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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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Early Childhood

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UW ECHO in Early Childhood increases the capacity of early childhood professionals to identify and implement best practices in areas that include early literacy, transitions, behavior support and identification, and referral detection.

Network participants include case managers/family service coordinators, general educators, home daycare providers, paraeducators, related service providers (OT’s, PT’s, SLP’s, etc.), school administrators, school directors, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special educators, state agency staff and all others interested in improving outcomes for students in the early childhood setting.


UW ECHO in Early Childhood is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Department of Health.


Sessions are on Thursdays, bi-weekly,
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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Early Childhood Learning Session Topics: Spring 2017 to Spring 2018


learning topics - Fall 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time.

September 13

Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten,
Part 1

This session will discuss the importance of play in preschool programs as the primary tool to address early learning standards and school readiness.

Presenter:
Tom Rendon
Head Start State Collaboration Office Coordinator, Iowa Department of Education
Co-Author, Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning
in Preschool and Kindergarten

September 27

Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten,
Part 2

This session will discuss the importance of play in preschool programs as the primary tool to address early learning standards and school readiness.

Presenter:
Tom Rendon
Head Start State Collaboration Office Coordinator, Iowa Department of Education
Co-Author of Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning
in Preschool and Kindergarten

*Session Registration*

October 11

From Coo to Code in the Baby's First Years:
News from the Crib on Language Development

This session will highlight new findings from the crib in our understanding of the language acquisition process in the first few years of life.

Presenter:
Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.
Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor, University of Delaware
Author of Einstein Never Used Flashcards and Becoming Brilliant (among others)

*Session Registration*

October 25

Trauma Informed Relationships with Young Children, Part 1

This session will focus on the impact of the ACES study on adverse childhood experiences and how to create a trauma informed preschool classroom.

Presenter:
Sandy Petersen
Zero To Three (recently retired)

*Session Registration*

November 8

Trauma Informed Relationships with Young Children, Part 2

This session will focus on the impact of the ACES study on adverse childhood experiences and how to create a trauma informed preschool classroom.

Presenter:
Sandy Petersen
Zero To Three (recently retired)

*Session Registration*

December 6

Early Bilingual Language Acquisition

This session will share research on dual language learning in the early years and how to support dual language learners in the preschool classroom.

Presenter:
Fred Genesse
McGill University, Canada

*Session Registration*

 December 20

Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

This session will share tools to be proactive in preventing challenging behaviors in the classroom.

Presenter:
Tiernan McIlwaine

*Session Registration*

 

LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2019

Please check back for additional dates and sessions for Spring 2019.

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