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LBECE Symposium-Building Resiliency, Building Community!

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Long Beach Convention Center- Seaside Meeting Rooms

300 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90802

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The Long Beach Early Childhood Education Symposium theme this year is "Building Resiliency, Building Community". Workshops will highlight techniques for working with children birth to age 6 and children with disabilities. Session topics will include: Leadership, Community Trauma, compassionate communication, family engagement, self-regulation and more. Participants will receive a professional development certificate at the close of the day.

Target Audience: Early childhood education educators, Transitional Kindergarten and ETK teachers as well as kindergarten teachers, directors and principals.


Keynote Speaker: Shaila Saint, M.ED.

"Embracing Our Strengths, Overcoming Our Struggles: The Power and Promise of Resilience"

In this informative and interactive keynote address, Shaila will discuss critical issues surrounding resilience through a framework of mindfulness. "Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience - ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen." - Brene Brown. This wonderful quote encapsulates why building resilience, or the ability to adapt effectively in the face of challenges, has become one of the most important contributors to healthy development and positive outcomes, particularly for young children, their families and the ECE educators who support them. This issue is particularly urgent in the midst of the current climate of uncertainty created by national immigration policies endangering family security.


Agenda

Registration and continental breakfast (7-8am)

Welcome (8-8:30am)

Details to come

Keynote (8:00-9:30am)

Shaila Saint, M.ED.

"Embracing Our Strenghts, Overcoming Our Struggles: The Power and Promise of Resilience"

Breakout Session A

Building Growth Mindset Muscles at School and at Home

Presented by: Teddi Fulenwider

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore models and growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.

Building Resiliency Through Supporting Speech, Language and Literacy Skils (Part 1)

Presented by: Megan O’Brien Dumont, SLP

Strategies to support the speech, language and literacy skills of children birth to age five will be addressed. Workshop participants will leave with practical tips and strategies to easily implement in their classroom /ECE setting. Strong speech and language skills as it relates to building resiliency will be discussed.

Documentation: A Tool for Developing a Growth Mindset in Preschool Settings

Presented by: Mark Marano M.S.

Grit. Determination. Perseverance. In this session, participants will explore how to take these from mere educational buzzwords to practices that develop resiliency. Specifically, participants will learn how to set up systems and documentation practices that support agency, self efficacy, and a growth mindset in preschool settings.

Early Intervention Through Movement, Muscles and Mess

Presented by: Karen Rodriguez

The unique learning style of a child with special needs may require a novel approach to teaching. In this workshop, we will explore sensory strategies to engage children through movement, deep pressure, resistance, and tactile experiences, in order to encourage an optimal response to learning opportunities.

LGBTQ Inclusive Practices for ECE

Presented by: Joel Gemino

Understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities is essential in creating safe, inclusive environments for all children. This presentation provides a foundation for understanding LGBTQ identities, including child development of gender and sexual orientation. Participants will all away with tools to make classrooms welcoming for LGBTQ children and caregivers.

Stress Management and Self-Care

Presented by: Julie Turvey, MFT

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore models and growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.

The Power of Yet: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Presented by: Keynote Speaker, Shaila Saint, M.ED

In this fun and interactive workshop; Shaila will utilize her “spicy" mindfulness framework, to help participants learn about the transformative power of mindset to cultivate both competence and resilience, and share simple tools for fostering a growth mindset for ourselves and the children and families in our care.

Using the Classroom Environment as a Second Teacher

Presented by: Lakeshore

We’ve all heard the saying your environment can be the second teacher in the room. But what does that mean and how do you make that happen? In this session we will be working in actual classroom environments to explore how to design and maintain an environment built to provide deep levels of support for students. We will discuss effective layouts and more all meant to make your life easier!

Yes, We Can: Enhance Trauma Informed and Healing Practices Into Our Organization

Presented by: Dr. Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH & Jennifer Ponce, MPH

Workshop will review childhood adversity, toxic stress, and its effects on young children and families. We will discuss how we can identify and respond appropriately. Vicarious trauma and ways to address this in the organization and in staff's personal life will be presented. Workshop will be interactive in nature with small group work and videos. Handout and printed resources will be provided.

Breakout Session B

Building Growth Mindset Muscles at School and Home

Presented by: Teddi Fulenwider

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore models and growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.

