KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This annual, day-long professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more than 20 sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms. Register below, or if your district is paying for your registration, please contact Gary Brock at email@example.com.
KCPT is pleased to announce we have a partnership with Park University located at 8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152 to offer CEU credit for attendees. Park University is offering .5 CEU credit for attendees at the “Empowering Teachers Today and Tomorrow” conference. If you are interested in receiving .5 CEU credit please click on this link to register. The cost is $10.00.
This workshop will define early literacy and provide information about how young children develop early literacy skills. In addition participants will practice strategies designed to promote language development and early literacy skills while making connections between vocabulary, meaning, conversation and print.
This workshop was originally scheduled for January 11 but is now scheduled for April 19.
This session looks at what learning and kindergarten readiness skills can be learned through using loose parts —materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways— to develop children’s creativity and imagination. Engaging in this kind of play promotes problem solving, making choices and learning math and physical science concepts will be learned as children experiment.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage with loose parts and leave with a list of parts that can be incorporated into classrooms as well as receive 2 clock hours and a light meal.
Learn to support the mind, body, and whole child by using mindfulness and yoga in your classroom. We’ll introduce the science behind the practice and provide some simple ways to implement mindfulness and yoga into the daily schedule. See how this practice can bring calm, increased self-regulation, and focus for you and the children in your classroom.
The Early Childhood Initiative of the Anti-Defamation League provides anti-bias training and resources for the early childhood community. The goal of the initiative is to assist caregivers, educators and families in creating and sustaining bias-free early childhood programs and homes that encourage children to appreciate diversity at an age when the seeds of prejudice can begin to take root.
To achieve this goal, Tabari Colman, Education Director for the
Anti-Defamation League, will deliver a workshop to increase participants’ ability to:
- Recognize, acknowledge and confront prejudice and discriminatory behavior in oneself and others;
- Examine policies, practices and resources for bias and inequities;
- Create and sustain respectful, inclusive environments;
- Develop children’s capacity to understand and respect themselves and others, to recognize inclusion and exclusion, and to play, live and learn together.
Small and large group discussion, role play, videos, case studies and goal setting increase participants’ understanding of bias and discrimination and provide ways to effectively interrupt acts of bigotry will be presented.
Presenter: Tabari A. Coleman, MPA, Education Director
Registration is required – participates will receive 4 clock hours and lunch will be provided.
If the district or care center is paying for your registration please have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will enter you by hand.
When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur. Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families. Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.
The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.
Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.
Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours. This workshop is for adults only.
Session 2: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.
Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.