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KHSA 2020 Live Virtual Event - Sept. 16 and 17 has ended
Welcome to the Kentucky Head Start Association’s 2020 Live Virtual Event! We are so glad that you are able to join us for what we hope will be a useful and timely online experience.

KHSA is pleased to be able to offer this virtual conference for FREE to any and all participants - the more the better! Please remember that this event is an experiment in delivering content virtually, so there may be small technical glitches.

Please review the schedule below and choose those sessions that you are most interested in attending. While they are labeled by topic and type, you are free to attend any session(s) that you prefer. And don’t worry if you miss a session - they are all being recorded and will be made available at a later date.

To Join a Session
To join a session, please click on the session title and from that session page select ’Video Stream’ (the yellow button on the left). This will take you to the Zoom Webinar.

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Wednesday, September 16
 

12:00pm EDT

Opening Session - "The Multi-Generational Workplace"
Participants will learn how to successfully navigate the multi-generational workplace, take their leadership effectiveness to a new level, and become the most Relevant Leader in their profession. Check out Jay's welcome video here.

Speakers
avatar for Jay McChord

Jay McChord

McChord, Inc.
Jay McChord is a highly requested speaker, trainer, facilitator and consultant to companies, institutions and organizations globally.Recognized as an authority on the Multi-Generational Workplace, Jay’s high-energy live events and high-value online content have earned him the nickname... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Main

1:45pm EDT

Helping Infants and Toddlers Develop Language and Communication Skills
Books are the cornerstone of literacy but what the children hear is the cornerstone of language development. In this session we will be describing and defining milestones for children birth to 3 and how the milestones affect the process of acquiring language and literacy skills. We’ll look at which books are appropriate at different stages of development. We will brainstorm the best ways to apply what we’ve discussed to real world situations. Finally we will examine the impact that the teacher plays in the children’s acquisition of language.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • integrate various opportunities into the learning environment that support curiosity, thinking and problem-solving for children
  • describe ways of interacting with children using encouraging and nurturing words and actions

Speakers
avatar for Patti Jo Wilson

Patti Jo Wilson

Lakeshore Learning
As a former education director, deputy director for education, and teacher—with more than 25 years ofeducational experience in Head Start, UPK, child care, and elementary and middle school programs—Patti Jo has an uncanny ability to connect with others in the field from parents... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2

1:45pm EDT

Parent Cafés - Technical Issues with Session. Please bear with us or visit the other session in progress.
Have you heard about Parent Cafés? Come participate in a lively guided discussion about this engagement activity with BIG results!

Speakers
avatar for LaDonna Butler

LaDonna Butler

Enrich Families
LaDonna Butler is a Technical Assistant Specialist with Child Care Aware and the founder of Provider Enrichment Services, a non-profit organization in Western Kentucky. The work of Provider Enrichment Services is rooted in the Strengthening Families™ and Youth Thrive™ frameworks... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1

3:00pm EDT

Trauma-Informed Care
This training provides a brief introduction and overview of the concept of “Trauma Informed Care”, which shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”  It teaches what defines “Trauma” and what the signs and symptoms of trauma are in children, adults, and families.  By becoming informed in the impact of trauma, we can work together to provide better care to ourselves, our children and families, to provide appropriate referrals and interventions.  And mostly to prevent re-traumatization. Promoting a culture of safety, empowerment and healing.

Speakers
avatar for Resa Sandora

Resa Sandora

Resa Sandora is a Kentucky native with a strong core belief that she is called to leave the world a better place than she found it.  She has worked with children pretty much since she was one herself.  Including roles and positions of nanny, child care worker, camp counselor, play... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2

3:00pm EDT

If You're Comfortable, You're Not Growing
Speakers
avatar for Dan Pope

Dan Pope

Retired Educator with 34 years of experience in education.  Twelve of those years in Administration as principal at Lone Oak Elementary in Paducah KY.  Lone Oak Elementary was a high performing progressive school.  With the help of his staff they implemented Standards Based Reporting... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1
 
Thursday, September 17
 

9:30am EDT

Visual Supports for Children with Autism
Visual supports help students make sense of the world around them. They can reduce problem behaviors, increase effective communication interactions, and improve the understanding of complex social-emotional skills. Come learn how you can incorporate visual supports in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Antle

Michelle Antle

U of L's Kentucky Autism Training Center
Michelle Antle completed her undergraduate degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. While at Kentucky Wesleyan, Michelle discovered her passion for working with children on the autism spectrum. She pursued training in Applied Behavior Analysis and became a home... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
KHSA Zoom Main

10:45am EDT

Book Talk! The Basic's of Children's Books
Book Talk! Spend an hour talking about how we select books, what makes a book appropriate for different ages and how to identify quality literature.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Britton

Christine Britton

ECE Program Solutions
Chris Britton has been a child care director of a NAEYC accredited site, teacher and Children’s Librarian all with a focus on parent engagement and professional development.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University and a Masters in Education and Library/Media... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1

10:45am EDT

Identifying the Signs of Child Abuse
Have you ever wondered what kinds of childhood bruises are normal and what kinds are concerning for maltreatment?  Then this session is for you!  Dr. Currie will discuss recognition, reporting, and documentation of child physical abuse and neglect.  Case scenarios and photos of children with injuries will be presented. Please be aware that some of these photographs may be disturbing.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Melissa Currie

Dr. Melissa Currie

University of Louisville
Melissa L. Currie, MD, FAAP is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Norton Children's Pediatric Protection Specialists, affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Currie received her medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine and... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2

