Oct
10
Thu
2019
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

What can we do to improve children’s educational experiences and gains? One great answer is family engagement.

This training workshop will focus heavily on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families and parents, while using community resources to help families meet personal needs and stabilize the household.

Participants will earn two clock hours, and food will be provided.

Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop October 12, 2019 @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop October 12, 2019 @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Early Childhood providers’ care and support can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities supports caregivers with resources designed to help children overcome adversity and thrive, covering areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school readiness, and more.

Earn free clock hours* and learn more about the new Sesame Street in Communities website and how to use it in your facility.

Session 1:  From Chaos to Calm:  How to Help Young Children Manage Big Feelings – is full – please make another selection. 

*If you do not have a MOPD ID,  go to OPEN Initiative to receive one.  If you do not need one or you are a provider from Kansas  just place a 1 in the blank.  Remember to receive clock hours in Missouri you must have a MOPD ID#.

Also please add your DVN number if you have one.

Breakfast will be furnished.

This workshop is free but you must register here.

Download the Sesame in Communities Workshop PDF of session titles and descriptions.  All of the sessions have been approved for clock hours from Missouri, we are still waiting for approval from Kansas.

 

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal From Traumatic Events @ KCPT Public Television
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal From Traumatic Events @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

One in four children in the United States will experience an event that may cause physical, emotional or psychological distress and may threaten their safety, health and happiness in big and lasting ways. But with the latest research, the power of healing relationships (and a little help from Big Bird), these experiences do not have to define a child’s life. This session will provide an overview about trauma and how it impacts the developing young child. We will explore how it impacts the developing young child. We will explore how the Street in Communities resources can help adults navigate this difficult period in a child’s life and promote hope and healing.

Presenter:  Ann Thomas, President CEO The Children’s Place

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.

 

 

 

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Save The Date: March 5, 2020 – KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Save The Date:  March 5, 2020 - KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Mark your calendars for KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference on March 5, 2020.

This annual conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. The day-long professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Registration opens December, 2019. Visit KCPT Education to connect with KCPT’s Education newsletter and Facebook group or contact Gary Brock for more information and updates.

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Blocks are universal play materials, they are found in preschool classrooms around the globe. There is a great deal of research documenting the benefits of playing with blocks; consistently showing that block play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity, and most recently literacy.  However, despite this evidence, block play remains largely a limited “choice” activity.  This session will explore what is learned when children play in the block area, what should or might be included and the 10 things NAEYC says that children learn from block play.

Presenter:  Nancy Heathman, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.

May
14
Thu
2020
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When a new child enters the classroom, how do you start establishing a connection with that student? Trust takes time with anyone, as it does a child with an adult. Learn strategies to build, maintain, and continue to build connections with the children in your class.

Presenter:  Carol Ayres, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.