Dates and Times:
02/26/2021 - 02/27/2021
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
122 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, New Jersey
Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond. As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education.
Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."
Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few.
Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org).
Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.
Facilitator(s): Kathleen McClay, CPDT, & Teresa LaSala, CPDLT
Workshop Description: Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.
Participants in this workshop will:
- Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
- Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.
- Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
- Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families
1) Please direct all workshop questions, registration requirements, etc. to Kathleen McClay at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be serving as Denville, NJ workshop coordinator
2) FYI Reminder: With our workshops we charge participants an additional $20 per workshop via Eventbrite registration to cover mandatory participant fee charged by venue for parking, wifi, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea/beverages/snacks.
3) Please see link for details for the combined PDC and TP workshops at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495513760
Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 01/26/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 32.
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/99495435526
Kathleen McClay, email@example.com, 2017386948
Teresa LaSala, firstname.lastname@example.org, 9737134295
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The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.
Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.
CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.
In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.