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Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
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Thursday TAB Full Day Sessions 9:00am-5:00pm

TAB01: ECTPC Professional Development


The Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Council of Washington is a professional organization of ECE educators. Their purpose is to: Promote collaboration and articulation between preparation programs at associate degree granting institutions and Institutions that grant bachelors, master, and/or doctoral degrees; Inform policy makers and have an influential voice on the policy decisions that affect the preparation of Early Childhood Education teachers in the State of Washington; Encourage research and interpretation of research that improves the quality of teacher preparation and early childhood programs; Collaborate with other groups and agencies working in ECE; Encourage credentialing, certification, and best practices standards for various levels of ECE Instructional personnel; Be aligned with the national associations: ACCESS (American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators); National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators: and National Association for the Education of Young Children.


This session is intended for members of ECTPC only


TAB02: Embarking On A Self-Journey to Awareness, by Krischanna Roberson, Bellevue School District


This deep dive session will provide participants with an understanding and the concepts of inherent bias and microaggressions. We will define the categories and behaviors and engage in awareness for changing this behavior to create culturally responsive systems while learning how we internalize learning that causes unintentional effects. Participants will engage in activities to allow for selfreflection and then share in conversation through small and large group dialogues. The objective is for participants to reflect on the information presented and identify areas in which they can improve and how they can show up differently in the spaces that they occupy.


About the presenter: Krischanna Roberson, M.Ed., works for the Bellevue School District as the Supervisor of Equity. Prior to this position she served as the first African American elected to the Bellevue School Board, while working as a Director and Adjunct Faculty for Bellevue College. She is currently in the writing process of her dissertation for a Doctorate in Educational Policy, where her research focus is the level of cultural competency students gain as a result of taking required diversity courses, through Northeastern University, with a completion date of 2018. Krischanna earned a Masters in Education Policy with a focus
on Diversity & Equity from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors in Business Management from Saint Leo University. She is a proud native New Yorker and mother of two who inspire her to work in diversity education, where she educates and works on creating systemic transformation around diversity, racial equity and inclusion. She has lectured and facilitated professional development around a variety of topics including racial awareness, microaggressions, social justice leadership and intercultural communications.


WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership


Who Should Attend: ALL

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TAB03: Teaching Adults with Training Basics; Day One, by Debbie Hasbrook, Private Consultant


Training Basics, developed by Department of Early Learning (DEL), provides foundational information about teaching adult learners and conducting quality training experiences, compatible with the DEL Trainer Approval Process and Trainer Competencies. The content is useful for trainers, supervisors, directors and anyone who teaches adult learners.

About the presenter: Training for the last eleven years has been Debbie’s passion. Before this, her career included Adjunct Faculty, Child Care Director, Substitute Teacher, and Preschool Teacher. She holds a M.Ed and years of experience in the Early Childhood Field. Debbie looks forward to the next 30 years and what this work will look like.


WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership


Who Should Attend: Leadership/Administrators | Adult Educators | Interested Professionals