Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, July 2012

Date Published: 07/19/2012

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

  • The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Preliminary Findings of a Demonstration Study in North Carolina
  • CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012

Discussions

  • QRIS Validation Issues
  • Response to Intervention in Early Childhood

Resources


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Announcements


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 just been completed and the results are now 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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CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012 in Minneapolis, MN

Sign up now for an interactive 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.
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Discussions

QRIS Validation Issues

Join in a discussion of QRIS validation Issues.  What do you think should - or should not - be included in a Quality Rating and Improvement System? Should inclusion be a part of a QRIS?

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Response to Intervention in Early Childhood.

Lynette Chandler, Professor and Program Coordinator for Special Education at Northern Illinois University, and Robin Miller Young, Student Services Coordinator at Prairie Children Preschool, share their involvement in professional development on RtI in early childhood from the preservice and inservice perspectives. 

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Resources

Upcoming 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
    Presenters:  Pam Winton, Phyllis Mondak, Beth Caron, and Susan Fowler
  • CONNECT Modules: An evidence-based practice approach to professional development
    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

Recent Presentations

Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference, June 18-20, 2012, Washington DC

  • Meeting the higher education challenges for early care and education workforce in the 21st century:  Research and policy implications for Institutions of Higher Education and national and state policy makers
    Presenters:  Marcy Whitebook, Pam Winton, and Sharon Ryan
  • 21st NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, June 10- 13, 2012, Indianapolis, IN
    CONNECT: An evidence-based practice approach to professional development
    Presenters: Pam Winton, Dale Epstein, Chih-Ing Lim, Beth Rous, Lisa Stein, and Alison Lutton
    Higher education for improving teaching practice and outcomes for children: Taking paths to greater effectiveness
    Presenters: Marilou Hyson, Diane Horm, and Pam Winton
  • Developing quality field experiences: Leadership challenges and lessons from teacher educators
    Presenters: Camille Catlett, Alison Lutton, Edyth Wheeler, and Anu Sachdev
  • Using DEC's research and resources in early childhood pre- and in-service programs
    Presenters: Rosa Milagros Santos, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Camille Catlett, and Michaelene Ostrosky

2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, May 14-16

  • Transforming your professional development: Applying an evidence-based practice approach
    Presenters: Pam Winton, Virginia Buysse, Dale Epstein, and Chih-Ing Lim
  • A guided tour of the new CONNECT Module 7 on tiered instruction
    Presenters: Dale Epstein, Virginia Buysse, and Mary Louise Hemmeter
  • Inclusive Classroom Profile: Measuring the quality of inclusion in an era of accountability
    Presenters: Elena Soukakou, Lia Rucker, Tracey West, and Pam Winton
  • Evidence-based practices that  support inclusion
    Presenters: Camille Catlett, Pam Winton and Val Johnson
  • Resource “booty” at your fingertips: Inclusion treasures to support your work
    Presenters: Camille Catlett and Joan Davis
  • A great early childhood workforce: We all want one but how do we make it happen?
    Presenters: Shelley deFosset, Sandy Wilberger, and Tracey West

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.