MiDEC 2013 Conference:
Registration is Now Open!
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
The Michigan Division for Early Childhood 2013 Conference offers a strong emphasis on appropriately and creatively integrating technology into your practice with families, children, and each other! Conference workshops include sessions for practitioners, administrators, faculty, and parents who are interested in work with infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and children in early elementary grades.
Inspirational and informative keynotes include:
- Appropriate Use of Technology for Inclusive Early Childhood Practices!
Brandi-Lyn Mendham, Ed.S., West Shore Educational Service District
- We’re In This Together – Engaging Parents and Families in the Digital Age
Barbara Fils,MIS, Parent Action for Healthy Kids
Breakout sessions include:
- Early Childhood Special Education Updates from the Michigan Department of Education
- Overview of Assessment Tools for Child Outcomes
- Introduction to Functional Thinking
- iPads and the Young Child
- Technology in Early Childhood - Practical Solutions You Can Use
- Playing and Practicing: Creating a Professional Learning Community all about Technology
And more – we’re finalizing details on additional great offerings!
Registration is simple and the cost is very economical.
Space is limited, register today!
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health's (MI-AIMH's) conference
Tomorrow Begins Today: Promoting Resilience in Infants, Very Young Children and Their Families
Lansing, Michigan, May 19-21.
This year's conference welcomes an acclaimed conference faculty including Dr. Joy Ososfky, Dr. Neil Boris, Dr. Vince Felitti, and Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen as well as scholars and practitioners from across Michigan.
The program is full of exciting and informative workshops including a mock baby court and post plenary application sessions for seasoned clinicians and for early childhood practitioners. This year's conference also adds a complimentary networking event to support attendees in connecting with colleagues around the state and beyond!
Handouts and links from Michigan DEC Conference on April 27, 2012
Handouts from sessions
Playmates and Friends
What is Friendship
Teaching Each and Every Child
Handouts and links from Michigan DEC Conference on April 29, 2011
Handouts from Carol Gray
Good Grief: Helping Children and Students with Social Communication Challenges Learn from Their Losses
Good Grief Handbook
Broccoli is a Social Cue
Handouts from sessions
Preschool Special Education Update
Early Childhood Special Education Resource Page
Linking IEP Goals to Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten
Michigan Early Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten
R-Gori Manual (Rating Rubric for Goals and Objectives - Developed by the Center for Excellence in Early
Childhood Research and Teaching, Kent State University)
Supporting Social Emotional Health: Building Bright Futures
From ECSE to General Education Kindergarten