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800 West Main Street

Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190 
Phone: (262) 472-3165 
Fax: (262) 472-5241 
cesevents@uww.edu

Dr. Jean Feldmann

Dr. Jean Feldman

Friday Full Day Workshop (8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - includes lunch)

Full STEAM Ahead in Early Childhood

In this workshop participants will explore what the letters in STEAM mean to early childhood educators. Participants will discover that they already know more than they may think they know! When we set up the learning environment with interesting, hands-on materials and encourage students to ask questions and experiment, we are STEAMing ahead! Highlights will include: Firing up children’s brains, questioning strategies, science through the senses, every day technology in the classroom, engineering, designing, and building hands-on math and integrating reading and writing with blank books.

Registrants need to bring:

  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Tape Markers
  • Cardboard paper towel roll
  • Stick (8” and ½” diameter)
  • 9” x 12” piece of corrugated cardboard
  • 2 empty food boxes, such as a cereal box or cake mix box
  • 2 other recycled materials, such as a water bottle or newspaper

Child Development (DEV)

Saturday Session One (8:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.)

1001: Brain Breaks

Brain breaks are short movement activities that help children focus and give them a positive outlet for energy and wiggles. In this presentation, Dr. Jean will demonstrate brain energizers that you can use to start your day, between lessons, or whenever your students appear restless. You’ll also discover how to reinforce skills through moving and singing.
Child Development (DEV)

Saturday Session Two (9:45 A.M. - 10:45 P.M.)

2012: Transition Tips and Tricks

Transitions are all those “in between” times when things tend to get out of control. This workshop will present positive ways to focus children’s attention with songs, finger plays, props, and games. Ideas for circle time, clean up, focusing children’s attention, and releasing wiggles will be addressed. Highlights will include: circle time songs and learning activities, chants and tunes for guiding children, hocus pocus focus, rhymes and finger plays to develop phonemic awareness, and recall activities to end your day.
Child Development (DEV)

Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza & Pauline Jean

Dan Zanes

Children's Concert
Friday, April 8
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $8.00

Grammy award winner Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean will pay tribute to folk and blues icon Lead Belly, who showed a deep emotional connection to young audiences and recorded and performed for children. These are the songs and the spirit that formed the foundation for much of children's music today.

Saturday Session Three (11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.)

3029: Sensory Friendly Takes Center Stage!
Dan Zanes, Singer
Claudia Eliaza, MT-BC

In this workshop Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza will talk about their experiences with Sensory Friendly programming, explain what it is and isn't, and outline why every institution should make the shift to this inclusive type of programming. And yes, there will be singing!

Child Development (DEV)

Saturday Session Four (1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.)

4029: Sensory Friendly Takes Center Stage!
Dan Zanes, Singer
Claudia Eliaza, MT-BC

In this workshop Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza will talk about their experiences with Sensory Friendly programming, explain what it is and isn't, and outline why every institution should make the shift to this inclusive type of programming. And yes, there will be singing!

Child Development (DEV)

Nadia Jaboneta & Brian Silveira

Friday Full Day Workshop (8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - includes lunch)

What We Can Do to Address and Challenge Bias in Young Children and Adults

Nadia

Participants will brainstorm ways to introduce children to the diverse world in which they live. Through sharing stories of our lives, a quality checklist, children’s literature and real life scenarios, teachers will discover age-appropriate strategies to confront bias and unfairness in a myriad of situations. Participants will consider many facets of diversity

 like family structure including families with LGBTX members, racial/ethnic diversity and gender equity. The agenda will include: Activities for working on fully listening to others, journey maps, reviewing children’s books and scenarios to help participants think deeply about diversity.

 Learning Experiences, Strategies, and Curriculum (LRN)

Saturday Session Two (9:45 - 10:45A.M.)

2016: Learning Stories: Strengthening Relationships with Children and Families

Learning stories are thoughtful, insightful and reflective forms of documentation. Learning stories make learning visible to children, teachers and parents. During this workshop, we will be looking at what makes a learning story, focusing on the key elements. There will be opportunity for discussion and sharing of your experiences of learning story writing.

Diversity (DIV)

Saturday Session Three (11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.)

3016: Learning Stories: Strengthening Relationships with Children and Families

Learning stories are thoughtful, insightful and reflective forms of documentation. Learning stories make learning visible to children, teachers and parents. During this workshop, we will be looking at what makes a learning story, focusing on the key elements. There will be opportunity for discussion and sharing of your experiences of learning story writing.

Diversity (DIV)

Dr. Travis Wright

Friday Full Day Workshop (8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. - includes lunch)

Too Afraid to Learn: Supporting Young Children with Challenging Lives

For many children, such as those growing in the midst of poverty or trauma, the demands of the classroom and home may require very different skills and attitudes to succeed. This session will focus on the possibilities and challenges of educating children growing up in challenging circumstances. Through presentation of several case studies, re-thinking what we mean by resilience, and in-depth discussion of how trauma impacts children’s development, participants will leave with new perspectives, skills, and strategies to support students who need a safe place to learn.

Special Needs, Disabilities, and Inclusive Practices (INC)