Office for Children - School Readiness - Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
703-324-3044 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035
Betsi Closter
Director

Institute for Early Learning (IFEL) - Webinars

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Online Webinars

The following webinars will be available through the Institute for Early Learning. Please follow the links below for webinar descriptions and to register. For more information, please call 703-324-3044.

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In response to current health and safety concerns around group gatherings, Early Childhood Programs and Services has transitioned many of its professional development offerings to a webinar format using the GoToWebinar platform. For many early care and education professionals, active participation and engagement in webinars may be new. To help our participants get the most benefit out of our webinar classes, we have created two short webinar presentations that focus on technical assistance questions and challenges around several topics, including registration and participation in a webinar class.

For English, select from the Introduction to GoToWebinar for Computers and Android Devices or Computers and Apple Devices. For Spanish, select from the Introducción al GoToWebinar: Computadoras y Aparatos de Apple or Computadoras y Aparatos de Android. You can watch the webinar as many time as you would like. Please be aware there is no training credit for viewing or attending this technical assistance webinar.

Click on the webinar link above and follow the instruction in GoTo Meeting to register so you can hear and view the webinar.

MAY 2024 WEBINARS

How Does Music Build STEM Skills?  

(1.0 hour)

Did you know music and movement activities can promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Skills? We will explore ways to enhance young children's understanding of each content area by introducing songs and movement activities. We will create a list of songs and movement activities that can be used throughout the day.

Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.

CDA Area: 2

VELDS: Health and Physical Development

CLASS Support 

Domain(s): Infant: Responsive Caregiving; Toddler: Engaged Support for Learning; Pre-K: Instructional Support, Emotional Support

Dimension(s): Infant: Early Language Support; Toddler: Language Modeling;Pre-K: Concept Development, Language Modeling

Instructor: Bronwyn Dean

Monday, May 20

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register Here! 

JUNE 2024 WEBINARS

Moving to Learn

(Four-part series - 1 hour each, total 4-hours credit)

We will discuss the relationship between physical movement and cognitive development. This course illuminates the profound impact of movement on brain function and learning outcomes. We will look at evidence-based practices that leverage kinesthetic learning to optimize student engagement, retention, and overall development. By understanding and harnessing the body-brain connection, educators will be empowered to cultivate dynamic, student-centered classrooms where learning is both enriching and embodied.

Please note: This series meets four times. You must attend all sessions to receive credit. If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.

CDA Areas: 2

VELDS: Health and Physical Development

CLASS Support

Domain(s): Pre-K: Instructional Support and Emotional Support 

Dimension(s): Pre-K:  Concept Development and Positive Climate 

Instructor: Bronwyn Dean

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th 

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register Here! *

*Link for the next session will be sent to participants after they attend each session.

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling Adventures for Preschoolers

(Two-part series - 1 hour each, total 2-hours credit)

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling Adventures for Preschoolers" is tailored to educators aiming to enrich their storytelling techniques. We will discuss ways to engage young learners, expand vocabulary, and cultivate imaginative thinking through interactive storytelling activities. With a focus on promoting language development and social-emotional skills, educators will gain valuable insights and resources to create dynamic learning experiences in their preschool classrooms.

Please note: This series meets twice. You must attend both sessions to receive credit.  

CDA Areas: 3

VELDS: Communication, Language & Literacy Development

CLASS Support

Domain(s): Pre-K: Instructional Support and Emotional Support 

Dimension(s): Pre-K:  Concept Development and Positive Climate 

Instructor: Bronwyn Dean

Wednesdays, June 5th and 12th 

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register Here! *

*Link for the second session will be sent to participants that attend the first session.

Introducción a Los Sistemas Sensoriales

(Serie de tres partes: 1.5 hora cada sesión) **Clase Virtual**

Los sistemas sensoriales contribuyen a la capacidad de cada niño para aprender y funcionar. Apoyar un procesamiento sensorial saludable es una parte importante de la promoción de la salud general de cada niño. Los educadores aprenderán una descripción general de cada sistema sensorial, las dificultades que enfrentan los niños con necesidades especiales con el procesamiento sensorial y obtendrán conocimientos sobre las experiencias de juego cotidianas para ayudar a todos los niños.

Tenga en cuenta esta es una serie de tres partes. Debe asistir a todas las sesiones para recibir un certificado. El curso se ofrecerá a través de sesiones de Zoom en vivo. Cada sesión de Zoom presentará un tema y una conversación, con recursos adicionales.

