Other trainings

Training opportunities through other agencies or partners of the R3P will be posted here.


GOLD in Lynn

Where: North Shore Community College, McGee Building Room LW306
WhenJune 3 and June 108:30 am – 3:00 pm (bring a bag lunch)
Cost$30 per person
 
Another GOLD in Lynn is coming on May 13 and 20. Watch for the registration link at http://www.collaborative.org/events-and-courses/teaching-strategies-gold
Marilyn Favreau
Assessment Training Coordinator
R3P Region 3

 


Exhibit and Session proposals due 

Friday, April 28th

Thank you to those who have so far submitted proposals for sessions and exhibits. We appreciate your interest in helping make this year’s STEM Summit an exceptional event!

 

For those who are still considering submitting a proposal (or proposals – you are not limited to just one), this is a reminder that the deadline for submission is the end of this week!

Guidelines and submission forms are available here.

 

Please send your completed forms to stemsummitproposals@donahue.umassp.edu by 5pm on Friday, April 28. Our review committees are looking forward to reading about your wonderful programs and experiences and how they can inform the wide variety of STEM stakeholders who attend the event.

 

If you have any questions, please email them tostemsummitproposals@donahue.umassp.edu. We will be happy to help.

Please share this announcement with relevant professional associations, colleagues, etc.

For additional information, visit: www.mass-stem-summit.org.


 

Free online Promoting Positive Behavior course

Are you interested in the content from our most popular behavior series of courses but not looking for a 5 hour CEU course?Thanks to the ASOST-Q Grant Program we’re offering a free positive behavior course from our popular series that includes Triggers and Bullying. This is a short introduction and foundation of child development and the causes behind difficult behavior.Anyone who has an account (free and easy to create here) with us can enroll themselves for free here.

Free leadership round table at the Museum of Science on June 5

Join other ASOST program supervisors tolearn about STEM best practices with Teacher Educator for the Museum of Science, Jeff Mehigan.
  • Learn about the new 2016 STE standards, principles, and disciplinary core ideas
  • Explore 4 styles of STEM investigations and how to utilize them in an OST environment
  • Work on lesson plan enhancement with the support of the Educator Resource Center, Museum exhibits, and other OST professionals
  • Parking will be validated by Museum of Science
When: June 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Museum of Science, Boston
Price: FREE
Register and more info: More Information and Register

 

Shape the QRIS system for EEC

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is in the process of revising the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  EEC is holding a series of regional meetings in April 2017 across the statewhere Program Quality Unit staff will share a draft of the streamlined QRIS standards and solicit feedback from the field.  EEC invites you to participate in one of these meetings.  Please note that registration is not required.  Questions may be directed to Amy Whitehead-Pleaux at amy.whitehead-pleaux@massmail.state.ma.us.


Finish your professional development before the start of summer!

Many of our most popular online courses are running for the last time before the summer in late March and April at the discounted rates through the EPS regions. All are certificate 5 hour, 0.5 CEU eligible.

Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-Escalation

When: Access anytime between April 24, 2017 and May 19, 2017
Where: Online (including mobile smart phones)
Price: $25
Register and more info : Here through EPS

 

 

Family Child Care Orientation
Please note: If you are becoming an Educator (Family Child Care Provider), you must bring your certificate from the Potential Provider Meeting to the Orientation to be admitted. If you have not attended the Potential Provider Meeting, you may call EEC at 978-681-9684, located at 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, 01843 for more information. If you are doing this orientation to become a Certified Assistant, you do not need to attend the Potential Provider Meeting. Family Child Care Module 2 Family Child Care Orientation Module 2 should be taken after completing Family Child Care Orientation Module1 and have received their family childcare license. It is recommended that all newly licensed family childcare educators complete Module 2 within six months of receiving an EEC license. It may also be beneficial for experienced family childcare educators who would like further clarification regarding licensing requirements. Participants will become familiar with The Department of Early Education and Care’s regulations on curriculum, progress reports, interactions with children, and the professionalism necessary to build strong, positive relationships with families and communities.
REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.CHILDCARECIRCUIT.ORG
Questions Contact: Ana Martinez @ 978-722-2505 .It is strongly recommended that you register ahead of time to guarantee a space. Walk-In Registration is the same day of the orientation from 9am to 9:30am. Space is not guaranteed.
NEW LOCATION:
North Shore Community College in Lynn!
300 Broad Street Lynn, MA 01901
FCC Orientation:
June 22, 2017 (Spanish) Time: 10am—4pm Fee: $30
June 28, 2017 (English) Time: 10am—4pm Fee: $30
FCC Module 2:
April 29, 2017 (Spanish) Time: 9am to 2:30pm Fee: $33
May 13, 2017 (English) Time: 9am to 2:30pm Fee: $33

