May 06

M.S.D.E. Approved Core of Knowledge Teacher Trainings

 

I recently attended the Core of Knowledge Teacher Training, "Promoting Pro-Social Behaviors with Children," offered by Caryn through her Paws for Peace organization. Not only did I earn needed credits, I was able to immediately put into practice what I learned. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and appreciate Caryn's passion and knowledge. I strongly recommend her training for anyone working with children. Thank you Caryn!

I recently attended the Core of Knowledge Teacher Training, “Promoting Pro-Social Behaviors with Children,” offered by Caryn through her Paws for Peace organization. Not only did I earn needed credits, I was able to immediately put into practice what I learned. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and appreciate Caryn’s passion and knowledge. I strongly recommend her training for anyone working with children. Thank you Caryn!

Paws for Peace, LLC has been determined as meeting the requirements for COMAR 13A.14.08 “Child Care Training Approval” approval #CKO-6465.

The following training is currently available as on-site or off-site training:

1. Including All Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); 3 hours Special Needs: Requirement Effective January 1, 2016, 3 clock hours of approved training in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This requirement applies to:

  • Directors of all Child Care Centers, including School-Age only programs
  • Teachers at Child Care Centers, including School-Age only programs
  • Assistant Teachers at Child Care Centers, including School-Age only programs
  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Includes teachers in Large Family Child Care Home

2. Promoting Prosocial Behaviors with Children - Core of Knowledge Content Area(s) & Hours:  1.5 hours child development; 1.5 hours curriculum

This training will introduce the term prosocial behaviors and review the factors that prove the relevance and importance of promoting these behaviors at an early age.  It will also look at the factors that influence a child’s behaviors.  We will review examples of resources for books and come up with activities to support prosocial behaviors in the classroom.

3.  The Connection between Anti-Social Behaviors (bullying) and Pro-Social Behaviors with Children- Core of Knowledge Content Area(s) & Hours:  1.5 hours child development; 1.5 hours curriculum

This training will define the terms anti-social behavior (bullying) and prosocial behavior and review the factors that influence both of those types of behaviors. It will identify the positive prosocial behaviors required for successful peer relationships and make the connections to negative aggressive behaviors that can lead to bullying.  It will review the steps and measures parents and educators can take to promote pro-social behaviors and reduce aggressive behaviors.

Through discussions and hands on activities, the participants will have opportunities to reflect on their background knowledge and new information provided to create graphic organizers and activities to bring back to the classroom.

4.  Training Title: Using Literature about Animals to Promote Empathy and Compassion in the Classroom-   Core of Knowledge Content Area(s) & Hours:  1 hour Child Development; 2 hours Curriculum   

In this training, we will review the characteristics a book should have to exemplify the positive traits of animals and promote empathy and compassion in the classroom.  Through discussion and resources we will discover the power of using animal stories with children and the wide range of materials available.   We will do some hands on activities that allow us to practice planning activities in connection with the books and create some materials that we can bring back to the classroom.

5.  Training Title: Making Every Moment Count:  Building Prosocial Skills Throughout the Day- Core of Knowledge Content Area(s) & Hours:  1 hour Child Development; 1 hour Curriculum; 1 hour Professionalism

This training will review the term pro-social behavior and review the factors that prove the relevance and importance of promoting these behaviors with children.  Thoughtful discussion and reflection will allow participants to analyze their basic daily schedule in the classroom and potential time slots throughout the day where teachers might miss some opportunities to promote these prosocial behaviors.  Each participant will walk away with an activity idea to use in their classroom.

6.  Training Title: Going Green and the Connection to Empathy-   Core of Knowledge Content Area(s) & Hours:  1 hour Child Development; 1 hour Curriculum; 1 hour Community

This training will define empathy and show how this trait helps children be more considerate about the carbon footprint they are leaving on our planet.  We will look at the ways teachers can build empathy in their classrooms with activities and project ideas that also promote being kinder to our planet by becoming more green.  Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how promoting empathy can also create more considerate and caring children for our planet as well as with some teacher resources and classroom activities to use.