Founder and President of Horizons In Learning
Constant Hine is a nationally recognized dynamic, motivational and inspirational speaker, coach, adult educator, consultant and author. Constant Hine has over 38 years experience in early childhood as a classroom teacher, adult educator, coach, consultant and author of several books. She has an MA in Teaching/ECE from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Constant currently lives in Denver, CO.
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Constant specializes in transformational learning, coaching, and leadership that engages learners and professionals to make lasting, deep and sustainable changes. Since 1988 Horizons In Learning has offered services and products that promote sustainable change to early childhood professionals, leaders, coaches, agents of change, teachers, and care-givers throughout North America. She also facilitates systemic change with organizations, schools and early childhood programs to achieve continuous quality improvement to serve
children and families.
Constant developed the GROOMER Framework for ChangeTM, which is a mental model for coaches, leaders, and ‘agents of change’ to use to facilitate the change process. This systematic and intentional model can be used
both with an individual and at the program level to facilitate and groom conscious change to promote continuous quality improvement (CQI). It can be used by coaches, consultants, administrators, or community leaders to work with early childhood teachers or administrators. The Framework is a relationship-based, inquiry-based, and transformational coaching approach to support sustainable habits of reflection, problem solving and lifelong learning.
Since 1992, Constant has been teaching agents of change, coaches, and leaders her coaching approach help others to overcome barriers and challenges and achieve goals by using a strength-based approach. Horizons In Learning offers several comprehensive ‘theory to practice’ professional development. They include the Transformational Coaching Program, the Conscious Leadership Program, and Make Learning Stick! Engaging Adult Learners.
She also offers 2 new products that are resource libraries for self-paced learning or group learning communities for coaches and change agents of change. The first is a 12 hour/10 module Coaching For Success Webinar Learning Series and the second is Busting Barriers Through Intentional Coaching Webinar Series. She also works with adult educators and classroom teachers to be able to use meaningful engaging learning strategies to honor the individual and unique needs of adults and children.
She has authored several books: Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators (available July 2019 Redleaf Press), Coaching For Success, Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences DVD Toolkit,
Preparing Powerful Presentations: Engaging Adult Learners, Engaging Young Learners: The Teacher’s Role In An Early Childhood Classroom, Transform Stress: Creating Ease In A Day’s Work Sign Book.
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Transformational Coaching Program
The Transformational Coaching Program offers professional development specialists, coaches, mentors and leaders ‘principles to practice’ on how to effectively facilitate change, to broaden and deepen professional practices of educators or administrators, and intentionally support sustainable habits of reflection, problem solving and lifelong learning.
This Program is designed to be implemented over multiple months, ideally a calendar/school year, to provide both breadth and depth of instructional content in a variety of instructional modalities (including onsite instruction, video conference, webinars, conference calls) and to use a diversity of instructional strategies (including lecture, dialogue, video clips, modeling, ‘live’ demonstration, role play, self-reflection, individual and peer coaching, etc.).
The Transformational Coaching Program includes a variety of components such as: interactive instruction, books, training materials, webinars, individual and group coaching. Participants will have the opportunity to implement and practice coaching skills, to learn from the personal experience of being individually coached, as well as implementing habits of self-reflection and assessment strategies. These experiences and components are designed to promote and deepen cycles of learning to sustain new skills, practice positive
effective strategies, and foster expansive critical thinking to promote CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) at the individual and program level.
Participants will learn the GROOMER Framework for ChangeTM model, a mental model for ‘agents of change’ to use to facilitate the change process. This systematic and intentional model can be used both with an individual and at the program level to facilitate and groom conscious change to promote continuous quality improvement (CQI). It can be used by coaches, consultants, administrators, or community leaders to work with early childhood teachers or administrators. The Framework is a facilitation, empowerment, design
thinking, and inquiry-based approach.
This Program is structured to ensure participants can transfer principles and strategies learned to practical and successful implementation in the field. Therefore, in addition to formal instruction, the Program offers an ongoing structure for sustainable practices through individual and
group coaching sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to individually and collectively reflect, debrief and discuss the success and challenges of implementing the information and facilitation practices. This transference of principles to practices is practically anchored when participants have the opportunity to identify and build on their strengths, to shift their own limiting attitudes and behaviors, and to increase their self-awareness and meta-cognition to broaden, deepen and master intentional, differentiated and conscious coaching practices.
