PD: Head Start Staff Training & Resources June 29, 2020 Release

Professional Development Staff Training and Resources –June 29, 2020

Intended Audience: ALL HEAD START STAFF
Title: TED TALK: Every Kid Needs a Champion
Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.” Her Talk is a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Link for Access / Registration: https://ed.ted.com/on/oM5nk8Rv

Intended Audience: Education
Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts through Movement, Presenter: Connie Bergstein Dow, MFA
Time/Date: Anytime

Content: All children should have the opportunity to move and be active throughout the day. The rich art form of dance/creative movement is a lively physical activity that nurtures imagination and has the potential to offer experiences in all early childhood content areas. As a longtime dance educator, Connie Bergstein Dow believes that dance can and should be accessible to young children, so teachers can give them the gift of movement and at the same time integrate learning across subject areas. Connie will demonstrate a wealth of ideas for presenting age-appropriate kinesthetic learning opportunities to young children, with an emphasis on math and language arts concepts.
Children are naturally full of energy, so movement is an ideal vehicle for participatory learning when exploring subjects throughout the early childhood curriculum. Current research continues to emphasize the importance of keeping children active, not only for physical development, but also for cognitive and social and emotional development.
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Intended Audience: Home School Educators
Mobile Tools for Home Visitors

Home visitors are always on the go, and now they can take their research base with them. Explore mobile tools from the Office of Head Start designed specifically for home visitors. The ELOF@HOME aligns the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) with effective home visiting practices. Text4HomeVisitors is a free text messaging program. It provides materials focusing on home-based tools and resources. Both tools offer access to key information and resources to enhance home-based practices and knowledge in a busy world.

Link for registration access: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/teaching-practices/article/mobile-tools-home-visitors

Intended Audience: Parent, Family & Community Engagement
Title: Family and Community Engagement in Young Children’s Native Language Learning and Development - Part 1

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Watch this webinar for strategies around engaging families and communities in young children’s Native language learning and development. Learn about the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of this engagement. It provides actions you can take and shares helpful conversation starters for each scenario. By communicating interest and partnership you are offering families’ ownership of their goals as you support them.

Intended Audience: Health & Nutrition
Title: Optimizing Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Infants Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS
Date/Time: Anytime
Content: In this part of Head Start’s three-part webinar series, learn about the effects of opioids on exposed infants. Dr. Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, discusses the history of the opioid crisis and substance use in pregnancy, including neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Learn more about Vanderbilt’s model of care, which uses interdisciplinary teams and standardized protocols to decrease the median length of stay and improve transitions to home. This webinar also discusses long-term outcomes and relevant state policies.

Intended Audience: Administrative
Underutilized Outlook Functions

Content Become an Outlook all-star! Join APC 2019 speaker Melissa Peoples as she guides you through some underutilized Outlook tips that can help boost your productivity.

Link for access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlwBZbvcMWY

Intended Audience: ERSEA, Intake & Technology
Title: Learning Management Systems: Sharing and Accessing Professional Development Resources

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Explore the benefits of developing a repository of course modules designed for early learning professionals. Discover the ways in which administrators of state learning management systems (LMS) can join the effort. Hear from representatives from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island as they discuss their respective LMSs and involvement with the repository. Also, learn about available materials. Consider how your state might get involved.

Intended Audience: Data, Planning & Quality Assurance
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Head Start Monitoring Protocols

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Head Start monitoring protocols are used by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to gather data and other information to assess grantee program operation and performance. Reviews are held for the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®), Focus Area One, and Focus Area Two. OHS uses the information collected during reviews to understand the grantee’s approach to program design and services. The information is also used to evaluate their performance and continuous program improvement.

Intended Audience: Leadership
Title: The Head Start Management System Wheel: A Key Resource for Head Start Stakeholders

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Learn more about the Head Start Management Systems Wheel—an important resource for Head Start program leaders. Discover the core elements of the wheel with a focus on how each of the wheel’s components relate to the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Explore how guiding questions can serve as an ongoing systems-building resource for Head Start grantees, which is key to moving from compliance to excellence. This session also reviews ECLKC resources that help in using the systems wheel.

Intended Audience: Coaches
Title: Together Learning and Collaborating (TLC): Tips for Facilitators
Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Together Learning and Collaborating (TLC) groups provide education staff with the opportunity to learn from each other in a safe, caring, and responsive environment. In this session, coaches can explore the components and process of setting up TLC groups. Learn about the common questions and challenges TLC facilitators face. Discover resources to support you as a coach.


Link for access: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/video/back-basics-revisiting-practice-based-coaching-cycle