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Workshops for March 30, 2017

Session 1 (9:30-10:45) Workshops:


  • 1A - STEAM in Early Childhood (Part 1 of 2)

    STEAM in Early Childhood is a workshop designed to give the participant a clear understanding of STEAM and how it is implemented in the early preschool classroom. Each component of STEAM will be addressed. Suggestions will be provided on the type of questions and interactions for fostering STEAM. Through hands-on activities, teh participants will gain a clear undersatnding of how everyday classroom practices support STEAM. In closing, the participants will be given an opportunity to explore various materials that support STEAM. Be sure to sign up for Part 2.
    Facilitator: Lucia A. DeRosa
    Audience: Infant, Toddler, and Nursery Teachers; also Teaching Assistants and Directors
    Format: Interactive, Hands-on
    OCFS Training Area: 3 (Childcare Program Development)
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

  • 1B - Supporting the Development of Functions in Children through Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Practices

    The term 'executive function' has become increasingly popular in child development research and is growing in use by parents and practitioners. Executive function is a set of skills that allow people to control their behavior and direct it toward longer-term goals, rather than doing what is automatic or easiest to accomplish. These skills are exercised when children pause and reflect before reacting. In this session we will explore ways to help children's executive functions increase by keeping in mind the acronym SOAR: Support imagination; Offer choices within limits; Assist reflection; Raise activity levels
    Facilitator: Monica Levy
    Audience: Teachers of Toddlers, Nursery, Pre-K, plus Teaching Assistants and Directors
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive
    OCFS Training Area: 1 (Childhood Development), 3 (Childcare Program Development)
    CTLE Area: Curriculum, Pedagogy

  • 1C - Making Math Count in Early Childhood Classrooms

    How students engage with mathematical tasks can form the foundation for students' learning in school mathematics. Given this fact, this session uses the results of studies on early childhood mathematical practices to support lesson implementation. This session will actively engage participants in the methods for implementing developmentally appropriate mathematical concepts. We wil explore approaches that support Common Core Learning Standards and inspire early childhood students to enjoy mathematical learning opportunities.
    Facilitator: Dr. Candace Barriteau Phaire
    Audience: Pre-K Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Directors
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Hands-On
    OCFS Training Area: 3 (Childcare Program Development)
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

Session 2 (10:55-12:10) Workshops:


  • 2A - STEAM in Early Childhood (Part 2 of 2)

    STEAM in Early Childhood is a workshop designed to give the participant a clear understanding of STEAM and how it is implemented in the early preschool classroom. Each component of STEAM will be addressed. Suggestions will be provided on the type of questions and interactions for fostering STEAM. Through hands-on activities the participants will gain a clear understanding of how everyday classroom practices support STEAM. In closing the participants will be given an opportunity to explore various materials that support STEAM.Be sure to sign up for Part 1.
    Facilitator: Lucia A. DeRosa
    Audience:Teachers of Infant, Toddler and Nursery, Teaching Assistants, Directors
    Format: Interactive, Hands-on
    OCFS Training Area: 3 (Childcare Program Development)
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

  • 2B - Strengthening Social Emotional Development: Focus on Self Awareness and Healthy Relationships

    Strong social skills and emotional intelligence are vital to lead a healthy productive life. This training reviews the stages of social/emotional development and provides the tools for early childhood educators to improve their students self awareness, ability to self regulate, awareness of others and communication skills. Through an informative powerpoint, discussion, and hands-on projects, teachers will learn activities to bring to their classrooms that will raise their students emotional and social skills.
    At the conclusion of the training teachers will:
    - Understand the 5 stages of social and emotional growth
    - Demonstrate games and activities that boost emotional awareness
    - Utilize musical games to increase awareness of feelings
    - Demonstrate movement games that improve self regulation
    Facilitator: Monica Levy
    Audience: Toddler, Nursery and Pre-K, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Directors
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-on
    OCFS Training Area: 1 (Childhood Development)
    CTLE Area: Child Development

  • 2C - CHRIST in the Preschool Classroom

    Participants in this workshop will discover how easy it is to get comfortable with teaching the faith to the littlest learners. Even if you have not been trained in bringing Christ into the classroom, you will find that all you need to do is believe, relax, and have some fun! Wish you had more chapel at your preschool? Learn how directors and teachers can easily create a worshipful experience with or without your pastor. Just like when you first stepped into your first teaching position, learn how to step into leading chapel, quickly gaining confidence as you learn a simple routine. No curriculum? You'll be introduced to "O Come Let Us Worship" and see how to align a worship experience with some "Jesus Time" and a Chapel Center in the classroom. With Old Testament and New Testament favorites, the stories easily come alive with a good children's Bible, some props, and "actors;" throw in a few simple songs and prayers and you are ready to provide an experience packed with energy and the message that we are all God's beloved children.
    Facilitator: Judy Hinsch
    Audience: Infant Teachers, Toddler Teachers, Nursery Teachers, Pre-K Teachers, Administrators, Preschool Teaching Assistants, Pastors, Board Members
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive

Session 3 (12:20-1:20) Workshops:


