Extend the value of attending the 2016 NAEYC Institute by joining us on Saturday, June 4 to attend one of several full day Pre-Institute Workshops. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will be no on-site registration for these workshops. All workshops run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The cost for each workshop is $199 for NAEYC members, $249 for nonmembers.
NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Continuous Quality Improvement through Program Portfolio Creation and Revision
The Program Portfolio you create during the NAEYC Accreditation process ideally reflects your program’s high-quality policies and practices. But quality is dynamic—if you’re not constantly improving your program’s quality, it might be slipping! This workshop demonstrates how to use your existing program documents to create and revise a meaningful Program Portfolio that supports and enables continuous quality improvement. Both currently accredited programs and programs creating their first Program Portfolio will find this workshop helpful.
Using Powerful Interactions Among Adults to Promote Children's Learning and Success
Examine how the three steps of a Powerful Interaction serve as the frame a coach uses to individualize interactions that reflect the personal style and unique strengths, interests, and needs of the person who is receiving coaching. This workshop will explore the five principles of a Powerful Interactions coaching stance and includes opportunities for participants to practice strategies for using Powerful Interactions with adults.
Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethics, an Essential Aspect of Being an Early Childhood Professional
This full-day workshop is designed to equip participants to teach the content of Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator, NAEYC’S foundational book on professional ethics. This workshop, which is based on the revised edition of Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, explores how adult educators can use the teaching strategies presented in this new book.
The workshop will include:
- An overview of professionalism and the contributions the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct makes to early childhood educators’ practice
- The implications trainees’ experience in the field as well as their stage of moral development have on teaching professional ethics
- Teaching strategies to help learners move toward a higher level of moral understanding
- Guidance about how to develop courses, workshops, and conference sessions focused on professional ethics
- Ways to assess participants’ learning and the effectiveness of the adult educator’s teaching about ethics
Workshop participants will have many opportunities for hands-on learning as they engage with ideas and activities described in Teaching the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
Higher Education Self-Study Workshop: Meeting the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards
This full-day workshop is designed for higher education faculty who are engaged in the NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation process, have been invited to participate in the pilot of the new NAEYC Accreditation of Higher Education Programs, or are working towards NAEYC Recognition with accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE). This workshop will focus on the NAEYC Professional Preparation standards; evaluating sample key assessments, rubrics, and data charts; and using student performance data to improve programs. It will be especially helpful for those who are writing self-study reports, program reports, meeting annual reporting requirements, or responding to conditions.