Workshops Fall/Winter

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Annually, witf offers about 60 two hour workshops to nearly 900 early educators in our region. These workshops, partially supported by the Pennsylvania Key, provide support, resources and information about relevant topics and help create a neighborhood of connected educators in our region. Presented by Pennsylvania certified trainers, workshop hours help educators meet their training requirements for Keystone Stars and the Department of Public Welfare.

Education Workshops Fall/Winter 2013

Making the Most Of the Communication You Have With Families  K5C251

Communicating with families can be difficult. This workshop focuses on creative ways to connect with families and build relationships including written communication, informal and formal communication, conferencing, and outreach.

  • 9/17/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 South Hanover Street, Carlisle
  • 9/24/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM United Way of York County, 800 East King Street, York
  • 10/3/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM witf, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg

Supporting The Challenging Child  K1C201

We all see working with children as something we are good at doing but what happens to our skills when particularly challenging children push our buttons? This workshop reviews positive guidance strategies and individualized ideas to assist and support the children in our care.

  • 9/19/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM witf, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg
  • 10/1/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 South Hanover Street, Carlisle

Managing Our Stress and Helping Children Manage Theirs’  K1C201

Working with children can be stressful and the lives of the children we work with everyday can, unfortunately, be very stressful, too. This workshop focuses on strategies to recognize and manage our own stress so we can model healthy choices for the children in our care. Also, we will develop strategies to help children manage their increasingly stressful worlds.

  • 10/8/13 6:30 -8:30 PM United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 South Hanover Street, Carlisle
  • 10/29/13 6:30 -8:30 PM United Way of York County, 800 East King Street, York
  • 11/7/13 6:30 -8:30 PM witf, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg

Supporting Scientists In Your Classroom  K2C211

Children are naturally curious. This workshop discusses strategies and tools to make science learning a natural part of our classrooms. Make a science activity to use in your classroom tomorrow!

  • 11/12/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 South Hanover Street, Carlisle
  • 11/19/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM United Way of York County, 800 East King Street, Yor
  • 12/12/13 6:30 - 8:30 PM witf, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg

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If you are an educator, please register online at www.pakeys.org.

Please contact Debbie Riek if you have questions at debbie_riek@witf.org or 717-910-2806

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