In this year’s summit, we will highlight how the Pyramid Model can be used to support inclusion of all children birth to 5 years. The State Leadership Team is supporting community partnerships to ensure that the Pyramid Model is implemented to promote social emotional competence and reduce challenging behaviors for all children. We will share our plans to support inclusive community environments to ensure equity for the diverse population in the Commonwealth.
  • When

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Where

  • Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
    219 Littleton Road
    Westford, Massachusetts 01886
    978-692-8200

  • http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-fifth-annual-ma-pyramid-model-partnership-summit-345-/event-summary-54b1b8acdaf34cd0bba3c65fe7c7998c.aspx

Observation training in Spanish
Observing children in the daily life of their early childhood program or classroom is a powerful way of assessing them. This course aims to convey the power of observational assessment for gaining a rich understanding of children so that you can use that information to plan how to meet their learning needs.  Participants will learn about ways to observe and document observations during a busy day.  The course will include viewing video vignettes, small-group activities, and reflection to develop participants’ observation and documentation skills.

Mar 16, 2017 – 04:30 PM

Mar 23, 2017 - 06:30 PM – 09:15 PM
Mar 30, 2017 - 06:30 PM – 09:15
CAPIC Child Development Center
9 Arlington Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
Fee: $15
Register online

Deepening Case Review in Supervision

For workshop details, schedules, and to register, please click here.

Trauma-Informed Family Support Practice
For workshop details, schedules, and to register, please click here.

Boston Fathers & Family Network: Disadvantaged Dads Defying the Odds
For workshop details, schedules, and to register, please click here.

Self Care:Coping with Stress and Transition
For workshop details, schedules, and to register, please click here.

Save the Date!
25th Annual A View from All Sides Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Important Notice:
If you can no longer attend please unregister at least 24 hours before the scheduled training date. Individuals who register but do not show will be unable to participate in future events.

Please contact Tom Blackler at 617-727-8957 or thomas.blackler@state.ma.us
with any registration questions.

 

 

 

Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.

 

Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certification of completion. Growing Up WILD’s activity guide: Is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3–7. Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities in a full-color 11” x 17’’ activity guide. Includes art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more. Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas. Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate. Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains. Get Growing Up WILD: Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop Fee: $25/person Location: Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan (www.massaudubon.org)- Accessible by public transportation (see Mass Audubon website for details) To register: Please contact Chelsea Gutierrez at cgutierrez@massaudubon.org or (617) 983-8500. Pre-registration and payment required. Registration deadline March 21, 2017. *Please bring a bag lunch *Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for indoor and outdoor activities

 

 


 

Announcing Registration for:

The Lawrence Pyramid Model

Learning Community

Developing systems to support the

social emotional well-being for young children and

their families in Northeastern MA

 

Is your program using the Pyramid Model to support children and families? Join us as we explore Pyramid Model resources, share lessons learned, and connect with a variety of community programs.

 

Lawrence EEC Office 

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9,

Third Floor

Lawrence, MA 01843

Date: 3/6/17

Time: 10:00-Noon

Click HERE to register for the Lawrence PMLC.

Cost: There is no cost to participants; the Pyramid Model Learning Community is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

New to the Pyramid Model?

Before attending the Pyramid Model Learning Community, we encourage you to view this brief Introduction to the Pyramid Model Approach http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/explore/camtasia/pyramid_overview/pyramid_overview_captions.html

 

Interested in attending, but can¹t make the date? Email Catherine Wakely at cwakely@wheelock.edu to learn about future Pyramid Model events.

