WyECPLC Regional Calendar

Classes Across the State

Welcome to our training calendar! One of our goals at the Professional Learning Collaborative is to increase access to high-impact professional learning. We want you to be able to access trainings from across the state that will be meaningful and relevant to your work with young children. As you browse below, please feel free to look at upcoming sessions from all regions. For additional details, a Zoom link, or to ask any questions you might have about sessions in that region please email the corresponding Regional Facilitator. We look forward to learning with you!

Click on a region name in the dropdown menu below to view classes availble in that area. 

A map of the WyECPLC Professional Learning Regions
 

North West Region

Exploring Our Own Identity as a Pathway to Anti-Bias Education

Saturday, June 5th, 9-11am

During this session we will reflect on our own culture, identity, and beliefs and how each affects our practice in the classroom. We will also discuss what anti-bias education truly is and how we can incorporate it into the things educators already do in the classroom.

(Held Virtually via Zoom, please complete form below if interested in attending)

 

The Power of Partnerships

Tuesday, July 13th, 6:30-8:30pm

During this session we will discuss what we believe about families and how we can search for the unique gifts each family brings to your program.

(Held Virtually via Zoom, please complete form below if interested in attending)

 

Searching for Strengths in Your Staff

Tuesday, August 10th, 6:30-8:30pm

This leadership focused session will help classroom and program leaders understand how to seek out strengths in their staff members and use those findings to improve overall program well-being.

(Held Virtually via Zoom, please complete form below if interested in attending)

 

Please contact Tyler Gonzalez using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

North Central Region

Regional Book Study - Free to Learn  by Peter Gray

Sign up ends June 18th at 5pm!!

First Meeting: Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 7:00pm

This region-wide book study will begin in July and end at the beginning of September. Participants will meet on Zoom every other week. To register complete the form below or email Kara at kcosselwyecplc@gmail.com

Book Description: “In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today’s constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development.  Drawing on evidence from anthropology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient.”

 

The Impact Learning Environments have on Adults and Children

Thursday, July 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm

*Held IN PERSON at Campbell County Library (2012 S 4-J Rd, Gillette, WY)

Also known as the “third teacher,” the physical and emotional environment has an impact on the way people function within it.  During this session we will consider the effect your space has on, specifically, adult learning, while critically thinking about your own space and small changes you could make!

Please note: There will be a follow up meeting on July 30 from 9-10am for those who participate in this meeting, to follow up on your challenge and receive credits.

*Email Kara to Register! If there are not at least 5 registrants, the class will be cancelled.

 

Coaching and Mentoring in Early Childhood Programs

Thursday, August 12th from 6:30-8:00pm 

Location: Kendrick Park, Sheridan, WY

Teachers and administrators are leaders in this field; with so much to do, coaching and mentoring tends to get pushed to the side.  During this session, we will consider the impact that coaching and mentoring has on our team and apply knowledge of adult learning principles to increase our depth of coaching and mentoring skills. 

Please note: There will be a follow up meeting on August 21 from 9-10am for those who participate in this meeting, to follow up on your challenge and receive credits.

*Email Kara to Register! If there are not at least 5 registrants, the class will be cancelled.


Please contact Kara Cossel using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.


 

Eastern Region

Partnering with Families

Thursday, July 8th from 5:30-7:00pm

*Held Virtually via Zoom

"Together, teachers AND parents have the knowledge, expertise, experience, and resources that are needed for the best education, care, and support for every child." (From Parents to Partners) How are families involved in your early childhood program? In this session, we will explore the important roles families can play in your program. We will discover 5 principles of family centered care, explore effective communication with families, and plan successful family meetings and events. This will be an online, Zoom, professional learning opportunity. 


Please contact Liz Goddard using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

West Central Region

Email keckhardtwyecplc@gmail.com with any learning needs!


Please contact Kelce Eckhardt using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

Southwest Region

 

Please contact Char Norris using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

Central Region

Transforming Early Childhood Outdoor Environments

Thursday, June 17th from 6:00-8:00pm

Held IN PERSON at Union/University of Wyoming Building at Casper College, Room UU322

Fred Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Join us as we discuss the importance of thoughtfully planning outdoor environments that reflect your image of the child and what you believe children are capable of. 

 

Transforming Early Childhood Outdoor Environments

Thursday, June 29th from 6:00-8:00pm

Held virtually online via Zoom

Fred Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Join us as we discuss the importance of thoughtfully planning outdoor environments that reflect your image of the child and what you believe children are capable of.

 

Outdoor Play Invitations for Infants and Toddlers

Thursday, July 15th from 6:00-8:00pm

Held IN PERSON, Location TBD

Join us as we explore outdoor play invitations for infants and toddlers by using open ended materials. Educators will gain an understanding of the importance of using open ended materials to support the growth and development of children and how to incorporate them in meaningful ways. 

 

Outdoor Play Invitations for Preschoolers

Thursday, August 12th from 6:00-8:00pm

Held IN PERSON, Location TBD

Join us as we explore outdoor play invitations for preschool aged children by using open ended materials. Educators will gain an understanding of the importance of using open ended materials to support the growth and development of children and how to incorporate them in meaningful ways. 


Please contact Ashlee Fincher using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

South Central Region

Please reach out to Taylor Dory with any learning needs or for help finding resources at tdorywyecplc@gmail.com


Please contact Taylor Dory using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details. 


 

Southeast Region

Please email Heather Kibler with any learning needs! hkiblerwyecplc@gmail.com


Please contact Heather Kibler using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.