May 8 - 14, 2018

Plus, you'll receive free access to the conference resource list, one of the daily conference workbooks, & an extended clip of the Viewer's Choice winning talk.

Are you a preschool teacher struggling with behavior? 


A  center director or Head Start manager wanting to support teachers and get buy-in for new strategies? 


An early childhood coach, consultant, trainer, ECE professional or leader concerned about the high incidence of challenging behavior and thinking about how we can best create positive change in our field?

I created this ONLINE conference for you.

In this online event we'll get at the topic of challenging behavior from many angles.

We'll focus on prevention and look at how to support children using innovative strategies you probably haven't tried yet.

We'll talk about what to do in those moments when a child is in a full blown tantrum or aggressing towards others.

We'll consider bigger picture societal trends and what those have to do with moment-to-moment classroom struggles. 


Join me.

Need credit towards your required professional development hours? You can still access the conference!
You will get more info on that after you register!

My carefully curated team of speakers inspire and delight with their stories and facts interwoven with strategies, strategies, strategies. You'll find so many gems and takeaways in these talks, you may start to see the whole concept of "challenging behavior" differently, you'll get new ideas about what to do.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

ALISTAIR BRYCE-CLEGG

Speaker & Consultant, ABCDoes

Prevent Challenging Behavior with Play & Playful Teaching

ANGÈLE SANCHO PASSE

Author & Consultant, Bluewater

Strategies for Engaging Dual Language Learning

BARB AVILA

Owner, Synergy Autism Center Tantrums & Aggression: Weathering the Storm

CHAMROEUN YANN

Master Teacher, Fresno State Behavioral Support Based on Interests and Strengths

CHANIE WILSCHANSKI

CEO & Consultant, DiscoverEd 

Is a Toxic Culture Contributing to Behavior Problems ?

HELEN WHEELOCK

Director, CAT Early Learning Interactive Oral Storytelling and Drama to Promote Engagement

IJUMAA JORDAN

Consultant

Ijumaa Jordan Consulting 

 Behavior, Redirection & Reflection

JULIE KURTZ

Co-Director, TIP-ECE, WestEd Trauma Informed Practices in 

Early Childhood Education

KENNETH SHERMAN

Training Specialist, HighScope How to Use a 6-Step Process to Manage Child Conflict

KRISTIE PRETTI-FRONTCZAK Ph.D.

Speaker & Author, PreKTeach & Play Prevent Aggression and Teaching Before the Peak

LINDA ESPINOSA Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, U of Missouri Supporting Dual Language Learners in ECE Settings

MEGAN PAMELA RUTH MADISON

Scholar, NAEYC Governing Board Disproportionality, Bias and Racial Equity in PreK Expulsions

MIKE HUBER

Author, Podcast Host, Supervisor

Is Rough and Tumble Play "Challenging Behavior"?

RAE PICA

Author & Speaker, RP Consulting What if We Understood Children's Need to Be Active Learners?

SALLY HAUGHEY

Founder & CEO, Fairydust Teaching Behavior, Marveling Mindsets & The Environment as Teacher

TAMARA JOHNSON

Executive Director 

Malaika Early Learning  

Positively Impact Child Outcomes

VANESSA LEVIN

Creator & CEO, Pre-K Pages     

How to Prevent Challenging Behavior at Circle Time 

VIRGINIA SPIELMANN
Associate Director, STAR Institute Sensory Processing Disorder 

& Challenging Behavior

WENDY PASSMORE GODDFREY

Director, WP Puppet Theater 

Making and Using a Puppet Can Change Your Life

NICOLE CONNELL

Mentor and Educational Therapist Self Care for Teachers, Intersection of Learning & Mental Health

ALLISON MORGAN
Founder, Zensational
Kids Yoga & Self-Regulation

Need credit towards your required professional development hours? You can still access the conference!
You will get more info on that after you register!

Watch this quick video introduction about the conference.

CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:

Trauma Informed Practices for ECE Classrooms


Conflict Resolution Process


Tantrums, Aggression, & Teaching Before the Peak


What to do About Rough and Tumble Play

Improving Child Outcomes in High Need Communities


Behavior, Redirection, and Reflection


Supporting Dual Language Learners


Racial Justice and Implicit Bias in PreK Expulsions


Active Learning as Challenging Behavior Prevention


Using Puppets for Social Emotional Learning

Strengths-Based Behavioral Supports


Effective Engagement During Circle Time


Classroom Environments: Prevent Challenging Behavior


Play, Playful Teaching and Challenging Behavior


Dismantling Toxic School Cultures and Support Teachers 

Increase Engagement through Interactive Oral Storytelling


Creating and Using A Puppet Mascot in Your Classroom


Sensory Integration and Challenging Behavior


Supporting Dual Language Learners

...AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

Need credit towards your required professional development hours? You can still access the conference!
You will get more info on that after you register!

MEET YOUR HOST

Barb O'Neill, Ed.D.

Hi, I’m Barb. I created this conference because I envision a world where all early childhood professionals are excited to work with children who use challenging behavior and have what they need to do so effectively.


I love working with kids who use challenging behavior…but didn't always! I have vivid memories of power struggles and children getting hurt. Many days I went home fed up, embarrassed and questioning my career choice.


Then, I enrolled in a special ed program while simultaneously studying theater improv. My world burst open. I saw the power of capitalizing on children’s propensity for play. I learned that there were effective strategies I hadn’t been taught! I used what I learned, developed my own strategies, and helped kids. I pursued an Ed.D. and studied how storytelling could keep kids engaged, help children with delays, and prevent behavior problems.


This conference brings together those ideas and many more, as we create new conversations about what we even mean when we say “challenging behavior” and explore innovative, practical, and effective ways of supporting children.


Let’s transform challenging behavior together. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW IT WORKS

How many conference sessions are there?

21.

How long is each session?

1 hour, give or take a few minutes.

How long do I have to watch each session?

During the conference, you have 24 hours starting at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern. After the conference, as much time as you'd like if you decide to bring it home.

Is this really free?

Yes. Register and get 21 hours of learning + a daily workbook, May 8-14.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

Can I get professional development credit?

If you purchase a package you will be able to download a certificate for each session you participate in. That’s up to 21 hours/sessions starting at $98 (less than $5 per talk!).

Will this count in my state?

If your state accepts a certificate of attendance for professional development hours then it should. Please check with your

supervisor if you are uncertain.

So I have to pay to get the professional development?

The learning and your professional growth is 100% free. You do need to buy a package to get access to the downloadable certificates.

WHO ITS FOR

I don’t live in the US is this for me too?

Yes! Please join us.

But what about the time difference, will I miss everything?

No! Your 24 hours to view the talks will just start at a different time of day than people in a

different part of the world.

I work full time, part time, or weird hours – will I miss everything?

Nope. It’s all pre-recorded and you’ll get 24 hours to watch each session. If you’re worried, purchase a package to access the info for up to a year!

Is the content relevant to parents and families of young children?

Yes. I created this for early childhood teachers and directors but they are welcome and I think it will be highly relevant.

I am a family childcare provider or home visitor – is it for me?

Yes. A few sessions are geared towards circle time or classroom transitions but overall you will find it to be highly relevant.

I’m not on Facebook. Can I still participate? I don’t want to miss

anything!

Don’t worry. May 8-14 you will get a daily email with a link to access the 3 talks for that day + a downloadable workbook.

FACEBOOK

I don’t want to miss my chance to talk with Barb (conference creator), the speakers, and other early childhood educators from around the world!

No pressure but I know at least a few  participants who made an account just to come hangout in our Facebook group and haven’t told their friends or family! You can delete it after the conference.

SHARING

Can I share my daily link with the other teachers at my center?

Everyone needs to register at: challengingbehaviorconference.com

Join us.

May 8 - 14, 2018

Need credit towards your required professional development hours? You can still access the conference!
You will get more info on that after you register!

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