 

 


 

  NAFCC Observer training in Milford Mass in early April.  It has been 5 years since the last one in Mass.

The observation visit is a key component of
NAFCC’s Accreditation process.

Please direct questions about the training to NAFCC or Linda (www.lindaschumacheronline.com or 508-333-1230).

https://www.nafcc.org/Observer-Requirements

 


 

Pyramid Model Learning Communities

Purpose: To convene regional stakeholders in the effort to effectively implement the Pyramid Model throughout the Commonwealth.  Invitees will include those implementing the Pyramid across a range of sectors, including, but not limited to: Early Education and Care mixed delivery system, EI, Public Schools, CFCE’s, home visiting, family support, medical home, homeless shelters, etc.

 

Objectives:

       To learn more about the Pyramid Model across a wide variety of settings and services

       To learn about each region’s Pyramid Model training and coaching needs

       To convene regional stakeholders in the effort to effectively assess and support implementation of the Pyramid Model in identified communities of the Commonwealth.

       To share lessons learned

       To set shared goals and align efforts

       To use resources most efficiently

       To create a cohesive experience for MA families

Spring 2017 PMLC Schedule

February 28, 2017; 1-3pm

Springfield EEC office

Community External Coach, Sarah Patton

 

March 1, 2017; 1-3pm, Wheelock College Hawes Campus

External Community Coach, Maura Latourneau

 

March 6, 2017; 10am -12 noon

Lawrence EEC Office

Community External Coach, Laura DiChiapparri

 

March 7, 2017: 10 – 12noon

Worcester Public Library – Banx room

Community External Coach, Liz Daniels

 

March 8, 2017; 10am – 12 noon

Taunton EEC Office

Community External Coach, Kelly Rodriguez

 

 


 

FREE CEU COURSES!!

Imajine That is excited to be able to offer free CEU courses thanks to a Direct Access Program grant from the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Some of the topics include:

The Basics of Autism Sensory Processing and Activities Developmental Differences in Young Children Planning Curriculum Based on Observation and Data Analysis Culture Impacts Everything Contact us TODAY to see if your program is eligible! 978-685-0864 compass@imajinethat.com

 

 

 

MassAEYC Spring Conference 2017
Only 4 Weeks Left to Register for the MassAEYC 13th Annual Spring Conference on March 24th & 25th at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA. We are pleased to announce that Richard Cohen will be our Keynote Speaker. We will also be hosting our Annual Excellence in Education Awards Reception Friday, March 24th

 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Commissioner Tom Weber will be in attendance. We will be giving out three awards at this event. If you would like to nominate someone for one of these awards please visit our website to download the nomination forms.

We will also be hosting out 3rd Annual Poster Exhibition and Promising Practices in Education. Click here to download the application Poster Exhibition Application. We hope you will consider participating in this event. All applicants will be given free conference registration forSaturday, March 25th

To view the Conference brochure click here Spring Conference Brochure 2017
We hope to see you March 24th & 25th!
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,
Katy Gobeil
MassAEYC
When:
Friday March 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
-to-
Saturday March 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT
Where:
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Rd
Westford, MA 01886
 

 

February 3, 2017Use the links to view these items or scroll the page.

  1. Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care
    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation – January 2017
  2. State Pre-K Funding 2016-17 Fiscal Year: Trends and Opportunities
    Source: Education Commission of the States – January 30, 2017
  3. STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood
    Source: New America and Joan Ganz Cooney Center – February 2, 2017
  4. The Relationship Between Teacher Qualification and Quality of the ECE Environment
    Source: The Campbell Collaboration – January 2017

1. Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation – January 2017

A new report, Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care: A Review of the Literature (January 2017), highlights promising professional development methods for enhancing caregiver interactions with young children, particularly caregivers of infants and toddlers, those with limited education, and those in home-based and family child care settings. It draws on recent reviews, empirical studies, and meta-analyses conducted within the past 10 years, as well as the websites of leading professional development and research organizations.

