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 a light meal 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.

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.