presented by Sue Hancock & Marlyn Kramer
University of Houston – Student Center South
4455 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204
For Intermediate/Advanced participants, we’ll take a “deeper dive” into relevant adult learning principles and how a trainer can add additional strategies in the design and delivery of training content. A working understanding of learning psychology will enable the trainer to more effectively manage the learners while they are training through responsive interactions, activities and discussions. There will be interactive review of developing learning objectives and how training content should relate to those objectives. Participants will examine various training presentation skills that are designed to engage learners to make their trainings enjoyable, interesting and the content memorable.
Sue Hancock is an independent consultant currently working in the early childhood community at the local and state levels. She received her degree from Texas State University at San Marcos with specialization in Child Growth and Development. Sue has received Continuing Education with Certification from the Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and the Department of State Health Services, Health & Human Services Commission for Healthy Child Care Texas as a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC). She serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) and is a Master level trainer with the Texas Trainer Registry. Completing the University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill, National Training Institute (NTI), Sue is an NTI trainer qualified as an observer for the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS), Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) and Family Day Care Environment Rating Scale (FDCERS) as well as a National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation observer. She has provided professional development presentations, mentoring and educational opportunities for early childhood professionals and works with child care centers, home-based providers, programs and families to develop and support quality initiatives.
Professional affiliations include the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) as VP of Advocacy, Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP), Zero to Three and San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (SAAEYC). Sue is also on the Board of Directors for Voices for Children of San Antonio, Early Childhood Task Force, Professional & Resource Development Committees. Sue was selected as part of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies’ (NACCRRA) Leadership Class 2010. Sue previously served as San Antonio College Department of Early Childhood Studies Advisory Committee Chair and currently supports St. Philip’s College Early Childhood and Family Studies Advisory Council.
Marlyn Kramer is the Founder/CEO of ECE Training Dynamics, LLC, and a Master Registered Trainer (#3620) with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwest Texas State University. Ms. Kramer is passionate about young children and incorporating developmentally appropriate practices in the early childhood classroom! Prior to teaching pre-kindergarten, she taught 1st grade for Austin ISD and all grade levels of hearing impaired for Hays ISD. Marlyn strives to stay current on educational issues through research and her membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, and Council for Exceptional Children.
The annual Plant a Rainbow Conference is Houston's premier early childhood professional development event.