South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development
Train the Trainer Seminar Series 2019 - The mission of the Center for Child Care Career Development is to improve the quality of all early childhood programs in the state of South Carolina through the professional development of early childhood teachers.

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

Michelle Cummings, M.S. is the founder of Training Wheels, a leader in the Team Development industry.  She is an accomplished author and a dynamic, sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and experiential learning. The author of five books, Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato. She grew up on a farm in Norton, Kansas and lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband Paul.

Dr. Terrie Buckner, Ph.D earned a Master's degree in Adult Education and Occupational Studies and a Doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from The University of Georgia. Terrie's doctoral research, entitled "Engaging Moments: Adult Educators Reading and Responding to Emotion in the Classroom," was featured at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Student Research Conference in 2007. Terrie's practice has focused on workforce development in the fields of Early Care and Education and Social Services as well as the Training of Trainers and Educators who work in those fields, Instructional Design and Technology, and Human Performance Improvement.

Noelle McInerney, M.Ed is currently the Division Lead for Policy and Program Development in the Division for Early Care and Education at South Carolina Department of Social Services. She has worked with young children, families and teachers in various settings for the past 32 years as a teacher in public and private early childhood classrooms, a child care center director, a SC Certified Teacher, Master Trainer and Technical Assistance Provider. Additionally, her experience includes field monitoring and management in the state’s QRIS – ABC Quality. Noelle is Past President of the South Carolina Early Childhood Association Board of Directors. She served as Co-Chair for the Early Learning Standards Revision workgroup and is leading the implementation group to disseminate the content of the revised ELS to our field. Her passion is examining diversity and equity issues in the early childhood field in order to develop an action agenda for change. Noelle is currently pursuing her PhD in Early Childhood Education.

UPDATE YOUR TRAINING CONTENT

The NEW South Carolina Early Learning Standards!
(REPEAT from 2018 series!)

Trainer: Noelle McInerney, M.Ed

The New South Carolina Early Learning Standards (SC-ELS) is now available! This document was created as a collaborative, multi-agency partnership effort to provide a seamless document for the early care and education field. The SC-ELS describes what children need to know and be able to do before they enter kindergarten and provides a continuum from birth to age 5. Come learn about the new South Carolina Early Learning Standards and how you can incorporate this content into your training sessions!

5 hours of Professional Development
Training Schedule:
9:00 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Training Session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm – 3:30 pm Training Session

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Mary Robertson Conference Center – Room AC143
Columbia, SC
Registration Deadline is February 13, 2019

UPDATE YOUR TRAINING SKILLS

Experiential Toolbox: 
Facilitating with the Brain in Mind – More to Learn!
(NEW!)

Trainer: Michelle Cummings, M.S.

If you loved last year’s training, you’ll love this year even more!  Join ‘the big wheel’ and founder of Training Wheels, Michelle Cummings, for another action-packed workshop loaded with experiential activities and best strategies for adult learning.  Learn additional icebreakers, problem-solving activities, connection activities and dynamic closers to enhance your programs.  Teaching with the brain in mind not only helps your participants, but also gives you, the facilitator, insight into what is going on in your groups.  Come prepared to learn and laugh a lot.

5 hours of Professional Development
Training Schedule:
9:00 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Training Session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm – 3:30 pm Training Session

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Columbia, SC
Registration Deadline February 19, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (repeat of March 5)

Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Columbia, SC
Registration Deadline February 19, 2019

Brain Science and the Adult Learner (NEW!)

Trainer: Terrie Buckner, MA

This highly interactive session will challenge you to apply what we are learning from brain and cognitive sciences to what we already know about adult learners. The outcome? The ability to develop programs that focus on engaging adult participants for long-term retention of learning.  Trainers and program developers will gain first-hand experience with combining brain-compatible strategies with adult learning concepts to create more effective professional learning for any topic.

5 hours of Professional Development
Training Schedule:
9:00 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Training Session
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm – 3:30 pm Training Session

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Trident Technical College
Charleston, SC
Registration Deadline is March 26, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (repeat of April 9)

Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton, SC
Registration Deadline is July 16, 2019

Please note: All training sessions will meet TAP certification renewal requirements.
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