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Professional Development and Continuing Education

ESD 112 offers professional development and continuing education classes for the PreK–Third Grade Community of professionals working with children and families. Topics address WA State Core Competencies for Early Learning Professionals and School Age Professionals. Classes are instructed by experts in the field who are Washington State approved trainers. Courses include the following topics:

Courses

Schedule of Classes

We are committed to supporting you by continuing to provide valuable PD opportunities virtually. Please contact Yolanda Rivera with any questions.

About: We will dig into the “how” and “why” of play-based learning. Understand what skills children are building when they play in the blocks area, design your dream learning environment and then make it a reality, show children you value the work they do and practice planning fun and engaging play activities for your students. Each class takes place via Zoom and has a brief, optional homework element for extra STARS credit.

When: 2/1, 4/5 Plus Homework Assignments – 6:15-8:15 PM

Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00 per session
Credits: 2 STARS Hours per session

Session 3 (2/1/2023): Making Learning Visible: Documentation and Assessment in Play-Based Learning

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147676

Session 4 (4/5/2023): Planning for Play: Lesson Planning in Play-Based Learning

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147703

About: Join your colleagues in the field for networking and establishment of a professional community of learners. Now in our 5th year, this training uses discussion, reflection, and exercises, encouraging review of practices, and offers an environment of shared ideas. Topics will vary per session, guided by member experiences. This training program utilizes curriculum from Directors Toolbox (from McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership). We will look at what works, what supports directors need, and ongoing issues within the field of early childhood education.

When: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20 from 6:15-8:15 PM

Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00 per session
Credits: 2 STARS Hours per session

1/19 Registration: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147782

2/16 Registration: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147784

3/16 Registration: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147785

4/20 Registration: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147787

About: Join other infant and toddler teachers for this four-part series covering a variety of topics relating specifically to infant and toddler classrooms! Discuss the power of rich, meaningful interactions, navigate tricky behaviors that come along with toddlerhood, and explore fun ways to engage infants and toddlers in literacy, math, and science activities!

Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00 per session
Credits: 2 STARS Hours per session

1/4 Session 2: Positive Behavior Support for Infants and Toddlers

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147797

3/1 Session 3: Making Math and Science Fun with Infants and Toddlers

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147799

5/3 Session 4: Making Language and Literacy Fun with Infants and Toddlers

Register here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147801

About: This training will focus on the book Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Taking a Stand for Social Justice, by Long, Souto-Manning, & Vasquez, editors. This training is mainly discussion based, with learners focusing on 2 chapters per session (to be determined by the group prior to each session). Participants will be asked to reflect on 4 questions during the 1st session to help me assess their comfort/knowledge/experience level in talking about social justice/equity issues; These questions are:

  • What are you looking for in this training series?
  • How can I help make this series meaningful for you?
  • Have you done any work on equity or social justice before now?
  • What is your comfort level about discussing topics of race, bias, and inequities?

My hope is that the group develops into a safe space to discuss issues of social justice for participants’ own personal development/growth, as well as in their professional roles in early learning environments.

Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00 per session*
Credits: 2 STARS Hours per session*

*Register for 4 sessions and get the 5th session FREE! Contact Yolanda Rivera for the discount code before registering: yolanda.rivera@esd112.org

1/24 Registration Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147822

2/28 Registration Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147824

3/28 Registration Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147825

4/25 Registration Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147826

5/23 Registration Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/147827

About: The focus of this training will be to create welcoming environments for young children and families that identify as LGBTQ+. You will be given an overview of the various ways you might implement inclusive practices, acquire suitable terminology for people of all ages, and time to consider/reflect on your interactions and experiences with the LGBTQ+ community.

When: January 8th, 2023 from 6:15-8:15 PM

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Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

About: The emphasis of this training will be to develop awareness of consent and its importance during childhood. We will determine developmentally appropriate practices to teach children about consent, bodily autonomy, and ways to incorporate that into already established routines. We will talk about challenges and practical tips for utilizing consent in early childhood educational settings.

When: February 15th, 2023 from 6:15-8:15 PM

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Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

About: The first five years of a child’s life are the most important for building connections and fostering development. In this training, we will discuss techniques for engaging in quality, meaningful interactions with young children to help them thrive in these foundational years of development.

When: March 23rd, 2023 from 6:15-8:15 PM

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Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

About: Early childhood educators recognize the importance of self-care in providing a nurturing and effective education for our learners. Lack of adult self-care is more than simply a “nice to have” component in busy teaching lives and offers an opportunity for participants to reflect on their current self-care habits to find areas of strength as well as areas for possible growth.

When: March 30th, 2023 from 6:15-8:15 PM

Register Here!
Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Great News! Each STARS credit is now just $5

On-Site Training

Let us come to you! Your time. Your Place. Your Training.

Convenient for you and your staff

  • Schedule when and where it works for you. Trainings can take place onsite or at ESD 112.
  • Receive a customized professional development plan and meet with your personal coach to practice strategies and next steps.

Affordable rates

  • $100 per hour of training with a minimum of 2 hours – $10 per hour per person for 30 staff
  • Purchase 5 days of training for your program at a discount: $1000 for 10 hours of training – meet your required continuing education hours for the year at only $100 per hour of training

Family Child Care

Providers may coordinate a group to fund the cost of training. ESD can provide space and materials for training. Trainings can be held on Saturdays or in the evening during non-business hours.

Child Care and Preschool Centers

Training can be provided at your site and held during in-service days, Saturdays, or in the evenings.

Trainers

About Your Trainers

Tracy Collins
Tracy Collins
Tracy Collins comes to the field with a love for working with children and families. Tracy has over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and has worked in a wide variety of settings. Tracy earned advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education/Child Development and Human Development and Psychology. Tracy taught in early childhood education programs in Massachusetts, Texas, and Maine, returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. In addition to her love of young children, Tracy is an avid fan of dogs and volunteers in the early childhood program at Oregon Museum of Science (OMSI).
Jesi Sucku
Jesi Sucku
Jesi was born in central Minnesota. After a brief time spent in Chicago going to school for journalism and film, she found a passion for early learning while working as a photographer. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Human Relations at Saint Cloud State University, then spent a few years as a toddler teacher, in addition to teaching music from infants through Pre-K. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2015 where she spent some time as an infant and toddler teacher in a Reggio-inspired center before taking a job as a coach for early childhood teachers. She has a passion for Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori education as well as working to create culturally competent schools and advocating for teachers in the field. Currently she is working on completing a Master’s degree in Constructivism in ECE at Portland State University. Her favorite thing about her work is knowing she is helping to make the world a better place for kids. She lives with her husband Matt, young daughter Norah and dog Archer in Oregon.
Yisbely Torres
Yisbely Torres
Yisbely Torres (She/Her) is a Bilingual Advanced Early Learning Trainer at ESD 112. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Psychology and moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York upon graduating. Prior to working at ESD, she completed student teaching and practical hours in public school districts in New York State both in 1st and 4th grade classrooms. She has also served as a teaching assistant in both preschool classrooms and higher elementary classrooms. Her previous work and education have focused on constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, play-based learning, and environmental and cultural influences on the performance of children in the classroom. She strives to promote inclusive and welcoming methods in education as well as in her trainings.

Contacts

Who to Contact

Yolanda Rivera

Secretary II

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3305

Email: yolanda.rivera@esd112.org

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