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Wednesday, September 30
 

9:00am EDT

PreConference for All Approved Trainers : Taking Your School Age Training to the Next Level (not for BFTS hours)
This interactive workshop will engage participants from start to finish. The session will begin with overviews of the theories and practices that inform our work in the School Age Learning and Youth Development fields and move into a framework for high quality school age activities. Participants will learn about the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Standards and Initiative, the tenants of Positive Youth Development, tips and tricks to engage audiences in virtual trainings, and more! Come prepared with your school age questions and to engage in fun virtual activities. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6347 Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
avatar for Katie Landes

Katie Landes

Director, Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
Katie Landes is the director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN).Katie Landes is the director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN), a public-private collaborative dedicated to advancing, connecting and supporting quality afterschool programs to promote... Read More →
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Jessica Andrews-Wilson

GUIDE, Inc.
Jessica Andrews-Wilson began as a participant at GUIDE’s summer youth leadership program, Georgia Teen Institute (GTI), served as summer staff for GTI and, eventually, GTI Director, a role she held for 12 years. After a few years planning and implementing professional development... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Trainer Peer Support Network (not for BFTS hours)
All trainers are welcome to this informal meeting where trainers share information. Meet and talk with DECAL's Relationship-Based Professional Learning Manager Laura Reid, DECAL's Workforce Support Manager Barb McWethy, and the new Training Approval Specialist Miranda Murphy. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6347 Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
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Barb McWethy

Workforce Support Manager, Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright From the Start
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Miranda Murphy

Training Approval Specialist, DECAL
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Laura Reid

Manager, Relationship-Based Professional Learning, Georgia Dept of Early Care and Learning
Laura just celebrated her sixth anniversary at DECAL and loves supporting trainers! Before coming to DECAL, she worked as a trainer and technical assistance provider at Quality Assist, an Atlanta-based educational training organization. Currently, Laura manages a team whose work focuses... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
TBA

3:30pm EDT

GAEYC Board Meeting (not for BFTS hours)
The GAEYC Board of Directors meet quarterly. Please contact info@gaeyc.net to learn more about joining the Board. This meeting is for Board Members only. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Wednesday September 30, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
TBA

6:00pm EDT

No Small Matter Film Screening and Discussion
No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. Join us for the screening of the film. Stay to participate in discussion for approved training hours. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Goetz

Kristin Goetz

Professional Learning Manager, GAEYC/CCR&R of Southeast GA at Savannah Technical College
Kristin Goetz is the Professional Learning Manager with the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at Savannah Technical College. She started her work in child care as a private nanny during college, and has served in various roles over the past 22 years. She began serving in group... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBA

6:00pm EDT

No Small Matter Proyección de Película y Discusión
No Small Matter es el primer largometraje documental que explora la fuerza del bien más ignorada, subestimada y poderosa en Estados Unidos hoy en día: la educación infantil. A través de historias conmovedoras y un humor sorprendente, la película presenta la abrumadora evidencia de la importancia de los primeros cinco años y revela cómo nuestra incapacidad para actuar sobre esa evidencia ha resultado en una crisis cotidiana para las familias estadounidenses y una catástrofe en cámara lenta para las familias estadounidenses. el país. Únase a nosotros para la proyección de la película. Quédese para participar en la discusión de las horas de capacitación aprobadas. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (602) 580-9278 Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Clara Herrera

Clara Herrera

Director, CH Vision Educational Consultant
La Dra. Clara Herrera tiene 28 años de experiencia en educación para padres, brindando capacitación a educadores de la primera infancia a nivel local, nacional e internacional.Ella es instructora de CDA y anteriormente fue representante de CDA que evaluó a candidatos de cuidado... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBA
 
Thursday, October 1
 

8:15am EDT

GAEYC TV: Welcome and Orientation (not for BFTS hours)
Welcome to the 2020 GAEYC Annual Conference Online! GAEYC's Affiliate Director and President will address the conference, highlighting issues important to early childhood education professionals. Learn about interactive tools on Zoom so you can maximize your participation. Have a great conference! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Thursday October 1, 2020 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Don't Look Away! Embracing Anti-bias Classrooms
The focus of this session is to explore how educators and leaders can create equitable and culturally responsive experiences for young children. Anti-bias and anti-racist classroom based scenarios and resources will be shared and discussed! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6318 Conference Call Access: 5024708

Presenters
avatar for Iheoma Iruka

Iheoma Iruka

Research Professor, Fellow, Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Director of theEarly Childhood Health and Racial Equity program at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-CH afterher 3-plus years as Chief Research Innovation Officer at HighScope Educational Research... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Curenton, PhD

Stephanie Curenton, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of the Ecology of School Readiness LabnProgram Director for Child & Youth Policy Certificate, Boston University Wheelock College of Education
Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. is a tenured associate professor in the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She studies the social, cognitive, and language development of low-income and minority children within various ecological contexts, such as parent-child... Read More →
avatar for Kerry-Ann Escayg

Kerry-Ann Escayg

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Dr. Escayg's research focuses on anti-racism in early childhood education as well as children and race. As a social theorist, Dr. Escayg has utilized elements of Critical Race Theory, Black Feminist Thought, and Anti-racist Education to offer new exegeses on children's racial identity... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Durden

Tonia Durden

Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Tonia Durden, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor and Birth through 5 Program Coordinator within the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. Dr. Durden’s primary scholarship and research trajectory focuses on exploring how to develop... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for BCDI - Atlanta

BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Trauma-Informed Care: Basis 101
Early learning educators will gain a greater understanding of trauma informed care and child traumatic stress to equip them with ways to support young children. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6353 Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
avatar for Tatjyana Allen Elmore

Tatjyana Allen Elmore

Director of Quality and Professional Development, YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Tatjyana Elmore, is the Director of Quality and Professional Development for YMCA Of Metro Atlanta. Mrs. Elmore currently provides training support and coaching to 300 YMCA Early Head Start and Head Start staff, 100 Head Start partners, 200 YMCA Branches Early Learning Staff, 46 licensed... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Protegiendo a los Niños del Abuso durante COVID-19
Hablaremos sobre consejos para prevenir, reconocer y responder al abuso infantil (particularmente el abuso sexual infantil) durante la pandemia de coronavirus y más allá, en español. We will talk about tips to prevent, recognize, and respond to child abuse (particularly child sexual abuse) during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, in Spanish.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (602) 580-9278
Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Sandy Chavarria

Sandy Chavarria

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Sandy Chavarria ha estado con el Centro de Defensa de la Niñez de Georgia durante 5 años. Ella es una facilitadora / capacitadora autorizada para varios planes de estudio de educación y prevención de abuso infantil y trauma infantil. En su papel de HOPC, supervisa, recluta y asesora... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

In It Together: Collaboration in the E-Learning Environment
This session will provide information about e-learning and how teachers and families can work together to provide the best outcomes for young learners. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6327 Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
avatar for Denise Payton

Denise Payton

Sr. Associate, Instructional Design, ProSolutions Training
Denise Payton is a Senior Associate of Curriculum Design for ProSolutions Training, the professional development division of Care Solutions, Inc. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of education, including teaching and curriculum management and administrative... Read More →
avatar for Erica Goldthorp