  • 3A - Meaningful Learning Through Block Building

    This workshop is designed to help teachers deepen their understanding of the unlimited learning possibilities of blocks. All teachers, grades PK-2, who value block work in their classroom and are looking for ways to integrate open-ended materials to concretize social studies topics/content, are encouraged to attend.
    Facilitator: Angela De Vincenzo
    Audience: Nursery Teachers, Pre-K Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Directors, Pastors, Board Members
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based

  • 3B - Using a Tiered RTI Model with Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors

    This presentation provides guidelines for teachers working with young children with challenging behaviors, especially those behaviors that prevent social-emotional development. We will present a three-tiered approach to providing needed supports to children and will describe the differences among the three levels of approaches. In addition, we will discuss ways in which behaviors may be considered and assessed. In this presentation, we will provide opportunities for participants to respond to actual case children and the interventions used. Finally, considerations and resources for families and teachers will be disseminated.
    Facilitator: Dr. Stephanie Squires
    Audience: Nursery and Pre-K Teachers
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On

  • 3C - Improving Interactions

    What is the key to having meaningful interactions in the classroom? This workshop will outline 7 basic skills that form a template for any teacher to improve student engagement. Through group practice, discussion and role play educators will come away with important communication and practical skills such as: Active Listening, Responding and scaffolding, Targeted praise, Repetition and Extension, Effective questioning and brainstorming, Dramatic play, movement/music, puppets, hands on activities, and Forming connections- extending learning across the curriculum.
    Facilitator: Monica Levy
    Audience: Toddler, Nursery and Pre-K, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Directors
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive
    OCFS Training Area: 1 (Childhood Development), 3 (Childcare Program Development)
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy



  • Meet our Facilitators:


    Lucia A. DeRosa
    Lucia’s presentations are illustrated by over 39 years of rich experience working with children, teachers, administrators, families and community organizations as a teacher, Staff Developer, Early Childhood Coordinator, Supervisor of CPSE, and Director of School District PreK Programs. She currently works as an Early Childhood Consultant/ Manager for School Specialty, Inc. providing educators with quality materials that support children's learning. Her passion, enthusiasm and expertise in the field of Early Childhood afford Lucia the opportunity to provide developmentally appropriate practices and strategies for our youngest learners.

    Monica Levy
    A certified trainer through NYSAEYC and CLASS compliant observer, Ms. Levy is the founder of LeapSmart™, an organization dedicated to bringing kinesthetic
 educational programs to children. LeapSmart’s in-school programs
 provide movement-based classes each week for hundreds of children throughout the NY area. Each program is designed to educate the whole child: focusing on children's physical, cognitive, social and psychological growth. In addition to Ms. Levy’s professional development, consulting and speaking engagements, she offers exclusive products especially designed for educators to use in their classrooms. LeapSmart also offers an on-line training program designed for individuals who want to become Leapsmart Instructors in their schools or community. Contact information: www.leapsmart.org" target= "blank">website or monica@leapsmart.org" target= "blank">email.

    Dr. Candace Barriteau Phaire
    Dr. Barriteau Phaire is Chair of the Division of Education & an Assistant Professor at The College New Rochelle, Dr. Phaire. Prior to completing her graduate studies, she was a public school teacher in NYC. Dr. Barriteau Phaire received her Ph.D. from NYU’s Department of Teaching and Learning and received the competitive Outstanding Dissertation Nomination. She earned her M.S. Ed in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College and her B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College. Dr. Barriteau Phaire founded a P.D. Company, S.E.E.D.S. (Supporting Educators with Engaging Development & Services) and provides support for teachers in private, public and charter schools.

    Angela De Vincenzo
    Founder of Blocks, Trucks + Art, Angela De Vincenzo, is a Learning Specialist whose educational career includes 15 years in NYC’s premiere independent schools. She has studied at NYU, Bank Street College of Education, and Harvard University. Angela’s teaching philosophy and methods are rooted in progressive education. During her tenure at City & Country School in Greenwich Village, she discovered the power of blocks and the role these simple yet dynamic materials play in both teaching and learning. Since then, Angela has worked alongside fellow educators to integrate unit blocks into the curriculum at The Chapin School, Packer Collegiate Institute, South Orangetown Central School District, and many others. She has learned and witnessed that providing children with the opportunity to recreate what they know about the world around them fosters deeper, more meaningful learning. The ultimate vision and mission of Blocks, Trucks + Art is to provide children with time and space to explore with open-ended materials to support and encourage engaged, life-long learners.

    Judy Hinsch
    A Lutheran preschool administrator for over 10 years, Judy currently serves as preschool director at Abiding Presence, Fort Salonga, NY. Judy has taught elementary grades and preschool in Lutheran schools, which included teaching the faith daily and participating in or leading weekly chapel experiences. The years between teaching and directing were spent as a National Director and Educational Consultant for Discovery Toys, Inc., which included sales, management and training of consultants, as well as teaching parents how to nurture their children through play.

    Dr. Stephanie Squires
    Stephanie Squires is the Dean of Education at Concordia College, NY. She holds a doctorate in Special Education.

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