WAEYC Conference
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
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Friday Full Day Sessions - 9:00am-5:00pm

FABC01: Pump Up Your Training Skills (Day One), presented by Guila Muir, Guila Muir and Associates LLC


This is a two day session. It is recommended you attend both days. See Saturday session SABC01.
This fun and interactive workshop is specifically designed to support new and experienced trainers. We will explore key strategies to designing and delivering effective training for adult learners around any topic. Prior to attending, please identify a training topic that you would like work on during the session. This could be a training you have delivered in the past or a new training topic. Be prepared to share:
- The training topic you have selected;
- A brief description of the training, including its length (2-4 hours preferred); and
- Who the training audience will be: their jobs, experience levels, etc.
This session qualifies towards the required annual continuing education hours for state-approved trainers.
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership
About the presenter: Guila Muir & Associates, a Seattle-based firm specializes in developing professionals’ facilitation, presentation and training skills. Since 1983, Guila has trained thousands of people on an international level. She has worked as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Graduate School of Education. Here book, titled “Instructional Design That Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire” crystallizes the instructional design process so that anyone can develop and deliver effective, engaging classes and Webinars.
Who Should Attend: Adult Educators | Interested Professionals; This is the same workshop presented at WAEYC 2015. Participants are welcome to attend it again but the content will be very similar to the 2015 workshop.
This session has a $15 materials fee. All participants will receive the text Instructional Design That Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire, as well as an approximately 25-page Participant Manual that you will use as a workbook during the session, and as an important reference after the session.

FABC02: An Effective Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support, by Kelly Wilson, 4Abilities

Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) is a research-based early childhood model of individualized positive behavior support. This model is designed to help young children whose behaviors are serious enough that they interfere with the child’s ability to engage in positive relationships, form friendships, play with others, and learn new expected skills. This session will focus on the process of shaping behavior through the PTR-YC model focusing on reducing challenging behaviors and teaching new skills. Participants will learn about the model, how to apply it to their settings and gain tools that support fidelity at every step.
About the presenter: Kelly Jo Wilson currently works at the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood. She developed her career through the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center at the University of Colorado Denver. She brings many years of experience in early childhood through extensive work with the Pyramid Model, co-author and trainer for Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR and PTR-Young Child), LEAP (Learning Experiences: Alternatives for Parents and Preschoolers) Preschool Model , and continuous experience with the science of implementation and systems change. She also studies Implementation Science and was an original founder of the Colorado Implementation Collaborative (CIC), a satellite of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at Chapel Hill. Over the past 25 years, Kelly has been involved in almost every aspect of early intervention, general education, and special education.
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Interactions
Who Should Attend: ALL

FABC02 Handout