Erica Goldthorp

Senior Manager, Instructional Design, ProSolutions Training
Erica Goldthorp is a Senior Associate at Care Solutions and Curriculum Manager for ProSolutions Training. She has 15 years of experience in the professional development aspects of the early care and education field, with a background that includes online curriculum development, onsite... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Behavior Communicates: Are you Listening?
This presentation will provide an overview of foundational principles of behavior, methods to understand why challenging behavior is occurring, and strategies to address behavior. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6332 Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Clark

Stephanie Clark

Behavioral Support Specialist, DECAL
My name is Stephanie Clark and I am a Behavior Support Specialist with Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. I currently serve the North/Central East regions of Georgia. I specialize in coaching and training Teachers in the classroom around behavioral... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Mitchell

Ashley Mitchell

Inclusion Specialist, DECAL
Ashley Mitchell is born and raised in Atlanta, Ga.  She is currently an Inclusion Specialist with Bright from the Start. Her journey with DECAL started May of 2020. She has always had a passion for teaching children and adults. She has sixteen years of experience in Early Childhood... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Coaching Intensive Part 1 - Setting the Bar High: The Role of the Instructional Coach in Early Childhood Education

Participants will attend Part 1 and Part 2 for this 3-hour intensive. This session provides research-based information, strategies, and tools for instructional coaching in early childhood. The goal of this session is to help instructional coaches strengthen professional learning and competence at all levels. Coaching strategies include: a) establishing SMART goals and learning targets; b) organizing coaching throughout the coaching cycle; c) conducting high-quality observations; and d) measuring coaching effectiveness. This is a highly interactive session. Participants will develop their own coaching plans through engagement with others in online small groups. If the whole Zoom session is shut down, your session will move to the Conference Call Line. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6347 Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
avatar for Maria Shaheen, PhD

Maria Shaheen, PhD

Senior Director, Education Research and Development, Primrose Schools Franchising Company
Dr. Maria Shaheen began her career as a multiage teacher in a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. She taught in both public and private schools at the early childhood, elementary, and middle schoollevels. In addition, she worked as a reading specialist, adult ELL instructor... Read More →
avatar for Toni Strieker, PhD

Toni Strieker, PhD

Professor Emerita, TheStriekerGroup
Toni is a Professor Emerita at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta where she taught for over 20 years. Prior to that time, she worked as a school administrator in several metropolitan school districts in the Midwest and Northeast.Toni is also a consultant with TheStriekerGroup where... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

The Power of Peer Support
This presentation will introduce participants to the Quality Rated Peer Support Network (PSN). The PSN brings providers together to share ideas and support one another using Quality Rated as a framework to guide continuous quality improvement. PSN meetings are also an opportunity for providers to explore and discuss relevant topics that align with their interests and needs. This session is ideal for center directors, owners, family providers or any others serving in a leadership role or on a path to leadership. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters
avatar for Angela Shelton

Angela Shelton

Professional Learning Specialist, Georgia Department of Early Care & learning
Angela Shelton is a Professional Learning Specialist at Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, with 15 years of experience in early and elementary education. Ms. Shelton provides support for training and professional learning initiatives and serves as... Read More →
avatar for Antoinette Elliot

Antoinette Elliot

Family Childcare Provider, All Our Children Elite Childcare Academy
3 Star Quality Rated Family Childcare Provider, Peer Support Network Ambassador, Health M Powers Alumni, Captain Planet Grant Recipient eager to lend a hand to any fellow provider or childcare professional.
avatar for Monica Layne

Monica Layne

Owner/Director, Schoolzin Schoolzout Christian Learning Center
My child care program is Quality Rated, 2 stars.  I am Regional Ambassador for the Quality Rated Peer Support Network, serving the North regions of Georgia.  I serve on the Quality Rated Advisory Committee.  I have served on Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Early Childhood... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Smith Lank

Michelle Smith Lank

Kids World Learning Center


Thursday October 1, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

11:15am EDT

GAEYC TV: Update (not for BFTS hours)
Hear about what is coming up next. Win prizes from GAEYC's sponsors! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Thursday October 1, 2020 11:15am - 11:20am EDT
TBA

12:00pm EDT

Lunch and Learn: Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta (not for BFTS hours)
Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta hosts this Interest Session on how BCDI-Atlanta seeks to improve and advance the quality of life for black children and their families through education and advocacy in the six NBCDI focus areas—early care and education, literacy, family engagement, child welfare, public policy, and health and wellness. Learn about their current programs - Black Children Count, Powerful Families, Lifted Voices, Strength Within. Find out how you can get involved as a member, collaborator and/or partner. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6332 Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Bisa Batten Lewis

Bisa Batten Lewis

President, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta
Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis is Founder and CEO of an early education consulting firm and curriculum company. She is a published author of nationally recognized preschool curriculum, education and parenting articles, college textbooks, and children's books. Dr... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Learn about HighScope and Enter to Win! (not for BFTS hours)
Come learn about the HighScope curriculum and enter to win HighScope products! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6318 Conference Call Access: 5024708

Exhibitors
avatar for Ingrid Justice

Ingrid Justice

Director of Marketing and Communication, HighScope
Join our Virtual Exhibit Booth: Thursday, Oct 1st at 1:00pm! Click the link below:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tAgVPDmHScKKdy42-vjAnA(Versión en español a continuación)At HighScope, we believe that every child deserves a high-quality, equitable early childhood education. This conviction for equity is the center of our early childhood research and what we practice in the classroom. We care deeply about the people... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Los Efectos de la Violencia Doméstica en los Niños Pequeños
La violencia doméstica tiene un efecto negativo en los niños, incluso si no son el objetivo del comportamiento abusivo. Tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar ansiedad y depresión, y es más probable que tengan problemas sociales que pueden durar toda la vida. Esta presentación está diseñada para ayudar a los maestros / padres a comprender que la violencia doméstica es un problema familiar. Proporcionará información sobre efectos diversos y múltiples en todos los niños, desde bebés hasta adolescentes. También discutiremos cómo crear un plan de seguridad con los padres y sus hijos. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (602) 580-9278 Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Ana Maria Ribon

Ana Maria Ribon

Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Ana María Ribón trabaja como defensora de alcance comunitario para la asociación contra la violencia doméstica (PADV). En esta función, ofrece talleres a proveedores de servicios en la comunidad y participa en actividades de divulgación para crear conciencia sobre la violencia... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Family Engagement Strategies in a Virtual World
Engaging with families is so important. In this workshop, participants will learn how to provide opportunities to engage and build relationships with families virtually Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6363 Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
avatar for Bridget Ratajczak

Bridget Ratajczak

Child and Family Development Supervisor, Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning
Bridget Ratajczak, Child and Family Development Supervisor, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Mrs. Ratajczak provides support for early childhood professionals in the state of Georgia on the topics of developmental monitoring, child development... Read More →
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Ann Panzica

