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The Child Care & Early Learning Division hosts conference style events for Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs in an effort to assist early childhood educators in obtaining professional development to meet annual requirements.

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Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference

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TWC is excited to announce the Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference. This two-day conference will provide FREE professional development to Texas Rising Star–certified early learning programs. The 2022 Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference will be held in San Antonio on July 6–8, 2022.

 

For those who are unable to attend in-person but would like to watch those sessions being livestreamed, please see the information below for the sessions offered to join us virtually.

Please note:

  • Some sessions may reach capacity and not be available at the time of viewing.
  • The sessions will not be available for future viewing.
  • To obtain professional development hours for attending the virtual session, you must have a TECPDS Workforce Registry account and be able to scan the QR code displayed at the end of the session or click the QR link provided within the Zoom chat. Please ensure you have set up your account and can easily access it prior to the start of the session.

Session Title

Presented by

Date/Time of Session

Zoom Link

Avoiding Burnout

Belinda Rojas, Cindy Rodriguez, and Kathy Keller

Session 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:45AM - 11:00AM

https://zoom.us/j/98897024136

Getting the Most of Your CLI Engage Account

Doris Cardenas

Session 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:45AM - 11:00AM

https://zoom.us/j/94006260647

Tinkering with STEAM: Why and How to Build Your Own Classroom Tinker Station to Support Brain-Based Learning at Home!

Sharla Snider and Jennifer Quong

Session 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:45AM - 11:00AM

https://zoom.us/j/92031316244

Expulsion: A Short Term Solution with Long-Term Impact

Albert Wright

Session 2: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 12:15PM - 1:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/99800783180

Summer Safety and Minimum Standards

Jennifer Smart (CCR)

Session 2: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 12:15PM - 1:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/92917120137

Connections That Count

Marisa D. Barrett

Session 2: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 12:15PM - 1:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/98731773284

Moving From Informational to Transformational: Supporting Teachers Through the Lens of an Instructional Leader

Dr. DJ Alexander

Session 3: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 2:00PM - 3:15PM

https://zoom.us/j/95294011831

10 Effective Tools for Parent Communication

Jerri Thompson

Session 3: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 2:00PM - 3:15PM

https://zoom.us/j/98974591420

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality & Equity!  What's the Difference & Why it's Important in Early Childhood Education

Lindsey Wilson and Tambra Becton

Session 3: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 2:00PM - 3:15PM

https://zoom.us/j/93467733375

Can't We All Just Get Along? Working Through Conflict Resolution

Tricia Haddad

Session 4: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 3:45PM - 5:00PM

https://zoom.us/j/95040445409

Higher Order Thinking: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Sharon Jackson

Session 4: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 3:45PM - 5:00PM

https://zoom.us/j/96265604630

Staff Motivation and Retention

Albert Wright

Session 4: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 3:45PM - 5:00PM

https://zoom.us/j/92323453669

Supporting Your Business from Stabilization to Growth

Ashley Woodard (Collaborative for Children), Shannon Stagner (Civitas Strategies Early Start), Cynthia Largent and Dorice Ramsey (Curantis Group)

Session 5: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:30AM - 9:45AM

https://zoom.us/j/98502166529

Impossible Coparenting: How to Deal with Difficult Parents

Albert Wright

Session 5: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:30AM - 9:45AM

https://zoom.us/j/99624271657

Top 10 Cited Deficiencies

Lisa Trevino (CCR)

Session 5: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:30AM - 9:45AM

https://zoom.us/j/95728670743

Impactful Leadership

Shela Mobarak

Session 6: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:15AM - 11:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/99925328612

The Ultimate Transitions Training

Albert Wright

Session 6: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:15AM - 11:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/94973224138

Brainstorming Guidance: A Discussion Approach to Addressing Behaviors Within the Early Childhood Classroom

Joanne Baham and Lisa Taylor Cook

Session 6: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:15AM - 11:30PM

https://zoom.us/j/95180195995

 

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Virtual Texas Early Learning Symposium

The Symposium is hosted by TWC and provides FREE online professional development to Texas Rising Star–certified early learning programs via live and recorded sessions. Registration for 18 live sessions opened June 21, 2021, and occurred July 6–22, 2021. Each session covered topics specific to early childhood educators or administrators. Eight (8) pre-recorded sessions were available July 6–19, 2021 and recorded sessions were provided for viewing from July 26–August 9 for those participants who were unable to attend live sessions. All sessions are now closed. At this time, TWC does not plan on hosting a virtual Symposium for 2022. 

Thank you for attending the Virtual Texas Early Learning Symposium.

If you have questions about the Symposium, please email ELSymposium@twc.texas.gov.

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