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We Create Magic: Experiences and Environment for Infant/Toddler Classrooms
Presented by Karen Deerwester, EdS
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Course: #30436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
We Create Magic recreates the magic and meaningful learning of play-based exploration and discovery for infants and toddlers. Explore how to create authentic personal learning experiences that honor the individual child, individual teacher and uniqueness of each day and school year.

Purposeful Play
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS
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Course: #30435Level: Intermediate1 Hour
​Purposeful Play explores the importance of child-directed learning experiences in the early childhood setting with teacher facilitation. The course will identify 5 content areas for integration during play and action steps to take in order to enhance the experience of play and boost student achievement.

Budget Friendly, Creative Play Ideas Targeting STEM Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #30434Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers of young children are always searching for new and creative ideas that target important early childhood skills. This course focuses on locating and using inexpensive materials to incorporate STEM standards in an early childhood classroom through play experiences.

Behavior or Sensory? Understanding Challenging Behavior
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30433Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The following course provides a framework for better understanding challenging behavior. Participants will learn how to identify target behavior, create a hypothesis, and create an intervention plan.

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It (Family-Centered Practice & Teaming)
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30423Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The following course will walk participants through the process of family-centered practice. How to have difficult conversations with families and teams will also be addressed.

Supporting Teachers in Addressing Challenging Behavior: A Team Approach (a workshop for Directors & Administrators of EC programs)
Presented by Barbara Kaiser, MA
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Course: #30425Level: Advanced1 Hour
To be effective, leaders must be self-reflective—think about who they are, become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and look for ways to develop their own and their staff’s competencies and resilience. As school districts increasingly prohibit the suspension and expulsion of young children the Director/Administrator needs to believe in this goal and have the skills to develop and lead a team that supports it.

Foundational Skills and Activities for Handwriting
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #30424Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course details the multiple foundational motor and perceptual skills required for handwriting such as bilateral coordination, visual spatial relations, visual motor skills and grip patterns. The main focus is on developmental activities for each foundational skill area to promote prewriting skills.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30431Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is an introduction to autism spectrum disorders. Participants will learn about the diagnosis of autism as it is described in the DSMV.

Developmental Skills for Handwriting
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #30419Level: Introductory1 Hour
The skill of handwriting requires postural control, motor control, bilateral coordination, visual perception, visual motor skills, language development and social emotional skills. This course is designed to delve into each of area to understand child development in context to handwriting.