Child and Family Development Training Specialist, Georgia Dept of Early Care and Learning
Ann Panzica, Child and Family Development Training Specialist, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. I have seventeen years of experience in the field of Early Care and Education: as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Preschool Director, Program Manager for... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Addressing Challenging Behaviors using the Brief Behavior Questionnaire and Intervention Plan (BBQuIP)
The BBQuIP helps parents and early childhood educators develop a plan of action for children ages 2 through 8 who engage in challenging behaviors. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6327 Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
avatar for Gereen Francis, BCaBA

Gereen Francis, BCaBA

Behavior Specialist, Georgia State University
Gereen R. Francis, BCaBA is a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU). She provides training and technical assistance related to the use of Tier III positive behavioral interventions and... Read More →
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Dr. Daniel Crimmins, PhD

Director, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Setting the Emotional Climate of an Infant/Toddler Classroom
The presenter will discuss how teachers set the emotional climate of their classroom and will discuss ways their classrooms are impacted as well as ways to change the climate. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6318 Conference Call Access: 5024708

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Rachel Taylor

Lead Teacher, Child Development Lab at McPhaul at UGA
Rachel got her degree in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia and has been working with infants and toddlers for four years. She is passionate about communication with infants and toddlers and her professional interests include sensory development and... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

A Home Away From Home
Continuous global changes have called for a stable, secure and consistent classroom environment for children as we begin to reopen schools and getting back to “normal.” This proposal is focusing on the following changes; teaching methods, peer interactions and approved health and safety guidelines. These changes may have long-term effects on children and common practices must be established and adhered to minimize the traumatic effects on children. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6332 Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Leandre Browne

Leandre Browne

Creator, Ms.Lee4Education
Ms. LeAndre Browne is a dedicated early childhood educator with over thirty years of experience. She is recognized as a change agent and extremely supportive of teachers. She believes in paying it forward and is committed to sharing her experiences with current and future educators... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Coaching Intensive Part 2 - Setting the Bar High: The Role of the Instructional Coach in Early Childhood Education

This session provides research-based information, strategies, and tools for instructional coaching in early childhood. The goal of this session is to help instructional coaches strengthen professional learning and competence at all levels. Coaching strategies include: a) establishing SMART goals and learning targets; b) organizing coaching throughout the coaching cycle; c) conducting high-quality observations; and d) measuring coaching effectiveness. This is a highly interactive session. Participants will develop their own coaching plans through engagement with others in online small groups. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6347 Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
avatar for Maria Shaheen, PhD

Maria Shaheen, PhD

Senior Director, Education Research and Development, Primrose Schools Franchising Company
Dr. Maria Shaheen began her career as a multiage teacher in a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. She taught in both public and private schools at the early childhood, elementary, and middle schoollevels. In addition, she worked as a reading specialist, adult ELL instructor... Read More →
avatar for Toni Strieker, PhD

Toni Strieker, PhD

Professor Emerita, TheStriekerGroup
Toni is a Professor Emerita at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta where she taught for over 20 years. Prior to that time, she worked as a school administrator in several metropolitan school districts in the Midwest and Northeast.Toni is also a consultant with TheStriekerGroup where... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Five Skills for Leading Well
Five Skills for Leading Well offers leadership-development insights to become a leader in the role you fill. Prepare to learn and have fun doing it! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6353 Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
avatar for Savannah Ugan

Savannah Ugan

Emotional Intelligence Coach, Emotional intelligence coach
Savannah is an emotional intelligence coach who works with aspiring leaders. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences while acquiring certificates in Family Life Education, Arch Ready Professionalism, and Emotional Intelligence.
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Tori Kramer

Emotional Intelligence Coach
Tori is an emotional intelligence coach who works on staff with a campus ministry at the University of Georgia. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, obtaining a certification in Emotional Intelligence the following year.


Thursday October 1, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

4:30pm EDT

GAEYC TV: Daily Wrap Up
Join a live meeting to discuss concepts learned during the day and hear what others experienced. This is a time to digest the material from the day together. Ask any questions and share any information! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters

Thursday October 1, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
TBA

5:30pm EDT

EXHIBIT BOOTH: BK Royston Publishing
Zoom Meeting Link: Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (425) 436-6347 Conference Call Access: 3864730

Exhibitors
avatar for Julia Royston

Julia Royston

CEO, BK Royston Publishing
Julia Royston


Thursday October 1, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
TBA

6:00pm EDT

EXHIBIT BOOTH: DECAL Scholars: Advance your Education!
If Zoom shuts down, call into the Conference Call line at (425) 436-6363 Access code: 7783422

Exhibitors
avatar for Charlotte Pelz

Charlotte Pelz

DECAL Scholars
Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) supports ECE professionals all over Georgia in gaining more education and skills and earning financial rewards. Georgia’s youngest children benefit from higher quality care when ECE professionals continue their professional... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
TBA

6:00pm EDT

Salud y Seguridad Personal de Maestros y Proveedores
Este taller proporcionará a los maestros y proveedores información actualizada de la Organización Mundial de la Salud y el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades con respecto a las medidas y hábitos de seguridad y salud en las rutinas diarias de los entornos de cuidado infantil. This workshop will provide teachers and providers with updated information from the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control regarding safety and health measures and habits in childcare settings daily routines. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (602) 580-9278 Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Clara Herrera

Clara Herrera

Director, CH Vision Educational Consultant
La Dra. Clara Herrera tiene 28 años de experiencia en educación para padres, brindando capacitación a educadores de la primera infancia a nivel local, nacional e internacional.Ella es instructora de CDA y anteriormente fue representante de CDA que evaluó a candidatos de cuidado... Read More →
avatar for Gleydis Estrada

Gleydis Estrada

Family Child Care Learning Home of Provider, ALEI
Tiene una licenciatura en Educación en Español y especialización en Literatura de la Universidad de Oriente en su país natal de Cuba. La Sra. Estrada ha sido propietaria y directora del Hogar de Aprendizaje de Cuidado Infantil Familiar durante 15 años, que actualmente tiene una... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

6:30pm EDT

EXHIBIT BOOTH: Explore our hands-on multi-sensory tools for your classroom and a chance to win free prizes!
If Zoom shuts down, call in via the Conference Call line at 425-436-6332 Access Code 1764556.

Presenters
Exhibitors
avatar for Laura Jordan

Laura Jordan

Learning Without Tears
For more than 40 years, Learning Without Tears has helped young learners reach for success by building literacy skills—step by step, letter by letter. Bring learning to life with our research-based learning programs that engage students with multisensory teaching strategies, setting... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Arts in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will provide specific examples of including music, art, and drama that teachers can integrate into the curriculum to promote child development. 

Presenters
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McKenzie Johnson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
McKenzie Johnson is a senior Early Childhood Education major at Georgia College. 


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Building Classroom Community in A 2020 Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
In this video, we will explore options to provide families with the opportunity to be connected with the classroom community.

