A project of Wheelock College’s ASPIRE Institute since July 2011, Connected Beginnings Training Institute (CBTI) was launched by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay/Merrimack Valley, Inc. (UWMB) in 2006 to build the capacity of infant and early … Read More
Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for Wheelock College’s annual conference of hands-on experiences, inspired by the education philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins, offering enriching professional development to educators from schools at all age levels, museums, and family child care providers.
This conference provides an opportunity to practice many ways to nurture curiosity and wonder in ourselves and our students. It features hands-on activity stations where you can experiment with provocations and recycled materials and informally engage with Wheelock faculty from science, math, art, and education as well as colleagues from area museums and education groups.
For more information, and to register, please visit the event page: http://www.wheelock.edu/curiosityconference.
This 6 session course combines instruction on theory, specific implementation strategies and the use of reflection to support social-emotional development and address challenging behavior in young children, ages birth through 6 years. Based upon the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Modules for early education and care this course is designed for teachers, mental health consultants, program supervisors and administrators.
Session 1: 08/22/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Session 2: 08/29/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Session 3: 09/05/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Session 4: 09/12/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Session 5: 09/19/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Session 6: 09/26/2017 6:00-8:00pm
Bethel Child Care Services
Taylor St Suite 203
Springfield, MA 01103
Cost: This training is offered at no cost to participants, through the generosity of The LAUNCH Expansion grant from SAMHSA.
Register by clicking HERE
Wheelock College and Kroka Expeditions invite experienced and aspiring educators to join a four-day Education in Nature Professional Development program at the Kroka campus in Marlow, New Hampshire.
The purpose is to give educators first-hand experience in the outdoors in a safe and invigorating environment and allow them to explore with other educators ways to bring nature into their curriculum. Research shows that experiencing nature affords a sense of calm, well-being, and self-regulation which in turn affects social emotional health and promotes learning.
Educators will participate in the daily farm life at Kroka, experience wilderness adventure activities with seasoned leaders, and have time for reflection and discussion on how this experience is influencing their own perspectives on learning, and in turn how this experience can be brought to students of all ages. Education in Nature affords a rich opportunity to extend curriculum to science, environmental education, social studies, humanities, writing, leadership, and community building.
When: July 5 – 8, 2017
Who: Teachers of any level
Where: Kroka Campus, Marlow, NH
Cost: $700 (all-inclusive)
CEUs and PDPs available.
For more information, or to register, please visit the event page: www.wheelock.edu/NatureEducation