• June

  • 6
    Jun

    Bilingualism in the Early Years

    Online
    • PD hours: 1
    1 hour, 12:00 PM CDT - 01:00 PM CDT
    This webinar will examine some of the myths, beliefs, and research on very early exposure to more than one language, in particular during the critical language development period between birth to 36 months.
    • Free
  • July

  • 10
    Jul

    MEME: Meaning-Making in Early Mathematics Education

    Chicago
    3.5 days
    4 days, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Building Ideas Through Block Play - CHOOSE TWO SERIES
    Tue 10 Jul 08:00 - Fri 13 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Creating Classroom Connections - CHOOSE TWO SERIES
    Tue 10 Jul 08:00 - Fri 13 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Discovering the Power of Analyzing Children's Work - CHOOSE TWO SERIES
    Tue 10 Jul 08:00 - Fri 13 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Supporting Teachers as Learners - CHOOSE TWO SERIES
    Tue 10 Jul 08:00 - Fri 13 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Using Early Math Collaborative’s Resources for Professional Learning - CHOOSE TWO SESSIONS
    Tue 10 Jul 08:00 - Fri 13 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Tuesday, July 10 - Friday, July 13 | MEME 2018 is four days of intensive, exciting early math exploration. This hands-on professional development opportunity will delve deeply into practical ways you can improve early math instruction and will help make early math learning meaningful for both you and young children.
    • $800.00 excl.
  • 17
    Jul

    Big Ideas in Early Learning

    Chicago
    July 17 - 20, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day
    4 days, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Session information
    Sessions
    Early Literacy (1st Grade - 3rd Grade) - CHOOSE ONLY ONE SESSION
    Tue 17 Jul 08:00 - Fri 20 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Early Literacy (Pre-K to Kindergarten) - CHOOSE ONLY ONE SESSION
    Tue 17 Jul 08:00 - Fri 20 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Early Mathematics (1st - 2nd Grade) - CHOOSE ONLY ONE SESSION
    Tue 17 Jul 08:00 - Fri 20 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Social and Emotional Learning - CHOOSE ONLY ONE SESSION
    Tue 17 Jul 08:00 - Fri 20 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Technology - CHOOSE ONLY ONE SESSION
    Tue 17 Jul 08:00 - Fri 20 Jul 16:00
    Chicago
    Big Ideas in Early Learning offers a one-of-a-kind experience, drawing together professionals from various disciplines in the field of early childhood education for a 3.5 day exploration of the Big Ideas that bring them together in their work.
    • $800.00 excl.
    Register2 places remaining
  • September

  • 21
    Sep

    Why Does He Do That?: Behavior and Intervention Efficacy

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    A child’s behavior is not to be managed-- rather, it is to be understood and considered. Save $20 when you take all four sessions in this series.
    • $100.00 excl.
  • 21
    Sep

    Behavior and Early Intervention Series

    • PD hours: 12
    3 hours, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    A child’s behavior is not to be managed-- rather, it is to be understood and considered. Save $20 when you take all four sessions in this series.
    • $380.00 excl.
  • 28
    Sep

    Discussing Grief and Loss with Young Children

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Our children don't need to feel alone when facing grief and loss-- and neither do educators.
    • $120.00 excl.
  • October

  • 5
    Oct

    How Young Children Learn to Read

    • PD hours: 5
    6 hours, 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Oral language is one of the key early predictors of reading and school success-- but why are language supports largely missing from early childhood classrooms? Come and learn more-- and how to help!
    • $200.00 excl.
  • 19
    Oct

    Anatomy Of a Meltdown: Fight, Flight, or Freeze

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    What is the difference between a tantrum and a meltdown? What strategies are most effective when dealing with tantrums and meltdowns? In this workshop we’ll take the perspective that all behavior has meaning.
    • $100.00 excl.
  • 26
    Oct

    Prenatal Substance Exposures in Very Young Children: Developmental Problems and Therapeutic Interventions

    • PD hours: 5
    6 hours, 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    PSE all too often dramatically impacts a young child's normal developmental trajectory. Learn important therapeutic intervention strategies to mitigate these effects.
    • $200.00 excl.
  • November

  • 2
    Nov

    Gender Beliefs in the Classroom: The Role of the Teacher

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn new ways of considering your role as a teacher and how to implement intentional practices to best ensure a gender flexible environment.
    • $120.00 excl.
  • 2
    Nov

    Risk Assessment in Clinical Work

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Effectively assessing the risk level of a clinical situation is essential for mental health professionals. Learn what you need to know to be safe on the job.
    • $120.00 excl.
  • 8
    Nov

    Pre-K CLASS® Observation Training

    • PD hours: 10
    2 days, 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    This two-day workshop is the first step in earning a CLASS® Observer Certification (November 8-9)
    • $800.00 excl.
  • 9
    Nov

    It Takes A Village: Supporting Families of Young and Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • PD hours: 5
    6 hours, 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    This session examines issues impacting families with a child (from birth to eight years) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
    • $200.00 excl.
  • 10
    Nov

    More than 'Shy': Helping Children with Selective Mutism Find their Voice

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Social workers, teachers, therapists, and parents will learn how to identify selective mutism and how to employ evidence-based interventions.
    • $120.00 excl.
  • 16
    Nov

    Serve and Return: Responding to Neurobehavioral Cues

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    In this workshop we’ll examine the ways in which young children attempt to participate in a relationship with adults and, perhaps more importantly, our role in responding to their attempts.
    • $100.00 excl.
  • 30
    Nov

    The Journey: Building Trust with Children and Families and Using Effective Communication

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn how to establish trust with young children and develop successful partnerships with families through open, effective communication.
    • $120.00 excl.
  • December

  • 7
    Dec

    Drive Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Realistic and Developmentally Appropriate STEAM Methods with Infants, Toddlers, and Two's During Daily Routines

    • PD hours: 5
    6 hours, 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Young children have few opportunities to engage in STEAM learning before age three. This workshop will help you provide those opportunities!
    • $200.00 excl.
  • 14
    Dec

    Movement Matters: Movement and Behavior

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    There is more to movement than meets the eye! There is an ongoing, reciprocal and intimate connection between movement and all areas of a child development.
    • $100.00 excl.
  • January

  • 11
    Jan

    Making Sense of Word Problems: Using Number Sense to Build Operations Sense

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Word problems can be daunting for young children-- discover how to increase children's confidence as fluent problem solvers!
    • $120.00 excl.
  • 18
    Jan

    Language and Vocabulary Development: Birth to Age Five

    • PD hours: 3
    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Language activity in children ages birth to five correlates with language comprehension later in school in life. Learn what you need to know to aid children in this development.
    • $120.00 excl.