To show our appreciation to DPP teachers and directors, we invite you to gather for a meaningful, enriching and engaging experience with your colleagues, while earning professional development clock hours.
To continue DPP’s focus to support providers with social-emotional trainings and practical tips to positively support children exhibiting challenging behaviors, this year’s Forum series will be presented by Conscious Discipline®. Conscious Discipline® is a leader in classroom management and provides a transformational, whole-school solution for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation. It will equip educators with tools to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation to spend less time monitoring behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.
Schedule of Forums
The four-part series, plus an extra bonus session for those interested, will be held on the following Saturdays:
SESSION 1: NOVEMBER 9 | 8:30AM – 12PM | PPA EVENT CENTER
Session Topics: Conscious Discipline® Brain State Model; Power of Perception and the Skill of Composure
SESSION 2: DECEMBER 7 | 8:30AM – 12PM | DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
Session Topics: Brain Smart Start; Power of Attention and Skill of Assertiveness
SESSION 3: FEBRUARY 1 | 8:30AM – 12PM | HISTORY COLORADO
Session Topics: Power of Unity and the Skill of Encouragement
SESSION 4: APRIL 4 | 8:30AM – 12PM | PPA EVENT CENTER
Session Topics: Power of Free Will/Skill of Choices; Power of Acceptance/Skill of Empathy
BONUS SESSION: MAY 2 | 8:30AM – 12PM | LOCATION TBD
Some past attendees have expressed interest in the Forum series offering 15 clock hours so we’ve added a bonus session this year for those interested. Session Topics: Skill of Positive Intent and the Skill of Consequences (Putting it All Together).
We encourage participants to attend all forum sessions as they build on one another, but we welcome participation in any number. Attendees may qualify for extra points toward their early childhood professional credential by attending the full training series.
Meet Your Facilitator: Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith has over 17 years of experience working in the early childhood field. Her experiences vary from research and intervention to direct classroom and home-based services for families and children birth-five. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Child Development with a Specialization in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute. For the last 10 years, Jennifer has worked in the Early Head Start/Head Start community sharing her passion for Conscious Discipline®.