NHMA Fall Workshop
October 2, 2021 on Zoom
9:00-12:15
Please join us for a morning of workshops. Although we miss seeing one another in person, we look forward to seeing you on zoom!
·     The cost will be $20, which will cover registration to this workshop and the next NHMA workshop also.
·     You will receive three hours of professional development.
·     To register, please email Julietfleischer55@gmail.com.
·     She will provide information to pay the registration fee online.
·     The zoom link will be emailed to you on October 1.
·     The professional development certificate will be emailed to you after the workshop.
·     Registrations will be accepted through September 25, 2021.
9:00-sign in to zoom
9:00-10:30-Gail Gettens*-What Early Childhood Educators Need to Know about Lead Poisoning
10:30:10:45-break
10:45-12:15-Claire Doody**-Focusing on the Montessori Language Area
*Speaker: Gail Gettens, MS, ECMP
Child Development Specialist
Health Communications Advisor
NH Division of Public Health Service’s Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Gail provides clinical management and prevention technical assistance, and education and outreach to pediatricians, nurses, educators and parents. Gail is an experienced child development specialist and program manager, and has completed extensive training on childhood lead poisoning and prevention through the Center for Disease Control, the Federal agency that funds her position and program. Gail is a graduate of Dartmouth College and completed a Master’s Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College (Boston).
Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Hampshire:
What Early Childhood Educators Need to Know
Each year, every year, close to 650 children in New Hampshire are poisoned by lead and experience blood lead levels known to impair academic performance and cause behavior challenges. The effects that even low-level lead exposure have on the brain’s learning systems have been identified in study after study, commonly known as lead’s ‘Neurobehavioral Signature” – the significant negative impact on cognitive ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, impulse control, social behaviors, emotional regulation, and motor skills. This educational program will provide an overview of key points in the recently released Center for Disease Control paper Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead and the Cincinnati Lead Study, conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the longest running longitudinal research project on children exposed to lead. Discussion of the importance of testing children’s blood lead levels at ages 1 and again at age 2, and have the results documented on health forms will be included.
Presenter: **Claire Doody has been teaching since 1988. She has her Preprimary A.M.S. Certification from Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program as well as her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. From Center for Montessori Teacher Education in NY she received her A.M.S. Elementary I teaching Credential. In 2009 she followed up with her A.M.S. Elementary I and II Credential from Seacoast Center for Education in New Hampshire. From the Nashua Children’s Dyslexia Center’s training site she received her Certified Dyslexia Practitioner 1 and 2 Certification and has also taken a course in Teaching Reading in Groups from Beth McClure at the Strong Foundations Charter School in New Hampshire. The Language Area of the Classroom is her passion.
Program: In these 90 minutes I will present the Language are of the classroom in all its glory and challenges. There are some special areas to pay attention to and tips for what makes it tick. In your readings you’ll have a phonic guide, a booklist, a glossary of terms, a cursory explanation of the OG method and the National Reading Panel’s report on reading. Making sense of it all will cause us to wander around and wonder at our best practices. Keeping the 4 Agreements foremost in our minds we’ll cover Oral Language, Written Language including the mechanics of writing, and Meaning.