Erikson now offers online continuing education webinars.

Engage in challenging topics, offered with the same high-quality instruction and range of credit offerings as our in-person continuing education.

Our new webinars are designed to offer practitioners convenient access to workshops, without having to leave their home or office. Registration for all webinars closes 48 hours prior to the actual webinar, so register today!

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Current Webinars

WEB105 The Important Thing About Shapes
with Lisa Ginet, Ed.D.
Wednesday, April 23 | 6 p.m.-7 p.m. CT

This webinar promises to help boost participants’ geometric thinking and offers an exploration of important concepts regarding two- and three-dimensional shapes. Participants will deepen their understanding of the relationship between shape and number composition and will leave with strategies to help encourage their students’ thinking about geometry and its place in algebraic thinking as well as ideas for assessing and supporting children’s development of this important mathematical concept.

WEB107 Anxiety in Early Childhood: A Root Cause of Behavioral and Emotional Issues
with Kerry Kyle Davies, LCSW
Wednesday, April 30 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT

Many school-aged children involved in mental health treatment through schools exhibit a cluster of symptoms resembling Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Often these children are treated solely with behavioral/anger management techniques and psychotropic medication, leaving root causes of behavioral issues unexamined and thus untreated.  Join us in a webinar examining anxiety as a root cause of these challenging and often difficult to treat symptoms.  Learn how to recognize social, familial, and environmental factors leading to debilitating anxiety in children ages 6-8.  Learn to view acting-out behaviors in children as behavior adapted to cope with the dangers and pressures of their environments.  Aid these children and families in altering their environments and innate responses to their environments to improve interpersonal relationships, scholastic achievement, and quality of life.

WEB108 Measurement: What Kind of “Big” Is It?
with Jeanine Brownell, M.S.
Wednesday, May 7 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. CT

In this webinar, participants will explore the Big Ideas of measurement and deepen their own understanding of this important mathematical topic. We will consider how children develop measurement concepts and how to recognize when these same ideas arise in everyday life and how to amplify the math talk in these teachable moments. Participants will go away with strategies for engaging children in thinking about the many different kinds of “big” in their environment.

WEB109 Seeing Into the Future: Introducing Coding to Young Children
with Frances Judd
Monday, May 12 | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT

Today’s computer code is a language that offers children a bright tomorrow. With empowering opportunities clearly on the horizon for this generation of young children, it is critical that early childhood educators understand the basics of coding and it’s importance as tool for young children to possess in their early years. Learning to write computer code opens avenues for individual forms of self-expression, creativity, and personal fulfillment; and early childhood educators can offer intentional developmentally appropriate experiences that relate. This webinar presents five topics from the world of computer coding and demonstrates connections to real-world early childhood experiences with literature, manipulatives, artistic endeavors, games, and collaborative problem-solving.

Past webinars

Looking Through a Developmental Lens: The Importance of Engagement in Intervention

Instructor: Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Developmental disorders such as autism often create serious challenges for the families of young children, and the clinicians working with them. The clinician’s primary goal is understanding the child’s unique developmental profile as well as establishing a relationship between the parent and the child that creates interactive, affective moments to support the mastery of functional emotional development.

Including Gay and Lesbian Parents

Instructor: Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D., OTR/L
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Families headed by gay and lesbian parents often feel underserved by, or even invisible to, child care and school systems. In order to create a healthy home-school connection and properly include all children, care providers and teachers must become better informed about the wide range of variables that impact gay and lesbian parents and their children. This one-hour webinar explores current research in the developmental and educational outcomes of children from gay- and lesbian-headed households. Participants will be encouraged consider changes in their practice that can be easily made in order for all children and their families to feel safe and fully included.

Young Children and Trauma

Instructor: Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

This one-hour webinar addresses the concerning effects of exposure to violence and trauma on very young children and the impact of trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, as well as cascading effects on emotion regulation and behavioral health. Manifestations of traumatic stress in early childhood will be presented to offer a better understanding of how to identify children affected by trauma. Diagnosis of traumatic stress disorders, including PTSD, will be discussed, as well as prevalence, course, and long term outcomes. The effects of trauma on caregivers will also be presented, including the disruption in the caregiver-child relationship exacerbates the effects of the trauma.