Presenters
avatar for Julianna Payne

Julianna Payne

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Julianna Payne. I am currently a senior Early Childhood Education major at Georgia College and State University.I am originally from Jasper, Georgia, a small town just north of Atlanta. I was raised by several educators which is where I believe my passion for education... Read More →
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Mollie Brown

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Mollie Brown. I am a senior in the Early Childhood Education Program at Georgia College and State University, located in Milledgeville, Georgia. I am from Moultrie, Georgia which is just south of Albany. It has been an amazing experience getting to be a part of such a strong... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Creating an Anti-Bias Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
As teachers, we can combat biases in the classroom through facing and overcoming our own personal biases and creating an anti-bias community among students.

Presenters
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Megan Davis

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Megan Davis is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Program at Georgia College. She is student teaching in a 1st grade classroom in Bibb County. Megan is the Treasurer for Georgia College's Early Childhood Cohort. After graduation in May of 2021, she hopes to continue her time... Read More →
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Remy Tillman

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Remy Tillman is a Senior at Georgia College in the Early Childhood Education cohort. She is vice-president of her cohort and is currently student-teaching in a Kindergarten class. After graduating in May 2021, she plans to pursue a teaching position in an elementary school near her... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Distance Learning & Diversity (not for BFTS hours)
In this presentation, we will explore materials for integrating cultural diversity in the distance learning setting, and provide practical ways to foster meaningful class conversations.

Presenters
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Hailey Fortenberry

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hello! My name is Hailey Fortenberry and I am a senior studying Early Childhood Education at Georgia College & State University. I am currently student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom in Baldwin County.  As a future educator, I am passionate about creating a welcoming classroom... Read More →
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Alyssa Wyatt

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Alyssa Wyatt is a senior studying Early Childhood Education at Georgia College & State University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Diversity: Practical Ways to Make All Students Feel Included in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
Ways to promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom, by creating a multicultural center, that allows students to freely explore different cultures and their own.

Presenters
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Hope Coker

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hope Coker is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at Georgia College and State University.
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Carla Morales

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Carla Morales is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at Georgia College & State University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Getting Little Feet Wet Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators (not for BFTS hours)
Monica Kilpatrick introduces Getting Little Feet Wet. Eleven interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds.

Presenters
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Monica Kilpatrick

State Coordinator, Georgia Project WET, Environmental Protection Division/GA Project WET
Monica Kilpatrick is the State Coordinator for Project WET (Water Education Today) and River of Words for Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division. With a passion for environmental education, she has spent the past 25+ years teaching students, teachers and non-formal educators... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Green Eggs and Ham "Bouncy Egg Experiment" (not for BFTS hours)
In exploring Dr. Seuss’s, Green Eggs and Ham, teachers implement the Think, Try, Talk Framework. Teachers encouraged children to observe, explore, and describe the changes in physical properties and states of matter of the bouncy egg. 

Presenters
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Sharon Parham

Head Start Teacher , Easter Seals
Sharon Parham is native of Anniston, Alabama and after marrying the love of her life she presently resides in Douglasville, Georgia. Sharon received her Associate degree from Gadsden State. Upon joining Easter Seals she has attained a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education... Read More →
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Eryn Johnson

Head Start Teacher , Easter Seals of North Georgia 
Eryn Johnson is originally from Miami, Florida but currently resides in Jonesboro Ga. Eryn Johnson Hobbies are reading, cooking for her family, and watching sci-fi shows. The love of teaching has kept Eryn in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. What makes Eryn... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: In the Garden and Down in the Dirt STEM Lesson (not for BFTS hours)
Presenters
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Juanita Davis

Assistant Pre-K Teacher, Easter Seals of North Georgia
Juanita Davis is a California native, raised in Atlanta since the age of 3. She is a wife, mother of 4 and the proud grandmother of 1. Juanita began her career in the education field over 20 years ago as a head start teacher. Juanita received her CDA and diploma in Early Childhood... Read More →
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Charlqwesha Jones

Pre-K Lead Teacher, Easterseals North Georgia Sylvan-hills
Charlquesha Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised in a family run daycare business and has always loved teaching. She started out working under the guidance of her grandmother who owned 2 childcare centers located in the heart of Atlanta. While teaching she received... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Meeting Multiple Learning Standards through Literature (not for BFTS hours)
By using Room on the Broom, by Alan Mandel, as the example story, we will demonstrate how one can dive deeper into a story and create and implement many activities that reach a variety of Georgia Pre-K Content Standards. Debbie Markland and Shann Acevedo have almost 25 years combined teacher experience and have both discovered their love for watching children learn through play. 

Presenters
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Debbie Markland

Preschool Teacher, Learn As You Play Educational Consultant
Debbie Markland is a preschool teacher with 10 years experience in Early Childhood. She loves to write for Learn As You Play as well as help gather and publish creative ideas to teach certain topics that make learning fun. She, along with her colleague, Shann, have presented in both... Read More →
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Shann Acevedo

Preschool Teacher, Learn As You Play Educational Consultant, Learn As You Play
Shann Acevedo created Learn As You Play. She has 14 years of experience working with children ages 1- 6 with a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education. She works together with Debbie to create exciting and engaging activities to use in the preschool classroom. They believe that children... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: The Importance of Proper Nutrition in the Early Childhood Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
With diet-related diseases becoming more prevalent in children, we will present ideas on how to incorporate health education in the classroom to support students’ physical development.

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Courtney Davis

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Courtney Davis is a senior at Georgia College and State University. She is a Early Childhood Education major, currently in the first grade classrooms. She is really passionate about teaching, and can't wait to learn as much as she can about becoming the best teacher she can be... Read More →
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Abby Johnson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Abby Johnson is a senior at Georgia College and State University. She is a Early Childhood Education major, currently in the first grade classrooms. She is really passionate about teaching, and can't wait to learn as much as she can about becoming the best teacher she can be.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

 
Friday, October 2
 

8:00am EDT

Coffee Chat: Afterschool Programming by Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (not for BFTS hours)
Join the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) for an informal Coffee Chat about school age care. We will share about GSAN and the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Initiative and Quality Standards, provide connections to school age resources, and answer your school age questions. We hope to see you there!

