Third Annual Fall Conference
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Unlocking the Potential
8:30 am to 4 pm
at the TC3 Main Campus, Dryden, NY
5½ hours of training all in one place!
$65 for early registration by Sept. 30th or $75 after Sept. 30th, Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
8:30 – 9:15 – Registration & Light Breakfast
Workshop 1A – 9:15am – 10:45am Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Uniit Carruyo, Director of Wiggles & Wings Montessori School for the Arts, Ithaca, NY and author of Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice, will offer concrete tools for you to use in your classroom to build the trust that is essential for optimized learning. Join her for a thoughtful discussion and leave with inspiration to apply to your work in teams, whether you’re a teacher or an administrator.
OCFS Topics #1,3,5
Workshop 1B – 9:15am – 10:45am Solving the Mysteries of Child Communication: What Do Those Behaviors Mean? Deborah Fitzgerald, Director of Cub Care Children’s Center, Vestal, NY, will discuss how we interpret and respond to children’s early attempts to communicate and the impact of our responses in developing patterns for future communication. Sometimes we don’t know what has set a pattern in place, this is when we are challenged to solve the mystery of a child’s communication strategy.
OCFS Topics #1,3,5
Workshop 2A – 11:00am – 12:30pm Identity & Bias: Building a Culture of Inclusivity: Cornell Woodson, Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, will create a space for participants to reflect on their identities and how they impact their day to day interactions. The discussion will focus on ways that bias shows up in our lives and what we can do about it.
OCFS Topic #3
Workshop 2B – 11:00am – 12:30pm The Effects of Technology on Brain Development: Nancy Dickerson, LCSW, Cortland, NY, will introduce a model of the brain that helps to understand our own and children’s brains and explore the changes in the brain that are made by today’s technological advances. We are in a new era, with technology having an impact on children from the day they are born.
OCFS Topics #1,2
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
Workshop 3A – 1:30pm – 3:00pm – The Development of Gender Identity: Creating Safe & Affirming Spaces for All Children: Emma Cohen Westbrooke and Devon Anderson from Planned Parenthood, Ithaca, NY, will offer guidance on creating safe and affirming spaces for transgender and gender non-conforming children. They will discuss gender development, define terminology regarding transgender identities and share specific tools that will help you make your program safe and affirming for all children.
OCFS Topics #1,2,4
Workshop 3B – 1:30pm – 3:00pm Sensory & Motor Strategies that Support Inclusion: Meg Gillard, Occupational Therapist at Franziska Racker Centers, Ithaca, NY, will discuss a variety of sensory issues, ways to identify when a child is becoming unregulated, how to support children’s regulation as well as ideas for treatment.
OCFS Topics #1,2,3
3:00 – 4:00
Optional Workshop 4 – Bonus Workshop is Optional Child Care Business Record Keeping with Danny Eastman, newly retired CPA from Eastman Associates, Ithaca, NY
OCFS Topic #5