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SARAH ERDMAN

Lead Teacher at FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool

 

TRAUMA AND YOUNG CHILDREN: TEACHING STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER

"The speakers were so inspiring. WOW is all I can say about the conference! And THANK YOU for organising such a great professional development opportunity. I cannot wait for the next conference."

Samantha Cuckow
Toddler and Preschool Lead Teacher
Auckland, New Zealand

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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ALISSA MWENELUPEMBE, MAE

Early Chilhood Consultant at Better Together Consulting

 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WHO USE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR AND THEIR FAMILIES: AN EQUITY LENS

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ANNETTE SERWANGA, MAEd

Educational Consultant at Serwanga Consulting

 

USING LANGUAGE, TONE, BODY LANGUAGE, SINGING, AND MORE TO HELP WITH BEHAVIOR

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CASSIDY TSANG

Art Educator at the Artfully Connected Club

 


HOW TWEAKING YOUR CURRICULUM CAN HELP WITH BEHAVIOR: A FOCUS ON ART

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DANA YOUNG-ASKEW

Author of "Come Meet Drayden"
 

UNDERSTANDING BIAS IN EARLY INTERVENTION: PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING FAMILIES

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DAYNA ABRAHAM

Founder and CEO at 

Lemon Lime Adventures

HOW TO FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE OF CLASSROOM CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

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DYLAN C. BOSSEAU, MSW, MSEd

Preschool Teacher at Seattle Public Schools

 

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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ELIZABETH MONTERO-CEFALO, MA

Master Trainer at Conscious Discipline 

BRAIN-BASED, TRAUMA-INFORMED SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING USING CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE

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ERIN HYER, MA, CCC

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist at Hyer Learning
 

FRUIT POUCHES, SPEECH-LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

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IHEOMA IRUKA, PhD

Research Professor at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and Founding Director at the Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG 

 

CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR, IMPLICIT BIAS, AND RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY IN PRESCHOOL

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JAMIE CHAVES, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Occupational Therapy Division at the Center for Connection

 

SENSORY PROCESSING: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR

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JAMIE HAND

Owner of Preschool STEAM

 

HOW TWEAKING YOUR CURRICULUM CAN HELP WITH BEHAVIOR: A FOCUS ON STEAM

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JAMIE WHITE, MEd

Teacher at Play to Learn Preschool

 

HOW TO USE A PUPPET TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND SO MUCH MORE

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JULIE KURTZ

CEO and Founder at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration®
 

ECE LEADERS SESSION: CREATING TRAUMA RESPONSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

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JULIE NICHOLSON, PhD

Professor of Practice at Mills College and Co-Director at the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education

 

ECE LEADERS SESSION: CREATING TRAUMA RESPONSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

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KIM ANDREOLI

Persona Doll Training Associate at Persona Dolls Training South Africa

 

PERSONA DOLLS: AN ANTI-BIAS TOOL FOR NURTURING EMPATHY AND CREATING INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS

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LARANNA ANDROSOFF, BA CYC, ECE, I/T, SpNd

Aboriginal Head Start Program Manager at the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society

 

ONE PARENT-EDUCATOR'S JOURNEY: CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR, ADVOCACY, AND SELF-CARE

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LAWANDA WESLEY, EdD

Co-Director at the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education
 

ECE LEADERS SESSION: CREATING TRAUMA RESPONSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

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NADIA JABONETA, MA

Lead Teacher & Program Coordinator at Pacific Primary Preschool

 

WHY WE NEED TO RESIST THE URGE TO BE SILENT WHEN CHILDREN BRING UP TOUGH TOPICS

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PHELISA MANYISANE-SOMCIZA, BA Psych

Senior Trainer at Persona Dolls Training South Africa
 

PERSONA DOLLS: AN ANTI-BIAS TOOL FOR NURTURING EMPATHY AND CREATING INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS

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ROSETTA EUN RYONG LEE

Outreach and Professional Development Specialist at the Seattle Girls' School
 

IMPLICIT BIAS 101: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR EVERY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

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SARAH ERDMAN

Lead Teacher at FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool

 

TRAUMA AND YOUNG CHILDREN: TEACHING STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER

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SALLY HAUGHEY, NBCT

CEO at Fairy Dust Teaching
 

WHY A SENSE OF WONDER IS ESSENTIAL FOR TACKLING TOUGH BEHAVIORS LIKE THROWING CHAIRS

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SHAWN BRYANT

Consultant at The Teaching Excellence Center
 

PLAY, ANTI-BIAS/ANTI-RACISM PRACTICES, AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

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TEACHER TOM

Founder at Teacher Tom's World

 

COULD THE WORDS YOU USE BE INADVERTENTLY CONTRIBUTING TO BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS?

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TONI CHRISTIE, MEd

Director at Childspace Early Childhood Institute
 

THE POWER OF RITUALS FOR PROMOTING CHILDREN'S SELF-REGULATION

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TRISHA LEE

Artistic Director at MakeBelieve Arts
 

HELICOPTER STORIES: CREATING AN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM THROUGH STORY-ACTING AND STORYTELLING

Professional Development Certificates for the

conference will be available for a small fee.

Get all the details via email after you register.

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this conference. It was a great help to become more aware of how I go into situations and that I should always go from a place of compassion and support. The children should feel safe at all times and we need to facilitate that."

