Presentation on theme: "CO-TRAINER WEBINAR QUALITY PROGRAMMING IN CHILD CARE SEPTEMBER 11, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
CO-TRAINER WEBINAR QUALITY PROGRAMMING IN CHILD CARE SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
AGENDA Welcome Discuss importance of webinars Review Co-trainer Guide Test Webcast Address questions/concerns Close
WEBINARS Tool to better help us work together There will be a webinar for each VC Typically Tuesday before VC from 1-2 PM Time to review Co-trainer Guide, activity sessions, and additional information Questions and concerns can be submitted and addressed
VC OVERVIEW Moderator: Colleen Faragon Live Guests: Jennifer Birckmayer Ms. Birckmayer is a former Senior Extension Associate from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. She is a childcare trainer, consultant, and author of several books and training curricula for child care providers. Lynn Siebert Ms. Siebert is the Director of Education Services at the Capitol District Child Care Council..
SEGMENT 1- QUALITY STAFF AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS This segment will focus on: identifying the importance of quality staff and learning environments; outlining the importance of qualified, experienced and educated staff in every child care program; and explaining important considerations to quality programming in both your indoor and outdoor child care environment.
ACTIVITY SESSION-QUALITY STAFF AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Participants will begin by watching video clip #1. They will answer the questions about this video on their activity sheet. Next they will watch video clip #2. Then they will answer the questions about this video on their activity sheet. Participants will then watch video clip #3. They will answer the questions about this video on their activity sheet. Finally, participants will share their answers with the group if time permits.
SEGMENT 2- DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE (DAP) This segment will focus on: defining developmentally appropriate practice (DAP); outlining the components of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP); explaining what developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) looks like for each age group; listing ideas for supporting developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in every child care program; and sharing videos of what developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) looks like for each age group.
ACTIVITY SESSION- ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS Participants will begin by writing down 2 new activities they could do with each age group of children in their care. Then they will write down 2 new materials they could add to their environment for each age group. Providers should be sure the activities and materials are developmentally appropriate for that age group’s typical development. If time permits, participants should get together with a partner or a small group and trade ideas.
SEGMENT 3- HEALTH, SAFETY NUTRITION AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT This segment will focus on: explaining practices to keep children safe and healthy while in your care; explaining how to work with families to keep children safe and healthy when they are at home; identifying the important components of children’s hygiene and nutrition; expressing the importance of proper supervision in child care; demonstrating the importance of family involvement; and sharing some ways to foster relationships with families.
TEST Test is “Open book” so it should be given out at the beginning of the training and can be filled out as the training takes place. Test will be read aloud twice at the end of the training. Participants must score 70% or higher on the test to receive training credit. Attestation statement must be signed in order to receive credit for the training.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION There is a new fax number for Questions I Have forms: (518)472-5900 Be sure to review all policies and procedures in the Co-trainer Guide.
WEBCAST All 2014 VC’s will again be brought to you via internet webcasting. Satellite equipment will NO longer be needed or operational. You WILL need ONE of the following: A computer with access to the internet, a projector and speakers, OR A TV that can be hooked up to a computer with internet access; OR A smart board with internet access.
PREPARING YOUR COMPUTER FOR VC WEBCASTING Update Your Computer A few days before the VC webcast, run Windows Updates on your computer. You can find instructions here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/windows-update Update Other Common Software Programs Many programs, like Adobe Reader, Flash or Java, also regularly check for updates. They’ll prompt you to run them when the computer is turned on. Run these updates if prompted after running the Windows Updates in Step 1. Check Screen Savers and Power Options Some computers, particularly laptops, will display a screen saver or to turn off the monitor after a certain period of inactivity. During VCs, turn off screen savers and set your power options to allow the machine to run continuously. To find out more about checking these options, go here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/turn-your-screen-saver-on-or-off http://www.repeatsoftware.com/help/DisableWindowsScreenSaver.htm
PREPARING YOUR COMPUTER FOR VC WEBCASTING- CONTINUED Logon Information Make sure you have the username and password for your computer available during the VC webcast. Testing Sessions At least one test session will be offered before the date of the VC webcast. Even if you have tested your equipment before, log in for a test session to confirm your computer and internet connection are working properly prior to the broadcast. Getting Help If you are having problems preparing your computer for use during a VC webcast, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help or further information.
WEBCAST: TESTING By now everyone should have tested their webcasting capabilities and reported back to Kathleen Sanford via email. If you have NOT tested your webcasting capabilities you will be able to do so today, September 9, 2014, from 2PM-7PM using the following links: Smooth Stream: http://videoconference.pdp.albany.edu Flash High: http://wpc.7E0E.edgecastcdn.net /007E0E/FlashHigh.html Flash Base: http://wpc.7E0E.edgecastcdn.net/007E0E/FlashBase.html
WEBCAST: NIGHT OF For the night of the broadcast you will need to use the same links you used for testing. Be sure to Click on the link the night of the broadcast. Do not type in the link! We encourage you to save the link you will be using as a “favorite” on the equipment you will be using for the webcast. Please note: The link will not be live until 6:00PM the night of the training-September 11, 2014. If you have any questions before the night of the broadcast, please feel free to contact Kathleen Sanford at 518-320-3738.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: NIGHT OF If you experience technical difficulties on the night of the broadcast refer to the videoconference troubleshooting document sent to you by Kathleen Sanford. The Troubleshooting document can also be found on our website- www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. Click on “For Trainers and Organizations”, then go to the “Videoconference Co-trainers” section. If you still have difficulties on that night and are at a site that has a media or technical services representative, please use their expertise. If you don’t have a media or technical services representative, please contact the Early Childhood Education and Training Program (ECETP)at: 518-408-3400 OR 518-474-2424
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: NIGHT OF, CONTINUED After you have contacted ECETP and the technical problem cannot be remedied: 1.Send participants home and let then know they will be contacted with an alternate training date. 2.Contact Kathleen Sanford at 518-320-3738 the NEXT day to report the technical problems and reschedule. The ECETP will assist with technical issues and send a DVD of the broadcast for the rescheduled training. Conducting training using the handout materials is NOT an acceptable form of training
GUIDE TO RETURNING MATERIALS At the completion of the Videoconference please return all materials in the envelope provided. This includes: Co-Trainer Feedback Form Invoice (2014) will send current year invoice again ALL Roster sheets – even if there are no signatures and original walk in sheet Participant Evaluations and QIH forms Post Test Materials making sure the participant signs the test and the roster using the same name Please remember if you have any questions about invoicing contact Kathleen Sanford at 518-320-3738.