Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, August 2012

Date Published: 08/29/2012

Professional Development and Inclusion eNews

An email update from the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion and CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge.

In This Issue

Announcements

  • CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction – Now Available in Spanish
  • CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012
  • In Case You Missed It - The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Preliminary Findings of a Demonstration Study in North Carolina

Resources

  • Upcoming and Recent Presentations
  • CONNECT Modules

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Announcements


CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction – Now Available in Spanish

CONNECT’s module on tiered instruction is now available in Spanish. This module focuses on the purpose, use and potential benefits of tiered instruction when working with young children.

View CONNECT Module 7 Spanish version

 

CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012 in Minneapolis, MN

Have you signed up for CONNECT’s full-day workshop to learn how you can apply CONNECT Modules into your upcoming courses, seminars and PD events? Content on specific practices such as embedded interventions, transition practices, communication for collaboration, family-professional partnerships, dialogic reading, and tiered instruction will be covered. This hands-on workshop will be presented by CONNECT staff as well as faculty and PD provider leaders. Read more and register

 

In Case You Missed It - The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Preliminary Findings of Demonstration Study in North Carolina

The first US demonstration study on the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) has been completed and the results are available online. The ICP, developed by Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of practices that support the developmental needs of children with disabilities in early childhood settings. The ICP was field tested in 51 inclusive settings in North Carolina.

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Resources

Upcoming Presentations

Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.

Pre-Conference Workshop: CONNECT: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development

Presenters:  Pam Winton, Beth Rous, Chih-Ing Lim, and Dale Epstein

Recent Presentations

OSEP Project Directors’ Meeting, July 22-25, 2012, Washington, DC.

Ensuring inclusive environments for the delivery of preschool special education and preparing personnel to succeed in community settings: Large Group Panel

Presenters:  Pam Winton, Phyllis Mondak, Beth Caron, and Susan Fowler

CONNECT Modules: An evidence-based practice approach to professional development: Breakout Session

Presenters:  Pam Winton, Chih-Ing Lim, and Dale Epstein

Embedding an evidence-based practice approach into professional development
Facilitators: Pam Winton, Susan Fowler, Deana Buck, Leigh D'Amico, Herman T. Knopf

CONNECT Modules

  • Module 1: Embedded Interventions:  Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about the practice of embedded interventions to help children participate in a variety of early learning opportunities and environments promoting high quality inclusion. 
  • Module 2: Transition: Instructor Dashboard  | Learner Module
    Learn about practices to help support children and families as they transition among programs in the early care and education system.
  • Module 3: Communication for Collaboration: Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about effective communication practices that can be used to promote collaboration with professionals and families in early care and education, and intervention settings.
  • Module 4: Family-Professional Partnerships: Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about building trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children.
  • Module 5: Assistive Technology Interventions: Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about the purpose, use and potential benefits of assistive technology interventions when working with young children.
  • Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices: Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about the purpose, use and potential benefits of dialogic reading practices when working with young children.
  • Module 7: Tiered Instruction: Instructor Dashboard | Learner Module
    Learn about the purpose, use and potential benefits of tiered instruction when working with young children.

This newsletter is an initiative of the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion,
CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge at the FPG Child Development Institute. Project funding is provided by the Office of Special Education Programs.