Colleen
Program Coordinator

Myrtle Beach, SC

WATCH THIS QUICK INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:

- What’s the Root Cause of the Challenging Behavior?
- What to Do About Behaviors Like Chair-Throwing
- Conscious Discipline Strategies
- Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning
- How to Use a Class Puppet to Increase Engagement 
- Sensory Processing: Essential to Understanding Behavior
- Challenging Behavior and Implicit Bias
- Story-Acting and Storytelling: A Tool for Inclusion
- Speech-Language Development and Challenging Behavior
- The Power of Rituals for Self-Regulation
- Brain-based, Trauma-Informed Social Emotional Learning
- Challenging Behavior During Art Activities
- Play, Anti-Bias Practices, and Challenging Behavior
- Challenging Behavior and Family Collaboration
- Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies
- Persona Dolls: A Tool for Inclusive Classrooms

Tackling Tough Behaviors Like Refusing to Listen and Chair-Throwing

 

Plus, an early childhood leaders’ session:
Creating Trauma Responsive Early Childhood Programs

...and much much more.

MEET YOUR HOST

Barb O'Neill, Ed.D.

"Can't wait till next year!! I definitely have been using a lot of what I learned about challenging behavior!!"

Josefina

Twos Lead Teacher
Potomac, Maryland

Spanish subtitles & workbooks!


HOW DOES IT WORK?

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Each day of the conference you'll not only receive free 24 hour access to that day's talks, but you'll also receive daily workbooks & resources to help you reflect, imagine, & grow. Let's transform challenging behavior together!

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Conference attendees will have exclusive access to the private Transform Challenging Behavior Facebook group. There will be daily questions, idea sharing, & networking for teachers, directors, & other professionals.

SPREAD THE WORD

Invite your colleagues, your leadership, and anyone else who you think would benefit from this powerful material. It gives you a chance to discuss the talks with the people who comprise your day-to-day. Let's make change happen.

"I thought the online conference was genius, and well done. Your generosity, and that of the presenters, is so amazing and inspiring. As you know, and pointed out in your presentations, teachers have such limited resources, and this was quite the gift. I just keep telling everyone about it because it was meaningful, inspiring, and FREE!"

Donna B, Preschool Director

Charlottesville, VA

How to Figure Out the Cause of Classroom Challenging Behaviors

with Dayna Abraham

Sensory Processing: An Essential Part of Understanding Behavior

with Jamie Chaves, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Supporting Children who Use Challenging Behavior and Their Families: An Equity Lens

with Alissa Mwenelupembe, MBE, MAE

Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower

with Sarah Erdman

Brain-Based, Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Learning Using Conscious Discipline

with Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo, MA

How to Use a Puppet to Increase Engagement and So Much More

with Jamie White, MEd

Practical Strategies for Social Emotional Learning that Actually Work

with Dylan C. Bosseau, MSW, MSEd
 

ECE LEADERS SESSION
Creating Trauma Responsive Early Childhood Programs

with Julie Kurtz, Julie Nicholson, PhD and LaWanda Wesley, EdD

Implicit Bias 101: Essential Information for Every Early Childhood Educator

with Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

Could the Words You Use Be Inadvertently Contributing to Behavior Problems?

with Teacher Tom

How Tweaking Your Curriculum Can Help with Behavior: A Focus on STEAM

with Jamie Hand
 

Fruit Pouches, Speech-Language Development and Challenging Behavior

with Erin Hyer, MA, CCC

Understanding Bias in Early Intervention: Practical Ideas for Supporting Families

with Dana Young-Askew

 

The Power of Rituals for Promoting Children’s Self-Regulation

 

with Toni Christie, MEd

Challenging Behavior, Implicit Bias, and Racial Disproportionality Preschool

with Iheoma Iruka, PhD

Why We Need to Resist the Urge to Be Silent When Children Bring Up Tough Topics

with Nadia Jaboneta, MA

How Tweaking Your Curriculum Can Help with Behavior: A Focus on Art

 

with Cassidy Tsang

Helicopter Stories: Creating an Inclusive Classroom through Story-Acting and Storytelling

with Trisha Lee

Play, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism Practices and Challenging Behavior

with Shawn Bryant

Using Language, Tone, Body Language, Singing, and More to Help with Behavior

with Annette  Serwanga, MAEd

Why a Sense of Wonder is Essential for Tackling Tough Behaviors like Throwing Chairs

with Sally Haughey, NBCT

One Parent-Educator's Journey: Challenging Behavior, Advocacy, and Self-Care

with Laranna Androsoff, BA CYC, ECE, I/T, SpNd

Persona Dolls: An Anti-Bias Tool for Nurturing Empathy and Creating Inclusive Classrooms

with Phelisa Manyisane-Somciza, BA Psych and Kim Andreoli

Professional Development Certificates for the

conference will be available for a small fee.

Get all the details via email after you register.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW IT WORKS

How many conference sessions are there?

22
+ a Bonus Session for ECE Leaders

How long is each session?

1 hour, give or take a few minutes.

Is it really free?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

Can I get professional development credit?

Will this count in my state?

WHO IT'S FOR

I don't live in the US is this for me too?

Yes! Please join us

I work full time, part time, or weird hours - will I miss everything?

Is the content relevant to parents and families of young children

I am a family childcare provider or home visitor - is it for me?

Yes. Absolutely.

Would you recommend infant/toddler/two's/kindergarten teachers sign up or is it just for preschool?

Yes. We definitely recommend that infant/toddler/two's/kindergarten teachers sign up! The examples used in the sessions tend to focus on preschool children and the conference was designed for teachers of children 2-5 years old but any teacher of children in the birth-grade 2 age range will get a ton out of all the sessions.

SHARING & TECH ISSUES

Need something else?

Email us
support@transformchallengingbehavior.com

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Professional Development Certificates for the conference will be available for a small fee.

Learn more and get all the details via email after you register.


Questions?