PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
The Berea RTC provides regional and on-site teacher and administrator professional learning and follow-up in the areas of development, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate, research-based, effective programs for young children.
Non-RTC Training Resources
UPCOMING RTC TRAININGS
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the distribution list for open-registration professional learning opportunities.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY TRAINING DUE TO THE LACK OF PARTICIPATION OR WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC.
The Berea RTC uses whoozin? to register for all open-registration professional development opportunities. Each training has a unique link at which you sign up as well as opt out if you are unable to attend. If the training has reached capacity, registration will automatically close. Reminders are also sent out at least one week prior to the event.
TRAINING WILL BE CANCELLED IF MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER.
Lunch is on your own unless otherwise specified.
Cancelled until we get a date from KDE for a virtual meeting.
This is our regular Spring administrator's meeting. Our KDE representative will be with us to share updates and we'll share news from the Berea RTC, Head Start, etc. Please note we are starting just a few minutes later to accommodate administrators who have to travel further. As always, lunch will be provided.
Making Interest Centers Interesting
June 10, 2020, 9:00 to 4:00 at the Berea RTC
Free play in interest centers are a primary, developmentally appropriate strategy for teaching and engaging students with disabilities in the preschool classroom. Participants will receive strategies and ideas for creating engaging, appropriate, and specially designed interest centers.
Register at https://whoozin.com/JTT-93V-JWNG-WQ7N
Supporting Social-Emotional Development in Early Learning
June 16, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00 at the Berea RTC
In this professional learning session, we will focus on the development of key social-emotional skills for young children with disabilities. Specific strategies related to supporting children with disabilities in social interactions, emotional regulation, and impulse control will be shared.
Register at https://whoozin.com/UNM-VMC-TNJT-TWVH
June 18, 2020, 9:00 to 4:00 at the Berea RTC
Young children with disabilities often struggle with challenging behavior as they attempt to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. This training, from the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center for Resilient Children, guides participants through four steps (Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts) to "transform challenging behavior using simple, kind, strength-based, commonsense, and effective practices."
Register at https://whoozin.com/WA7-ETD-TU66-3CU7
Strengthening Family Engagement
June 25, 2020, 9:00 to 12:00 at the Berea RTC
Family-school partnerships are critical to the success of young children with disabilities. In this professional learning session, we will review the importance of family engagement and identify strategies for supporting family engagement in their child's learning. Methods for communicating with families will also be shared.
Register at https://whoozin.com/HR3-PQH-GPDC-3376
Supporting Students with Disabilities in Daily Routines & Transitions
July 7, 2020, 9:00 to 4:00 at the Berea RTC
Young children with disabilities often struggle with transitions and maneuvering through daily routines. Through this professional learning opportunity, participants will discover strategies for helping their students with disabilities be successful in the daily routines and transitions of their preschool classroom. Participants in this session will receive follow up support in implementing these strategies in their classroom throughout the school year.
Register at https://whoozin.com/G7H-PGV-AAH6-Y4PV
Structuring Choice Time for Children with Disabilities
July 9, 2020, 9:00 to 3:00 at the Berea RTC
Choice time in the early childhood classroom provides an important opportunity for individualized teaching. However, young children with disabilities often have difficulty in making choices and persisting at tasks. In this professional learning session, we will identify specific strategies for supporting these children in making choices during play and in participating meaningfully in chosen activities. Participants in this session will receive follow up support in implementing these strategies in their classroom throughout the school year.
Register at https://whoozin.com/U6X-MGX-673W-949U