Zoom password: gaeyc
Conference Call: (720) 740-9639
Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters
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Katie Landes

Director, Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
Katie Landes is the director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN).Katie Landes is the director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN), a public-private collaborative dedicated to advancing, connecting and supporting quality afterschool programs to promote... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
TBA

9:15am EDT

GAEYC TV (not for BFTS hours)
Hear about what is coming up next! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Friday October 2, 2020 9:15am - 9:20am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Supporting Language and Literacy Development in a Day in a Life of Toddlers
Early language and literacy skills are best learned through everyday moments between all toddlers and their environment. Participants will learn how to enhance toddlers’ development in language and literacy through everyday interactions.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
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Britne McDuffie

Child Development Specialist (Lead Toddler Teacher), Georgia Southern University Child Development Center
My name is Britne Mcduffie! I am from McRae, Ga. I have received an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from East Georgia State College and a bachelor degree in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University. I’m currently working on my master degree in... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Virtual Field Experience with BCDI-Atlanta at Perimeter College: Service Learning during a Pandemic
Participants will explore benefits, components, and lessons learned during virtual field experiences with preservice teachers, childcare providers and the families they serve.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
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Dr. Ursula Thomas

Associate Chair-Cultural and Behavioral Sciences Online, Associate Professor of Education, Georgia State University
Dr. Ursula is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in... Read More →
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Mrs. Sandra Kalu, LMSW

Community Education Specialist, BCDI-Atlanta
Sandra Kalu brings over 5 years of experience as a social worker in private, public, and the non profit sectors. She has supported marginalized individuals in increasing their social power and resisting systemically oppressive practices and policies. She has also partnered with leaders... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Éxito del Liderazgo: 5 Pasos hacia la Calidad y la Excelencia

En esta sesión interactiva para el líder interno, refrescaremos la pasión por el trabajo significativo con niños y familias. Empieza por descubrir la importancia de tener curiosidad por las nuevas ideas, tendencias e iniciativas. Discutiremos la importancia de la resiliencia y la confianza en cada individuo, así como el don de trabajar y jugar con otros para crear un sentido de equipo y comunidad. Además, exploraremos la necesidad de habilidades de comunicación claras y concisas. Lo más importante es que reconsideraremos tomar medidas para ser valientes y tomar riesgos como parte del crecimiento personal y profesional.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (602) 580-9278
Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
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Luis Hernandez

Early Childhood Education Specialist, TTAS/WKU
Luis A. Hernandez, es un Especialista en Educación Infantil en el Especialista en Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica / Western Kentucky University, tiene una Maestría en Educación Bilingüe / Multicultural de la Universidad de San Francisco. Luis aporta una sólida experiencia... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Helping Young Children Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Uncertainty During COVID-19
Children’s stress is heightened during COVID-19. Learn how ongoing stress negatively affects brain development, and share strategies to reduce children’s stress at home and in ECE.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6347
Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
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Diane W. Bales

Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist, University of Georgia
Dr. Diane Bales is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science, a Human Development Specialist with UGA Extension, and director of UGA’s Child Life program. Her primary outreach focuses on brain development, healthy eating in preschoolers, using technology appropriately... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Biased at First Sight? Developing a Culturally Responsive School Leadership
Break through old leadership paradigms and learn how to provide a culturally responsive leadership for your school and community.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6363
Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
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Caroline L. Diaz

Preschool Director, Westminster Schools
Caroline Diaz is the preschool director for Westminster Schools, an independent school in Atlanta. She has a strong passion for leadership and mentorship in the field of early childhood education. Caroline began her career as a lecturer for De La Salle University’s Psychology Department... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Effective Teachers Practice Self-Care
A strength-based session that coaches and encourages professionals in identifying areas that prevent them from being effective and strategies and resources to see immediate results.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6327
Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
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Tiffany Gibby

Early Childhood Teacher, Doctoral Student in Education, Presenter
Tiffany Gibby is currently focusing on her doctoral studies in early childhood education. Her research focus is on determining how best to serve early childhood teachers to reduce teacher burn out and high turnover rates in the early childhood field. She received her master’s degree... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Promoting Children’s Engagement and Thinking through intentional STEM Experiences
Easter Seals of North GA will share implement Think, Try, Talk Framework to assist teachers in developing instruction that helps children understand and learn engineering and scientific processes to promotes student engagement and thinking.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6318
Conference Call Access: 5024708

Presenters
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Ramona Palmer

STEM Coach, Easter Seals of North Georgia
Ramona Palmer is currently an instructional coach at Easter Seals North Georgia, where she works collaboratively with a team to develop and oversee the implementation of a STEM curriculum in their Early Childhood Education centers. In addition, she assists teachers in creating high-quality... Read More →
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Tandy Burroughs

STEM Coach, Easter Seals of North GA
Tandy Burroughs is a native of New York City and has lived in many different cities around the United States before settling in Atlanta, Georgia. Tandy has been a Head Start teacher for over twenty years, starting off as an assistant teacher and working her way up as she achieved... Read More →
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Juwana Riggins-Simon

STEM Coach, Easter Seals of North GA
Juwana Riggins-Simon has served in the education field for the past 13 years in many different capacities. She has previously taught, as well as served as a Reading Interventionist, in New Orleans Charter School Collaborative. Upon returning to Atlanta, she taught with Clayton County... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

12:00pm EDT

Member Meeting (not for BFTS hours)
All are welcome! We welcome members and non-members to our annual meeting of members. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters
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Jennifer Cluley

Associate Project Director, Best Practices Training Georgia State University / GAEYC Board President
Jennifer Cluley is the Associate Project Director at Best Practices Training at Georgia State University. In this position, Jennifer supports a team of dynamic trainers providing professional development to birth – five teachers and providers throughout the State of Georgia. More... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Higher Education Consortium: Challenge and Directions (not for BFTS hours)
Participants in this session will have an opportunity for an honest round table style discussion of what teacher preparation faculty in higher education institutions face and develop a possible action plan.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6363
Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
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Douglas Bell

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Bell has been training early childhood teachers for over twenty years. He has published and researched on a variety of aspects of early learning. His experience supervising staff offers a unique perspective to early childhood teacher preparation. click on the provided website... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Counting Collections
This session is all about counting! Counting Collections is a routine asking students to organize, count, and/or record collections of objects. Let's count!

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6363
Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
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Becky Holden

Early Elementary Math Specialist, Trinity School
Becky Holden, an Early Education Mathematics Specialist at Trinity School in Atlanta for the last five years, supports students and teachers in Early Learners (three year olds), Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Over her 43-year educational career, she has also written mathematics... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Differentiated Learning Experience
Prepare to explore, create, and participate in interactive and "fun"damental differentiated lessons and activities for all learners in your classroom!

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6327
Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
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Dr. Cecille Bolton

Teacher of Special Needs/PK Grade Chair, Atlanta Public Schools/Dr. Sunshine Presents
Dr. Cecille Bolton is a native and current resident of Atlanta, Georgia, who has been teaching special education for 17 years, nine with Fulton County Schools, and now entering her eighth with Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Bolton is current Prekindergarten grade chair and member of... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

"Estoy Enojado" Ayudando a los Niños a Lidiar con la Ira
Defina "temperamento" y los tres tipos de temperamentos en EC 2. Describa las estrategias que pueden usarse para prevenir el comportamiento desafiante. 3. Identificar las habilidades de reemplazo que se pueden enseñar para reemplazar el comportamiento desafiante. 4. Identificar cómo responder de una manera que no mantenga ni refuerce el comportamiento desafiante. 5. Desarrolle un plan de apoyo conductual para un niño de estudio de caso. Define ‘temperament’ and the three types of temperaments in EC 2. Describe strategies that may be used to prevent challenging behavior. 3. Identify replacement skills that may be taught to replace challenging behavior. 4. Identify how to respond in a way that does not maintain or reinforce challenging behavior. 5. Develop a behavior support plan for a case study child.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (602) 580-9278
Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
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Beverly Ramos