Área de CDA: 3 y 4

VELDS: Utilizar los sentidos, Motricidad gruesa, Motricidad fina

CLASS Support

Domain(s): Pre-K: Apoyo Emocional Y Organización del Aula

Dimension(s): Pre-K: Clima Positivo, Sensibilidad del Maestro, Consideración hacia las Perspectivas de los Niños, Guía a la   Conducta

Instructora: Lisseth Palacios

Miércoles 5 de junio, 12 de junio y 26 de junio

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

¡Registrar aquí! *

* El enlace de Zoom se enviará por correo electrónico una semana antes.

Critical Conversations: Talking with Young Children About Death

(1.5 hours)

Being responsible for talking with young children about such a nuanced and complex topic as death can be incredibly challenging. No two people process grief and death in the exact same way; the same goes for children. In this session, we will share what needs to be considered before talking with children about death and explore techniques and possible language that can be used to approach these critical conversations.        

Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.

CDA Areas: 3, 4, 8

VELDS: Social & Emotional Development, Communication, Language & Literacy Development

CLASS Support

Domain(s): Toddler: Emotional and Behavioral Support; Pre-K: Emotional Support

Dimension(s): Toddler: Teacher Sensitivity, Regard for Child Perspectives; Pre-K:  Teacher Sensitivity, Regard for Student Perspectives

Instructor: Melody Passemante Powell

Thursday, June 13th 

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Register Here! *

*Zoom link will be emailed a week prior.

Use Your Words! Giving Children Tools to be Successful Self-Advocates

(2 hours)

Navigating the world socially, both with adults and peers, is a large part of development in the early years. Young children have complex thoughts and often specific ideas about what they want and do not want. So often, we hear the phrase “Use your words” from educators when children are having an interaction, but exactly which words should they be using? Modeling communication tools and language helps children learn how to express their boundaries and needs effectively and socially appropriately. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques and tools to offer verbal and preverbal children to help them effectively advocate for themselves in social situations.

Please note: If you participated in this webinar and received training credit, you will not receive credit again.

CDA Areas: 3

VELDS: Social & Emotional Development, Communication, Language & Literacy Development

CLASS Support

Domain(s): Toddler: Emotional and Behavioral Support, Engaged Support for Learning; Pre-K: Classroom Organization, Instructional Support  

Dimension(s): Toddler: Behavior Guidance, Language Modeling; Pre-K: Behavior Management, Language Modeling

Instructor: Melody Passemante Powell

Tuesday, June 25th  

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register Here! *

*Zoom link will be emailed a week prior.

Encontrar Su Por qué

(Serie de cinco partes: 1.5 hora cada sesión) **Clase Virtual**

En este curso de varias sesiones, los participantes identificarán cuáles creen que son las necesidades fundamentales de los niños pequeños y cómo estas creencias impactan sus prácticas de enseñanza. El contenido incorporará la declaración de NAEYC sobre prácticas apropiadas para el desarrollo, enfocándose en las tres consideraciones centrales de puntos en común, individualidad y contexto. Los participantes identificarán los mensajes sociales que damos a través de nuestras interacciones, plan de estudios y entorno con niños y familias en programas de primera infancia. Los participantes explorarán prácticas apropiadas para el desarrollo e identificarán cómo satisfacer las necesidades emocionales y de aprendizaje de los niños pequeños.

Tenga en cuenta esta es una serie de cinco partes. Debe asistir a todas las sesiones para recibir un certificado. El curso se ofrecerá a través de Canvas y sesiones de Zoom en vivo. Cada sesión de Zoom presentará un tema y una conversación, con recursos adicionales y debates en línea disponibles en Canvas para la semana siguiente.

Área de CDA: 3 y 6

VELDS: Desarrollo Social y Emocional

CLASS Support

Domain(s):Infants: Cuidado Sensible; Toddlers: Apoyo Emocional y Conductual;Pre-K: Apoyo Emocional

Dimension(s):Infants: Clima Relacional, Sensibilidad del Maestro;Toddlers: Clima Positivo, Sensibilidad del Maestro, Consideración hacia las Perspectivas de los Niños. 
Pre-K: Clima Positivo, Sensibilidad del Maestro, Consideración hacia las Perspectivas de los Niños

Instructora: Lisseth Palacios

Jueves 16, 23, 30 de mayo; jueves 13 y 27 de junio

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

¡Registrar aquí! *

* El enlace de Zoom se enviará por correo electrónico una semana antes.


CDA Subject Areas

1. Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
2. Advancing children's physical and intellectual development
3. Supporting children's social and emotional development
4. Building productive relationships with families
5. Managing an effective program
6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
7. Observing and recording children's behavior
8. Understanding principles of child development and learning
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