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.

View the Session Listings.

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
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 choice. 

*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.