Building Resiliency Through Supporting Speech, Language and Literacy Skils (Part 2)

Presented by: Megan O’Brien Dumont, SLP

Typical speech and language development , from birth to age 5, will be presented. The impact of trauma, environment and second language acquisition on language development will be discussed. The importance of strong speech and language skills as it relates to raising resilient learners will be addressed.

Documentation: A Tool for Developing a Growth Mindset in Preschool Settings

Presented by: Mark Marano M.S.

Grit. Determination. Perseverance. In this session, participants will explore how to take these from mere educational buzzwords to practices that develop resiliency. Specifically, participants will learn how to set up systems and documentation practices that support agency, self efficacy, and a growth mindset in preschool settings.

Early Intervention Through Movement, Muscles and Mess

Presented by: Karen Rodriguez

The unique learning style of a child with special needs may require a novel approach to teaching. In this workshop, we will explore sensory strategies to engage children through movement, deep pressure, resistance, and tactile experiences, in order to encourage an optimal response to learning opportunities.

Recognizing Resilience in Vulnerable Families: Strategies for Self-Care

Presented by: Anabell Castellanos & Elsa Leal

Early Childhood learning environments are the hub of resources and information to families. All families can benefit from collaboration with ECE professionals to ensure that all children have the support needed to thrive in their learning environment. Getting to know families and supporting their well-being is a vital component of the work ECE professionals do every day. Recognizing risk factors in vulnerable families and providing strategies to recognize and build their own resilience can make a lasting impact in the families' lives and ensure that children grown in safe and thriving communities.

Stress Management and Self-Care

Presented by: Julie Turvey, MFT

A child’s mindset has great implications for academic success. Educators will explore the characteristics of growth vs. fixed mindsets. Experiential activities, self-reflection, and discussions give educators a chance to determine their own growth mindset behaviors and strengths. Explore strategies for building a growth mindset classroom and behaviors. Discover activities for home and school that focus on building brain muscle, process, persistence, empowerment, and self-confidence. Participants will explore models and growth mindset language and behaviors by giving teachers and families’ tools that focus on building a strong growth mindset.

The Power of Yet: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Presented by: Keynote Speaker, Shaila Saint, M.ED

In this fun and interactive workshop; Shaila will utilize her “spicy" mindfulness framework, to help participants learn about the transformative power of mindset to cultivate both competence and resilience, and share simple tools for fostering a growth mindset for ourselves and the children and families in our care.

Using the Classroom Environment as a Second Teacher

Presented by: Lakeshore

We’ve all heard the saying your environment can be the second teacher in the room. But what does that mean and how do you make that happen? In this session we will be working in actual classroom environments to explore how to design and maintain an environment built to provide deep levels of support for students. We will discuss effective layouts and more all meant to make your life easier!

Yes, We Can: Enhance Trauma Informed and Healing Practices Into Our Organization

Presented by: Dr. Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH & Jennifer Ponce, MPH

Workshop will review childhood adversity, toxic stress, and its effects on young children and families. We will discuss how we can identify and respond appropriately. Vicarious trauma and ways to address this in the organization and in staff's personal life will be presented. Workshop will be interactive in nature with small group work and videos. Handout and printed resources will be provided.

Breakout Session C

Behavior Success Workshop

Presented by: Michael Anderson

The Behavior Success workshop shows early educators how they can use highly successful principles and strategies when dealing with children's challenging behaviors.

Building Our Dream City

Presented by: The Aquarium of the Pacific

Climate change will impact people differently—not only because of where they live, but also because of who they are. We build resilience in the face of change by building an educated community and students who are excited about science from an early age. In this session, we’ll not only learn about climate, but also fun ways that you and your students can incorporate STEM learning into your classes.

Elevating Emotional Resilience in the Classroom

Presented by: Sara Zacuto

How do we meet the needs of the individual child, our own needs as educators and promote a curriculum that fosters a sense of wellbeing? This talk will take a deeper dive into what it takes to create an atmosphere of resilience with young children in a classroom community.

Engaging Fathers in the Parenting Process: Lessons Learned

Presented by: Dr. Nancy Dayne & Dr. Roudi Roy

With a focus on fathers of color, this workshop will present the literature and research on father engagement and father involvement outcomes. Participants will leave with an overall understanding of the barriers fathers face in society and the local community , a need for strength based perspective when working with fathers and knowledge on best practices involving fathers in the dialogue.

