TIPS Training Descriptions
TIPS – Basic Training (3 hours)
TIPS is an exciting way of educating teachers and parents on a wide variety of early childhood topics. TIPS trained staff will have *access to best practice parenting information immediately at their fingertips via the web, Android and Apple platforms. This training emphasizes teacher-parent partnerships in context of promoting positive child outcomes. Participants will learn practical strategies on assessing parent’s needs and interest and how to deliver parenting information through brief conversations with parents.
*TIPS for Great Kids is a web-based application for best practice parenting information and resource; therefore, those with access to computers, tablets and/or smartphones in the classroom will greatly benefit from this training.
TIPS – App and Recap (1.5 hours)
This training is a recap of the basic concepts of TIPS for Great Kids and is ONLY FOR THOSE ALREADY TRAINED IN TIPS. You will gain access to all your favorite TIPS materials through our web-based app, which allows you to send tip cards via text or email. Bring your charged and updated laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone for immediate access to the TIPS App.
TIPS – Identifying and Managing Feelings (1.5 hours)
This workshop is for those that wish to create a more peaceful classroom learning environment. This training emphasizes the importance of children learning to identify and manage their feelings. Participants will gain practical classroom strategies to teach these skills, as well as ways to partner with parents.
TIPS – Positive Partnerships (1.5 hours)
This workshop provides information about how positive partnerships lay the solid foundation for a child’s early learning experiences. Partnering with families allows the parent, who is the expert on the child, and the teacher, who has the early childhood knowledge and resources to work together for the best interest of the child. This session will include family engagement, creating opportunities for conversations, family and staff perspectives, strength based partnership, celebrating success, goal- oriented partnering as well as culture appreciation and differences.
TIPS – Realistic Expectations for Infants and Toddler (1.5 hours)
This workshop provides information about realistic expectations, also known as developmental milestones, for infants and toddlers. Participants will learn why it is important to understand and teach these milestones, which milestones are developed at each age, strategies to use in the classroom to help infants and toddlers meet their milestones, as well as how to share this information with parents.
In or outside of Arkansas you can request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-425-5532.
If you reside in Arkansas, you can visit the TAPP website for a training near you! http://professionalregistry.astate.edu/registry.asp