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May 22, 2020

Professionalism – Styles & Dispositions in the Workplace

This three-week online workplace professionalism course will allow early care and education professionals to communicate, reflect, and update the professional styles they may use or want to use to improve in the field of early childhood education. Today’s early childhood professional must demonstrate knowledge of the skills, styles, and dispositions required to succeed in the workplace. This requires a commitment to the profession, including commitments to their regular work environment and beyond. Using activities and resources, this course provides participants with strategies to adopt positive and ethical habits that will serve them personally and professionally.

Limited spaces are available. All registrations must be submitted by May 20 at 5 p.m.

Course Information

    • Timeline: May 22 – June 12, 2020
    • Instructors: Jasmine Davis and Theresa Hetler
    • CKC: K6.9 C2
    • Keystone STARS Alignment: SQ. 3.4.5
    • CDA Subject Area: Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism.
    • Three PQAS and Act 48 hours available.

Registration

To register for this workplace professionalism course, please visit the event registration page.

Workplace Professionalism Styles & Dispositions

For more information, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org. For more on Trying Together’s professional development programs, visit our courses page.

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STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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May 14, 2020

Virtual UnConference: Re-Opening to Our ‘New Normal’

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May 11, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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May 7, 2020

Preparation for Reopening SAC During COVID-19

Certified School Age Care (SAC) providers are invited to join the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) on May 7 for an online conversation with OCDEL Deputy Secretary, Tracy Campanini, to hear important information about preparing for reopening during COVID-19.

Registration

To join the conversation, visit this Zoom link and insert the password: 022124. Individuals can also join via phone by calling 312.626.6799 and inserting the Meeting ID: 957 4116 2918. Pre-registration is not required.

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May 4, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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Exploring the Outdoor World Through Our Senses

The outside world shapes children’s development through everyday, hands-on experiences. In this free online session, participants will explore ways to facilitate sensory experiences in outdoor play including natural materials in the outdoor environment, reusable loose parts, and classroom materials. Participants will discover the benefits of learning through the five senses and explore meaningful ways to encourage sensory learning with young children.

Course Information

    • Timeline: May 4 – 24, 2020
    • Trainer: Katie Gullone
    • CKC: K2.4C2
    • Keystone STARS Alignment: SQ. 3.4.9
    • CDA Subject Area: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment.
    • Three PQAS and Act 48 hours available.

Registration

To register for this course, please visit the event registration page. All registrations must be submitted by May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. Limited spots are available.

More Information

For more information, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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May 1, 2020

STEM Activities for Toddlers | Webinar

STEM Activities for Toddlers is a live, interactive webinar that explores ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts into the toddler classroom. The course will discuss hands-on activities, including time outside to learn ways to weave in environmental science.

About the STEM Webinar

Two PQAS hours will be offered. Participants are expected to fully participate with their digital device microphones and cameras on. This is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives of The STEM Webinar

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the elements of STEM;
    • explain why STEM is important in the toddler classroom; and
    • implement activities that incorporate multiple elements of STEM.

Available Date

To access this course, use the link below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com. For more events like this, click here. 

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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April 30, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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How to Run Virtual Circle Time | Webinar

Join HiMama on April 30 for their HiMama Helps webinar, “How to Run Virtual Circle Time.”

About

In this webinar, presenters will discuss how to start or improve a virtual circle time to engage families while distance learning. Topics will include the following:

    • the planning process;
    • what equipment you can use for virtual circle time;
    • how to engage families while distance learning; and
    • a question and answer session.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.