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2. State Pre-K Funding 2016-17 Fiscal Year: Trends and Opportunities

Source: Education Commission of the States – January 30, 2017

A new 50-state review, State Pre-K Funding 2016-17 Fiscal Year: Trends and Opportunities (January 2017), looks at state investments in pre-K funding by program for the 2016-17 fiscal year (FY). It finds that 2016-17 state pre-K funding increased $480 million or 6.8% over 2015-16. The review highlights a number of state examples and describes early learning opportunities for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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3. STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood

Source: New America and Joan Ganz Cooney Center – February 2, 2017

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America, with funding from the National Science Foundation, recently collaborated on a project to better understand the challenges to and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) early learning as documented in a review of early childhood education research, policy, and practice. A comprehensive report,STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood (February 2017) provides key findings and recommendations from the project. See also, a related Preschool Matters blog post from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).

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4. The Relationship Between Teacher Qualification and Quality of the ECE Environment

Source: The Campbell Collaboration – January 2017

The Campbell Collaboration recently published the findings from a review examining the empirical evidence on The Relationship Between Teacher Qualification and Quality of the Early Childhood Education and Care Environment (January 2017). Based on published research studies since the 1980s and drawing on information from a number of countries, this meta-analysis provides evidence of a significant and positive correlation between teacher qualifications and higher quality in early care and education environments for all young children, including infants and toddlers.

 


The REAL Program presents Legacy Institute for Early Childhood Educators PLUS Optional Content Institutes on Saturday 3/11 and Sunday 3/12

Media Contact:

Email address: ginny@therealprogram.org
Keynote Presenter: Author/illustrator Rosemary Wells
Area Early Childhood Educators gather at Legacy Institute 2017 PLUS NEW Content Institutes
Lynn, MA -Jan 27, 2017 – The Annual Legacy Institute for Early Childhood Educators will feature Rosemary Wells of Max and Ruby who will keynote an exciting line up of workshops on Saturday, March 11th at the Riverside School, 95 Liberty St., Danvers from 8:00-3:00. Workshops focusing on literacy, music, art and STEM will be presented by Ms. Wells, Diana Castillo, Kerry Zagarella, Daisy Nell, Sheila Duncan and Melanie Fleming, Jocelyn Almy-Testa, Jean Ciborowski Fahey, Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh.Registration is only $85.00 which includes keynote, morning workshop, afternoon workshop, breakfast, lunch, goodie bags and book sales/author signings with Rosemary Wells, Daisy Nell, Jean Ciborowski Fahey, Sheila Duncan and Melanie Fleming. Talk about #literacy!
This year’s program features an additional opportunity to add content institutes onSunday, 3/12 in STEM/ART, MUSIC, LITERACY with Victoria Hackett the Outdoor Classroom, 67 Boyles St. Beverly, Dara VanRemoortel at Notre Dame Children’s Class in Wenham and Judith Black at 151 Ocean St, Lynn.Preregistration and additional information at www.therealprogram.org
The REAL Program is an IRS recognized not for profit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to improve literacy. The organization has successfully collected and distributed over 55,000 children’s books to underserved families primarily in Lynn, MA. Lynn is home to nearly 100,000 people with only one public library, no book stores and 18 public elementary schools most of whom do not have school libraries. Over 50% of the children start kindergarten with no preschool experience and most live in homes where English is not their primary language. 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Children’s Trust for the Boston Fathers & Family Network: Helping Fathers Build Careers workshop.WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMWHERE: The Children’s Trust
55 Court Street, 4th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, USAFor Training Summary, click here.If you are planning to attend and want to reserve your seat before the deadline, please click theregister button below. Upon completing the registration process you will receive an email confirming your registration with a confirmation number and links to either modify your registration or unregister yourself.Thank you for your continuing interest in our training series and we look forward to your response.Please contact Tom Blackler at thomas.blackler@state.ma.us or call
617-502-8752 with any registration questions.

