Oct
11
Thu
2018
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH – 12th Grade @ KCPT
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH - 12th Grade @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center
Oct 27 @ 7:45 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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.

Session Descriptions 

 

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

S.T.E.M-based curriculum brings forth creativity in the child. Adding the A helps build the foundation of science-related knowledge, using the arts to encourage children to express their ideas in a wide variety of creative ways. See how the A in S.T.E.A.M. will tie to the Early Learning Standards and enhance the classroom creativity!

Kelly Carroll, Early Care and Education Specialist, The Family Conservancy

Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

KCPT’s annual K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, computer teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This daylong 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.

Augmented Reality Sessions 1 & 4 have been closed.

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Mar
14
Thu
2019
Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Young children’s successful development of early math skills is directly linked to daily opportunities and experiences with language and concepts of math.
Join us to discover strategies to enhance children’s development of skills related to number concepts, number operations, geometry and spatial sense, comparison, measurement and patterns integrated with ongoing early language and literacy development.
Presenter:  Terrell Mann, Pre-K Master Coach
The Literacy Lab

 

May
9
Thu
2019
Bridging The Generational Gap in Early Education Programs @ KCPT
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridging The Generational Gap in Early Education Programs @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

We all know and expect that each child will be a unique individual and we design our classrooms and our teaching to support and embrace all children. Yet, when it comes to adults, one of the hardest things is to know ourselves well; The next hardest thing is to work with those who are different from us… And we are ALL different! This session will look at some of the generational differences among workers. For the first time in American history there are three generations in our workforce, born in different eras and working together in an ever-changing workplace. How can we learn from one another and create workplaces of learning and collaboration? How is a leader to manage all of these different expectations?

Leanne Hilligas, Early Care and Education Training Coordinator, Nancy Heathman, Early Care and Education Specialist – The Family Conservancy

 

Participants will earn 2 clock hours for either Missouri or Kansas. 

A light dinner will be provided.  Doors open at 6:00 PM

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Communicating Across Differences: Exploring Multiple Identities @ KCPT
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Communicating Across Differences: Exploring Multiple Identities @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Engaging in dialogue with those who are different than us is becoming more and more common and in a world where language continues to evolve, navigating the social landscape is becoming more challenging. Participants will engage in an identity mapping exercise designed to explore the different ways our socialization leads us to view the world and influences how we interact with those similar and different from us. Understanding how we think about and discuss our identities and how our unconscious biases manifest is the first step towards mindfulness and self-awareness.

Presenter:  Tabari A. Coleman, MPA
Education Director, ADL Heartland

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Family Engagement Workshop with Phyllis Harris @ KCPT Public Television
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Family Engagement Workshop with Phyllis Harris @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When families support child development and student achievement, positive outcomes are more likely. What can we, as educators, do to improve children’s experiences and gains? The challenge is to help families learn how to support their own child’s education. Family engagement helps families build partnerships with their child’s teacher and school.

Family engagement expert Phyllis Harris presents this training for early childhood providers focused on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families, including using community resources to help them meet personal and household needs so that they can focus on their child’s education. Attendees will also discuss ideas on how to bridge families, schools, and communities and gain resources they can use in their everyday work.

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

Participants will earn two clock hours and refreshments will be provided.

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

Mark your calendars: KCPT’s third Sesame Street in Communities early childcare providers workshop will take place October 12, 2019.

Every day, you make a difference by helping kids and families grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Organizations like yours unite communities, foster families’ and kids’ resilience, nurture their physical and mental health, and provide critical early learning opportunities. You’re an important part of the “circle of care” that surrounds the families and kids who need it most.

KCPT partners with Sesame Street in Communities to support you in this critical work. Sesame Street in Communities builds on a 50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs with resources that have been proven to have a measurable impact in the lives of parents and children.

Choose from Home Care Providers or Childcare Centers learning tracks at this upcoming workshop. Two clock hours (Kansas and Missouri) can be earned.

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

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.