Trainers Institute: At Home Edition- For the Love of Children! Why Adult Development Matters

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: Susan McDonald Professional Speaker, Coach, Author Inspiring New Perspectives Susan MacDonald is passionate about inspiring positive change in the early childhood field. Her expertise is reflected in her professional speaking, coaching, and books (Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership and Inspiring Professional Growth). Susan is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educators and school leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher. Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio-inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and several professional coaching certifications. She is the past president of the Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children.

Learning Objectives: Learning Outcomes: 💡 Identify three key benefits of utilizing new strategies to support the ongoing professional development of the teachers in their program 💡 Enhance their ability to use new strategies to positively influence the growth culture of their organization 💡 Develop their capacity to make sustainable changes to their system for supporting the professional growth of teachers

Location: Online

You’ve probably experienced this: frustration builds, teacher turnover rises, staff meetings become stagnant, and negativity creeps into the school culture. The solution? Explore new ways to inspire and motivate teachers to engage in their own professional growth. During this powerful presentation, Susan will give you an exclusive peek into her newest book, Inspiring Professional Growth, and teach you innovative ways to • Be deliberate and intentional in establishing a growth culture • Use strength-based strategies to support ongoing professional growth • Build collaboration among even the most challenging individuals and teams • Create impactful and achievable goals to facilitate professional accountability and sustainable change. You will leave Susan’s session energized with new strategies, easy to use tips, reflective exercises, and resources to start making the changes necessary to develop programs where children and teachers grow and develop!

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