ways to benefit the young children in their lives. This event is hosted by Mid-Valley Parenting in collaboration with local school districts, Community Action Child Care Resource and Referral, Oregon Child Development Coalition, and Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc.
This year, Teach, Integrate, Engage's theme is Social and Emotional Development and will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 8th & 9th and will take place at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR. The Werner University Center (link to information about the building) will be the host building for the conference.
The goal of Teach, Integrate, Engage is to support parents, caregivers, early elementary school teachers and staff, and early learning professionals by providing an opportunity to explore different educational workshops to use the knowledge learned for bettering the lives of young children the greater community.
The Teach, Integrate, Engage Conference will be two days, Friday, March 8th 8:30am-4pm and Saturday, March 9th 10:30am-2pm, and will have a wide selection of educational workshops and presentations with opportunities to recieve Oregon Registry set 2 credit.
Check-in for Friday will be next to the Columbia Room in the Werner University Center at 8:30-9:30 AM followed by a keynote from Dr. Katie Statman-Weil, a specialist in Trauma Informed Classrooms. Lunch will be 11:45 AM-12:30 PM. During check-in and lunch, resource and vendor tables will be present. Parking will be in Parking Lot G on the corner of Church St W and Stadium Dr N.
Saturday Check-in will be next to the Columbia Room in the Werner University Center at 10:30-11 AM followed by a keynote from Dr. Shauna Tominey, author of "Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children." Lunch will be 11:30-12 Noon. During check-in, resource and vendor tables will be present. Parking will be in Parking Lot H which is accessable from Monmouth Ave N and from Church St W.
KPI (Kindergarten Partnership in Innovation) Panel - learn about what is being done in Kindergarten transition in the community. KPI is a partnership of Early Elementary School Teachers and other Early Learning Professionals to bridge the gap between pre-K and Kindergarten.
The Brain Architecture Game: Early Experiences and Brain Development - A tabletop game experience that translates brain science into practice. In this interactive workshop, participants will 'build' brain structures using materials associated with early childhood experiences.
Boys Can Make You a Better Teacher: Understanding how boys (and some girls) learn, play, relate, and communicate (Oregon Registry Set 2) - We must reverse the alarming trend of boys being expelled from preschool and lagging behind academically. Frustrated with active boys who can't seem to sit still or listen? Wish you had more time to teach rather than just manage behavior? Discover how to match activities and learning environments to the distinct learning styles of boys.
It Could Happen to You!: Examining Best Practices, Tools and Strategies for Disaster Resilience in Child Care Programs (Oregon Registry Set 2) - This training will explore the different types of disasters and emergencies, especially events that have occurred in Oregon. It will examine best practices in planning for disasters, as well as, strategies and tools for disaster resilience.
Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children (Available in both Spanish and English) - A comprehensive training of Child Sexual Abuse and how to become aware and prevent it.
Autplay Therapy: Therapy for Families/Children with Autism - Helping professionals and families learn basic communication skills to support children with autism and other atypical neurological developmental struggles. Participants will learn unique communication and emotion regulation skills through this training.
Behaviors and You: Rethinking the Challenges in Our Lives - This training will change how adults view and support the behaviors of children ages 3-5.
Positive Behavior Supports (Oregon Registry Set 2) - Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is an effective tool for guiding and managing challenging behaviors in your program. In this session, participants will explore the concepts of PBIS and discuss ways you can integrate PBIS strategies to support all the children and youth in your program.
Estableciendo Expectativas Claras De Comportamiento En La Educación Temprana (Español, Oregon Registry Set 2) - Saber lo que se espera es crítico para ambientes sanos y positivos en la primera infancia. En esta sesión exploraremos estrategias para establecer expectativas claras, y practicar la selección de estrategias basadas en la edad del niño y su programa. ¡Ser proactivo y establecer expectativas claras puede llevar a un clima socio-emocional positivo para todos en su programa!
SPICES - Expanding on the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional, and Spiritual needs of a child. Child behaviors can be connected to a lack of met needs. In this workshop you can learn how to meet these needs of your child.
Registration (and pick your workshops!)
Registration closes Wednesday, March 6th.
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Questions or concerns? Contact Keith Mathew at firstname.lastname@example.org