3rd annual

Transform Challenging Behavior Online Conference

May 6-12, 2020

The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

Are you a preschool teacher struggling with behavior?

 

A center director or Head Start manager wanting to support teachers and get buy-in for new strategies?

 

An early childhood coach, consultant, trainer, ECE professional or leader concerned about the high incidence of challenging behavior and thinking about how we can best create positive change in our field?

 

I created this ONLINE conference for you.

 

In this online event we'll get at the topic of challenging behavior from many angles.

 

We'll focus on prevention and look at how to support children using innovative strategies you probably haven't tried yet.

 

We'll talk about what to do in those moments when a child is in a full blown tantrum or aggressing towards others.

 

We'll consider bigger picture societal trends and what those have to do with moment-to-moment classroom struggles.

 

Join us.

The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

By completing the form above you acknowledge you'll be added to my newsletter which features updates and occasional invitations for online learning.

"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

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Our carefully curated team of speakers inspire and delight with their stories and facts interwoven with strategies, strategies, strategies. You'll find so many gems and takeaways in these talks…You may start to see the whole concept of "challenging behavior" differently, and you'll get new ideas about what to do.

ANGELA SEARCY,

PhD

Educational Consultant, Author, & Instructor
Simple Solutions Educational Services

 

Strategies for Pushing Past the Behavior to Co-Regulation, Puppets, and More

ANTOINETTE TAYLOR, PhD

Consultant, Trainer and ADA Coordinator
Exceptional Needs Consulting


 

How Can I Deal with This Child's Behavior When I'm Juggling So Many Plates!?

CLEOFAS RODRIGUEZ, JR.

Executive Director
National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association

 


What We Can Learn from Migrant/Seasonal Head Start About Challenging Behavior

DAYNA ABRAHAM
 

Founder and CEO
Lemon Lime Adventures

 

How to Get to the Root of Even the most Difficult Behavior

ELIZABETH MONTERO-CEFALO, MA

Master Trainer
Conscious Discipline

 

How to Use Conscious Discipline Strategies in Preschool

ERIC NELSON, MA

 

Director of Consulting and Professional Development
Outdoor Classroom Project

 

Outdoor Play, Outdoor Classrooms, & Challenging Behavior

HOLLY ELISSA BRUNO, MA, JD

Keynote Speaker & Team Builder
Holly Elissa Keynotes & Consulting

 

An Insider's Voice on Trauma, Healing and Challenging Behavior 

JOCELYN MANZANAREZ, MMEd

Speaker & Trainer
Musically Minded


 

Prevent and Address Challenging Behavior at Circle Time

 

JULIE KURTZ, MS, LMFT

Founder and CEO
Center for Optional Brain Integration

 

Trauma and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators
 

JULIE NICHOLSON, PhD

 

Professor of Practice
Mills College

 

Trauma and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

KISHA REID

 

Owner/Director
Discovery Early Learning Center

 

What do Loose Parts and Play Have to Do with Challenging Behavior?

KRISTIE PRETTI-FRONTCZAK, PhD

Author, Speaker, and Educational Consultant
B2K Solutions, Ltd.


How the Push for "Kindergarten Readiness" Can Contribute to Challenging Behavior

LAURA FISH, MS, LMFT

 

Marriage/Family Therapist, Consultant and Trainer
Laura Fish Therapy


Mindfulness, the Brain, and Behavior

LAWANDA WESLEY, EdD

Director of Quality Enhancement & Professional Development
Oakland Unified School District

 

Trauma and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

LISA AGAJANIAN, MA

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Associate Director of Consulting and Professional Development
Outdoor Classroom Project

 

Outdoor Play, Outdoor Classrooms, and Challenging Behavior

LISA MURPHY, MEd

Author, Founder and CEO
Ooey Goey, Inc.

