The eighth annual education conference Building Bridges will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 12 at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.
The conference is sponsored by Southern State and COAD, and sessions are approved by the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Step Up To Quality.
The cost is $30 per day, including continental breakfast, lunch, materials and prizes; however, registration is required by Aug. 1. Morning sessions from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The conference is for infant, toddler and preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, special education teachers, pre-k through third grade teachers, and other interested parties.
To register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2016bbc and contact Robin Tholen at 937-393-3431 ext. 2671 or RTholen@sscc.edu with any questions.
Workshops offered throughout the conference include:
• FLIP IT-to Prevent Challenging Behavior will be presented by Nicolle Moore of Child Focus, Inc.
• Digging into Diversity as well as Power Struggles: How to Avoid Them and What to do When You are in Them will also be presented by Nicolle Moore of Child Focus, Inc.
• Infant & Toddler Best Practice Series: Understanding Infant/Toddler Temperament will be presented by Amanda Atkins of COAD Early Care & Education, as well as Infant & Toddler Best Practice Series: Supporting and Guiding Infant/Toddler Behavior.
• Project Wild and Project Learning Tree will be presented by Barb Cook, adjunct faculty of Southern State Community College.
• Music, Movement and More will be presented by Becky Storer, associate professor of Southern State Community College.
• Zones of Regulation will be presented by Paula Armstrong of Region 14 SST/Hopewell Center.
• Technology Tips for Educators will be presented by Barb Cook of Southern State Community College and Nancy Johnson of Wilmington City Schools.
• Family Engagement will be presented by Becky Storer, associate professor of Southern State Community College.
• Health Care Essentials for Paraprofessionals will be presented by Jeannie Bell of the Fayette County Health Department
• Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: What is their Role? will be presented by Kara Williams and Erica Leppert of Adams County Ohio Valley District.
Additional sessions will be offered on:
• ELDS Language and Literacy-Part 1 & Part 2 (36 months to kindergarten).
• ELDS Cognition and General Knowledge: Social Studies-Part 1 & Part 2 (36 months to kindergarten).
• ELDS Cognition and General Knowledge (Birth to 36 months).
• Emergency First Aid Training.
• Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting.
• Communicable Disease Recognition and Prevention.
• CPR Training.
For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/2016bbc.
Submitted by Kris Cross, SSCC director of public relations.