Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Technology for Educators: Tools for Teachers

What:  Online Webinar; Technology for Educators: Tools for Teachers
When: Thursday, October 26th, One PM Pacific
For Whom: Anyone is welcome

Part of a weekly series of presentations and live office hours offered by the Washington State eLearning Community, the presenter of this workshop, Sue Frantz of Highline Community College will provide participants with a handout covering approximately 50 primarily web-based tools useful to educators divided into 16 categories. Attendees will choose which tools they would like to see demonstrated. A few of the tools we may discuss are YouCanBook.Me (web scheduler), Dropbox (file management), JoinMe (share your desktop), and Socrative (turn any web-enabled device, including smartphones, into classroom clickers).  .

Please consider attending this session, regardless of whether you are a veteran online instructor, are just getting started, or are merely curious.

Log into the live Blackboard Collaborate Session on Thursday, using this link:

This session will be recorded. The recording link is:

You will find links from previous sessions, a schedule of future sessions and more info at

Please send questions and comments to

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PCAEYC conference

Save The Date
Pre-Conference Institute prior to PCAEYC 2012 Conference: As A Teacher Grows
From Administrator to Innovator:
Transforming your program to support reflective teaching
A unique professional development offering guided by Margie Carter & Deb Curtis, authors, of The Visionary Director, with special guest speakers:
Christina Aubel, Puget Sound ESD, WA & Michael Koetje, Pierce College , WA
Peter Blair, Merage JCC Orange County, CA
Sarah Felstiner, Hilltop Children’s Center, WA
Kristie Norwood, Chicago Commons Child Development, IL

Wednesday, Feb 29, 3:00pm through Friday, March 2, 4:00pm

Seattle Airport Marriott 3201 South 176th, Seattle, WA, 98188 USA

From Administrator to Innovator will explore how leaders of early childhood programs can transform their organizations to be learning communities for children, families and teachers.

At this pre-conference institute you will:

  • Be guided by Margie, Deb, and their Harvest Resources Associates to rethink your core values, organizational culture and professional development systems.
  • Work in facilitated learning groups designed to demonstrate learning communities with the elements of a culture of inquiry and dialogue that generate reflective teaching and can be used in your center or ECE community.
  • Hear stories from program leaders who transformed their centers to create intellectual vitality, collaborative relationships, and exemplary programs for children.
  • Be offered optional study tour to Hilltop Children’s Center on Saturday to see reflective teaching in action (children will be present) and hear their journey to create collaborative engagement with families.

For Pre-Conference Institute Register at; $300 by Jan 15; $350 after that; limit 100 people; includes two lunches, one dinner; special hotel group rate $135/night.
Optional Saturday study tour to Hilltop Children’s Center, Seattle; limit 30 people;
Register at; $120 includes lunch; additional cost if transportation needed.

Pre-Conference Institute sponsored by PCAEYC Pierce County Association for the Education of Young Children Washington State

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Help us celebrate ECEAP

Help us celebrate ECEAP’s 25th anniversary!
Help us celebrate 25 years of growing our future with the state Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)! Join DEL and several special guest speakers for a reception.
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6
Where: State Capitol Building, Columbia Room

Children welcome!
Thank you to our sponsors: Washington Association of Head Start and ECEAP, Thrive by Five Washington, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Kaplan and Occasions.