Lead Trainer, Rutgers University
Beverly Ramos is an advocate of children and families with over 25 years experience in early childhood education. She has served the early childhood profession as a preschool teacher assistant, preschool teacher, family child care provider, center based educational coordinator, preschool... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Farm to Early Care & Education: From Nutritious Harvests to Healthy Hearts
Farm to Early Care & Education connects children to healthy, local foods, gardening, and agriculture & nutrition education. Learn how to create high-quality learning environments promoting lifelong health & wellness for children & families.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for Diana Myers

Diana Myers

Nutrition Health Educator, Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning
Diana Myers, MS, RD, LD, is the Nutrition Health Educator at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutrition and a Master’s in Health Sciences and Nutrition from Georgia State University. Through her study programs, she gained focused... Read More →
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Nkem Ijeh

Technical Assistance Coordinator and Trainer, DECAL
Nkem Ijeh, Technical Assistance Coordinator and Trainer at Bright from the Start: GA Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and later obtained her Master’s in Public Health from Mercer University School of Medicine. Nkem has worked... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Administrator-Teacher Relationships: Importance of Effective Connection in Mentoring and Advancing Professionalism and Professional Development
This session will focus on the development and implementation of a strategic mentoring program for lead teachers in an early learning setting.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
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Amy Kay

Director, UGA Child Development Lab at McPhaul
Dr. Amy M. Kay has been the director of the Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center for over 14 years and, until recently, followed a traditional protocol for overseeing all teachers in the program. Before becoming an administrator, Dr. Kay taught for thirteen years—ten in the... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Advancing Equity in ECE
All children have the right to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential as engaged learners and valued members of society. Thus, all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity. They can do this best when they are effectively supported by the early learning settings in which they work and when they and their wider communities embrace diversity and full inclusion as strengths, uphold fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and work to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities. Learn about how you can advance equity.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6347
Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
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Renee Gudermuth

GAEYC NAEYC Representative
Renee Gudermuth is an experienced early childhood educator and advocate whose 20-year career includes early care and education and child abuse prevention. A Georgia State Best Practices Childhood Educator with a B.A. in Education. Renee has worked as a Director in Child Care and as... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Ready, Set, Build! Retooling the Possibilities of Block Play
From building to breaking down, this interactive session will embrace the power of block play and the best practices that support early learners.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6318
Conference Call Access: 5024708

Presenters
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Dr. Joye Bradley

Early Learning Coordinator, Clayton County Public Schools
Dr. Joye Bradley is dedicated to increasing early learning achievement. As an advocate for teaching and learning for over 25 years, she currently supports Clayton County Public Schools as the Coordinator for Early Learning. Her passion for preschool and the love for children is evident... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

4:30pm EDT

GAEYC TV: Daily Wrap Up Live!
Join a live meeting to discuss concepts learned during the day and hear what others experienced. This is a time to digest the material from the day together. Ask any questions and share any information! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters

Friday October 2, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
TBA

5:30pm EDT

EXHIBIT BOOTH: WINGS Curriculum (not for BFTS hours)
Zoom password: gaeyc

If the exhibitor’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6347
Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
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Bisa Batten Lewis

President, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta
Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis is Founder and CEO of an early education consulting firm and curriculum company. She is a published author of nationally recognized preschool curriculum, education and parenting articles, college textbooks, and children's books. Dr... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for WINGS Curriculum

WINGS Curriculum

Managing Partner, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis
WINGS is an acronym for:Wonder Interests Needs Goals SkillsWINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool is an active and interactive learning system for effectively organizing and implementing developmentally and culturally appropriate practices based on the interests... Read More →



Friday October 2, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Creativity in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
Let’s encourage implementing creative assignments and projects into lesson plans and assessment; this can help students find passion and love for what they are learning. 

Presenters
avatar for Abby Coker

Abby Coker

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
I am a 4th grade student teacher that has an overwhelming passion for including creative activities into lesson plans. When I was an elementary student, I had some opportunities to submit projects that were totally driven by me, my passions, and my creative outlooks. This made me... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Cristina Lopez Date and Research (not for BFTS hours)
I did my own research and I am sharing it for you all to see.

Presenters
avatar for Cristina Lopez

Cristina Lopez

Student Teacher, Kennesaw State University
I am a senior at Kennesaw State University and I am a preschool teacher full time. I absolutely love the preschool ages because they are so capable and curious. My goal right now is to soak up as much knowledge as I can to help me pursue in my career. When I graduate I would love... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Full STEAM Ahead! : Incorporating STEAM Into Early Childhood Classrooms (not for BFTS hours)
STEAM should be integrated into all early childhood classrooms. We will give practical advice and strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms.

Presenters
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Hannah Sheldon

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Early Childhood Education Senior Cohort Members


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Geographical Relocation Influences on a Child's Development (not for BFTS hours)
Presenters
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Abbey Cook

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University
Abbey Cook is currently a senior at Georgia College & State University. She is majoring in Early Childhood Education!


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Health and Safety: The New Normal (For Now) (not for BFTS hours)
Teachers are trying to navigate this new era of education during a global pandemic. This presentation will help those looking to gain more insight. 

Presenters
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Natalie Brice

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Natalie Brice, and I am a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort at Georgia College. I was raised in South Georgia, where I began volunteering with children. My passion for working with children led me to choose education as my major early on in my high school career... Read More →
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Maggie Martin

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hello! My name is Maggie Martin and I am so grateful to be a part of this virtual conference as a potential future educator. I was born and raised in Northeast Georgia and I have been able to experience unforgettable moments that have brought me to the individual I am today. Growing... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: How a Teacher Can Positively Contribute to Their Students’ Development (not for BFTS hours)
We will explore the many influences that impact a child’s development both positively and negatively, providing ways to support students in an uplifting manner.

Presenters
avatar for Dakota Williamson

Dakota Williamson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Dakota Williamson and I am a senior at Georgia College and State University studying Early Childhood Education. I have taught in Pre-k, 2nd grade, and 4th grade over the past year. I am currently placed in a 4th grade classroom. I have attended private school in K-5th and... Read More →
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Lauren Brasher

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Lauren Brasher, and I am a senior at Georgia College where I am studying Early Childhood Education. I am originally from the Atlanta area and grew up attending both public and private school. My passion for education is fueled by my own educational journey. I credit the... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: How COVID-19 Affects Development (not for BFTS hours)
We will be debriefing the effects that COVID-19 had had on a child's development (physically, cognitively, and social/emotionally)

Presenters
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Samantha Clark

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Samantha Clark is a senior at Georgia College and State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is planning to continuing pursiung her education by getting a masters in Educational Leadership.


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Movement In a Socially Distant Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will provide educators with tangible examples for promoting physical exercise when students are stationary in the classroom or learning at home. 

Presenters
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Katherine Hays

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Katie Hays is a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort at Georgia College and State University. 


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Oral Language and Second Language Acquisition (not for BFTS hours)
Why oral language and second language acquisition is important, and requires intentional teaching in the kindergarten classroom.

Presenters

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Reduce and Redirect: How to Guide Challenging Behavior in an Inclusive Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will include strategies on how to reduce stressful classroom environments and redirect disruptive behavior into a positive language. 

