2017 Conference Resources

FRIDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:45-11:45 AM

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Socioemotional Development, and Resilience: Promoting Well-Being among Our Most Vulnerable Children
Presenter: Dimitri Topitzes, Ph.D, LCSW

Visible Men: Black Fathers and Father-figures and the Academic Socialization of Black Children
Presenter: Janean Dilworth-Bart, Ph.D

Leading from The Inside Out and Bottom Up
Presenter: Sue Offutt, Ph.D.

WORKSHOPS 1:00-2:30 PM

Social and Emotional Development

Understanding and Guiding Children’s Challenging Behavior
Presenter: Carla Littel-Hildebrand
Learn to Say Yes When you Want to Say No | Powerful Messages in Environment | Teacher Strategies for Social Skills | You Got to Have Friends 

Integrating Mindfulness in Early Childhood and Kindergarten Classrooms
Presenter: Astrida Kaugars and Jennifer Taylor-McBride

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Classrooms
Presenter: Olga Neira

Nurturing Yourself While Taking Care of Young Children (Double)
Presenter: Soham Annette Wilkerson
Outline | Left Hand | Right Hand | Both Hands | Feet

Leadership and Navigating Change

The Why and How of Communities of Practice: A work-session to create and sustain job-embedded learning for your entire team
Presenter: Catie Hein-Carter

Promoting Leadership Through Authentic Interactions
Presenter: Amy Christianson

Sparks in my Growth: Recognizing MY Teachable Moments!
Presenter: Terryl Wheelock

Exploring Mentoring and Coaching with a Generational Lens in ECE Workplaces (Double)
Presenters: Barb Tengesdal and Tonya Hameister
Mentoring with a Generational Lens 

Racial and Social Justice

Gender Expansive and Transgender Preschoolers: How to Support These Young Learners (Double)
Presenters: Karen Russell and Amy Alt

Engaged Families Speak Out for Justice
Presenters: Erica Ramberg and Allison Bell Bern

Working with Families and Children Living in the Warzone of Poverty (Double Session)
Presenter: Sara Schumacher

Courageous Conversations on Race
Presenter: Nar Doumbya

WORKSHOPS 3:00-4:30 PM

Social and Emotional Development

Mindfulness for Educators: Holding Ourselves with Awareness
Presenter: Emily Hagenmaier
Mindfullness for Educators  | Self-Care Menu

Culturally Responsive Care and Language Leaning for Native Children in Wisconsin
Presenter: Mary Thundercloud-Eary, Rachel Thundercloud and Lisa Pesavento

A Terrible Thing Happened… Strategies for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Presenter: Michelle Weirich

Nurturing Yourself While Taking Care of Young Children (Double)
Presenter: Soham Annette Wilkerson

Leadership and Navigating Change

What Do Early Childhood Leaders Need to Know about Nature-Based Programming?
Presenter: Pam Boulton

Be Intentional About Your Professional Development: Use the Registry as a Guide
Presenter: Joshua Vick and Christine Moldenhauer

Taking a Leadership Role in the Family Child Care Field
Presenter: Amy Nogar

Exploring Mentoring and Coaching with a Generational Lens in ECE Workplaces (Double)
Presenters: Barb Tengesdal and Tonya Hameister

Racial and Social Justice

Gender Expansive and Transgender Preschoolers: How to Support These Young Learners (Double)
Presenters: Karen Russell and Amy Alt

Race and Equity Work as a Center/School Director – Where Do I Start?
Presenter: Erin Trondson

Children in Nature: An Equity Issue Seen Through a Public Health Lens
Presenter: Sonya Sankaran

FRIDAY CLOSING SESSIONS 4:45-5:15PM

Social and Emotional Development
Presenter: Carla Littel-Hildebrand
Learning to Cope with Stress | My Amazing Emotions | Reflections | The Power of Humor | Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

SATURDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:45-11:45 AM

S.T.E.M. + A.R.T. = S.T.E.A.M.! 
Presenters: Jeanne Labana and Gina Flynn
S.T.E.A.M. Resources

Join us for The Bébé Café: A Conversation Space for Those who Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families
Presenters: Pam Bennett and Cheryl Heiman

Why Every Child And Early Educator Deserves Authentic Play
Presenters: Kelly Matthews and Billie Slade
5 Components of Play | How Do You See Children Living Fully | Play Invitation

WORKSHOPS 1:00-2:30 PM

Infant and Toddler Development

Infant Environments and Activities
Presenters: Colleen Adams and Cassie Ripp
PowerPoint Presentation | The Teaching Cycle Considerations and Questions | The Teaching Cycle

“Let Them Be Little” because they know what they’re doing!
Presenter: Sarah Bucio

Being with Babies; Beginning with Ourselves
Presenter: Peggy Haack
PowerPoint Presentation

Vision Milestones
Presenter: Shelby LaTona

Play-Based Learning

The Power of Observation and Making Learning Visible
Presenters: Staci Hefty and Kelly Blondin
PowerPoint Slides 

Facilitating Play-Based Learning and Health with Farm to ECE
Presenters: Jill Groendyk and Deb Moses
Farmer's Market Activity Ideas for Young Children | Let's Go to the Farmer's Market| Digging into Wisconsin Farm to ECE | Farm to ECE Interest Areas for Young Children | How to Buy, Prepare, and Serve Local Foods 

Arts Integration in Early Education: Building Bridges to Reach ALL Children
Presenter: Crystasany Turner

Play into the Future You Envision… and Want (Double)
Presenter: Gerry Slater
Handout Packet | The Return of Play | Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build a Better Brain | The Power of Play: Are you Getting your Daily Dose? | Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter 

STEM + ART=STEAM

What’s Art Got to Do With It?
Presenters: Mary Catherine Green and Heidi Heller

Introducing WISELearn: On-line resources for Wisconsin Educators by Wisconsin Educators
Presenter: Carrie Holden

Ramps and Pathways
Presenters: Carmen Rivers, Michelle Hanson and Breanne Karn
Ramps and Pathways | PowerPoint Presentations

STEAM’N – Intentional Planning Around Children’s Interests (Double)
Presenter: Angel Stoddard
STEAM'N is a way of... | Keep it Simple

Play: Experience the Joy and Reflect on the Learning
Presenters: Facilitated by WECA Staff & Friends

WORKSHOPS 3:00-4:30 PM

Infant and Toddler Development

The Benefits of Infant Massage
Presenter: Soham Annette Wilkerson
Infant Massage WINC PowerPoint | TRIAD Family Model PowerPoint | The Benefits of Infant Massage | Infant Cues | Disengagement Cues | Massage for Life

Hot Topics in Infant and Toddler Care
Presenter: Jamie Tramte-Brassfield

News and Updates from Child Care Licensing
Presenter: Anne Carmody

Play-Based Learning 

Teaching Play Through the Use of Visual Modeling and Repetitive Reading
Presenters: Sarah MacFarland and Sue Melville

Nature and Play Lead to Learning, Creativity and Innovation
Presenter: Pam Boulton
Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature | Early Childhood Resources for Nature Play | What Can a Child Do in Nature?

Play to Learn – Experience and Science
Presenter: Luis Varela

Play into the Future You Envision… and Want (Double)
presenter: Gerry Slater

STEM+ART=STEAM

Why Stumps, Bolts, and Buttons Matter: Investigating the Value of Loose Parts
Presenter: Heidi Duren
Loose Parts Presentation

Making Math Opportunities Every Day
Presenter: Karen Narlow
PowerPoint Slides 
Discovering Science

Presenter: Lisa Jones
Let's Play

STEAM’N – Intentional Planning Around Children’s Interests (Double)
Presenter: Angel Stoddard

Play: Experience the Joy and Reflect on the Learning
Presenters: Facilitated by WECA Staff & Friends