Professional Development Archives 2014

CAEYC Conference
One member of the Paddington teaching team attended this bi-annual conference. The Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children is leading the way toward every young child in Colorado having access to high quality early care and education.
Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Fall 2014
Qualistar Symposium on The Preschool Child’s Exploration into Math and Connecting Math Concepts throughout the Day
Two Paddington teachers attended this valuable Qualistar symposium focusing on math concepts. Qualistar is dedicated to improving teacher quality through professional development.
Qualistar Math Symposium, September 2014
Denver Art Museum Panelist, Fall 2014
One of our PreK teachers served on a panel at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The purpose of the panel was to help give guidance to the DAM education department as they expand their educational opportunities to early childhood educators and students. She spent the morning brainstorming ways to make the art museum accessible to young children. Many suggestions for hands on, fun, and messy art experiences were given! As part of the panel, the art museum extended an invitation to her class to come and try some of their new early childhood experiences.
Denver Art Museum Panelist, Fall 2014
Spring Faculty Development Day, April 2014
Carla Mestas, former Paddington Board member and Diversity and Inclusion specialist, spoke to our entire faculty and staff on the topic of ‘Including Everyone’. Faculty and staff shared their own similarities and differences and then brainstormed a list of action plans that address ‘what we can change right now’. In the following weeks, we reviewed the books in all classrooms for diversity and inclusion, ensured that a variety of paint is made available to match different skin tones and that various ethnicities are represented by our baby dolls.
Spring Faculty Development Day, April 2014
The Faculty/Staff and Board Spring Retreat, April 2014
Carol Anderson, a professional facilitator, spoke to our faculty, staff and Board of Directors and talked about the past, present and future state of Paddington. Her interviews were followed by an all-day retreat off site. Among many other valuable team-building exercises, we used the Meyers/Briggs personality test to learn more about ourselves and others.
The Faculty/Staff and Board Spring Retreat, April 2014
Winter Faculty Development Day, January 2014
The faculty and staff created a document that outlines the scope and sequence of our program for – and between – each age level in the following areas of development: Social/Emotional, Language, Cognitive, Physical (Fine Motor & Gross Motor) and Creative.
Winter Faculty Development Day, January 2014

 

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