Presenters
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Ryann Pugh

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Ryann Pugh is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Cohort of Georgia College. She is completing her full academic year student teaching placement in a third grade inclusion classroom in Jones County. Over the summer, she worked as a camp counselor for the non-profit organization... Read More →
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Carlee Robinson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Carlee Robinson is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Cohort of Georgia College. She is completing her full academic year student teaching placement in a third grade inclusion classroom in Jones County as well. She has 7 years of co-teaching experience, and has worked with... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Social Development in a Technology Driven World (not for BFTS hours)
We will present how technology and virtual learning affect social development of primary-aged children during the pandemic times.

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: The Benefits of an Inclusive Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
We will be explaining the benefits of an inclusive classroom for all students and be interviewing Dr. Nicole DeClouette who has a PhD in Special Education.

Presenters
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Olivia Rubringer

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Olivia Rubringer and I am currently a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort. Ever since I was a child I knew I wanted to be a elementary teacher and through being in my four placements, I have worked with many inclusive students. Through this project I hope to... Read More →
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Alyssa Betts

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Alyssa Betts and I am currently a senior in the Early Childhood Education Program. I am currently placed in a second-grade inclusion classroom located in Macon, Georgia. I have witnessed impactful situations in the classroom through student interaction with one another... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
I am a Senior in the GCSU Early Childhood Education cohort. My current student placement for the full academic year is in a 5th grade inclusion classroom that, between the four alternating classes, has ten special education students. Seeing the opportunities and impactful experiences... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Using Best Practices Resources to Help Promote Social Emotional Competence in Your Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This video will highlight just some of the dozens of resources, available through the Best Practices Training website, that will help teachers promote social emotional competence and reduce challenging behavior.


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA

7:00pm EDT

 
Saturday, October 3
 

8:00am EDT

Coffee Chat: How We Managed to Stay Open So Far: A Family Child Care Panel Discussion by the Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia (not for BFTS hours)
Hear from PFFCAG about issues concerning family child care learning homes.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
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Joe Perrault

Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia


Saturday October 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

Self Care for Early Childhood Educators (not for BFTS hours)
Cultivating Calm: Helping Early Childhood Professionals create practices of self care

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (602) 580-9278
Conference Call Access: 3028207


Saturday October 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
TBA

9:15am EDT

GAEYC TV (not for BFTS hours)
Hear about what is coming up next! Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Saturday October 3, 2020 9:15am - 9:20am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

A Delicious Approach To STEM: All About Food Science
STEM education has become a buzz word around the world; with many careers, industries and schools adding science, technology, engineering, and math to their vocabulary. In this session, you'll learn how to use the magic of everyday food to teach your learners about these 4 diverse subjects. You can expect to walk away with tips on how these skills will align with GELDS, how they teach healthy habits and how they equip your learners with tools to thrive in an evolving economy.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
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Lotus Chaney

CEO/Wellness Educator, Garden Glow Wellness
Lotus has been a health, wellness and ECE advocate for over 8 years. She has earned 4 certifications in her field since graduating high school. Not only has she been a Master Gardener for over 4 years, she is also a Certified Outdoor Classroom Specialist, Food Literacy Educator. Lotus... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BCDI - Atlanta

Black Child Development Institute - Atlanta
Established in 1981, Black Child Development Institute (BCDI)-Atlanta coordinates community programs and initiatives throughout the state of Georgia, supporting the six focus areas of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)—early care and education, literacy... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Partnering with Families to Support Whole Child Wellness
Participants will learn family communication strategies inspired by evidence from motivational interviewing, and discover resources to support whole child wellness at home and school.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
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Monica Griffin

Registered Dietitian, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Monica Griffin is a registered dietitian with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life, developing wellness programs and resources to support healthy children, families and communities. She strives to help early care professionals and parents become responsive caregivers, recognize... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Music to Soothe the Coronavirus Beast: Promoting Socioemotional and Self-Regulatory Capacities of Young Children Through Music
Music can soothe Trauma, Developmental, Behavioral, Mental Health problems in young children impacted by Coronavirus. Explore ways to present Coronavirus-Corrective messages through Music and Movement.


Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6318
Conference Call Access: 5024708

LEARNERS SHALL EXPLORE:

1.Coronavirus, Trauma & New Science
2.Brain, Music & Neuroplasticity
3.Music as a DAP Intervention for Trauma
4.Coronavirus-Corrective Messages
5.Music–Embedded Learning
6.Piggy Back & Public Domain Songs
7.Music as Pathway to Socioemotional Learning, Movement, Mindfulness & Self-Regulation

ABSTRACT:

Coronavirus presents a unique challenge to the human species. As children suffer from trauma related to the pandemic, ACEs [Adverse Childhood Experience] research points to possible long term negative consequences of early trauma on child behavior, development, learning, mental health, and wellness. Music is an integral part of evidence-based Developmentally Appropriate Practices that can reduce stress, distress, dysregulation, and dysfunction related to trauma.

Trauma-Informed Responsiveness research informs practical strategies to support behavior, development, learning, and mental health of children across educational, therapeutic, home, and community settings. Music can serve as a bridge to promote positive outcomes of children impacted by trauma. Concepts like Neuroplasticity and Polyvagal Theory further inform strategies to resolve trauma.

Explore ways to present Coronavirus-Corrective messages through Music, Movement, and Human Connection. Discover strategies that open the door for deeper healing through Music to soothe Trauma-related, Developmental, Behavioral, Learning, Socioemotional, and Mental Health challenges of infants, children, and youth who have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Visit OrchardHumanServices.org to learn more about the presenter, organization, and addressing trauma of children.



Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Relationships and Classroom Environment
This presentation will explore foundational practices to promote social-emotional wellness in young children including nurturing, responsive relationships and high-quality, supportive environments.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6327
Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
avatar for Olympia Scott

Olympia Scott

Inclusion Specialist, Bright From The Start
I have six children. I am a native of Jacksonville, NC. I attended Coastal Carolina Community College where I earned my AAS in Early Childhood Education. I wanted to enhance my education, so I attended Mount Olive College and earned a BA in Early Childhood Education. Furthering my... Read More →
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Fachelle Garner

Inclusion Specialist, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
I have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Education and Master’s in Early Childhood Education. With close to 30 years of experience I have worked half of those years in the classroom and half in administration. In my current position as an Inclusion Specialist at DECAL, I support... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Leadership and Public Policy in ECE
Hear from the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) about public policy and opportunities to advocate for early childhood education and the profession.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6347
Conference Call Access: 3864730

Presenters
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Mindy Binderman

Executive Director, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Mindy Binderman is the 2020 Pat Minish Advocacy Award Winner.Mindy Binderman is the founding Executive Director of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. Mindy leads GEEARS’ efforts to inspire and provide leadership for a statewide movement on early learning... Read More →
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Jessica Woltjen

GAEYC Public Policy Chair & Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Jessica Woltjen is passionate about ensuring that Georgia’s youngest learners are provided with a strong foundation that sets them up for success in college, career, and life. I am currently the Early Childhood Education Policy Manager at GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

