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A free training series provided by

Green Space Learning

Live virtual and self-paced online courses providing early childhood educators the tools to identify, prevent & address challenging behaviors

Our Program 
Empowered by a grant from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC); 
Green Space Learning and our partnering agencies have designed the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program to reduce expulsions in preschools.  

We are committed to improving access to quality child care across the state of Texas by assisting Early Childhood Professionals in developing a positive learning environment in the classroom. As a part of this initiative, we are supporting the implementation of developmentally appropriate and anti-racism programming for young children through meaningful professional development, implicit bias training, and access to early childhood mental health consultants.

Our hopes are that through the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program, early childhood teachers will use new skills to minimize behavior issues, learn and understand their internal biases, collectively and individually reduce those biases, and reduce or eliminate preschool suspension and expulsions.

 

Teachers 

Program Information
What is the Addressing Challenging Behaviors Training Series?
A free training program by Green Space Learning to help Texas childcare providers and administrators identify, prevent and address challenging behaviors.
Participants will be provided with 12 hours of professional development, in live virtual and self-paced online formats. In-person sessions may also be offered upon request. 

Enrollment
Who can enroll?
Enrollment is open to licensed child care providers and administrators serving children in the following counties: Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Wise, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Navarro, Palo Pinto, and Parker. 
How do I enroll?
 
To enroll, complete the Teacher Enrollment Form. Once submitted, you will receive confirmation that you are enrolled and prompted to register for courses. You'll be automatically enrolled in an Academy cohort, the group of participants you will train with over the 6 months you are enrolled. 
When do I enroll?
Enrollment is open October 2020 - September 2021. To register for an upcoming training you will need to complete the online registration no later than 5pm on the day prior to the training. Any late enrollments will be considered on a case by case basis.
When do classes start?
Start dates and course times depend upon your date of registration. Courses are being offered weekly beginning November 1, 2020 for the first Academy cohort. 
Do I have to enroll with a group?
 
No. You may enroll for the series, and for any courses within, individually or with a group of co-workers who are also enrolled in the Addressing Challenging Behaviors training series.
 

What technology or materials do I need to participate? 

Participants will need writing materials for note taking. For all live virtual and self-paced online course options, an internet connection and computer will be required.  

Courses and Academy Information 

What is the course format? 

Courses are offered virtual and online at this time. Online self-paced course offerings are found on our online learning platform, Canvas Instructure. Virtual sessions will be conducted via Zoom. In-person classes and mentorship meetings are available upon request. 

What is an Academy?

An Academy is a designated group or cohort of participants. Each participant is automatically enrolled in an Academy cohort upon registration. All Academies complete the same trainings, but are separated into groups based on enrollment dates to provide continuity to each group as they move through the series.

Academy Start Dates are as follows:

Academy 1:  November 2020

Academy 2: January 2021

Academy 3: March 2021

Academy 4: May 2021

Academy 5: July 2021

Academy 6: September 2021

How long are classes? What is the overall time commitment? 

The complete training is 12 hours in total. Participants will have access to courses for up to 6 months, and are asked to commit 2-3 hours per month. 

 

The live virtual Academy classes are 2.0 hours each. Online self-paced options are 1.0 to 1.5 hours depending on the course topic.

What are the courses being offered?

 

Courses offered will support social emotional development in young children, provide teachers guidance on working with children in a group setting, supporting positive interactions, building relationships to support learning, and creating an environment that encourages exploration and developmental growth. As courses are offered they will be announced on the website as well as in the Professional Learning Community in Canvas. 

What are the requirements for completing the courses? 

A minimum of10 hours live virtual training and 2 hours self-paced online training. Participants must attend a course, in any format, at least once per month. Pre- and post-tests in courses are required to track learning outcomes.

What times are classes? 

Classes are offered midday, evenings and weekends. In-person training options are flexible and available  upon request.

When do I get my certificate?

 

Certificates will be issued within 3 business days after each training pending all training requirements have been met. 

Professional Learning Communities and Mentorship

What is a Professional Learning Community (PLC)? 

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a virtual group discussion, occurring monthly to support participants during the training series. The PLC is a link between program staff, trainers, mentors, and mental health professionals. The goal of the PLC is to provide connection, information, motivation, and opportunities to ask questions related to the implementing changes.

How do I get a My Health My Resources (MHMR) mentor?