12:00pm EDT

Being Aware of Children’s Social- Emotional Needs
Great teachers create play environments that engage, motivate and stretch children into becoming thinkers and learners. The classroom environment is a perfect environment for children to learn and practice social emotional skills. We will discuss how to model expectations and give children opportunities to practice acquired skills through play-based learning. The connection of emotions, self-regulation, and language is the basis of the webinar.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • utilize lesson plans and teachable moments that are developmentally appropriate for building social emotional skills
  • explore strategies and language that promote effective communication to support emerging self-regulation

Speakers
avatar for Patti Jo Wilson

Patti Jo Wilson

Lakeshore Learning
As a former education director, deputy director for education, and teacher—with more than 25 years ofeducational experience in Head Start, UPK, child care, and elementary and middle school programs—Patti Jo has an uncanny ability to connect with others in the field from parents... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2

12:00pm EDT

Assessing the Opioid Crisis in Your Community and Building Partnerships to Address the Problem
Community Assessment training to support Head Start programs in Kentucky in assessing the extent of the opioid crisis in their communities. This training will increase grantees’ understanding of community assessment data collection, organization and analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Luchtenburg

Danielle Luchtenburg

Nolo Consulting
Danielle is the Vice-President of Programs for Nolo Consulting, LLC, and blends a background in civic engagement, administration, and the arts to serve communities, encourage civic dialogue and engender positive change. She believes in the power of storytelling and that every voice... Read More →
avatar for Nolo Martinez

Nolo Martinez

Nolo Consulting
Dr. Nolo Martínez is the Founder and Co-President for Nolo Consulting, LLC. His areas of professional interest include the study of people’s beliefs, attitudes, and values as the foundation to describe and explain organizational culture; integrating work from adult learning and... Read More →
avatar for Maya McElrath

Maya McElrath

CoPresident, Nolo Consulting
Maya McElrath is the Co-President for Nolo Consulting, LLC with personal and professional experience in multi-cultural, diversity and socio-economic issues affecting early childhood education programs and the families served.She has over 15 years of experience in social work settings... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1

1:15pm EDT

Out of School, Afterschool, and Family and Community Engagement Resources with KET and PBS Kids
Featuring resources from KET's Ready to Learn Grant, come explore multimedia resources that support science and literacy development, designed for use in afterschool and out of school settings.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Ackerman

Holly Ackerman

Early Childhood Education Consultant, Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
My name is Holly Ackerman and I live in Lexington, KY.  I have been in the Early Care and Education field for about 20 years.  In that time I have taught in school-age, preschool and infant/toddler classrooms.  I have also worked at the state level with the All-STARS program and... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Strube

Brittany Strube

Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
My name is Brittany Strube. I am originally from Connecticut, but have called Kentucky my home for the past 7 years. Before joining KET in October of last year, I worked in both a preschool and elementary school in Fayette county. Currently, I am working towards my masters in Instructional... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1

1:15pm EDT

Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement Using the PIR
The Program Information Report (PIR) is a snapshot of your program’s profile with two purposes: 1) accountability and 2) planning. This workshop will discuss changes in PIR reporting and how to ensure accuracy in reporting data (accountability). The workshop will also present ways for using the PIR in the Community Assessment and employing the PIR for strategic planning purposes (planning). This session is designed to be virtually interactive and we will use actual PIR data to make strategic decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Cathleen Armstead

Cathleen Armstead

Sunshine Nonprofit Solutions
I work as a non-profit consultant who works with social service organizations including non-profits and Head Start programs who are exhausted with the demands of social services and are looking for ways to improve their outcomes and processes, even with limited resources. I have over... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2
  Breakout Session - Leadership Development
  • about I work as a non-profit consultant who works with social service organizations including non-profits and Head Start programs who are exhausted with the demands of social services and are looking for ways to improve their outcomes and processes, even with limited resources. I have over 20 years of experience in Head Start/Early Head Start programs working in multiple positions, including research manager, quality assurance manager, grant writer and director. I work with community assessments, write grant proposals (including the DRS), coach the grant writing process, and prepare organizations with strategic planning.

2:30pm EDT

Helping Children Work Through Challenging Behaviors
Together we will explore techniques to help children with self-control and self-regulation. Crying, aggressive actions, and defiance are areas that children need extra support. Taking a team approach and building on strengths will help to facilitate the social emotional development in the classroom. Together we can succeed.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • explore reasons why children struggle with self-regulation
  • identify strategies to help children develop self-regulation, conflict resolution, and social problem solving

Speakers
avatar for Patti Jo Wilson

Patti Jo Wilson

Lakeshore Learning
As a former education director, deputy director for education, and teacher—with more than 25 years ofeducational experience in Head Start, UPK, child care, and elementary and middle school programs—Patti Jo has an uncanny ability to connect with others in the field from parents... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2

2:30pm EDT

Safe Kids are No Accident
Keeping kids safe is hard but necessary. It takes intentional effort to adequately supervise, correctly use safe devices, to be aware and knowledgeable on ways to prevent injuries, the number one killer of kids. Learn what you can do to reduce injury and death of children through prevention strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Hannan

Sherri Hannan

Kentucky Children’s Hospital



Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 1

3:45pm EDT

Closing Session - "Leadership in Adversity: Maintaining KHSA Traction During COVID 19"
Living in a time of VUCA is hard (Volatility; Uncertainty; Complexity; and Ambiguity). Chaotic times requires new leadership to deliver results for Kentucky's children and families. Check out Greg's welcome video here.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Coker

Greg Coker

Capital Link Consultants
My mission and focus is the development of the individual, team and organization. My vision is that as a result of reading my books, attending my workshops, experiencing one of my keynote speeches and/or a recipient of my coaching/consulting, you will leave a better person. When this... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Main
 
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