Session II ~ 1:55 – 3:05 pm
26 Fizzle Bubble, Pop! Wow! Simple Science for Young Children Part 1 CD. PS, SA
Often our own experience has led us to think that science is hard, difficult and complicated. This workshop will reassure you that you do not need a degree in biology or chemistry to have an engaging science program in your classroom as Lisa demonstrates 6 tables of age-appropriate science activities for young children. Participants will be invited to come up on stage and play with the experiences at the end of the demonstration.
Part 1 of 2 – Must attend Part 2. See Session #52
Lisa Murphy, M.Ed. Keynote Speaker, Ooey Gooey Lady
27 Exertion Nutrition – Cardio Drumming M, CC, CD, SA
Cardio Drumming is a fun exercise that helps with rhythm, hand eye coordination, attention span, mental/physical disabilities, as well as with hyper activity and muscle gain/definition! Enjoy endless possibilities with dancing, singing and great music!!! Cardio Drumming is easily incorporated into any classroom, gym and even the home! Come join us and see what all the hype is about!!
Chesney Stock, Owner, Exertion Nutrition
28 Working Together: Fostering Happy, Productive and Collaborative Co-Working Relationships in Early Childhood ADMIN
Happy, highly effective classrooms require happy teachers who can work together! Learn strategies for staff bonding, collaboration, and managing conflict in the early childhood setting.
Emily Brenner Stump, Director/Lead Teacher, First English Lutheran Preschool
Patricia Jackson, Assistant Teacher, First English Lutheran Preschool
29 Big Words, Big Thoughts, Little Bodies: The Intense World of the Gifted Preschool Child CD
Do you have a child who speaks like an adult, then cries the next moment? Asking in-depth questions, correcting everyone in sight? Learn about children with emotional, intellectual and physical intensities. Contains teacher and parent helps.
Lorena Burke, Educational Consultant/Gifted Specialist
Lynn Pomerleau, Educational Consultant
30 (It’s Back) Messy Play Can Be FUN! CC, CD, IT, PE, SA
*Back for a second year! With more projects and more learning!* Have you ever seen a child walk right through a mud puddle? How about using hands, fingers and toes when the paint brush doesn’t work? Pouring, scooping, dumping, squishing; Kids love to when it’s messier the better! Let’s join them!! Are you having trouble kick starting new ideas in the classroom? Do you have someone who doesn’t want to get messy with the others (Child or adult?)? After a little group discussion we’ll get our fingers into some new and fun activities. Please bring an open mind, your stories and questions to share with the class!
Shannon Brown, Early Education Trainer
Sarah Przybylski, Teacher, Monroe County ISD
31 Let’s Talk: Parent and Provider Communication Part 1 CC, B
Parents and child care providers play a crucial role in the development of children. Learning how to communicate effectively can help children thrive by providing consistency as well as relationships that are supportive. Learn strategies to effectively communicate with parents and explore ways to problem solve communication challenges.
Part 1 of 2 – Must sign up for Part 2 – See Session #56
Courtney Aldrich, Program Instructor, MSU Extension, Child and Family Development
32 Rocks, Sticks, and Mud Oh, No! CC, CD
Sticks, rocks and mud can be terrifying to some, come learn how to embrace them both in and out of your classroom. Also learn and explore the benefits of nature for children.
Melissa Joling, Teacher, UM Towsley Children House
Heather Cole, Teacher, UM Towsley Children House
33 Stop It! That Bugs Me – Understanding Behaviors That Challenge Us Part 1 CC, CD, IT, PR
Ever wonder why children suddenly act out for no apparent reason? Well there’s ALWAYS a reason – it just might not be visible to those on the outside. Understand many of the underlying factors that cause these behaviors (sensory issues, trauma, brain chemistry, speech delay) as well as learn strategies for intervention and prevention.
Part 1 of 2 – Must sign up for Part 2 – See Session #55
Gail Mills, Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer
34 Reading and The Young Child CD, PS, SA
How does a child become a reader beginning with birth? What development factors influence a reader and what activities can be done with young children to help them become readers?
Christine Turnbow, Center Director, Sylvan Learning
35 Using Positive, Constructive Communication with Your Team Part 1 ADMIN, B
Learn how to strengthen your team with intentional conversations. Explore strategies to develop appreciation, hold each other accountable, and document employee performance.
Part 1 of 2 – Must sign up for Part 2, See Session #59
Samantha Mitchell, Board Secretary, Children’s Discovery Academy
Cheryl Davis, Board President, Children’s Discovery Academy
36 Providing Quality Childcare and the Flint Water Crisis CC, CD
In a city where residents lost hope in their government. A city where residents were exploited, failed, and poisoned. A city where residents felt there was no hope for their children. In October 2016, UM-Flint and Flint Community Schools joined forces and opened, Cummings Great Expectations An Early Childhood Center, to service 200+ children after being exposed to lead contaminated water. A school born out of the Flint Water Crisis and that is helping to bring hope back to a poisoned city. This presentation will dig into the importance of early childhood development and discuss techniques used to move forward after a horrific and scary water crisis.
Angela Sintery, Teacher, UM-Flint
37 Business Sustainability: Strategies and Resources for Weathering Uncertain Times ADMIN, B
Changes in state regulations and training requirements, enrollment peaks and valleys, staff turnover, changing neighborhood demographics, and economic ups and downs are just some of the many challenges that can be expected but are difficult to predict and difficult to plan for. Learn about strategies and best practices used by successful childcare owners and operators, both locally and nationally, to weather uncertain times and ensure a strong future for your childcare business.
