P-3 Professional Development

P-3 Professional Development2022-07-22T09:51:18-07:00

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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 Lupe Perez-Flores with any questions.

About: Join your colleagues in the field for networking and establishment of a professional community of learners. This group has been ongoing for over 5 years using discussion, reflection/exercises that encourage review of practices, and offers an environment of shared ideas. Topics will vary per session, guided by member experiences. This training utilizes curriculum from McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. We look at what works, what supports directors need, and ongoing issues within the field of early childhood education.

When:  1/11, 2/15, 3/14, 4/11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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:
1/11 PdEnroller Link:
https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/161009
2/15 PdEnroller Link:
https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/161255
3/14 PdEnroller Link:
https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/161256
4/11 PdEnroller Link:
https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/161257

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: 2/7/2024 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/164668

About: This training will focus on the multiple aspects involved and occurring in transitions that exist within Preschool environments. This includes information about transitions/changes that take place in a child’s life (outside of school environment) including developmental, within family life; changes and transitions that occur on a yearly basis (classroom change, etc.), and within a child’s individual day. We will also look at transitions as they apply to both groups of children as well as individual children. Also considered will be how various transitions can affect adults within an early learning environment. Training will offer information around all the previous issues, as well as offer suggestions for making transitions smoother for participants.

When: 3/19/2024 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/164639

About: The first few years of a child’s life are the most important for building connections and fostering development. In this training, we will discuss techniques for interacting with infants and toddlers to give them the best possible start.

When: 1/17 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/164670

About: In this two-hour training, infant and toddler caregivers will learn about developmentally appropriate expectations as well as strategies for guiding behavior in infants and toddlers.

When: 2/21 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/164672

About: In this training, teachers of infants and toddlers will learn fun ways to integrate math concepts into their daily routines.

When: 3/6 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/164674

About: In this training, teachers of infants and toddlers will learn fun ways to integrate literacy concepts into their daily routines.

When: 3/20 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
Credits: 2 STARS Hours

Register Here: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164675

About: En este entrenamiento, los participantes desarrollarán una comprensión de la importancia de la cultura en la adquisición del lenguaje, los beneficios de aprender más de un idioma y las mejores prácticas que apoyan el desarrollo de los lenguajes para todos los niños. El objetivo de este entrenamiento es equipar a proveedores, maestros, proveedores de educación temprana, entrenadores y mentores, ya sean bilingües o monolingües, con las herramientas necesarias para apoyar de la mejor manera posible a los aprendices de lenguajes duales (DLL). Los participantes que completen las 12 horas recibirán un juego/kit de materiales y recursos para aprendices de lenguajes duales que podrán utilizar en su programa. Esta capacitación será facilitada en español.

When: 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/2 from 9:00 AM -12:00 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/164677

About: This training series explores anti-bias education (ABE) with the film, Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years (2021, Lee Keenan, D., & Nimmo, J.) as its foundation. Anti-Bias Education builds on the strengths and knowledge children bring to school, and encourages teachers to observe carefully, think critically, and reflect deeply in their programs. The film is organized around 4 interconnected goals of anti-bias education (Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action). These goals build on each other and are relevant to all children and adults. The first 4 sessions we will view selected sections of the film; define and discuss ABE goals and reflection questions from the film study guide. The 5th & final session will allow us time to reflect on the film, review the current NAEYC Advancing Equity Position statement, and questions concerning putting this into practice in programs.

If you register for the first 4 sessions, you will receive a coupon to get the 5th session FREE. 

Contact Guadalupe Flores for the code after registering for the 4th session: (360)605-1422 guadalupe.flores-perez@esd112.org

When: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/13  from 6:15 PM -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:

Session 1: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164812

Session 2: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164813

Session 3: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164814

Session 4: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164815

Session 5: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/164816

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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