UPCOMING EARLY CHILDHOOD EVENTS

 

DATE : April 4, 2017
WORKSHOP : Supporting All Children: Early Childhood RtI/SRBI

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Teachers , School Psychologists , Social Workers, Special Education Educators, Community Educators

Registration Fee : $ 55

PARTICIPANTS WILL :

  • Gain knowledge of the Response to Intervention (RtI) process for early childhood
  • Increase ability to determine strengths and gaps within current program practices
  • Expand capacity to plan and implement RtI/SRBI
  • Attain the ability to clearly differentiate between RtI/SRBI and Special Education

PRESENTER:
Janine Fiorillo, MS, 6th Year in Ed. Leadership has been an Education Specialist at ACES for almost 18 years, and is certified to teach PreK – 8th grade. Prior to becoming an Education Specialist, Ms. Fiorillo taught grades 5 & 6 and was a K-5 Computer Specialist and Technology Facilitator for East Haven Public Schools. Ms Fiorillo works on elementary NGSS, CCS/ELDS math pedagogy with a focus on PreK - 3, curriculum development, and lesson study. Most recently, Ms. Fiorillo has also provided professional development around coaching and team facilitation through customized workshops and coaching sessions for instructional coaches and other teacher leaders.

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DATE : April 18 and April 24, 2017 

Two-Day series on Mathematics in Early Childhood for anyone who teaches math or coaches teachers teaching math to grades prek – 2.  This workshop will focus on developing strategies aligned to both the CCS and the ELDS.

Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Cost: $250

Locations: ACES Staff Development Building, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT (building located behind Whitney High School North, use back parking lot)

Expected Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the intersections between the ELDS and CCS in mathematics 
  • Knowledge of mathematics concepts and skills for PreK-2 learners 
  • Deepened understanding of research-based practices for teaching mathematical concepts in early childhood 
  • Experience with protocols for assessing student learning

About the Presenters:

Janine Fiorillo, MS, 6th Year in Ed. Leadership has been an Education Specialist at ACES for almost 18 years, and is certified to teach PreK – 8th grade.  Prior to becoming an Education Specialist, Ms. Fiorillo taught grades 5 & 6 and was a K-5  Computer Specialist and Technology Facilitator for East Haven Public Schools. Ms Fiorillo works on elementary NGSS, CCS/ELDS math pedagogy with a focus on PreK - 3, curriculum development, and lesson study.  Most recently, Ms. Fiorillo has also provided professional development around coaching and team facilitation through customized workshops and coaching sessions for instructional coaches and other teacher leaders.

Testimonials from the last Mathematics in Early Childhood Series:

“It was helpful to have the opportunity to examine the early childhood and common core math standards side by side and discuss the progression from one age bracket to the next.”

“I was not clear about the standards before children entered Kindergarten. After this workshop, and we reviewed the ELDS, I now know the math standards for children below the age of 5”

“The content from this workshop will directly affect how I coach the teacher with whom I work”

 

To register go to http://www.aces.org/professionaldevelopment/workshops Registration fee is $250.00.  The series will be held on April 18th and April 24th from 8:30am – 2:30pm at the ACES Staff Development Building, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT (building located behind Whitney High School North, use back parking lot). Coffee and Lunch will be provided.  Attached is a pdf flyer with series details, please feel free to share with those who would be interested.

 

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SAVE THE DATE : Annual Summer Symposium June 22, 2017

THIS YEAR’S TOPIC : Exploring Formative Assessment in STEM Experiences :
An Authentic Window into Children’s Development

Location: ACES Staff Development Building
205 Skiff Street Hamden , CT
Building behind school , use back parking lot
Hours : 8:30 am - 2 : 30 pm | Lunch Provided
Registration Fee :  $ 125

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
Administrators , Principals , Curriculum Supervisors , Directors of Early Childhood Programs

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • What are the distinct features across STEM disciplines for grades PreK - 3 ?
  • What are some exemplars of authentic assessment in the STEM area that supports our understanding of the instructional needs of young learners ?
  • How can administrators encourage the use of formative assessments in their buildings to help teachers be more responsive to the developmental needs and interests of
  • young children ?
  • How does the use of formative assessment inform and improve the data team process in grades PreK - 3 ?

Research shows that developmentally appropriate experiences in PreK-2 translates into improved student achievement in grades 3 and beyond.  (Duncan, et al., 2007; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2003; Watts, Duncan, Siegler, & Davis-Kean, 2014)

PARTICIPANTS WILL :

  • Learn how the use of formative assessments can improve student outcomes for grades PreK - 3 in the STEM disciplines .
  • Build understanding of the leadership role in bringing formative assessments into the culture of achievement .
  • Learn how the CCT Evidence Guides can assist administrators in coaching conversations about formative assessment .
  • Engage in a mock data team to analyze student work from an authentic assessment.

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Reistration link to come.  For more information Contact :  Alice F. Torres , Ed.D , MSW  Director Early Childhood Services email : atorres@aces.org | Phone : 203 . 407. 4441

 


LINKS

CT Office of Early Childhood, www.ct.gov/oec

CT Office of Children and Families, www.ct.gov/dcf

CT Birth to Three, www.birth23.org

CT Association for the Education of Young Children, www.ctaeyc.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org

National Resource Center on Health and Safety in Childcare, www.nrckids.org

Office of Head Start, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs