Someone Else's Eyes: Encouraging Empathy in Afterschool (online instructor led) 2 part course 10:00 am-11:30 am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Someone Else's Eyes: Encouraging Empathy in Afterschool (online instructor led) 2 part course 10:00 am-11:30 am

5/20/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

5/27/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a 2 part, instructor led course. You must attend both sessions at the specified date and time in order to receive credit for attending.

CEU:IACET CEU: Credits - 0.5

Do you find yourself asking your students to think about how someone else might feel? Or how they would feel if they were in another child's situation? Are you answered with blank stares and shoulder shrugs? This training will help dig deeper into those questions and encourage children to recognize their own feelings, emotions and reactions, as well as those of others by developing the much needed social skill of empathy. We will explore the differences between empathy and sympathy; explore body language and facial expressions, and write empathetic responses to common situations. Join this interactive, online event and leave with practical strategies to encourage empathy in your classroom every day!


Through discussion, group activities and interactive activities, participants will be define empathy, match emotions to critical muscle movements, compare and contrast empathy and sympathy, write an empathetic response to a situation, and state strategies to encourage empathy in a classroom.


Participants in the online event will be required to complete 2 hours of pre/post work assignments and participate in 3 hours of online coursework and score at least a 90% on a post knowledge assessment in order to earn the certificate for the course.

Technology needs required:
• computer with internet connection
• Computer with audio/ability to watch & listen to a video online
• Keyboard/mouse (laptop with mousepad)
• Telephone or computer with microphone and speakers
• Attendees can join GoToMeeting from a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
• Ability to email assignments to instructor
• Ability to receive electronic documents (email)

Instructor: Erin Marley, School Age Education Specialist

Instructors have no proprietary interest in the design, development or marketing of learning events.


The registration period has closed for this event.
Registration Ends:5/13/2020 11:59 PM


Erin Marley is the School Age Education Specialist for the School Age Quality Improvement Project for CCR&R in North Carolina.
The overall goal of this program is to improve the quality and increase the availability of licensed school age child care services in North Carolina.

Erin has been fortunate to work with children and families across a variety of settings in Western North Carolina for the past fifteen years. She graduated with honors from Western Carolina University in 2009 with a degree in Special Education. Erin’s diverse
experiences within the early childhood and education field aligns perfectly with what the School Age Project plans to offer afterschool
providers across our state.

Erin enjoys working with early childhood professionals, and is very excited about the potential to reach and
encourage others as she grows professionally from new challenges. In her free time, Erin enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, gardening, reading, cooking, and yoga.

Feel free to give her a call at: (828) 354-0116 or email: Also, be sure to check in with the SWCDC Training and Professional Development Calendar, as live trainings will soon start to be offered for school age child care programs.


Registration open through 5/13/2020 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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