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2014 Conferences

July 6 - 12, 2014
2014 Conscious Discipline Summer Institute - Session B
Sponsored by Loving Guidance, Inc.
Orlando, Florida, United States
Phone: 800.842.2846, 203
Web Site:
This seven-day professional development event is not a workshop, but an experience in which the concepts and principles of Conscious Discipline come to life with real examples, real practice and real connections. Dr. Becky Bailey’s passionate, informative and entertaining style empowers you to discover the tools you need to break down whatever barriers are preventing you from experiencing lasting change. Each year, the educators, parents and other professionals who attend this life-changing event discover the secrets to a better way of teaching, parenting and connecting. They then bring a transformational message of hope, safety, connection and problem solving back to enrich their classrooms, schools, homes and communities. For more information, please go to "workshops" at
July 8 - 11, 2014
MEd ECE Summer Institute: The Influence of Culture on Development & Early Education: Implications fo
Sponsored by MEd ECE Program, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI, United States
Phone: (808) 956-2376
Cultural competence in early education involves a conscious willingness and ability to value and embrace the significance of culture in the development of children and their families. Early educators must have a deep understanding of culture along with related race and socio-economic class issues, and how these factors influence our work. This seminar will generate strategies for addressing the contradictions that emerge as constant underlying themes in our work with the changing landscape of children and families we serve. Together, participants will: 1. identify ways in which culture, race and class impact values and beliefs about self and others. 2. create policy strategies and tools to mitigate the impact of institutional forms of bias on the development of children. 3. explore professional development practices to build a culturally competent workforce. 4. develop principles of best practices for working with culturally diverse populations. Offered in graduate credit (EDCS 656), undergraduate credit (ITE 499), Non-credit and CEU options. Contact for more information or call (808) 956-2376.
July 10 - 12, 2014
Active Parenting Training of Trainers
Sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers
Atlanta, GA, United States
Phone: 800-825-0060 x120
Web Site:
Active Parenting's annual Training of Trainers (ToT) seminars are a mixture of fun and learning. Three days of vigorous training will help you expand your professional skills while learning to train new parenting educators for your organization and community. The Training of Trainers seminar will show you how to: -Train parenting education program leaders -Conduct Active Parenting Leader Training Workshops -Improve presentation skills -Gain a deeper knowledge of the programs -Find ways to make the programs fit the audience -Exchange ideas with other professionals -Receive 2.0 CEUs or 20 contact hours from NBCC
July 10 - 12, 2014
NAFCC Annual Conference "Many Right Ways"
Sponsored by National Association for Family Child Care
Orlando , Florida, United States
Phone: 801-305-4736
Web Site:
2 day conference with training specific to family child care providers and advocates in the field. Two keynote speakers and over 50 workshops to choose from!
July 16 - 18, 2014
One Goal Summer Conference: Putting Children and Families First
Sponsored by Collaboration of several state level organizations in Florida
Tampa, FL, United States
Phone: (850) 893-6270
Web Site:
This conference brings together over 900 early education and care providers and leaders from around the state and nation. It is designed to share information on best practices in the field and to build common frameworks of knowledge and understanding to assist in unified planning for young children and their families. Participants at the One Goal Summer Conference receive: *Up-to-date information on best practices and techniques to engage and nurture children *Policy and practice resources, materials, and information from national, state, and local experts and leaders *Opportunities to exchange ideas and share successes with peers *Access to outstanding workshops that provide information on developmentally appropriate activities and teach skills that can be used daily in working with children *Networking and collaboration opportunities with leaders of local and state agencies and organizations Information and resources about a wide variety of topics that address the "whole child" and his or her family *Access to commercial and educational exhibits that showcase the latest in early childhood materials, books, training, and educational aids for review and/or purchase *Great value for their dollar! Conference sponsors make major contributions so that registration costs remain low. Inspiration! Participants learn, share, and grow professionally!!
July 28 - August 1, 2014
Summer Institute on the Project Approach
Sponsored by Children's Campus
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Phone: 563-333-5799