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ALL TRAININGS OFFERED THROUGH ELC ARE FOR CONTRACTED SCHOOL READINESS OR VPK PROVIDERS ONLY.

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Beyond Lesson Plans and Learning Centers: Play-based Learning - Cohort 3

Virtual Training

Presented by Angela Tufts & Ken Buchanan

Dates: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 8:30am – 11:30 am

Location: Virtual Training via Zoom

Registration Closes: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 12:00pm

Zoom Login Emailed: Friday, November 12, 2021 by 5:00pm

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Target Audience – Infant/Toddler Teachers and Preschool Teachers

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Core Competency – Area 2 - Child Development and Learning in Context; Area 5 – Curriculum; Area 6 - Content Knowledge in Early Childhood Curriculum

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Training Description

This interactive training explores the critical and developmental nature of play. Participants will learn about the developmental continuum of play and how to easily implement and scaffold “just-right” experiences for children at all ages and stages using the environment as the third teacher.

Learning outcomes

• List the benefits of play• Identify stages of sensorimotor, dramatic, and construction play• Plan developmentally appropriate play experiences

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Assessment Strategies

A variety of assessment strategies will be conducted throughout and after completion of the training to ensure the knowledge and skills are obtained. Some assessment strategies include:

• Pre-post assessment

• Training poll

• Reaction responses

• Small group discussion/presentation

• Call and response

• Chat response

• Question/answer posts

• Completed Implementation Plan with successful documents submitted

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Use of Technology

The following are technology requirements for this training. You may need some or all items listed

• Internet connection

• Computer PC, Laptop, tablet with built in camera and sound capabilities or a web camera

• Zoom App downloaded to devices (smartphone, tablet, mac)

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Training Expectations

1. Conduct yourself in a professional way:

• Dress appropriately

• Refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking or vaping

• Consider background distractions

2. Be present:

• Attend whole training start to finish

• Video camera should be on

• Sign in using the chat box

3. Participate throughout the trainings:

• Communicate using the chat box

• Speak during large group discussions

• Interact during breakout sessions

• Respond to verbal call outs

4. Complete all required documents:

• Implementation plan - if applicable

• Pre/post training evaluation - if applicable

• Post assessment will be emailed after verification of attendance and participation

If a post assessment is not submitted and completed in its entirety this will affect applicable stipends, receipt of a certificate of completion (in-service hours) or CEU certificate.

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Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. policies

• The training will not be accessible 10 minutes after the training start time

• Complete participation is required during the training. If you are driving it is not possible for you to participate safely and you will be removed from the training.

• If a participant leaves the Zoom training session prior to the end of the training, certificate of completion or CEU credit will not be awarded

• All Zoom trainings will be recorded.

• Stipend or materials offered will only be available for School Readiness/VPK contracted sites.

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In-Service Training Hours – 3 hours

Certificate of completion (in-service hours) will only be awarded if the following items are completed by the participant:

• Attendance for the scheduled training date

• Meeting all Training Expectations (see above)

• Submission of the post assessment sent after the training

• Achieving an 60% or higher on the survey

If these items are not met, participants may be offered a certificate of attendance with no in-service hours.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) –0.3 Unit is equivalent to 3 continuing education hours

ELC is authorized by IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) to offer CEUs for this training.

Participants can ONLY request CEU's during on-line registration.

Registrants requesting CEU's will be required to submit by email a government or employer issued ID (to include first and last name) at registration. A personal photo will not be accepted.

CEU certificates will only be awarded if the following items are completed by the participant:

• Attendance for the scheduled training dates

• Meeting all Training Expectations (see above)

• Submission of the post assessment sent after the training

• Achieving an 80% or higher on the survey

If these items are not met, participants may be offered a certificate of completion (in-service hours) or certificate of attendance (no in-service hours).

CEU’s or formal education (college courses) are required to renew a Florida Staff Credential. This includes credentials earned through the Apprenticeship Program at Pinellas Technical College. Please note that the Apprenticeship program offers a Florida Staff Credential and not a CDA.

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

If you would are requesting CEU's you will need to submit a government or employer issued ID (with first and last name) to Sharon Dennany at sdennany@elcpinellas.org no later than Friday, November 12, 2021 at 12:00pm.

Include the name of the training in your email.

All requests after that date and time will be denied.

***************************************************************************Questions about registration?

Contact Sharon Dennany, sdennany@elcpinellas.org or 727-400-4431.


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