 

Play, Challenging Behavior, and Conveying How Play IS Learning to Families

LUIS HERNANDEZ, MA 

Early Childhood Education Specialist
WKU Training and Technical Assistance


How to Collaborate with Families When There's Challenging Behavior

MAYA GONZALEZ

Author, Educator, Publisher
Reflection Press

 


Children's Books, Systematic Inequity, Gender and Behavior

MEETA JOHNSON, BEd 

Trainer

Persona Dolls Training

 

How Persona Dolls Can Help with Challenging Behavior (and Other Challlenges)

DR. RED RUBY SCARLET

 

Teacher-Researcher, Consultant
Multiverse Educational Consultancy

 

Anti-Bias Education, Inclusion and Challenging Behavior

RENEE PENA-LOPEZ, MSED

 

Consultant and Trainer 
The Magic of Littles


Supporting Children with Disabilities/Delays Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior

ROB CORSO, PhD

Executive Director
Pyramid Model Consortium


The Pyramid Model: Building Systems and Accessing Free Resources

ROBB JOHNSON, PGCE, MA 

Trainer
Persona Dolls Training
 

How Persona Dolls Can Help with Challenging Behavior (and Other Challenges)

SAMANTHA MOE, MA, SLP

Speaker & Trainer 
Samantha Moe and Associates


The Brain, Sensory Integration, and Behavior

SANDI PHOENIX, BPsych, SC

Director and Principal Facilitator
Phoenix Support for Educators

 

Children Who Use Behavior When they Want Attention...or, Connection

VANESSA LEVIN

 

Founder and CEO
Pre-K Pages, LLC

 


What to Do About Power Struggles Over Writing and Other Table Activities

VICKY HUTCHIN

PGCE, MA​

Executive Director
Personal Dolls Training

 

 

How Persona Dolls Can Help with Challenging Behavior (and Other Challenges)

The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

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:

Getting to the Root of Difficult Behavior

Conscious Discipline 

Outdoor Play and Challenging Behavior

Trauma, Healing and Challenging Behavior 

Using Persona Dolls When There’s Challenging Behavior 

Prevent Challenging Behavior at Circle Time

Anti-Bias Education, Inclusion and Challenging Behavior

Trauma and Culturally Responsive Self-Care 

Kindergarten Readiness and Challenging Behavior

Collaborating with Families 

Supporting Children with Disabilities/Delays 

When Behavior Is About Attention...or, Connection

The Brain, Sensory Integration, and Behavior

Challenging Behavior and Power Struggles Over Writing 

Mindfulness, the Brain and Behavior

 

  Plus, a special ECE Leaders Session…

The Pyramid Model: Building Systems and

Accessing Free Resources

...and much much more.

The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

MEET YOUR HOST

Barb O'Neill, Ed.D.

Hi. I'm Barb. I created this event because I envision a world where all early childhood professionals feel confident and skilled at working with children they find challenging.

 

I love working with the "challenging" kids but I used to go home feeling fed up and questioning my career choice.

 

Then, I studied theater while also pursuing my Ed.D. in early childhood special ed. I discovered new strategies as well as how to use play to prevent challenging behavior.

 

This conference brings together what I’ve discovered during 25 years in the field combined with cutting edge ideas from other experts. 

 

Let’s transform challenging behavior together.

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NEW FOR 2020

Spanish subtitles & workbooks!


All conference videos will include a Spanish subtitle option and FREE daily workbooks in Spanish.

After you sign-up, tell your Spanish-speaking friends and colleagues!

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

2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Each day of the conference, you'll receive an email with a link to that day's talks.

 

Talks are available for 24 hours beginning at 9am Pacific each day.

 

Curious about this year's schedule? Check it out below!

DAY 1: Wednesday, May 6

Play, Challenging Behavior, and Conveying How Play IS Learning to Families

 

with Lisa Murphy, MEd
 

How to Get to the Root of Even the Most Difficult Behavior

 

with Dayna Abraham
 

How to Use Conscious Discipline Strategies in Preschool

 

with Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo, MA

DAY 2: Thursday, May 7

Children Who Use Behavior When they Want Attention...or, Connection

 

with Sandi Phoenix, BPsych, SC

What to Do About Power Struggles Over Writing and Other Table Activities

 

with Vanessa Levin

Mindfulness, the Brain, and Behavior

 


 

