Dr. Kersey Presents 101's At NAEYC Conference
Dr. Katharine Kersey and Old Dominion Early Childhood Education Alumni presented the 101's at the 2005 Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which took place in December, 2005 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Kersey and others who use the 101's in their daily work were on hand to discuss the 101's and give examples of ways teachers and parents can use the 101's effectively in their classrooms and at home.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children. Visit the NAEYC web site at www.naeyc.org.
"101's" Wins Third Award
101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline, produced by Dr. Katharine Kersey and Old Dominion University's Distance Learning's Academic Technology Services unit, has received its third award, the Aegis Video & Film Production Award within the Training and Education production category.
The Aegis award judging is based on a complex formula which grades the various elements of the production (such as video shooting, editing, use of music). Entrants are judged by previous Aegis Award winners from the video and film industry. For more information about the Aegis award, visit http://www.aegisawards.com/.
"101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline" Wins Telly Award
101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline has been awarded the Bronze Telly Award for both the multimedia category and the education category. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 10,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
Entrants compete against a high standard of excellence, not one another, and are judged by previous Telly Awards winners from advertising, production and other creative professions.
The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operations and corporate video departments in the world including ABCNews, NASA Television, Harpo Productions, Inc., Microsoft Corporation and many others.
101's Production Wins "Award of Distinction"
101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline has been named as a winner in the 2005 Videographer Awards. Of 2,293 entries, Old Dominion University's Distance Learning production was judged to be among the best, clearly exceeding industry standards. The product received "Award of Distinction" in the Multi-Media/Interactive CD-ROM/DVD category and in the Educational Institution/Training Category.
About The Videographer Awards
The Videographer Awards is an international awards program directed by communications professionals to honor talented individuals and companies in the video production field. Entrants include video production companies, advertising and public relations firms, corporate communications departments, cable and broadcast television operations, government agencies and schools, independent producers and wedding and special event producers. Past winners have come from all 50 states and numerous countries.
About The 101's
Based on the research of Dr. Katharine Kersey, Early Childhood Education Chair, Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University, the "101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline" is a user-friendly training tool offering solutions to child care providers, teachers and parents to help children become happier, better equipped to settle differences peaceably, and more self-directed. The 101’s is available on CD-Rom, as well as VHS and DVD. While each format stands alone, the sets are affordably priced to encourage an integrated approach combining the CD-ROM set for individual use and the VHS or DVD sets for groups.
Dr. Kersey To Present 101's At VAECE Conference
Dr. Katharine Kersey and Old Dominion Early Childhood Education Alumni will present the 101's at the 2005 Conference of the Virginia Association of Early Childhood Educators (VAECE), which takes place March 17 to 19 at the Richmond Conference Center in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Kersey's workshops entitled "101's: A Guide to Positive Discipline" are on Friday, March 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., and on Saturday, March 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Presenters will give illustrations and examples of ways teachers and parents can use the 101's effectively in their classrooms and at home.
The Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education (VAECE) is an organization of people interested in the education and welfare of young children and their families. For more information about the VAECE and the conference, visit the VAECE web site at http://www.vaece.org/index.html.
"Helping Children Develop Resiliency: Providing Supportive Relationships."
In its January 2005 issue of Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children published an article by Dr. Katharine Kersey, "Helping Children Develop Resiliency: Providing Supportive Relationships."
"Resilient youngsters assume accountability for themselves and act responsibly toward others. They have developed skills, hobbies, talents and interests and feel a genuine sense of control over what happens in their lives," writes Dr. Kersey.
In the article, Dr. Kersey discusses resources that help children develop important characteristics, including confidence in their ability to overcome challenges and frustrations. Among the critical factors Dr. Kersey highlights are the positive influence of caring, committed adults, children's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical inner resources, and supportive environments that are welcoming, encouraging, safe, and provide a sense of belonging.
"Positive teacher behaviors that show compassion and respect involve knowing all children by name, encouraging the participation of those who may not easily join in, making extra efforts to connect and bond with every child, and helping children learn how to problem solve when they are having difficulties. "
For more information about NAEYC and Young Children, visit http://www.journal.naeyc.org.
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