Join UNC-TV Ready to Learn, in partnership with NCaeyc and Ashe County Partnership for Children, for our Spring 2015 Early Childhood Education Conference. This conference will include three workshops, focusing on STEM, Technology, and Social/Emotional and Language skills. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in each of these interactive, hands-on workshops, during our three session blocks.
Registration Fee: $20* for NCaeyc members, $30 for non-members* (*plus an online service fee)
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Conference attendee will be provided with a light breakfast, beverage, a full lunch, and afternoon snack. DCDEE contact hours certificates will be available at the end of the day.
8:00am – 8:30 – Registration and light breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 – Welcome and Opening remarks
9:00 – 10:30 – Workshop Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15pm – Workshop Session 2
12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch (provided for all attendees)
1:00 – 1:15 break
1:15 – 2:45 Workshop Session 3
2:45 – 3:00 Closing remarks, certificates, door prizes
Get Ready to Explore STEM with Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts and so Much More!!! (STEM focus)
Children are naturally curious and like to explore the world around them. Participation in this hands-on science workshop will equip you with the skills that you need to provide exciting science, math, and engineering skills, which are aligned to the NC Foundations document for your young curious learners! Join us as we explore ways of enhancing STEM in your classroom environment and outdoors. Participants will receive an “Explore the Outdoor classroom kit.
Trainers: Nanette Ausby and Sabrina White
Oh Teacher, Math is Everywhere! (Technology focus)
Math counts everyday, in every way, and everywhere! You are about to embark on an exciting multimedia adventure exploring the fun of math in the everyday activities you share with children. Math Is Everywhere helps you discover exciting new ways to build on children’s fascination with numbers, counting, patterns, shapes, and much more. In this workshop, participants will get an array of math, literacy materials and practice ways to inspire preschoolers to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun!! Doorprizes will be made available!
Trainers: Mallory Mbalia and Lauren McDowell
Parenting Counts – From Lullabies to Literacy (Social Emotional /Language focus)
This interactive workshop focuses on the kinds of experiences that help young children develop a positive attitude about literacy. It offers insight and strategies into emergent literacy in three areas: spoken language, reading, and writing. The overall goal is to give caregivers and parents an appreciation for how much they influence emergent literacy when they build a caring, nurturing relationship—and offer ordinary, everyday, everyday experiences, such as the warmth of lullabies and songs, that can make children want to learn to read and write. Handouts, a book, pamphlets and parenting tips will be provided.
Trainers: Pamela Orr and Mary Artis