2018 EI Leadership Institute on Supporting Social Emotional Development

Session Date Session Start Time Session End Time Session Title Session Location Session Presenter(s) Session Description Materials
November 13, 2018 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Registration – no food or beverage provided

November 13, 2018 1:00 pm 4:30 pm Pelican-EI Updates – Infant Toddler Programs Grand Ballroom

Heather Kaufmann, EI Advisor, Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports and Beth Friedman, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

Pelican-EI is getting some exciting updates beginning in December! These changes are a result of suggestions and requests made by you, our users. The session will provide participants with an understanding of the important changes designed to streamline and reduce redundancies in Evaluations and Plans.

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November 13, 2018 1:00 pm 4:30 pm Pelican-EI Updates – Preschool Programs Season 2-4

Emily Hackleman, Division Chief Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports and Liz Wagner Simmons, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

Pelican-EI is getting some exciting updates beginning in December! These changes are a result of suggestions and requests made by you, our users. The session will provide participants with an understanding of the important changes designed to streamline and reduce redundancies in Evaluations and Plans.

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November 14, 2018 8:00 am 9:00 am Registration coffee and tea provided; no food provided Stag Pass and Exhibit Hall

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November 14, 2018 9:00 am 10:45 am Opening and Keynote Exhibit Hall

Carl Beck, Director, Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports

Dr. Lise Fox, University of South Florida

The keynote will focus on the importance of every child’s social emotional development and its impact on developmental trajectory. Participants will gain an understanding on promotion, prevention and intervention practices that are used to encourage a young child’s social emotional competence and address challenging behaviors. Dr. Fox will explore practical approaches to address issues for young children with challenging behaviors in community settings and individualized positive behavior supports and family supports.

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November 14, 2018 10:45 am 11:00 am Break
November 14, 2018 12:30 pm 1:30 pm Lunch Exhibit Hall
November 14, 2018 11:00 am 4:30 pm Social Emotional Development and Supporting Interventions in the Home Annex

Dr. Juliann Woods, Florida State University and Dr. Pat Snyder, University of Florida and Donna Miller, Consultant, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

This in depth session will allow participants to gather information on a variety of ways to assess a child’s social emotional development and explore how to develop appropriate goals and intervention activities for the child and caregiver in the home. Participants will also obtain skills and resources to support staff and providers to identify social emotional needs of young children and supports for ensuring the social emotional development of all children.

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November 14, 2018 11:00 am 4:30 pm 2. Social Emotional Development and Supporting Interventions in Early Childhood Programs Seasons 2-4

Dr. Lise Fox, University of South Florida, and Lisa Gragg and Dina Stipetic, Consultants, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

This in depth session will allow participants to gather information on a variety of ways to assess a child’s social emotional development and explore how to develop appropriate goals and instruction in early childhood programs. Participants will also obtain skills and resources to support staff and providers to identify social emotional needs of young children and supports for ensuring the social emotional development of all children.

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November 15, 2018 7:30 am 9:00 am Registration - Continental Breakfast provided Stag Pass and Exhibit Hall
November 15, 2018 9:00 am 10:30 am Opening and Keynote Exhibit Hall

Deb Daulton, Director, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

Carl Beck, Director, Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports

Dr. Dana Winters, Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs, Fred Rogers Center

Serving children and families requires us to understand and address a complex system of challenges and opportunities. It is sometimes difficult to imagine how a single, small, and ordinary moment fits within these complex challenges and rising demands for outcomes. Finding meaningful ways to talk about such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering. Each simple interaction lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships. At the foundation of every child’s healthy development is the power of human connection – and we will explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of the children around us.

November 15, 2018 10:30 am 11:00 am Travel to Session
November 15, 2018 11:00 am 12:30 pm Simple Interaction Annex

Dr. Dana Winters, Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs, Fred Rogers Center

How do we encourage, enhance, and empower the human relationships around children and families? Real and lasting change can start with finding what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in simple, everyday moments. In this workshop session, we practice an approach to understand practice, program, and policy. We rely on capturing and learning from every day, “simple interactions”, in a variety of settings, including orphanages, youth development, and child care providers. We explore how this approach may complement and support the larger work of professional development and system change.

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November 15, 2018 11:00 am 12:30 pm Growing Brains Can Suffer From Stress Too! Season 4-5

Mike Brink, Project Manager and Jodie Holmberg, Consultant, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

The early years are critically important for brain development. It is the time of greatest opportunity to nurture positive, strong brain development and also the time of greatest vulnerability. Participants will identify factors that affect brain growth and learn about the key components they can use in everyday interactions with young children to support healthy brain development. This session will be presented by EITA consultants who are certified trainers in Zero to Three’s new curriculum, The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old.

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November 15, 2018 11:00 am 12:30 pm How Children’s Behavior is Influenced by the Brain Fox Den

Heidi Wettlaufer and Beth Friedman, Consultants, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

All behavior is driven by the brain, but how these behaviors get expressed is influenced by three key factors that shape how children process and react to the experiences they have in the world: where they are developmentally, their temperament, and environmental factors. Exploring these factors provides clues to the meaning or purpose of behavior. This session will be presented by EITA consultants who are certified trainers in Zero to Three’s new curriculum, The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old.

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November 15, 2018 11:00 am 12:30 pm Supporting Families in Fostering their Child’s Social Emotional Development Season 2-3

Sarah Holland, Special Assistant to Family Engagement, OCDEL and Aimee Newswanger, Consultant Early Intervention Technical Assistance

Recognizing the importance of family engagement as key to increasing inclusion and reducing suspension and expulsion,  Pennsylvania is working to develop infrastructure and support programs, in partnership with families. Focusing on foundational levels of the Pyramid Model, presenters will share key accomplishments and challenges in these efforts.

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November 15, 2018 11:00 am 12:30 pm Building Connections with EC Leadership to Foster Coaching and Collaborative Relationships. Wintergreen

Andrea Algatt, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary, Office of Child Development and Early Learning and Sue Zeiders, Project Manager, Early Intervention Technical Assistance

What’s New at OCDEL? This session will provide an overview on existing and new initiatives in OCDEL. Come learn about the implementation of the Early Learning Resources Centers (ELRCs), updates from the Expulsion and Suspension Task Force, activities of Family Support Programs, Shared Services and more.

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