Body Image: Children, Teens & Mental Health-self paced, on demand online 5 hours-.5 CEU)
How do you feel about your body? Did you immediately answer “Great!” with a smile? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Body image is a very common issue for children, youth, and even adults. Media sources portray a specific body type wherever we are and it’s easy to see how children, teens and adults can feel bad about their bodies and physical characteristics. Building a positive body image can counteract the negative images that may be felt or the images that we compare ourselves to. Attend this learning event to discover the definition of body image, factors that influence body image, gender differences that affect body image, and strategies to improve self esteem.
From Nosebleeds to Needlesticks-Encounters with Bloodborne Pathogens- Self Paced On demand Online (5 hours-.5 CEU)
This training meets the Health and Safety requirements for the following categories: Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of biocontaminants and Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunization;
Every day, bloodborne pathogens are the result of infections by disease-causing microorganisms. There are specific actions and procedures that must be taken to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Standards. These procedures make every workplace safer, but they are also necessary to keep every employee safe from risks of bloodborne pathogens. You might be wondering if you are at risk and what are the diseases that are most commonly transmitted through bloodborne pathogens? What do you do in an actual incident involving blood or body fluids? Does your facility have an exposure control plan? Participants attending this event will be able to answer these questions as well as identify the bloodborne pathogens of primary concern, list ways that bloodborne pathogens can enter a person’s body, sequence the steps in proper removal of disposable gloves, and select the most appropriate responses in an exposure incident simulation.
Course requirements to earn the CEU certificate include attending online session, handouts, video vignettes, interactive online activities, and a passing a post knowledge assessment with a score of 90% or higher (multiple attempts allowed).
First Steps to Orientation: The Initial 2 Weeks of Employment Self Paced- Online (.3 CEU/3 Hours)
Orientation to the field of early education is essential for all early educators. As you go about your daily routines, being able to provide a safe, high quality care environment while understanding the basics of child development will make your job easier. Newly employed early educators are required to be trained on certain topics in the first 2 weeks of employment. Participants in this learning event will describe ways to provide adequate supervision of children in both indoor and outdoor environments, list ways to prevent shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, write a statement describing the importance of preventing and managing of infectious diseases, including immunizations, and list the necessary precautions in transporting children. In addition, early
educators will need to learn the specific policies and procedures of their employer by working directly with an administrator outside of this learning event. This learning event will also instruct new early educators on how to
access the required course for recognizing, responding to, and reporting child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment.
Participants will read handouts, view videos, complete online assignments, attend time required, and pass a post knowledge assessment with a score of 90% with unlimited order to earn the .3 CEU for this learning
event. An additional 2 hours of credit is earned by taking the PCAN (Prevent Child Abuse Training-Link Provided in course, no additional charge)
How to Handle Hard to Handle ParentsSelf Paced online (.5 CEU/5 hours)
Have you ever been confronted by a parent? Have you ever wondered, “Why is this parent yelling at me?” Have you ever thought, “no wonder the child acts the way they do!” From time to time all staff will be faced by a difficult, demanding, or overbearing parent. From behaviors such as challenging teaching styles to accusations of bullying; some parents can be very intimidating or even aggressive. This learning event is suitable for newly hired and seasoned staff as well as support and administrative staff. Join today to examine effective ways of handling real-life examples of difficult situations. Real situations will be studied and appropriate solutions reviewed. Participants will discuss face to face communication strategies as well as telephone contact techniques.
After attending this event, participants will be able to describe types and characteristics of hard to handle parents or families, provide appropriate responses to a variety of scenarios, differentiate between labeling behavior and describing behavior, define the active listening process and qualities of an active listener, list strategies that may diffuse a tense situation, practice reflect listening,
Mechanics of Mathematics-Self Paced Online (.5 CEU-5 hours)
How is mathematics taught in early care and education? What are some strategies for effective, intentional instruction? What are some ways to engage the families in developing the mathematical skills of the children? Most importantly, what are some ways to make this fun so that the children want to learn math? Children really are eager to explore mathematical concepts and it is our job to provide them enriching opportunities in the early care and education environment. Talking, planning, and experiencing mathematics in everyday use will help children acquire a positive attitude, skills, and knowledge!
Participants attending this learning events will discover the 5 components of mathematics, ways to involve families in the child’s learning process, discuss the teacher’s role for each of the 5 components, dive into the research behind mathematics, its use and importance in early care and education, and design a strategy to assess children’s learning for each component of mathematics.
Teaching Intentionally-Self paced, on demand online (5 hours - .5 CEU)
What one characteristic seems to be prevalent among outstanding teachers? Intentionality. Doing things on purpose in their classrooms, during their planning, and interacting with the children. Are you an intentional teacher? Would you like to find out? What are intentional teaching practices? Are there guiding principles for teaching intentionally? What part does self-reflection have in teaching intentionally, if any?
After attending this learning event, participants will be able to define and describe the use of an intentional curriculum, restate questions an intentional teacher could use for self-reflection, list the main principles of intentional teaching, and create intentional teaching strategies to encourage initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence, as well as reasoning and problem solving.
Second Steps to Orientation: Within the First 6 Weeks of Hire-Self Paced Online (.6 CEU/6 Hours)
Ongoing professional development and education along with learning practical knowledge about the facility where you are now employed is essential to becoming successful in your new career as an early educator. In addition, to the topics required in the first 2 weeks of employment, newly hired early educators are also required to be trained on additional topics within the first 6 weeks of hire. Participants attending this learning event will review the facility's purpose and goals, describe the role of both State and local government agencies in regulation of child care, the impact on the operation of a center along with the availability as a resource, and state the early educator's obligation to cooperate with representatives of State and local government agencies during visits and investigations. Participants will describe how to maintain a safe and healthy environment, properly administer medication, read and review the NC Child Care Laws, list prevention and response procedures due to food and allergic responses, summarize information on enhanced standards, and state the importance of criminal history mandated reporting.
9:00 AM to 2/5/2020 2:00 PM
SACERS U: Are You Ready-MACON COUNTY VIP ONLY March 5 9:00 AM-2:00 PMRegistration Closed
This event is open to Macon County School VIP Program Staff Only.
A learning module that provides an in-depth look at school age environments, the importance of interaction, materials, and indicators in the SACERS-Updated assessment. Stop asking, “am I ready?” and instead feel prepared and equipped with knowledge, tools, and strategies to produce a successful SACERS-U score and create an environment that is both appealing and appropriate for the children and the staff. Scared of the dreaded interview? Fear no more!!! Practice here. Participants will engage in strategies and activities that relate their environment to the NC Common Core state standards as well as meet the SACERS-U requirements.
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