FREE Webinar – Developing culturally responsive approaches to serving diverse populations

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT, join a webinar hosted by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families to learn how programs can conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it’s important for community-based organizations to deliver culturally responsive services that match the multicultural, multilingual communities they serve.

This webinar panel will feature policy, training and technical assistance, and programmatic organizations, and builds on the Center’s resource guide on this topic.

Check out the upcoming events…

Join us for a make and take series focused on the Math & Science Guidelines! Each training will be three hours in the morning or afternoon with an opportunity for you to make it a full day PD or just take a half day off. Check out the first one of the series:

Counting Skills in Pre-K, Much More than 1, 2, 3

October 24th,     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop # FA1737687      $50

Discovering Physical Sciences Through a Child’s Eye

October 24th,         1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop # FA1736938       $50

Register here – https://ecampus.esc13.net/

To see all of our offerings, download our Fall & Spring Flyer

FREE Webinar – Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools with Conscious Discipline

Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, often says, “Discipline is not something we do to children, it is something we develop within them.”

With that in mind, Conscious Discipline most often focuses on a set of social and emotional skills and tools. In a classroom or school setting, what is most proximate (and painful) is kids that are missing critical skills. It’s these missing skills that drive kids to act out on their community – the behavior that drives up discipline referrals, bullying and disruptive behavior.

So what does it take for social and academic skills to soar?

The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model is at the core of the approach. By learning how to recognize a child’s brain state, adults can access an entirely new toolset that helps children shift their internal state and reach optimal learning and creative problem-solving. This is essential, because until the underlying needs and missing skills are met – the top tier of setting goals will continue to be really difficult for kids.

As adults learn how to create safe, connected environments for themselves and the children in their care, they meet the most basic needs of each brain state – and affect radical transformation in children (and themselves!).

In this FREE WEBINAR Jill Molli offers an overview of foundational concepts and shares remarkable stories of transformation.

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How do we keep track of student’s progress?

Rider 78 aims to increase quality in all Pre-K programs across the state. One of ways to ensure that we provide a high quality Pre-k program is to ensure that student’s are making progress throughout the year. TEA recently hosted a webinar on Student Progress Monitoring which highlights key components of data collection and our role as teachers.

The presentation content, recording of the webinar, and FAQ from the Student Progress Monitoring webinar can be found on the Educator Resources page of the TEA website.

TEA will also host the following webinars to support districts’/charters’ high-quality prekindergarten efforts.

  1. Registration for the HQ Prekindergarten Component: Teacher Qualifications Webinar on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6112241599525508354
  2. Registration for the Early Childhood Education – Updates Webinar on October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM CTD at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3793040623547186435

Please see the Rider 78 FAQ document below as well as the resources and support guidance documents on the HQPK program page.