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Southern Conference on Children – Schedule at a Glance

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Schedule at a Glance

7:30-8:15 am  |  Registration, Exhibits and Breakfast
8:00-8:15 am  |  Welcome – Katy Gregg, Georgia Association for the Education Young Children & Erica Robinson
8:15-9:15 am  |  Open Session: Bobbie D. Lee, Executive Director for AGC Training Center – So, How are the Children?
9:25-10:40am  |  Session 1

Cultivating Kind, Caring Children in an All About Me World – Cheryl S. Turner, Reach TLS, LLC

The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Storybooks  – Meosha Banks, Georgia Southern University, Trisha James, Georgia Southern University

Creating a Learning Community with Multi-Age Children and Families in a Family Child Care Learning Home – Lynn A. Manfredi-Pettitt, Lynn’s NET: Nurturing Ed & Learning Services

Making STEM Interactive Fitness & Fun in the Classroom – Irene J. Nakiganda, Mr. Cardioton Enterprises, LLC

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Built Environment as a Major Factor in Children’s Well-Being and Development – A. Scott

GA SEEDS: Come Together – Nurturing Positive Relationships – Katie K. Hagan, Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright from the Start

Making the CACFP Meal Patterns Work for You – Dr. Brenda C. Weitman, Georgia Child Care Resources, Inc.

10:55am-12:00pm  |  Session 2

Cultivating Kind, Caring Children in an All About Me World – Cheryl S. Turner, Reach TLS, LLC

Whose Fault Is It? Preventing Injuries and Accidents in the Early Childhood Program – Bobbie D. Lee, Executive Director for AGC Training Center

Active Health and Nutrition Games for Children – Cynthia Washington-Bell, CYSS Fort Stewart

Making STEM Interactive Fitness & Fun in the Classroom – Irene J. Nakiganda, Cardioton Enterprises, LLC

Breaking the Mold: Maximizing Students’ Engagement and Motivation – Genethie A. Hardin, Birch Agency

Ready, S-E-T, Go: Building a Culture of SEL – Cheryl Hollis, WINGS for Kids, Kamilah Staggers, WINGS for Kids

The Brain Architecture Game: Understanding the Importance of Early Brain Development – Jorge Verlenden, PhD, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

What’s the Big IDEA?: Identifying and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Children – Dr. Dina Walker-DeVose, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Dr. Delton DeVose, Licensed Professional Counselor, Veterans Administration

12:10-1:00pm  |  Lunch
1:15-2:30pm  |  Session 3

21st Century Leadership – Leslie B. Eldridge, High5U

Sensory Play & DAP – Rosie F. Wright, Georgia Southern University, Tinnie G. Simmons, Georgia Southern University

Opportunities to Integrate Farm to ECE into Early Care Policies – Beth Stevenson, HealthMPowers

Learn the Signs. Act Early: Developmental Monitoring in the Classroom Part 1 – Bridget Ratajczak, Bright from the Start: Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning

Healthy You = Healthy Children – Allison N. Brown, CCR&R

Active Play and Cooperative Games for School-Age – Demmentrice Jefferson, Savannah Technical College

The Brain Architecture Game: Understanding the Importance of Early Brain Development – Jorge Verlenden, PhD, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

What’s the Weather in Your Center? Understanding Organizational Climate – Bobbie D. Lee, Executive Director for AGC Training Center

 2:45-4:00pm  |  Session 4

Once Upon a Storytelling Training – Niya R. Marilla, Rockdale Career Academy

The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Storybooks  – Meosha Banks, Georgia Southern University, Trisha James, Georgia Southern University

Opportunities to Integrate Farm to ECE into Early Care Policies – Beth Stevenson, HealthMPowers

Learn the Signs. Act Early: Developmental Monitoring in the Classroom Part 2 – Bridget Ratajczak, Bright from the Start: Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning

Healthy You = Healthy Children – Allison N. Brown, CCR&R

Active Play and Cooperative Games for School-Age – Demmentrice Jefferson, Savannah Technical College

Temperament: A Practical Approach to Meeting Individual Needs – Kristin Goetz, Savannah Technical College

Special Track for Directors/Administrators
Session 2
What’s the Big IDEA?: Identifying and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Children – Dr. Dina Walker-DeVose, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Dr. Delton DeVose, Licensed Professional Counselor

Session 3
What’s the Weather in Your Center? Understanding Organizational Climate – Bobbie D. Lee, Executive Director for AGC Training Center

Session 4
Round Table  – Michelle Smith-Lank, Kids World Learning Center

 

Last updated: 1/10/2018

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