In addition, this Program can offer strategies to build a Professional Learning Community of coaches (agents of change) to support a peer-based model and team approach for supporting innovation and sustainable change at the district, agency, community, or program level. Coupled with the option of using the Coaching for Success Webinar Series, participants can reinforce and deepen skills and strategies. The Webinar Series also provides an excellent way to onboard new hires or members of the team to learn the coaching practices
Constant Hine, M.A.T (Master of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching, Nova University)
- Over 20 years designing and implementing coaching programs for early childhood educators and families in school districts, Head Start, for profit and non profit private programs and public agencies.
- Over 20 years experience combining instruction and coaching strategies with professional development specialist, coaches/mentors, administrators, teachers, & families to implement best practices in early care programs. Her focus is to improve instructional strategies, strengthen communication and team building, transform stress, increase performance and effectiveness, increase and ensure sustainable growth and change for individuals, teams and programs to promote high quality early childhood care and education for children.
- Over 15 years coaching experience in business settings to optimize performance of management, employees, trainers, coaches to increase effectiveness, communication and leadership skills .
- Author of Coaching For Success Program, (2004) – which offers novice to master level instruction, team and individualized one-to-one coaching, facilitation of peer coaching models. The purpose of the program is to expand intentional, differentiated professional development strategies to support early
childhood professionals to expand continuous quality improvement and best practices, to foster leadership and to promote sustainable change. Constant just developed the Coaching For Conscious Change Program (2017), the revised updated version of this program and is currently writing a new book Coaching For Conscious Change to be published by Red Leaf Press.
Coaching For Success Program Clients include:
- Central Valley Children’s Services Network/Quality Improvement Support Team (2018 – current)
- San Francisco Family Child Care Quality Network (2013 – current)
- National Center on Tribal Child Care, Denver, CO (2015)
- First 5 of Contra Costa County, Concord, CA (2010-2013)
- Life Step Foundation, Millbrae, CA (2012)
- Pueblo City Schools, Early Childhood Coaches, Pueblo, CO (2010-2011)
- Contra Costa Childcare Council (2010-2011)
- Family Resource Network, Brookings, SD (2010)
- County Badlands Head Start, Rapid City, SD (2009- 2013)
- Early Childhood Council of San Luis Valley, Alamosa, CO (2009-2010)
- California Teacher & Director Mentor Program, San Francisco, CA (2007-2013)
- Gateway To Quality Coaching Program, San Francisco, CA (2006 – 2011))
- Parent Coaching Program, Springfield City Schools, Ohio (1998-1999)
Conscious Leadership Program Description
This Conscious Leadership Program is designed to be implemented over a 12-month timeframe to provide both breadth and depth of instructional content and one-on-one coaching to support sustainable change at the program level and for individual leaders, managers, and supervisors.
The Conscious Leadership Program includes quarterly onsite professional development with 1.5 – 2 days delivery per visit. Total onsite professional development will total a minimum of 36 contact hours. The Conscious Leadership Program also includes individual coaching for leaders, managers
and supervisors to support sustainability and facilitate establishing goals, action plans and reflective practice as they implement strategies, shift attitudes, improve skills, and expand competencies learned in the professional development. Each participant will receive at least 6 hours of individualized coaching, delivered every other month during a 12-month timeframe.
Participants will learn the Framework for Change ModelTM, a mental model for ‘agents of change’ to use to facilitate the change process. This systematic and intentional model can be used both with an individual and at the program level to facilitate and groom conscious change to promote continuous quality improvement (CQI). It can be used by coaches, consultants, administrators, or community leaders to work with early childhood teachers or administrators. The Framework is a facilitation, empowerment, design thinking, and inquiry-based approach.
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“At age 70, I have been in the trenches many years – a hearty thank you for a wonderful day to hear your words of wisdom and encouragement”
Phyllis Erickson, Teacher- Oak Park, IL
“Our deepest appreciation to you for providing such an inspiring keynote address.”
June Ushijima, SRLDP – L. A. Unified School District
“Constant is a wonderfully professional dynamic speaker. Very inspirational”
Jennifer Hamburg, Teacher
“Thank you for a dynamic, professional and entertaining presentation.”
Diana Berg, Instructional Advisor – L.A. Unified School District
“I found everything very useful! Appreciated the enthusiasm of the instructor. I can implement these ideas immediately.”
Melissa Houston, Teacher
“Your presentation was stimulating, well organized and very appropriate for our staff.”
Bettye Jones, Coordinator – Fresno, CA
“Great motivator and instructor!”
Kay Veith, Teacher
“Constant Hine is the most engaging and dynamic consultant I have ever encountered. Her facilitation has been a key to my own success. Connie’s training and coaching has been the most powerful for me as an administrator and consultant.”
Kathy Christiansen – Director, Center for Support Programs Educational Service District 101 – Spokane, WA