9:30am EDT

Nurturing Staff Relationships: A Reflective Look at Our Successes

We will reflect on our practice and recreate the conditions for successful relationships. By analyzing our successes, we can learn and build on them. This will be an interactive session, come willing to share and learn from your peers. I invite you to use your video during the session.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6363
Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
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Vicki Watts

Professional Learning Specialist, DECAL Bright from the Start
Vicki Watts is a Professional Learning Specialist at Bright from the Start. She has 15 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a Pre-K classroom teacher and Ga Pre-K Consultant. Vicki is currently providing leadership and support for relationship based professional... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

12:00pm EDT

Awards Ceremony (not for BFTS hours)
Each year GAEYC recognizes, encourages and supports individuals and programs working to improve the health, education, and welfare of Georgia’s young children. The Quality Service Awards honor individuals and programs achieving outstanding acclaim in serving young children in the state of Georgia. This year, we will also announce the winners of awards for the Video Curriculum Fair.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (720) 740-9639
Conference Call Access: 4869451

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Cluley

Jennifer Cluley

Associate Project Director, Best Practices Training Georgia State University / GAEYC Board President
Jennifer Cluley is the Associate Project Director at Best Practices Training at Georgia State University. In this position, Jennifer supports a team of dynamic trainers providing professional development to birth – five teachers and providers throughout the State of Georgia. More... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Lunch and Learn: Link Children to Locally Grown Food & Develop Healthier Eating Habits (not for BFTS hours)
Hear from the Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE; formerly Farm to Preschool), an organization that connects child care providers to locally grown, healthy foods. As a result, children increase their nutritional awareness while parents are engaged in issues related to child nutrition. Farm to ECE activities include vegetable taste testing, family celebrations with healthy foods, edible gardens, menu changes, and other planting resources.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters

Saturday October 3, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Almorzar y Aprender: Vincular a los niños con alimentos cultivados localmente y desarrollar hábitos alimenticios más saludables no por horas bfts (no por horas BFTS)
Escuche de Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE; anteriormente Farm to Preschool), una organización que conecta a los proveedores de cuidado infantil con alimentos saludables cultivados localmente. Como resultado, los niños aumentan su conciencia nutricional mientras los padres se involucran en temas relacionados con la nutrición infantil. Las actividades de la granja a la ECE incluyen pruebas de sabor de vegetales, celebraciones familiares con alimentos saludables, huertos comestibles, cambios de menú y otros recursos de plantación. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (602) 580-9278 Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Kimberly Koogler

Kimberly Koogler

Farm to School Coordinator, Georgia Organics


Saturday October 3, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Come Join the Circle: Discovering the Steps to an Engaging Morning Circle
In this session participants will review the components of the morning circle, discuss creative ways to engage children, and participate in a mock lesson.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6318
Conference Call Access: 5024708

Presenters
avatar for Teresa Diane Dixon

Teresa Diane Dixon

Lead Georgia Pre K teacher, Childcare Network


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Guiar El Comportamiento De Los Niños
Los padres aprenderán formas eficaces de disciplinar a sus hijos. Ellos establecerán reglas que sean apropiadas para la edad y métodos de disciplina que preservarán la autoestima de su hijo.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (602) 580-9278
Conference Call Access: 3028207

Presenters
avatar for Eglee Treber

Eglee Treber

Catholic Charities of Atlanta, CATHOLIC CHARITIES ATLANTA
Eglee es una consejera profesional bilingüe, licenciada en español / inglés y una terapeuta / supervisora de juego registrada. Tiene más de 40 años de experiencia en el campo de la salud mental realizando terapias individuales, familiares y grupales para niños, adolescentes... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

So, Is This Problem Solving?
This session will help participants understand and recognize children’s different perspectives in conflict situations and Identify and use HighScope's 6 steps of conflict resolution.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6363
Conference Call Access: 7783422

Presenters
avatar for Lance Reed

Lance Reed

Early Childhood and Assessment Consultant, HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Lance Reed is an Early Childhood and Assessment Consultant at Highscope Educational Research Foundation. Lance Reed has both a bachelor's and master's degree in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership. With a decade of successful experience in encouraging and nurturing... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Targeted Social-Emotional Supports
This presentation will provide teachers with strategies to promote emotional literacy, emotional regulation, problem-solving skills and friendship skills in young children.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6332
Conference Call Access: 1764556

Presenters
avatar for April Holman

April Holman

Inclusion Specialist, DECAL
April Holman is an Inclusion Specialist with the Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright from the Start.  She has 12 years of experience in the Pre-K classroom, as well experience as a Mentor Teacher.  April supports teachers and directors by providing a variety of resources... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Armour

Margaret Armour

Behavioral Support Specialist, DECAL
Margaret Armour is an Behavioral Support Specialist with Bright From the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning, where she supports programs and teachers around social emotional development through the Inclusion and Behavioral support unit. She obtained my Bachelor’s Degree... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Change & Cheer: Helping Staff Adjust Their Actions to Match Your Mission & Goals
Participants in this session will discuss respectful and effective ways administrators can support staff in meeting expectations of high quality in non-threatening ways.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6353
Conference Call Access: 6902758

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Bell

Douglas Bell

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Bell has been training early childhood teachers for over twenty years. He has published and researched on a variety of aspects of early learning. His experience supervising staff offers a unique perspective to early childhood teacher preparation. click on the provided website... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Practical Strategies for Teacher's Self-Care
This workshop will discuss self-care, its necessity and provide tools to increase success in the classroom setting.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6347
Conference Call Access: 3864730


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

2:30pm EDT

Coaching and Reflective Practice for Promoting STEM Education
This partnership project was designed to support teachers’ integration of intentional STEM experiences into daily classroom. A comprehensive reflective practice professional learning model was leveraged to support teachers’ STEM implementation.

Zoom password: gaeyc

If the presenter’s Zoom crashes, they will move to the conference call line below:
Conference Call: (425) 436-6327
Conference Call Access: 3374132

Presenters
avatar for Natasha Battle-Edwards

Natasha Battle-Edwards

STEM Project Manager, Easterseals of North Georgia
Natasha Battle-Edwards is the STEM Project Manager for Easter Seals North Georgia. Easter Seals is an ECE nonprofit organization that has been serving children with disabilities and their families for over 50 years. In her current role, she oversees a pilot project focusing on the... Read More →
avatar for Charlisa Dixon

Charlisa Dixon

Lead STEM Coach, Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc.
Charlisa Dixon started her career with Easter Seals of North Georgia as the Lead STEM Coach for STEM Project. Before then, she was an Education Coach with ChildCare Education Institute training ECE professionals all over the country. Charlisa has worked in the early childhood industry... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
TBA

4:30pm EDT

GAEYC TV: Closing Celebration (not for BFTS hours)
Join us for a few closing words and a celebration to close out the conference. Zoom password: gaeyc Conference Call: (720) 740-9639 Conference Call Access: 4869451

Saturday October 3, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
TBA