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Looking for Professional Development that doesn’t suck?

Contact us to discuss scheduling and pricing for a highly-engaging, thought-provoking professional development opportunity with immediate takeaways for your team to apply in classroom.

We have presentations prepared for

  • Inclusive early childhood education
  • Teaching the behavior you want to see
  • Taking meaningful data and using it
  • Tackling personal biases that impede relationships with learners
  • Meaningful and valuable partnerships with families
  • Growing positive, inclusive classroom communities
  • And we’re ready to develop presentations for your needs!

Recent Presentations

PD that doesn't suck

Ditch Those Clips – Elmont Elementary  School, Hanover County, VA

“Thank you for bringing Jen and Mira to our school.  Everything they said has been what we have worked on the past two years and it was beautifully said.  One quote that is driving our next steps in VTSS and Accountability team is “If we want to teach behaviors are our systems doing that?”  That is a our driving question as we continue to grow as a building.” 

Guiding Behaviors From the Inside Out – Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, West Virginia), May 2018

Guiding Behaviors PDF of presentation from WV

“The morning flew by because I was actually engaged in what was going on. I would love to get a copy of your mindful strategies cards. I plan to use them next year and am introducing them to my department at the end of the year meeting. Thank you so much.”

“Your sessions were absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for engaging in purposeful staff development.”

“That was way better than I expected. I was planning on crocheting a sweater today and never even picked up my needles.”

“I wish every teacher at my school could have heard this today.”

Newton, J. R., & Williams, M. C. (2019, August).  Ditch the clips.  Presented for Elmont Elementary School, Ashland, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2019, February).  A recipe for success:  Partnering with families beyond early intervention visits.  Webinar presented for Illinois Early Intervention Training Program.

Newton, J. R.  (2018, May).  Guiding learners from the inside out – a behavioral management workshop.  Presented for Regional Education Services Agencies Eight, Shepherdstown, WV.

 Newton, J. R.  (2018, May).  Unpacking our biases about guiding behavior.  Presented for Regional Education Services Agencies Eight, Shepherdstown, WV.

Newton, J. R.  (2017, January).  Making every moment count.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers, Verona VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2016, November).  Preparing preservice teachers for families.  Invited web discussion for the Professional Development Special Interest Group of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Early Childhood.

 Newton, J. R. (2016, October).  Showing care when care is hard.  Presented for Kids Harbor Early Childhood Center, Harrisonburg, VA.

Newton, J. R. (2016, March). Guiding learners from the inside out.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers, Verona, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2015, January; 2014, August).  Dataopoly.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers, Verona, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2014, April).  You had the power all along.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Verona, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2014, March).  The journey to the great oz:  Collecting meaningful data.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Verona, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2014, January).  Intentional teaching and learning.  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Augusta County, VA.

 Newton, J. R.  (2013, December).  Working our super powers!  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Augusta County, VA.

 Newton, J. R.  (2013, August).  Planning for success!  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Augusta County, VA.

Newton, J. R.  (2013, March).  Oral language:  Word poverty or language delay?  Presented for Augusta County Preschool Teachers.  Augusta County, VA.