Enhancing Social Emotional Skills through the Environment

Presented by: Lakeshore

An effective environment can support social emotional development without appearing to be a direct focus. In this session we explore ways to use areas of the environment to enhance self-regulation, flexibility, critical thinking, growth mindset and more.

Ready for Resilience: Addressing the Societal Stereotypes Among Preschoolers

Presented by: Dr. Maximillian I. Torarsky, PsyD

This workshop will seek to prepare early childhood professionals to engage young children in conversations about disability, race, ethnicity, and gender in a way that is appropriate for their inquisitive minds. It will be informed by literature on childhood development and multicultural psychology.

Regulation First: Managing Arousal Levels in a Trauma Informed Classroom

Presented by: Misty Ryman, LMFT, IFECHMS

In this session, the speaker will describe challenges faced in maintaining regulation in early childhood education settings with children who have been exposed to trauma. She will describe interventions utilizing current research in regulation, brain development and trauma while leading discussion around systemic challenges.

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom and Home

Presented by: Teddi Fulenwider

Strong relationship and social emotional skills are key to school and life success. Highly interactive activities, practice, and reflection are used to build a responsive SEL classroom and to explore how to partner with families to support the continuing development of strong foundational social skills. Tools and strategies for equipping families in their efforts to create a home learning environment, set routines, build self-regulation skills, and social problem solving will be shared.

The Joy of Making Mistakes

Presented by: Robert Boyman

Why is failure a good thing? It is one of the most important life lessons we can learn. Let's come together and learn the joy of making mistakes and then how to build off of them.

Breakout Session D

Behavior Success Workshop

Presented by: Michael Anderson

The Behavior Success workshop shows early educators how they can use highly successful principles and strategies when dealing with children's challenging behaviors.

Building Our Dream City

Presented by: The Aquarium of the Pacific

Climate change will impact people differently—not only because of where they live, but also because of who they are. We build resilience in the face of change by building an educated community and students who are excited about science from an early age. In this session, we’ll not only learn about climate, but also fun ways that you and your students can incorporate STEM learning into your classes.

Elevating Emotional Resilience in the Classroom

Presented by: Sara Zacuto

How do we meet the needs of the individual child, our own needs as educators and promote a curriculum that fosters a sense of wellbeing? This talk will take a deeper dive into what it takes to create an atmosphere of resilience with young children in a classroom community.

Engaging Fathers in the Parenting Process: Lessons Learned

Presented by: Dr. Nancy Dayne & Dr. Roudi Roy

With a focus on fathers of color, this workshop will present the literature and research on father engagement and father involvement outcomes. Participants will leave with an overall understanding of the barriers fathers face in society and the local community , a need for strength based perspective when working with fathers and knowledge on best practices involving fathers in the dialogue.

Enhancing Social Emotional Skills through the Environment

Presented by: Lakeshore

An effective environment can support social emotional development without appearing to be a direct focus. In this session we explore ways to use areas of the environment to enhance self-regulation, flexibility, critical thinking, growth mindset and more.

Regulation First: Managing Arousal Levels in a Trauma Informed Classroom

Presented by: Misty Ryman, LMFT, IFECHMS

In this session, the speaker will describe challenges faced in maintaining regulation in early childhood education settings with children who have been exposed to trauma. She will describe interventions utilizing current research in regulation, brain development and trauma while leading discussion around systemic challenges.

The Multigenerational Impact of Immigration and the Importance of Ethnic Identity

Presented by: Dr. Maximillian I. Torarsky, PsyD

Acculturation occurs when two distinct cultures come into continuous contact. This workshop will inform participants about the subsequent psychological impacts with a focus on the experience of the immigrant family. It will cover concepts such as assimilation, prejudice, marginalization, generational conflict, and ethnic identity as a protective factor.

Closing Keynote

Details to come



FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avalible at the parking garage directly across from the convention center. Parking is $15 per car.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions please email: LBearlyeducation@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be approved 30 days prior to the event. Other requests will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. However, please save your confirmation email to show only if there are registration issues at check in.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, please make sure to contact: LBearlyeducation@gmail.com, if there are any changes in registration.

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Long Beach, CA 90802

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