Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

On this page, you'll find a list of upcoming CES workshops and events with the option to narrow the results by a specific Month and Year. Click on the event title for more details to register online. 

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November

Meeting the Needs of English Learners

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Nov 2 2020 - 4:00pm
In this course, participants will explore how to address the needs of English Learners (ELs) within a classroom or group that includes many fluent English speakers.
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Disabled

Practical Tools for Supporting Young Children with ASD during COVID-19

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 2 2020 - 6:30pm
Jan 7 2021 - 6:30pm
This workshop will provide tools and strategies you can begin using tomorrow to promote comfort, safety, and social connection for young children with autism and their peers amidst the new COVID-19 school regulations.
Status:
Active

STEAM Activities

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 4 2020 - 11:00am
Learn safe and creative STEAM activities that allow for fun exploration and experimentation. Suggestions to engage children’s imaginations, promote creativity, and sharpen their powers of observation will be provided.
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Disabled

Positive Solutions - Session 4

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 5 2020 - 1:00pm
Teach Me What to Do!
This is one of six sessions in an evidence-based series developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). It is designed to help parent/caregivers promote their young child’s social and emotional development and to better understand young children’s challenging behaviors. Parent/caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve their interactions with their child; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build their child’s confidence and self-esteem. Thereby, preparing children for successful early learning experiences.
Status:
Disabled

Using Routines and Predictability to Promote Stability in Early Learning Experiences

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 5 2020 - 6:30pm
Jan 13 2021 - 6:30pm
Young children thrive with stability. These unusual times increase the need for stable nurturing early experiences. In this workshop we will discuss responsive teaching strategies for child-directed free play, social interaction, and for safe sensory exploration which align with EEC and CDC guidelines.
Status:
Active

Dads ROCK!!

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 7 2020 - 1:00pm
Being a father and parenting today can sometimes look very different from what dads today may have experienced with their own fathers. This father/child program includes a discussion time with fathers on these changes, their experiences and ways in which they can promote their child’s healthy development and early learning experiences.
Status:
Active

Exploring Implicit Bias: A Critical Step for Anti-Bias Early Education

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 10 2020 - 6:30pm

Description

Implicit biases develop during early childhood and they play a role in shaping our value systems. In this workshop we will deepen participants' understanding of implicit bias, how it develops and how we can recognize and prevent it as an important first step to promoting social justice and equity. Strategies and resources for early educators will be discussed.

Status:
Active

Early Reading Skills

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 12 2020 - 11:00am
Nov 16 2020 - 11:00am
Talking, singing, playing and reading with your child all build early reading skills.  Join us to learn how you can do more of these activities with your child and how these and other everyday interactions with your child provides preparation for reading.
Status:
Active

Positive Solutions - Session 5

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 12 2020 - 1:00pm
Facing the Challenge, Part 1
This is one of six sessions in an evidence-based series developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). It is designed to help parent/caregivers promote their young child’s social and emotional development and to better understand young children’s challenging behaviors. Parent/caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve their interactions with their child; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build their child’s confidence and self-esteem. Thereby, preparing children for successful early learning experiences.
Status:
Active

Helping Children Manage Anxieties

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 13 2020 - 1:00pm
Dec 4 2020 - 1:00pm
Addressing children's anxieties during the pandemic can be challenging. This workshop will offer concrete strategies parents can use to support toddlers and preschoolers. Suggestions will be offered about talking to children about the pandemic in developmentally appropriate ways, providing social emotional support for children, and potentially transitioning back into child care settings.
Status:
Active

Early Reading Skills

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 12 2020 - 11:00am
Nov 16 2020 - 11:00am
Talking, singing, playing and reading with your child all build early reading skills.  Join us to learn how you can do more of these activities with your child and how these and other everyday interactions with your child provides preparation for reading.
Status:
Active

Baby and Toddler Sign Language

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 17 2020 - 11:00am
Join us to learn how you can enhance communication with your young child before they are verbal by introducing and using ASL signs together.
Status:
Active

ISTE Certification Training for Educators

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 17 2020 - 4:00pm
ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-agnostic educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use educational technology for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
Status:
Active

The Office of the Northwestern District Attorney's Safe and Healthy School Summit

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 18 2020 - 9:00am
Supporting the Mental Health of All Students
This year's conference will address how to integrate mental health supports in primary and secondary schools to address chronic stress, anxiety and other issues facing students.
Status:
Active

Positive Solutions - Session 6

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 19 2020 - 1:00pm
Facing the Challenge, Part 2
This is one of six sessions in an evidence-based series developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). It is designed to help parent/caregivers promote their young child’s social and emotional development and to better understand young children’s challenging behaviors. Parent/caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve their interactions with their child; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build their child’s confidence and self-esteem. Thereby, preparing children for successful early learning experiences.
Status:
Active

December

Social-Emotional Learning: Fundamental Concepts

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Dec 1 2020 - 4:00pm

This course will explore proactive strategies that build social and emotional well-being and competency in a challenging age.

Status:
Active

Using Culturally Responsive Practices to Address Implicit Bias

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Event Start Date: 
Dec 1 2020 - 6:30pm
Culturally responsive practices (CRP) will be discussed in context of addressing and reducing implicit bias in early childhood. The connections of CRP, social emotional learning and family engagement will also be explored.
Status:
Active

Helping Children Manage Anxieties

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Event Start Date: 
Nov 13 2020 - 1:00pm
Dec 4 2020 - 1:00pm
Addressing children's anxieties during the pandemic can be challenging. This workshop will offer concrete strategies parents can use to support toddlers and preschoolers. Suggestions will be offered about talking to children about the pandemic in developmentally appropriate ways, providing social emotional support for children, and potentially transitioning back into child care settings.
Status:
Active

Screen Time and Managing Virtual Engagement

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Event Start Date: 
Dec 7 2020 - 1:00pm
iPads for infants, touch screens for toddlers, video games for preschoolers - screens are everywhere! Join us for a discussion on the impact of screen time on young children's development, and guidance on screen time with young children.
Status:
Active

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 19 2020 - 9:30am
Dec 8 2020 - 12:30pm
Blended Learning Virtual Version
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Status:
Active

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