 

MHMR mentors will be assigned to each participant and/or childcare program during the Academy courses. The MHMR mentor will contact each participant or program to set up a time to discuss scheduling of meetings & coaching sessions. We recommend virtual meetings when possible.

Support

Where do I go for help?

For any questions related to the program contact Amy Foster, Grant Manager, at amy@greenspacetx.com.

 

For more information related to a professional development training or support during courses, contact Nikkeda Tyrone, Academy Coordinator, at nikkeda@greenspacetx.com.

 

Once a MHMR mentor has been assigned to a participant or center their contact information will be provided.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Program Administrators

Program Information
What is the Addressing Challenging Behaviors Training Series?
A free training program, provided by Green Space Learning, to help Texas childcare providers and administrators identify, prevent and address challenging behaviors.
Participants will be provided with 12 hours of professional development, in online and virtual formats. In-person sessions may also be offered upon request. 
Why focus on challenging behaviors?

Research has shown us that children of color, especially Black boys, are disproportionately experiencing suspension and expulsion from preschool at a rate 3 times that of their white peers. Early childhood teachers, no matter their race, show implicit bias towards children of color by expecting misbehavior, rating the severity of those behaviors, and seeing age appropriate behavior as problematic.

  

Our hopes are that through the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program, early childhood teachers will learn and understand their internal biases, collectively and individually reduce those biases, use new skills to minimize behavior issues, and reduce or eliminate preschool suspension and expulsions.

Enrollment
Who can enroll?
Enrollment is open to licensed child care providers and administrators serving children in the following counties: Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Wise, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Navarro, Palo Pinto, and Parker. 
How do I enroll?
 
To enroll, complete the Administrator Enrollment Form. Once submitted, you will receive confirmation that you are enrolled and prompted to register for courses. You'll be automatically enrolled in an Academy cohort, the group of participants you will train with over the 6 months you are enrolled. 
As a director, can I enroll my whole team?
 
Yes, you can enroll your entire team. Each staff member must complete a Teacher Enrollment Form.
 
Contact your course trainer or Nikkeda Tyrone, Academy Coordinator, at nikkeda@greenspacetx.com to schedule trainings exclusively for your team, on your schedule.
For more information on enrollment, click here.
Courses and Academy Information 

What is the course format? 

Courses are offered virtual and online at this time. Online self-paced course offerings are found on our online learning platform, Canvas Instructure. Virtual sessions will be conducted via Zoom. In-person classes and mentorship meetings are available upon request. 

What is an Academy?

An Academy is a designated group or cohort of participants. Each participant is automatically enrolled in an Academy cohort upon registration. All Academies complete the same trainings, but are separated into groups based on enrollment dates to provide continuity to each group as they move through the series.

Academy Start Dates are as follows:

Academy 1:  November 2020

Academy 2: January 2021

Academy 3: March 2021

Academy 4: May 2021

Academy 5: July 2021

Academy 6: September 2021

How long are classes? What is the overall time commitment? 

The complete training is 12 hours in total. Participants will have access to courses for up to 6 months, and are asked to commit 2-3 hours per month. 

 

The live virtual Academy classes are 2.0 hours each. Online self-paced options are 1.0 to 1.5 hours depending on the course topic.

What are the courses being offered?

 

Courses offered will support social emotional development in young children, provide teachers guidance on working with children in a group setting, supporting positive interactions, building relationships to support learning, and creating an environment that encourages exploration and developmental growth. As courses are offered they will be announced on the website as well as in the Professional Learning Community in Canvas. 

What are the requirements for completing the courses? 

A minimum of10 hours live virtual training and 2 hours self-paced online training. Participants must attend a course, in any format, at least once per month. Pre- and post-tests in courses are required to track learning outcomes.

What times are classes? 

Classes are offered midday, evenings and weekends. In-person training options are flexible and available  upon request.

When do I get my certificate?

 

Certificates will be issued within 3 business days after each training pending all training requirements have been met. 

Support

Where do I go for help?

For any questions related to the program, contact our Grant Manager, Amy Foster-Palmer at amy@greenspacetx.com.

 

For more information related to a professional development training or support during courses, contact Academy Coordinator, Nikkeda Tyrone at nikkeda@greenspacetx.com.

 

Once a MHMR mentor has been assigned to a participant or center their contact information will be provided.

 
 
 
 
 

Agencies

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Contact Amy Foster, Grant Manager, at amy@greenspacetx.com with any questions.

 

 

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