PD Head Start Staff Training and Resources June 8, 2020 Release

Professional Development Staff Training and Resources – Week of June 8, 2020

Intended Audience: ALL HEAD START STAFF
Title: TED Ideas worth spreading “What we learn before we are born”
Date/Time: Anytime
Content: Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

Link for Access / Registration: https://www.ted.com/talks/annie_murphy_paul_what_we_learn_before_we_re_born?language=en

It’s time to Take Care of You!
Date/Time: Anytime Ohio Approved

Content: Child care professionals naturally take care of others. It’s time to take care of you and make self-care a priority. Through this training, you will learn how stress affects your body and how practicing self-care strategies will reduce the effects of stress to contribute to your overall well-being. Self-care strategies that promote a healthy body, mind, and spirit will be discussed. Through reflection activities, you will create an action plan to start practicing self-care today.
Link for Access / Registration: https://registry.occrra.org/cart/view_training/10095336

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Title: It's a Big Problem! Teaching Children Problem-Solving Skills
Time/Date: Anytime

Content: In this webinar, presenters discuss ways to help children in the problem-solving process and support them in becoming independent problem-solvers. Learn about the steps to problem-solving and watch videos of teachers demonstrating strategies they use to help children in their classrooms.

Note: The evaluation, certificate, and engagement tools mentioned in the video were for the participants of the live webinar and are no longer available. For information about webinars that will be broadcast live soon, visit Upcoming Events.

Intended Audience: Education
Title: Supporting Breastfeeding in the ECE Setting

Time/Date: Anytime Ohio Approved
Breastfeeding has many known health benefits for mother and baby and is recognized as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. Breastfeeding is widely accepted as an effective strategy to promote positive health outcomes for both mothers and their babies. Breastfeeding rates decline when a mother returns to work. With the increasing number of mother’s in the workforce, many children are regularly cared for by someone other than their mother from birth to age four years. ECE providers and teachers influence the lives and health of the families they serve and can be an important source of support for working mothers who want to breastfeed.

This online training will provide ECE providers with breastfeeding knowledge, tools and resources to create a breastfeeding friendly environment that goes above and beyond licensing requirements. The training is a component to Ohio’s Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation initiative. The training is inclusive for staff and administrators in both child care centers and in-home/family care.

Topics covered in the training include:

             Benefits of breastfeeding for mother and infant

             Best practices in infant feeding

             Paced bottle feeding

             Safe handling and storage of human milk

             Updating the infant feeding plan

             Creating a breastfeeding-friendly ECE environment

             How to support breastfeeding families

             Breastfeeding laws

             Breastfeeding resources

             Avoiding personal biases and supporting breastfeeding
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Intended Audience: Home School
Home Visitor Note: Goal Decision Tree
Time/Date: Anytime

Content: When a family is ready to set a goal, a tool that can help is our Supporting Family Goals Decision Tree. This can guide parents to set goals that are relevant, realistic, and attainable.

Link for registration access: https://files.constantcontact.com/1eccf499301/b9b4c2fb-cb67-474a-98c3-4dd81f54c349.pdf

Title: 3 Easy Ways to Bring Learning Home

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: Teachers everywhere have yet another new challengesupporting students and their families from home. We know that high-quality interactions, including interesting, hands-on experiences that are facilitated and supported with feedback, scaffolding, and higher-order thinking questions, best support young students' learning. So how do you help your students' caregivers offer the same high-quality interactions while at home? Well, Rachel Giannini has some super fun ideas to share! The following are ideas she shared during her session at our recent InterAct CLASS Summit.
Link for access: http://info.teachstone.com/blog/3-easy-ways-to-bring-learning-home

Intended Audience: Parent, Family & Community Engagement
Title: Successful Family Engagement in Early Care and Education Programs online

Date/Time: Anytime Ohio Approved

Content: The relationships that ECE programs build with young children and their families have a powerful influence on not only the children’s growth and development but is also vital to the quality and success of the program. In this module, program staff from Ohio share their ideas and experiences on family engagement through video interviews.  You will also explore strategies for building these relationships, increasing family involvement in the program, and family engagement methods that meet the families and program needs.

Intended Audience: Health & Nutrition

Title: Goal Check-In
Beyond Bottles and Baby Food: Setting the Nutritional Foundation for Lifelong Wellness
Date/Time: Anytime

Content: This webinar explores important information related to nutrition and feeding for infants and very young children, their families, caregivers, and communities. It was developed as part of the Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative. The webinar features Paula Mydlenski, a registered dietician, and teaching artists from Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.
Link for access: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/video/beyond-bottles-baby-food-setting-nutritional-foundation-lifelong-wellness

Intended Audience: Administrative

Title: All Aboard the G Suite Train: A Tour of the Tools

Date/Time: Anytime

Content: This is a beginning webinar to introduce you to Google’s Suite of Tools. G Suite is becoming more and more popular in companies around the world. Don’t get left at the station, jump on board the G Suite Train and explore all of the important tools integrated into the G Suite Toolbox.  From Docs to Keep, see how these tools can make your life easier and help you work more efficiently. Tools that will be part of our short tour include Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. I will share some quick tips and tricks to getting organized.

Intended Audience: ERSEA, Intake & Technology

Title: PowerPoints® SIMPLIFIED! Building Presentations for Maximum Impact
Time/Date: Anytime
Content: Have you ever sat through a dull or confusing PowerPoint presentation and walked away wondering, “Now, what do I do with that information?” Do you worry that your own audiences may feel the same thing about your PowerPoints?

Join us for “PowerPoints® SIMPLIFIED!” and learn strategies and tested methods for engaging audiences in content to move them to action. Participants will walk away with a checklist of key questions to help build effective presentation decks that meets the needs of the audience and the objectives of the presenter.

Intended Audience: Data, Planning & Quality Assurance

Title: Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey
Date/Time: Anytime

Content: This learning module takes you on a road trip with the Moving Forward Head Start program. It explores a nine-phase process of planning and executing Head Start's required annual self-assessment.

Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey is a self-directed, interactive training module. It leads participants through the process of planning and executing an annual Head Start program self-assessment.

Go with the Moving Forward Head Start program through the transition from ongoing monitoring to self-assessment, and end with a move back into the program planning cycle. Along the way, you'll practice each key aspect of self-assessment in the phases below.

Intended Audience: Leadership
Title: Managing Staff and Creating Leaders for ECE Program Administrators
Time/Date: Anytime, Ohio Approved
Content: High-quality early care and education programs are created through the dedication of knowledgeable, professional staff, and administrators with a vision and an understanding of what it means to inspire others. This module will explore the qualities of leadership, how to create leaders within your team, and management strategies to build a productive and effective team
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Intended Audience: Leadership
Title: Instructional Leadership Part III: Exploring the Essentials of Ambitious Instruction and Teacher Collaboration
Date/Time: Anytime
Content: This is Part III of the three-part series on instructional leadership. "Instructional leadership" means program leaders are strategically focused on children's early achievement. They nurture trust, collective understanding, and responsibility for excellence and improvement among staff and parents. In this presentation, explore the focused teaching cycle. Discover the ways it helps in creating a framework for purposeful and thoughtfully planned classroom instruction. Learn how intentional, ambitious classroom instruction, strong teacher collaboration, and job-embedded professional development can work together to achieve positive outcomes for children and families.
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Intended Audience: Coaches
Title: Head Start Coaching Companion
Date/Time: Anytime

Content: The Head Start Coaching Companion is a video sharing and coaching feedback application for early care and education staff and providers. It helps coaches and coachee’s and peer-coaching teams work together, even between coach visits or from a distance. Share video files, ask questions, and exchange feedback. Also, develop individualized coaching plans that support quality teaching and positive outcomes for young children.
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