KHSA Annual Conference

March 17-19, 2020

The Galt House in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

If you are interested in submitting a session or training to be convened during the conference, please contact jmountjoy@headstartky.org.

KHSA 2020 Annual Conference – March 17-19, 2020  /  The Galt House – Louisville, Kentucky

Preliminary Agenda (updated 2/19/20)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8:00am to 5:00pm Registration Open, Silent Auction and KHSA Marketplace
8:00 to 9:30am KHSA Executive Committee Meeting
10:00am to Noon All Attendees - Welcome and Opening Ceremony - "Compassionate Leadership", Dr. Marilyn Hosea; Gov. Andy Beshear, invited; Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, confirmed; Congressman John Yarmuth, invited
Noon to 12:30pm Grab-and-Go Lunches Available
12:30 to 2:30pm Directors Track - "PIR Reporting - From Community Assessment to Measuring Progress", Dr. Cathleen Armstead, Sunshine Nonprofit Solutions. The Program Information Report (PIR) is both an accountability measure and a planning tool. This interactive workshop, using clicker technology (bring your smart phones!)  will provide strategies, techniques and tips for completing and analyzing the PIR before delving into the usefulness of the PIR for planning. The Head Start planning cycle will be discussed as an interlocking puzzle that reveals data for direction and success.
12:30 to 2:30pm Health & Family Services Track - "Strengthening Family Engagement", Jerome Thompson, SHARE Head Start. This training will provide strategies to enhance and empower Head Start staff with an understanding of the role/importance of parents, significant male participation in the Head Start Program. This training will provide Head Start staff with a program’s philosophy for understanding the changing dynamics of families and how the role of the families may be different in today’s society. We will also look at strategies and plans to assist staff with recruiting and engaging fathers and male significant others.
12:30 to 5:00pm Region 4 T/TA Multi-Day Track - "Supporting Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children", Region 4 T/TA Training Team. Participants will explore and research the Head Start Program Performance Standards to gain an understanding of Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children. They will gain knowledge of how utilizing program data and Practice Based Coaching strategies can support increasing the outcomes for staff and children.
12:30 to 2:30pm Education Track - "From Functional Behavior Analysis to Behavior Intervention Plan", Penny Nutter, Anderson RTC. Participants will learn what a Functional Behavior Analysis is when dealing with children who have challenging behavior along with how to complete a Behavior Intervention Plan for a child with challenging behavior.  This training is a hands-on session where participants will be involved in actually using data collected to inform their decisions in regard to appropriate behavior interventions for a child.
3:00 to 5:00pm Health & Family Services Track – “Trauma-Informed Care”, Kristen Martin, Early Childhood Mental Health Program Administrator
3:00 to 5:00pm Directors Track - "Strategies for Obtaining Non-Federal Funding", Dr. Cathleen Armstrong, Sunshine Nonprofit Solutions. Got project? Need funding? This interactive workshop will provide opportunities to discuss best practices in locating and securing funding from federal, state and local resources - beginning with a discussion of fund-able projects and eligible entities. The workshop will focus on non-federal funding, but will examine effective grant writing strategies are translatable to federal grants.
3:30 to 5:00pm Education Track - Session Under Development
5:30 to 7:00pm Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:00am to 5:00pm Registration Open, Silent Auction and KHSA Marketplace
7:00 to 8:00am Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 to 9:45am All Attendees - "The Multi-Generational Workplace", Jay McChord. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate the multi-generational workplace, take their leadership effectiveness to a new level, and become the most Relevant Leader in their profession.
10:00 to 11:45am Education Track - "Basics of Children’s Books", Christine Britton, ECE Program Solutions. Do you know you are supposed to read books with children but are not sure how to select appropriate books or what to do with them once you have them?  This introductory workshop will help you identify quality, age appropriate children's literature, provide strategies for reading effectively and develop skills for making story time an interactive experience.
10:00 to 11:45am Directors Track - "Joining Forces Through Shared Decision-Making", Debbie Nerderman, ECE Program Solutions. As an early childhood program director, you are in a unique position to influence the decision-making policies and practices at your center.  We’ll explore techniques for managing the daily business of your center by involving others in critical decisions affecting their professional fulfillment. You we determine your preferred decision-making style, assess the impact of the decision you make, increase the level of trust among your staff, and make better decisions.
10:00 to 11:45am Region 4 T/TA Multi-Day Track - "Supporting Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children", Region 4 T/TA Training Team. Participants will explore and research the Head Start Program Performance Standards to gain an understanding of Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children. They will gain knowledge of how utilizing program data and Practice Based Coaching strategies can support increasing the outcomes for staff and children.
