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.
North West Region
The Power of Partnerships
Held In-Person in Worland on Thursday, November 18th
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.
Introduction to the 5 Commitments of Optimistic Leadership
Held Virtually on Tuesday, November 30th
In this session we will overview Leading for Children’s 5 Commitments of Optimistic Leadership and reflect on how they impact ourselves, children, staff, program, and community.
Creating Your Classroom Community
Held Virtually on Monday, December 6th
When we empower children and create a community for children in our classroom children feel valued, empowered, and eager to learn. Join us in this session to discuss and strategize how to create a classroom community with your unique group of students.
Please contact Tyler Gonzalez using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.
North Central Region
Using Literacy to Build Relationships with Families
Held Virtually via Zoom: Thursday, November 11 from 7:00-8:30pm
When learning experiences are relevant and meaningful, they are more profound. Using relationships and literacy as a catalyst, we will deepen our understanding that children learn and develop within relationships and multiple contexts, including families, cultures, languages, and society. Together we will share ideas that help bring families into our classroom and help create opportunities for young children to engage in literacy skills.
Building Meaningful Relationships while Coaching and Mentoring (For Leaders)
Held Virtually via Zoom: Thursday, December 2 from 7:00-8:30pm
When working with children we know that the foundation of learning, besides food and shelter, is relationships; the same is true for adults. When we feel safe and respected the brain opens the capacity to learn new things. As coaches and mentors, it is our responsibility to nurture and encourage positive and healthy professional relationships. In doing this we create a model for staff to use inside the classroom thus helping young children foster those same kinds of relationships. During this session we will use chapter one of the Wyoming Coherent Path to Quality as a tool to help establish those relationships within our workplace.
Please contact Kara Cossel using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.
Please contact Liz Goddard using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.
West Central Region
Please contact Kelce Eckhardt using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.
Creating an Emotional and Physical Environment Where Everyone Will Thrive
Held Virtually on Monday, November 18 from 6:30-8:00pm
Please contact Char Norris using the form below to request a Zoom link or for additional details.
The Power of Community: Building a Community with Educators
Held Virtually on November 4th from 6:30 - 8:00pm.
In NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement it says that “creating and fostering a community of learners provides the foundation for consistent, positing, caring relationships where each member of the learning community feels valued for what they bring to the community and all members are supported to consider and contribute to one another’s well-being and learning.” In this session, educators will discuss the importance of participating in a community of learners where each member feels valued by others, recognized for the strengths they bring, and cultivate rich relationships where each member feels safe to learn and grow in individual ways.
Improving Outcomes for Children by Deepening Our Relationships and Interactions
Held IN PERSON on November 13th from 9:00-10:30am
In Wyoming's Coherent Path to Quality it says, "children learn about relationships and interactions from the adults who care for them. The adults in children's lives are the most powerful model for how to be with others." In this session, we will dive into Wyoming's Coherent Path to Quality to discover and dig deeper into the ways we are using the simple rules within our relationships and interactions to have the greatest impact within the lives of the children we educate and care for.
This will be our first meeting for the WYECPLC Central Region Leadership Community of Practice. In this session, Leaders will come together to reflect as a group, share ideas, challenge each other, and grow in our profession with topics and resources that fit their interests.
The Power of Community: Creating a Caring and Equitable Community of Learners with Children
Held Virtually on November 18th from 6:30-8:00pm
In NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement it says, "because early childhood education settings are often among children's first communities outside the home, the character of these communities is very influential in children's development." In this session, educators will reflect and discuss their understanding that young children's learning and identity are shaped and supported by their close relationships with and attachments to adults and peers and by the cultural identities, languages, values, and traditions of their families and communities.