Jennie Msall, Business Strategist, ICA Group
Anne McSweeney, Child Care Strategist, ICA Group
38 The Peaceful Classroom: Is it Possible?! Part 1 CD
Part 1: How to set up your environment for success and utilize your classroom as an additional teacher to reduce unwanted behaviors. Learn relationship building techniques to build bridges between school and home in order to better communicate with families when a child is exhibiting challenging behaviors.
Part 1 of 2 – Must sign up for Part 2. See Session #64
Liz Powers, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
Korinn Kulinski, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
40 Diversity and Play A, CD
Children learn through play. Diversity in a child care or preschool setting is essential to learning about other children, their cultures and families. Discover the stages of play, how to incorporate diversity while playing. Teaching other early childhood staff about including diversity in their programs and why it helps children and our families we serve.
Kelli Paquet, Adjunct Lecturer, Ferris State University and Delta College
Ashleigh Ryle, Home Preschool Provider
41 What Children Need From Adults to Thrive in an Ever-Changing World CD
Learn ways to create environments where children can flourish. Above all else children need to know they are loved and loveable. Learn ways to teach children “soft skills” like perseverance, conscientiousness, self-control and optimism.
Gloria J. Sherman, Counselor, Educational Consultant and Parent Educator, Parenting and Teaching with G.L.O., LLC
42 Challenging Behavior in the Early Childhood Classroom CD. PR
An Introduction to PBIS and the importance of building positive relationships. I hope to reinvent your assumptions about challenging behavior and help you develop a new approach to supporting children with challenging behavior.
Sarah Hoppenworth, Lead Preschool Teacher, Northville Public Schools Early Childhood Education
43 Summer Camp Planning Ideas SA
Are you planning for the Summer Camp 2019 program yet? This will give you some ideas for a themed summer program. Field trips, crafts, gym games and room games ideas will be given out if you’re on a low budget. Staff planning- what do they get to do? Ideas on how to keep to a schedule. If you keep the kids active then there will be less behavior issues.
Leeanne Buckley, Director of Botsford Latchkey and Summer Camp, Clarenceville Summer Camp
Michelle Daniels, Paraprofessional, Clarenceville Summer Camp
44 Achieving Effective Family Participation Throughout the School Year! A, ADMIN, CC, CD, IT, SA, PE, PS
Have you ever wondered how to get more family participation throughout the school year? Parent meetings, daily communication, home to school learning activities, etc. are some ways to look at to make sure we are effectively reaching all families. Come learn creative hands-on ways to get parents and families involved in their child’s learning on an everyday basis. We will make some activities you could do with parents for a parent meeting or even send home for a family night of activities. Parents and families are their child’s first teacher; let’s empower them in order to help our younger generation.
Laura Roe, GSRP Lead Preschool Teacher, Dearborn Public Schools
45 Supporting Children Who Take You to the End of Your Rope! Part 1 CC, CD, PR
Challenging behaviors are one of the most common discussions among early childhood professionals. Have you been or are you currently involved with a child who ‘takes you to the end of your rope’? Increase your awareness of why challenging behaviors occur and learn effective strategies that help prevent conflicts.
Part 1 of 2- Must Sign Up for Part 2. See Session #68
Jodi Stratton, Lead Preschool Teacher, UM – Towsley Children’s House
Sarah Barth, Lead Preschool Teacher, UM – Towsley Children’s House
Christian Boyer, Lead Preschool Teacher, UM – Towsley Children’s House
46 Talking Is Teaching CD
Become a Trusted Messenger in the “Talking Is Teaching” community campaign! Language and literacy development begins at birth. Learn about tools and resources for families to support language and literacy development.
Sean LaRosa Ed.S, Executive Director, Early Childhood Services, Livingston ESA
Rachel Kopke, PHD, CCC-SLP, Director, Early Childhood Special Education, Livingston ESA
47 Men are From Mars and Men are Also From Mars; Communicating with Our Counterparts A, ADMIN, CC, CD, IT, PS, SA
Forum for Male and Female teachers to share their pitfalls and successful strategies when it comes to communicating with the opposite sex in a professional setting.
Christian Boyer, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
Darius Cobb, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
Derek Whitten, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
48 Awaken their Inner Scientist with Hands-on Activities Part 1 SA
This lively, interactive workshop will demonstrate hands-on activities that you can use immediately to awaken the inner scientist in your students. They will be learning scientific concepts while having fun!
Part 1 of 2. Must attend Part 2. See Session #73
Marta Larson, STEM Consultant, Michigan After-School Partnership
49 Won’t You Be My Partner: Circles & Partners, PreK-1st Grade CD
Explore a year’s worth of circle games & partner activities to use throughout your day. Provide listening & learning opportunities for language development, spatial awareness, sequencing & memory and working together while nurturing social skills, self-confidence and joy.
Gari Stein, EC Music & Play Specialist, Music For Little Folks
50 Exposing Children to Nature CD
Tired of only using plastic toys? Want children to explore the wonder of nature throughout their day? Discover ways to incorporate natural materials in activities indoors and out.
Kellie Chestler-Root, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
Amanda Mathews, Teacher, UM Towsley Children’s House
51 Five Financial Basics to Making Better Money Decisions ADMIN, B
Learn five basic principles on how to make better decisions regarding Good Debt vs Bad Debt, Mortgage Elimination vs Payment Management, and investing for a Balanced Future. Receive a complimentary Financial Needs analysis. Upon request.
Michael Martindale, Owner