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Sneak Peek into FY17



 


Southeast Education Professionals Partnership is working diligently on preparing for this upcoming year. Our FY 17 full calendar and registrations will be available August 1, 2016 on our website www.cdedu.us/SEEPP.


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Coaching and Mentoring




Coaching and Mentoring is designed to build capacity for specific professional dispositions, skills, and behaviors and is focused on goal-setting and achievement for an individual or group. Coaching and Mentoring supports the development of specific skills and practices; it is focused on a performance-based outcome(s). Recent studies suggest that coaching and mentoring, often in combination with group training, is more effective in raising quality than group training delivered without any on-site assistance. 


Through the EPS grant, Child Development and Education Inc. (CDE), has subcontracted with a host of community agencies to provide coaching and mentoring to ensure educators and providers are supported in moving toward goals that have been articulated through their Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs) or Program Improvement Plan (PIP) 


For more information please contact Carla Seymour at 774-273-1773 
 
Upcoming Fall College Course



 Our college offerings will be posted on our website (www.cdedu.us/SEEPP) by 
the beginning of August. To ensure that all educators enrolling in one of the EPS courses meet the intent of the grant, all interested Educators MUST complete the application that will be linked to each flyer. Upon review of the application, Educators will be required to speak with our Career Advisor, PRIOR to the application being submitted to the college offering the requested course. At the time of application, Educators MUST pay the $50/$100 fee for the course or the application will not be processed. This fee will be reimbursed should SEEPP or the College not admit the Educator.   


Priority will be given to educators currently working in EPS Region 5 early childhood programs and serving children on subsidized care.
 
Completing the SEEPP application 
does not guarantee that you are accepted into the course.  Each college will have to approve the college registration after we send them your contact information.
 
Fisher College
  • PS103 Child Development- 9/6/16 through 10/29/16
  • ED223 Administering Programs for Children- 10/31/16 through 12/23/16
Bristol College
  • ECE125 Social Emotional Development of School-Age Children-9/21/16 through 12/21/16 (Fall River Campus) 
  • ECE113 Safe and Healthy Early Childhood Learning Environments 9/21/16 through 12/02/16  (Attleboro Campus) 
Massasoit College
Cape Cod Community College
  •  ECE 221 Classroom Management- 9/06/16 through 12/20/16 
Bridgewater State University Cape Cod 
  • ECPS420 Mentored Program Observation (Birth-Pre-K)- Thursday nights- 9/08/16, 9/29/16, 10/13/16, 11/03/16, 12/1/16, 12/15/16
  • An Educator will apply through SEEPP and once determined eligible for SEEPP support, you then MUST APPLY to BSU as a 1st time student (or reinstated if long time ago).  Once you get your BSU ID approval, THEN you may register for one of these seats as a non-matriculated student. There is a $100.00 fee for this course.   




 
Professional Learning Communities


Most PLCs will start in September 2016 and go through June 2017
 
 
Literacy in School-Age Programs
This PLC will include 10 (2.5 hour) sessions. This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours.
  • Understanding Children's Learning Needs
  • Addressing the Literacy Needs of EL and Special Needs Learners
  • Aligning with the Curriculum Frameworks and WIDA Standards
  • Partnering with Schools
  • Family Literacy
  • Multicultural Literacy
  • Creating a Program Culture of Literacy
  • Thematic Curriculum and Project Based Learning 
  • Infusing Literacy 
Young Children with Special Needs- Canton 
This PLC will include 5 (2 hour) sessions.  This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours


This series will include topics related to meeting the needs of children with special needs who attend early education and care programs. Educators will take away from these sessions; 
  • Ability to describe various types of special needs or disabilities and how it impacts learning, program activities and families
  • Gather information about specific types of special needs or disabilities that children may have, and recommended strategies to meet those needs
  • Use resources for including children with disabilities in early education and care programs
  • Share experiences of challenges and successes with children with special needs or disabilities. 
Promoting Excellence in Family Child Care - New Bedford
This PLC will include 8 (2 hour) sessions. This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours.


Through discussions, reflection, videos and guest speakers, educators will gain an understanding of how they can become leaders in the field of early childhood education, strengthen program quality, and provide better understand of EEC's initiatives and regulations.   This series will include topics such as; 
  • What is an IPDP and PPDP and why should you have one
  • What does quality FCC look like
  • QRIS 
  • Introduction to ECC Standards ad Guidelines
  • What is family and community engagement 
  • Advocacy in FCC
Best Practices in Staff Supervision, Mentoring and Support - Hyannis
This PLC will include 5 (2 hour) sessions. This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours.


In this PLC series, program administrators will identify strategies to support and encourage their staff. Through facilitator presentations, role playing, small and large group discussions, participants will understand the importance of effective leadership skills to effectively support early childhood educators and develop skills to effect engage and empower their staff through strengths-based practice and reflection. 
This series will help program administrators to
  • Understand the importance of effective leadership skills to effectually support early childhood educates
  • develop the skills needed to effectively engage and power staff member to reach their full potential 
  • Work collaboratively with there administrators to identify strategies for staff mentoring, community building and the program management
  • Create a vision statement for their early childhood program staff and identify action steps for making their vision a reality
  • Understand professionalism and leadership in the context of QRIS standards
Family Child Care Systems Administrators Mentoring and Support Professional Learning Community- Taunton 
This PLC will include (5 (2 hour) sessions. This series will have one series registration. $25.00 for the series. EEC training hours will be provided for attending hours.



Supporting and encouraging family child care programs requires knowledge of up-to-date information, experience with diverse populations, and compassionate yet professional communication.  Join other family child care system home visitors to ask questions, share experiences, and gain new perspectives to help you support the family child care field.  There will be a one-time $25 per person participation fee, which will include receiving the book "Coaching with Powerful Interactions: A Guide for Partnering with Early Childhood Teachers" by Jablon, Dumbro, and Johnson.
 
Weaving Meaningful Play Back into the Preschool Curriculum - Mashpee
This PLC will include 4 (2 hour) sessions.  Each session will have individual registrations.  $10 per session.  EEC hours will be provided per session.


The Cape Cod Children's Museum will be offering four PLCs that actively engage educators as they explore and investigate how children learn and develop essential skills through play experiences. Life skills, Social/Emotional Learning and Approached to Play and Learning frameworks will be the links that connect each sessions in the series. 



Kindergarten Readiness  - Fall River
This PLC will include 4 (2 hour) sessions.  Each session will have individual registrations.  $10 per session.EEC hours will be provided per session.
 
The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River is offering  four PLCs that center around the topics of STEM, Brain Building in Progress, Kindergarten Readiness, and Literacy.  You will take away from these workshops a "Passport to Kindergarten" that you can recreate within your own centers or use as a tool to support continuity of education at home.
(This is a product of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant initiative, which is managed by the Department of Early Education and Care in partnership with Boston Children's Museum.)


Exploring STEM  - Easton
This PLC will include 4 (2 hour) sessions.  Each session will have individual registrations.  $10 per session.  EEC hours will be provided per session.
 
The Children's Museum of Easton will provide educators with opportunities to explore and discover simple and fun ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the daily curriculum for toddler and preschool classrooms through exciting and engaging activities and experiments.



Basic Computer Skills for Early Childcare Educators
This PLC will include 10 (2 hour) sessions.  This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours.


In this series educators will  learn basic computer skills.  The series consists of an introduction to basic vocabulary and terminology related to computer and word processing, Microsoft Word, the Internet, web search and email and much more.



Global Education - Wareham

This PLC will include 10 (2 hour) sessions.  This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours. This series is specific to public school educators and facilitated by the Wareham Public Schools.



The Global Education PLC will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Wareham Multiservice Center, Room 228. This PLC will provide opportunities for educators to develop action plans to enhance curricular opportunities for students to become increasingly globally minded, in order to prepare them for the 21st century. The five central objectives are: Curriculum, Community, School Partnerships, Culture Development, & Social Justice. PLC members will develop strategies and plan projects that will enable them to facilitate global education curricular projects in all grade levels and across all disciplines. Each participant will receive a copy of William Kist's book, The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World.



Family and Community Engagement - Wareham
This PLC will include 10 (2 hour) sessions.  This series will have one series registration.  $25 for the series. EEC training hours will be provide for attending hours.
  
The Family & Community Engagement PLC will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Wareham Multiservice Center, Room 228. This PLC will focus on fostering family and community partnerships in early childhood settings. Family and community partnerships strengthen a district's ability to accomplish its mission by providing additional support and making programs stronger and more meaningful. Participants will discover the true intention of partnership and develop strategies to enable them to move from "random acts of involvement" to meaningful, ongoing engagement. Strategies will be created for creating action steps that will help lay a foundation for creating partnerships that will be structurally sound and sustainable. The goal is to directly engage parents and guardians of children in a mixed delivery system, in order to promote and support healthy outcomes for all families, based on the Strengthening Families model. All participants will receive a copy of the book, The Parent Connection: An educator's guide to family engagement by Joni Samples.


 
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Save the Date


Cape Cod Collaborative All Cape Professional Day 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016
8:30AM-3:30PM
Mashpee Middle-HIgh School 


Plan Ahead! 
Reserve the date for yourself or your staff. Personnel from Programs accepting EEC subsidized children should consider attending this event as one of their Staff Professional Development days. 



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Supporting Transition to the 2016 MA Science & Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards
 
Massachusetts STE Standards & Practices Workshop 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Bridgewater State University 
Rondileau Campus Center - 19 Park Avenue 
 
Engage in activities you can replicate and develop STE Practices & Standards lessons to support transition to the MA Science, Technology and Engineering Standards & Practices which were adopted January 2016 by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This learning experience is designed for individuals who are interested in partnering with collaborators to develop STE lessons, units and activities including parents, PreK-12 in school and out of school educators, and representatives of business, higher education, government, and community organizations.
 
Attendance is FREE but registration is required & limited to 50 participants. 
 
For more information, contact Katherine Honey, SE MA STEM Coordinator at
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Advancing Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners 


On April 21, 2016, the White House released a Fact Sheet on "Advancing Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners".  Several initiatives led by the Department of Early Education and Care that support early education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are included in the Fact Sheet.  These initiatives include the Department of Early Education and Care's STEM Ambassadors who train and support educators on the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards for PreKindergarten, and the professional development on early STEM that will be provided to over 700 early educators in 2016.  The Fact Sheet also includes information about a new suite of STEM resources for families and early educators called Let's Talk, Read and Sing about STEM!.  These tip sheets provide fun, concrete resources and recommendations for families, caregivers, and infant, toddler, and preschool educators on easy ways to incorporate STEM concepts and vocabulary into everyday routines, and suggestions for activities to engage young children in STEM learning.








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