13th Shaping the Future Conference

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13th Shaping the Future Conference

The 13th Annual Shaping the Future Conference will be held at Dawson Community College on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The public is invited both days.  Friday’s presentations are especially for teachers and Saturday’s workshops are particularly for early childhood professionals. Several kinds of credit are available:  DCC college credit, OPI renewal units, and early childhood training hours. Registration begins both days at 8:00. "It will be an exciting 2 days of educational events" said Brenda Stockert Director of Early Childhood Education Program. "All are welcome".

Friday, April 20, 2012 - Registration - 8 A.M.

Stand By Me: presented by Peter Iacavazzi, Fight Like a Girl Program & The World Needs Heroes 8:30-12:00 DCC Toepke Center Auditorium.

This program was created to educate school personnel, to inspire students, and to unite com-munities in an effort to protect our children from bullying, violence and the great tragedy associated with hatred and animosity. Our goal is to unite both schools and communities with the premise that good always triumphs over evil and true love never dies.

Cyberbullying and the Internet: presented by Gary Seder, Sexual Predator Investigator with the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation 1 - 4:30 DCC Toepke Center Auditorium

Basically this program will be about internet safety, where we are seeing cyberbullying, how it is viewed, and what we are seeing in Montana. Mr. Seder will provide information that will help participants recognize how children are using the internet to harass other kids.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Registration - 8 A.M.

Intentional Interactions: presented by Dede Baker MSU Child Development/ Family Science , Bozeman. 8:30-12:00 DCC Toepke Center Auditorium.

Using intentional interactions is an effective, appropriate way to provide a caring community of learners in the classroom and help children grow and learn in a positive environment. Two of the most important outcomes of using interactions that are intentional are building positive relationships and supporting learning.

I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL): presented by Gail Harden, DEAP PDS, Miles City. This project is funded in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department. 1 - 4:30 DCC Toepke Center Auditorium

This program is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in all young children. IMIL seeks to increase daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), improve the quality of movement activities intentionally planned and facilitated by adults, and promote healthy food choices every day. Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

6 early childhood training hours are available and .5 DCC credit is available at no charge for attending all day. OPI renewal units are also possible.
For more information contact Brenda Stockert at DCC, 377-9463. Deadline: April 13, 2012

Registration forms attached below:

Shaping Future 2012 Fri.pdf297.96 KB
Shaping Future 2012 Sat.pdf451.57 KB
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