Planned Language Approach
In collaboration with the National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
February 24-25, 2015 Doubletree Hotel, Worthington, Ohio
The Planned Language Approach is a systematic, program-wide approach to language and literacy development for ALL children. It is comprehensive, intentional, research based approach for children birth to age 5. It is targeted on key areas of learning that research shows support school success among children living in poverty.
It IS a way to organize and support QUALITY TEACHING, comprehensive, and a holistic approach for teachers. It IS NOT a curriculum and it is NOT just for dual language learners. It is a cohesive, program-wide approach that connects content knowledge, decision making, and practices across the program level and the classroom level.
This training is to be experienced by a grantee team.
Leadership Academy for Practice-Based Coaching Implementation
In collaboration with the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
April 27-29, 2015 Crowne Plaza, Worthington, Ohio
Grantee teams are invited to an intensive 2.5 day working meeting to develop a detailed plan for implementing coaching in their programs.
Goals for the Leadership Academy are to:
• Provide individualized technical assistance to grantees as they make a plan to implement and sustain Practice- Based Coaching (PBC) in their organization.
• Explicitly link PBC to other professional development, T/TA, and quality improvement initiatives occurring in support of quality teaching and learning.
• Support the development of strategic plans linking PBC to School Readiness Goals.
• Provide tools for decision-makers at various levels to make informed decisions about PBC on what content, for whom, and under what conditions.
Each of these sessions has some specific guidelines around the composition of the teams and the application/registration process. Watch for more details from OHSAI about these exciting events!
UPDATE: The sessions submitted for SUTQ Specialized Training Approval have been approved. Click here for updated materials.
The December Meeting will be packed with the latest Federal and State updates and leadership issues as well as content including:
- Infant/Toddler Best Practices – Understanding Infant/Toddler Behavior
- Enhancing Quality Interactions with Children during Transitions
- Continuation of the Healthy Programs series
- Advocacy and Early Childhood Policy Updates
- Home Visiting Foundations and Resources
- Relationship Based Practice
- Learning through Play
- Conscious Discipline – What’s Working?
- and more…
Click here to make reservations at the Doubletree Worthington – Deadline for reservations at conference rate is Tuesday, November 18th.
The Ohio Head Start Association is committed to supporting the involvement, engagement and development of Head Start Parents. This conference will equip Parent Leaders and Parent Involvement Staff with a solid understanding of the Head Start Governance Structure and the role of Policy Council, laying the foundation for a successful partnership to support positive program outcomes. Additional content will focus on knowledge and skills building to empower Head Start Parents to enhance their parenting and leadership skills.
Head Start is turning 50, and the National Head Start Association has planned a year-long celebration that starts this week with Red, White and Blue day on Wednesday, September 17th.
Join NHSA in a celebration of Head Start pride by wearing Red, White and Blue. Children, teachers, staff and parents are all encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue to help celebrate Head Start’s 50th Anniversary. Then take photos in front of your Head Start program in your red, white and blue attire and share them with NHSA on Facebook, Instagram or via e-mail to email@example.com. Let’s show the world our Head Start pride!
Remember the “empty seat” campaign that NHSA used to successfully advocate for the restoration of sequestration cuts? Red, White and Blue Day is a great opportunity to take photos of the “filled seats” representing the children you are now able to serve as a result of congress’s restoration of sequestration cuts, and then you can then send those photos to your elected officials to thank them. That’s exactly what they’ve done at Butler County ESC Head Start…
And, there is another exciting initiative coming out of NSHA -
THE GLOBAL CARDBOARD CHALLENGE…
At the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America 2014, the National Head Start Association, Lakeshore Learning Materials, and Imagination Foundation committed to engage America’s youngest learners in Head Start centers in the Global Cardboard Challenge (GCC).
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity in communities around the world. Inspired by the viral short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Challenge is an opportunity for children to build whatever they can imagine out of cardboard and recycled materials. This process develops problem solving, teamwork, invention and other 21st century skills through Creative Play. This partnership will be the first large-scale national effort to introduce STEM learning to early childhood environments.
Click here for all the details about the Global Cardboard Challenge.
The OHSAI October Meeting will be held October 9-10, 2014 at the EMBASSY SUITES in Dublin, Ohio.
We have a full and exciting agenda…
- Heath/Education/Disabilities and Social Services Advisory Meetings on Wednesday, October 8th
- Tommy Sheridan from the National Head Start Association with the latest from Washington, DC
- Closing the Achievement Gap – A CLASS Refresher
- Discoveries of Infancy
- The first two sessions in our ongoing series for the Ohio Healthy Programs designation
- Building Family Well Being through Financial Security Strategies
- The Art of Constructive Communication to Support Parent Participation Outcomes
- Monitoring System Revisions and the Five Year Grant Cycle
- 40 Developmental Assets
- Head Start A to Z Learning: Self-Assessment and Ongoing Monitoring
- State Issues – Funding, Expansion, Partnerships and Key Players
- National Center Initiatives and TTA Updates
- Ohio Department of Health Supports for Early Head Start Services
- Systematic and Integrated Family Engagement
- Parent Involvement
Click here to make your reservation at the Embassy Suites. (deadline for conference rate is September 16th)
Click here to view full agenda and registration information. (registration deadline is October 1st)