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Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Getting Started
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Chris Amirault, Ph.D., School Director, Tulsa Educare, Inc.; and Christine M. Snyder, Director, University of Michigan Health System Children’s Center, and Assistant Professor
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Conflicts are inevitable, often hard to navigate, quick to multiply and become unmanageable—and they seem to be everywhere right now! We’re here to help.
In this edWebinar, presenters Chris Amirault and Christine M. Snyder introduce you to the basics of finding your way through conflict. Using engaging, real-life scenarios to support your self-reflection and understanding, we discuss the critical principles and attitudes required for successful conflict engagement. We also introduce concrete strategies for resolving conflicts in your workplace that will encourage you to strengthen your relationships, create more equitable communities, and improve your impact on young children. Finally, we think about your next steps along the way, answering questions and encouraging your ongoing collaborative practice.
Conflict can be fascinating, empowering—even fun! We’ll show you how. This recorded edWebinar will benefit early childhood and elementary teachers, administrators, coaches, and coordinators.
About the Presenters
Chris Amirault, Ph.D. is the school director of Tulsa Educare MacArthur in Oklahoma, and for over three decades has dedicated himself to high-quality education, teaching courses and facilitating workshops on early childhood education, conflict, assessment and instruction, ethics and professionalism, challenging behavior, family engagement, anti-bias education, and equity. He has also worked as a consultant focusing on organizational culture, change management, and QRIS system design and served as Executive Director of the Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center affiliated with Brown University in Rhode Island. During that time, he also taught early childhood education and development courses and was a mentor and coach for providers. Chris also served as the president of the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, served as the chair of the Council for NAEYC Accreditation, and was a founding facilitator of NAEYC’s Diversity & Equity Interest Forum. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Christine M. Snyder, M.A. has worked in the early childhood education field since 1999 as a teacher, center director, author, and trainer/coach. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and a bachelor’s degree in child development. She is currently Director of the University of Michigan Health System Children’s Center and Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Previously, she was an early childhood specialist at the HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she focused on developing professional learning for teachers and curriculum for preschoolers and infants/toddlers. She facilitates training throughout the United States, internationally, and online, and has published several books, articles, training DVDs, and other classroom resources for teachers. She lives in Michigan.
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