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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 Health.


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

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LEARNING TOPICS - FALL 2019

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

October 4

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

Many teachers, families, and caregivers know about the benefits of music on children's development and artistry, but some are hesitant to offer music instruction for various reasons. In this hands-on Zoom session participants will learn how to be musical with children pre-birth to age five by implementing four groups of musical activities. A full, original, complimentary folder of digital resources will be available. No musical experience is needed. If able, please have with you a baby-sized doll or stuffed animal for practicing traditional rhymes.

Presenter:
Tiger Robison, PhD
Assistant Professor, Elementary General and Early Childhood Specialist
University of Wyoming

October 18

ACEs & Protective Factors

In this session we will focus on the impacts of early trauma, how it can lead to a lifetime of adversity. The ACEs study connects the dots from early exposure to trauma and adult health outcomes. We will also look at the Five Protective Factors and how they can influence how Early Childcare Providers can approach supporting families in our communities.

Presenter:
Jennifer Davis
Consultant, Wyoming Children's Trust Fund (WCTF)

November 1

Applying Principles of Universal Design in the Early Childhood Classroom

Participants will learn how to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning to the early childhood classroom, including using UDL principles to intentionally design large and small group learning, transitions, play, and other classroom-based experiences.

Presenter:
Nikki Baldwin, PhD
Director, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network (WYECON)

*Session Registration*

November 15

Building on Whole Leadership:
Energizing and Strengthening Your Early Childhood Program

The whole leadership framework can show you where to focus attention, sort priorities, and make decisions for maximum impact. Learn to plan in proactive and intentional ways to minimize challenges and make the most of your energy, time, and resources. Whether you are a program leader, a coach, or a teacher who wants to have increasing influence in the lives of children, families, and staff, the whole leadership framework will connect your vision to effective planning and practice and will empower your success.

Presenter:
Marie Masterson, PhD
Director of Quality Assessment, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

*Session Registration*

December 13

Pedagogical Leadership: Moving Learning Forward

Pedagogical leadership is a fancy word for empowering awesome teaching! This session is packed with vision, inspiration, and strategies for impact using the Whole Leadership Framework to give balance and perspective to your work. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a program leader, or a family childcare professional, you can anchor your passion for teaching excellence with effective strategies for teaching, interactions, family engagement, and community connections. You’ll catch a fresh vision for the importance of your work while you apply strategies and tips for effective planning, organization, and communication.

Presenter:
Marie Masterson, PhD
Director of Quality Assessment, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

*Session Registration*


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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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