 

with Laura Fish, MS, LMFT
 

ECE LEADERS SESSION
The Pyramid Model: Building Systems and Accessing Free Resources

with Rob Corso, PhD

DAY 3: Friday, May 8

Strategies for Pushing Past the Behavior to Co-Regulation, Puppets, and More

with Angela Searcy, PhD
 

How the Push for "Kindergarten Readiness" Can Contribute to Challenging Behavior

with Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, PhD

Anti-Bias Education, Inclusion and Challenging Behavior
 

with Dr. Red Ruby Scarlet
 

DAY 4: Saturday, May 9

Prevent and Address Challenging Behavior at Circle Time

 

with Jocelyn Manzanarez, MMEd

Supporting Children with Disabilities/Delays Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior

with Renee Pena-Lopez, MSED

 

Children's Books, Systematic Inequity, Gender and Behavior

 

with Maya Gonzalez
 

DAY 5: Sunday, May 10

What do Loose Parts and Play Have to Do with Challenging Behavior?

with Kisha Reid

How Can I Deal with This Child's Behavior When I'm Juggling So Many Plates!?

with Antoinette Taylor, PhD

The Brain, Sensory Integration, and Behavior

 

with Samantha Moe, MA, SLP

DAY 6: Monday, May 11

Outdoor Play, Outdoor Classrooms, and Challenging Behavior

with Eric Nelson, MA and Lisa Agajanian, MA

An Insider's Voice on Trauma, Healing and Challenging Behavior 

with Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD
 

How to Collaborate with Families When There's Challenging Behavior

with Luis Hernandez, MA
 

DAY 7: Tuesday, May 12

Trauma and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

 

with Julie Kurtz, MS, LMFT; Julie Nicholson, PhD; and, LaWanda Wesley, EdD

What We Can Learn from Migrant/Seasonal Head Start About Challenging Behavior

with Cleofas Rodriguez, Jr.
 

How Persona Dolls Can Help with Challenging Behavior (and Other Challenges)

 

with Vicky Hutchin, PGCE, MEd; Robb Johnson, PGCE, MA; and, Meeta Johnson, BEd

The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

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?

21 
+ a Bonus Sessions for ECE Leader

How long is each session?

1 hour, give or take a few minutes.

How long do I have to watch each session?

During the conference, you have 24 hours starting at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern.

Is it really free?

Yes. Register and get 21 hours of learning + a daily workbook, May 6-12, 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

Can I get professional development credit?

First and foremost we would recommend that you register for the learning and the community. If everything you’ve read here resonates or the conference has been recommended to you then sign up so you can access the free talks and see if you even like them! Then, once you start learning and see how useful they are you can explore the option to receive professional development certificates by paying a fee. Packages start at $49 (less than $2.33 per talk!).

Will this count in my state?

If your state accepts a certificate of attendance for professional development hours then it should. Please check with your supervisor if you are uncertain.
 
So I have to pay to get the professional development?
The learning and your professional growth is 100% free. You do need to buy a package to get access to the downloadable certificates.

FACEBOOK

I'm not on Facebook. Can I still participate? I don't want to miss anything!

Don't worry. May 6-12 you will get a daily email with a link to access the 3 talks for that day plus a downloadable workbook.

Will I miss my chance to talk with Barb (conference creator), the speakers, and other early childhood educators from around the world

No pressure but we know at least a few participants who made a Facebook account just to come hangout in our conference Facebook group and haven't told their friends or family! You can delete it after the conference.

WHO IT'S FOR

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

Yes! Please join us

But what about the time difference, will I miss everything?

No! Your 24 hours to view the talks will just start at a different time of day than people in a different part of the world.

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

Nope. It's all pre-recorded and you'll get 24 hours to watch each session.

Is the content relevant to parents and families of young children

Yes. Some sessions are a little more focused on group settings but there will be tons of relevant info!

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

Can I share my daily link with the other teachers at my center?​

No. Everyone needs to register for themselves at: challengingbehaviorconference.com

Why I haven’t I received a confirmation email even though I registered?

Many work email systems block bulk email senders or put them in the spam/junk/promotions folders. This can be true with Yahoo, Hotmail and Comcast email addresses, too. Did you check those junk/spam folders? If all else fails create a new FREE Gmail account! You can set it up to forward to your preferred email.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Need something else?

Email us
support@transformchallengingbehavior.com

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The conference is now over, but it's not too late! If you register now, you will get immediate FREE access to watch our most requested talk AND a free workbook to go with it. Curious to see who it is? Just enter your name & email address and you'll get immediate access to start watching.

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.

MAY 6 - 12, 2020

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