P-3 Professional Development

P-3 Professional Development2024-03-26T11:10:33-07:00

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Courses

Schedule of Classes

We are committed to supporting you by continuing to provide valuable PD opportunities virtually. Please contact Lupe Perez-Flores with any questions.

About: Join your colleagues in the field to network and establish of a professional community. This group has been ongoing for 8 years using discussion, reflection/exercises that encourage reviews of practice and offers an environment of shared ideas. Topics vary per session, guided by member interests and experiences. This training utilizes curriculum from McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. We look at what is working, what supports directors need, and ongoing issues within the field of early childhood education.

When: 4/11, 5/9 from 4:30-6:30 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

Register Here:

All Sessions: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164665

4/11 – https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/161257 

5/9 – https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/163697

When: 4/3, 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here:

4/3 – Power of Play: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167309 
In this training, teachers and caregivers will learn about the importance of play and how and why children learn best through long periods of uninterrupted play. Come learn the best way to prepare children for school: by providing lots of opportunities to PLAY!

4/17 – Designing for Play: Creating Intentional Learning Environments: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167317
In this training, childcare providers will explore how to design an intentional and supportive learning environment for purposeful play-based learning.

5/8 – Making Learning Visible: Observation, Documentation and Assessment: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167320
When we document children’s learning, we open up a world of understanding and show how much
we value what children are capable of. In this class, learn new techniques for observing, documenting and assessing children in a natural, play-based way.

5/22 – Planning for Play: Lesson Planning in Play Based Learning: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167322
Play is the best way for any human to learn, but how can we offer rich and meaningful play for children while balancing the expectations of leadership and families? Join us to explore strategies for true play-based learning that sets the foundation for all future learning.

When: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

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5/22 – Actividades de aprendizaje: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167333
Esta sesión presentará las mejores prácticas para maximizar el uso de bloques, motricidad fina, juegos dramáticos, música y materiales de arte por parte de los niños. Venga a explorar lo que dicen las investigaciones sobre cómo aprenden los niños, qué pueden hacer los adultos para preparar estas áreas de juego específicas y cómo las interacciones entre adultos y niños pueden complementar el aprendizaje de los niños sin interrumpirlo.

5/29 – Rutinas y transiciones: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167336
La transición de una actividad a otra puede ser un desafío para niños y adultos, mientras que las actividades rutinarias pueden aburridas. Involucrar a los niños en interacciones significativas puede mejorar el aprendizaje de los niños, disminuir los comportamientos desafiantes y mejorar la productividad de los entornos de aprendizaje temprano. Ven y explora cómo puedes participar en interacciones poderosas durante las rutinas y transiciones.

6/5 – Interacciones: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167339
Esta sesión presentará las mejores prácticas para los que interactúan con los niños individualmente, en grupos y entre sus compañeros. Analizaremos las interacciones que promueven la autorregulación y proporcionaremos consejos proactivos para usar todos los días.

About: The emphasis of this training will be to develop an 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: 4/13 from 9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167328

About:In this training, you will develop an understanding of language acquisition and the benefits of learning more than one language. Additionally, we will review strategies to best support and empower dual language learners in their language development within the context of their culture.

When: 4/24 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167331

About: In the busy world of early learning, it can be tough to find time to reflect on the professional support you need, as an educator, to show up and do your best work for children and families. You might attend classes based on the date, the cost, or what someone else thinks you need. Come consider your strengths and challenges and share what you wish for in terms of future learning. Hear about professional development opportunities that already exist and how you can access them. Come prepared to share your learning needs so that we can plan training that aligns with your goals. This class provides 1.5 hours of STARS/in-service credit in MERIT.

When: 5/1 from 6:15-7:45 PM
Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: Free
Credits: 1.5 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167901

About: This training focuses on how to create inclusive early learning environments for students and families who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This training will help you create inclusive environments by establishing specific ways to incorporate inclusive practices, learn the vocabulary used for diverse identities, and to reflect on your role and experiences with this population.

When: 5/4 from 9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Virtual Offering (Zoom link, PowerPoint or Canvas Access link will be sent to registered participants)
Cost: $10.00
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167329

About: In this course, educators will explore strategies to accommodate diverse learning styles, sensory needs, and communication preferences. Additionally, discussions will focus on promoting empathy, understanding, and collaboration among all students to create a truly inclusive classroom community. By the end of the class, educators will gain the knowledge and confidence to create enriching environments that celebrate neurodiversity and maximize the potential of every child.

When: 6/5 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167325

About:This class is for early childhood educators aiming to bolster their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills for both themselves and their students. Delving into key SEL concepts like self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy, participants will learn how these aspects enhance their effectiveness as educators. Through reflection and discussion, educators will integrate SEL principles into their daily interactions and curriculum, fostering emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and resilience in young learners. This class will equip educators to create inclusive, empathetic learning environments, ultimately empowering them to nurture holistic development and well-being in the children they serve.

When: 6/12 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/167326

Great News! Each STARS credit is now just $5

About

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:

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

Guadalupe Flores-Perez

Bilingual Program Support Specialist

Contact

Phone: 360-605-1422

Email: guadalupe.flores-perez@esd112.org

ECE State Resources

Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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