Online Professional Development
for Educators
 
REGISTER NOW!
Spring I session begins January 16, 2017.
  • Earn 1 graduate credit (22.5 PDPs)
  • Four-week courses
  • Pay only $197.00
  • Registration questions, contact:
    Anne Miller

The Children’s Trust Parenting Education and Support Programs (PESP) Request for Responses (RFR) for FY2018 has been posted. Please see below for more details.
About the Parenting Education and Support Programs (PESP):
The Children’s Trust funds the Parenting Education and Support Programs to help parents with young children enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to be the best parents they can be. Group-based series are led by trained professionals and provide opportunities for parents to learn new skills, connect with peers, and receive information and resources. Please visit the Children’s Trust website for more information.
About the RFR: 
It is anticipated that the Children’s Trust will award contracts to agencies serving geographically diverse regions of Massachusetts for the implementation of the Parenting Education and Support Programs. We offer funding, technical support, training opportunities, and other resources to facilitate grantees’ work with families. For more information on the Parenting Education and Support Programs (PESP) RFR, please visit www.commbuys.com

About COMMBUYS:
Remember to register for COMMBUYS using Commodity Code 93-14-00 Community and Social Services. Register at https://www.commbuys.com/bso/. If you are already registered, your agency will need to add the Commodity Code 93-14-00 Community and Social Services to your vendor profile in order to bid.
If your organization is not registered with this commodity code, you will not be able to submit a bid through COMMBUYS.

The Notice of Intent is strongly recommended but not required*.

Proposal submission due date is Friday, January 6, 2017.

SACERS and Arnett

 
When: January 23 and 30, 2017 at 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
 
Where: LEO After School Program, 156 Broad Street, Lynn, MA
 
Cost: $15.00/person (book included)
 
 
GOLD (in English)
 
When: May 13 and May 20, 2017
 
Where: Northern Essex Community College, 45 Franklin Street, Lawrence, MA

Cost: $30/person
 
(See attached GOLD flyer)

TRAININGS OFFERED IN VARIOUS TOWNS

DIRECTORS ROUNDTABLE SERIES

This training is aimed for all Professionalism and Leadership teachers.  This training is being held on 2/1/17, 3/1/17, and on 4/5/17 from 9:30am – 12:00pm at Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori.  This three-part roundtable provides directors and early childhood/school-age leaders with resources, education, information-sharing, networking and collegial support.  Each session will include an opportunity for you to share solutions to common challenges facing today’s Director!

Session 1: It All Starts Here - Explore your personal and professional identities and examine how confident leadership and intentional strategies support organizational identity. 

Session 2: What Did I Do Today? - Together we will examine the many tasks, duties and responsibilities of a program Director.  Discussion will include managing time effectively and removing obstacles that can prevent you from getting a day’s work done.

Session 3: Inspiration and Motivation - Directors are charged with positive energy to inspire and encourage staff. We will share everyday strategies for motivating staff and promoting professional excellence.  And we won’t forget the Director! Where do you draw your own inspiration?

Duration 2 1/2 Hours
https://reservations.imajinethat.com

                                       Region 2 Educator and Provider Support Partnership

              


 

 

     31 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609             Tel: (508) 757-1503 Fax: (508) 791-4755                 Email: mail@cccfscm.org   Website: www.cccfscm.org                                                                                   

This training is being funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and in collaboration with North Shore Community College

HUS114A- Curriculum for School Age Educators

ONLINE- (1 credit)

Participation in workshops, classroom discussions, self-reflections, fieldwork and other projects should enable students to:  apply principles of curriculum development to planning for children ages 6-12 (i.e., goal setting, design developmentally appropriate experiences and the teaching/learning contexts in which they occur, scheduling); select, plan, and carry out activities in all curricular areas in school-age child care; develop activities and environments based on knowledge of primary-age children’s needs and interests and of diverse populations, including children with special needs; and discuss the role of the staff person in designing and implementing curriculum.

 

Core Competency: 5) Learning Environments and Curriculum

QRIS Standard (s): 1) Curriculum and Learning & 2) Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments.

Date:  Tuesday, February 21 to Thursday, March 30, 2017     Time:24/7

Site:  Online                                                                               Fee:  $50.00


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