10:00 to 11:45am Health & Family Services Track - "Assessing the Opioid Crisis in Your Community and Building Partnerships to Address the Problem”, Nolo Consulting. Community Assessment training to support Head Start programs in Kentucky in assessing the extent of the opioid crisis in their communities. This training will increase grantees’ understanding of community assessment data collection, organization and analysis. Grantees will learn how to use existing databases to collect quantitative data, including but not limited to, opioid prescription rates, pill distribution, inpatient hospitalizations, emergency department visits and other. Grantees will also learn how to collect qualitative data to understand and narrate the voice of the community as well as identifying challenges and barriers experienced by individuals affected by those with Opioid Use Disorder.
Noon to 2:00pm All Attendee Luncheon - "Updates from Region 4 Head Start", Nichelle Boyd-Ernst, Program Specialist
2:15 to 3:45pm Family Engagement Track - "Parent Cafés", La Donna Butler, Enrich Families. Have you heard about Parent Cafés? Come participate in a lively guided discussion about this engagement activity with BIG results!
2:15 to 3:45pm Health Track - “Injury Prevention – Why it Matters”, Sherri Hannan, Safe Kids Fayette County Coordinator
2:15 to 5:00pm Region 4 T/TA Multi-Day Track - "Supporting Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children", Region 4 T/TA Training Team. Participants will explore and research the Head Start Program Performance Standards to gain an understanding of Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children. They will gain knowledge of how utilizing program data and Practice Based Coaching strategies can support increasing the outcomes for staff and children.
2:15 to 5:00pm Directors Track - "If You’re Comfortable, You’re Not Growing", Dan Pope
2:15 to 5:00pm Education Track - "Help Children Get Ready to Read", Christine Britton, ECE Program Solutions. A workshop for improving the quality of language modeling and early literacy interactions in your preschool program.  Participants will learn about early literacy research and best practices to inspire children to improve comprehension and response to language, books and stories.
3:45 to 5:00pm Family Engagement Track – “Out of School, Afterschool, and Family and Community Engagement Resources with KET and PBS KIDS”, Christina Parker, KET. Featuring resources from KET’s Ready to Learn Grant, come explore multimedia resources that support science and literacy development, designed for use in after-school and out-of-school settings.  We will also explore the Family and Community Learning model for multi-generational hands-on family engagement designed to support science and literacy development among children and families.  All resources are FREE and come packaged with full activity plans, supporting materials for facilitators, related video clips and digital games, and take-home support to encourage family engagement.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:00am to Noon Registration Open, Silent Auction and KHSA Marketplace
7:00 to 8:00am Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 to 10:00am Education Track - "Visual Supports for Children with Autism", Michelle Antle, Kentucky Autism Training Ctr. Visual supports help students make sense of the world around them. They can reduce problem behaviors, increase effective communication interactions, and improve the understanding of complex social-emotional skills. Come learn how you can incorporate visual supports in your classroom!
8:00 to 10:00am  KHSA Board of Directors Meeting with Guest Speaker Myra Ingram, Executive Director, Region IV Head Start Association
8:00 to 11:00am Family Engagament Track - “Introduction to Playful Learning with Media”, Christina Parker, KET. The PBS KIDS Playful Learning for Educators professional learning series is designed for educators of children ages 3-8.  This session will lay a foundation for educators to consider the importance of guided playful learning and provides an introduction to how PBS KIDS content can support early learning objectives and knowledge goals when integrated into playful learning experiences. Educators actively learn and play together with digital and non-digital tools. Time is provided for educators to construct and share their own understanding of how the teaching strategies and PBS KIDS resources support children's learning and development. Educators will leave each session with new digital resources from PBS KIDS and an action plan for how they will put their learning into practice.
8:00 to 10:00am Health & Family Services Track -  “Identifying the Signs of Child Abuse”, Dr. Melissa Currie, University of Louisville
8:00 to 11:45am Region 4 T/TA Multi-Day Track - "Supporting Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children", Region 4 T/TA Training Team. Participants will explore and research the Head Start Program Performance Standards to gain an understanding of Effective Teaching Practices to Improve Outcomes for Children. They will gain knowledge of how utilizing program data and Practice Based Coaching strategies can support increasing the outcomes for staff and children.
10:15 to 11:45am Directors Track - "Developing an Effective Continuous Improvement Culture", Ray Leathers, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Susan Nally, Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation. Participants will learn how to build a Culture of Continuous Improvement
10:15 to 11:45am Education Track - "Suspension and Restraint in Head Start Programs", Andrea Bartholomew, School Readiness Consultant, Kentucky Dept. of Education
10:15 to 11:45am Health & Family Services Track - Session Under Development
Noon to 2:00pm All Attendees - KHSA Awards Luncheon and Closing Session - "Building Your Cathedral", Greg Coker, Capital Link Consultants


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