2021 Early Years Conference has ended
The 18th Annual Early Years Conference focus is on understanding the approach to a Multi Tiered System of Support. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that promotes equity and access by engaging “ALL” through a tiered approach that uses differentiation of services and supports. “All means ALL”.

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Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).

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Friday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Long-Term Impact of Executive Function on Learning for All Children

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Executive function is about self-regulation, often defined as a core set of skills that include inhibitory control, confidence building, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. Developing the ability to self-regulate including learning-related social behaviors, such as listening to and following directions, staying on task, and problem-solving in the early years positively influences academic success at PreK and beyond. When examining a Multi-Tiered System of Support model, it's important to consider how there is universal promotion of (executive function) skills to help every individual learner achieve their fullest potential. Join us as we explore data and data-based decision-making, a critical component of MTSS, that demonstrate the importance of executive function for learning success.

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Karen Burke

Senior Vice President Education, Scholastic Education
Dr. Karen Burke, Senior Vice President, Education, Scholastic Education has been in education for over 30 years and has served students in various capacities including: ten years as a classroom teacher, Principal, Title I Director, Federal Programs Coordinator, Curriculum Director,Director... Read More →

Friday March 5, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop