Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, January 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.
Announcements: New NPDCI Resource: Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood | CONNECT Pre-Institute Workshop at the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute | Register now for the 2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
Current Online Discussions: CONNECT Modules
Resources: Upcoming and Recent Presentations | CONNECT Modules
New NPDCI Resource on Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood
In a matter of a few short years, RTI has become a familiar phrase in the early childhood field. Because RTI is an emerging practice, it is critical that the early childhood field has a reliable source of information as programs begin to define and implement these practices. NPDCI facilitated a process from September 2009 to December 2011 for gathering national input on RTI from multiple sources (through listening sessions, national experts, work groups). Representatives from three national organizations (The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Head Start Association (NHSA)) were among the participants. NPDCI developed a concept paper, Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood: Building Consensus on the Defining Features, which summarizes what was learned. The paper lists key components of an RTI framework for linking assessment with instruction, and offers considerations for implementation and future directions.
CONNECT Pre-Institute Workshop at the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
Join us for a hands-on 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 interactive workshop will be presented by CONNECT staff as well as faculty and PD provider leaders.
Register now for the 2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, May 14-16
For the past decade, the Inclusion Institute has been the “don’t miss” event for individuals to learn and problem solve about early childhood inclusion. Pre-Institute Workshops with size limits are available for early bird registrants. For more information on the preliminary program, speakers, logistics, and registration, go to http://inclusioninstitute.fpg.unc.edu/
Current Online Discussions
Your comments are invited!
CONNECT Module Updates and Tips for Early Childhood Faculty and PD providers
Have you checked out the newly redesigned instructor dashboards?
We hear you and have reorganized and redesigned the instructor dashboards for each module to help you find the resources you need for your teaching. The learner dashboards have also undergone a similar facelift. Come check out the instructor dashboards now. Read More
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