Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, June 2012

Date Published: 06/12/2012

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.

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Announcements

Discussion: 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.  Come join their conversation

Communities of Practice Indicators Worksheet - Now Available in Spanish.

This Communities of Practice (CoP) Indicators Checklist was developed based on the most recent literature on communities of practice. The document provides indicators, with references, for groups creating or maintaining CoPs, proving a tool for identifying their current strengths and weaknesses and for targeting areas for improvement. Read More and Download




Resources

Upcoming 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:  Pam Winton, Marcy Whitebook and Sharon Ryan

21st NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, June 10- June 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
  • Shared leadership: Key ingredients for successful cross-sector partnerships
    Presenters: Megan Cox, Camille Catlett, Shivani Pandit, and Christopher Watson
  • 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

Recent Presentations

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

  • Transforming Your Professional Development: Applying an Evidence-based Practice Approach (Pre-Institute Workshop – Registration Full)
    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

2012 National Smart Start Conference, April 30 – May 3, 2012

  • Inclusive Classroom Profile: Measuring the Quality of Inclusion in an Era of Accountability
    Presenters: Pam Winton, Tracey West, and Lia Rucker
  • Exploring the Professional Development Landscape: Summary from Four States
    Presenters: Megan Cox, Heidi Hollingsworth, and Virginia Buysse
  • The Right Stuff: Evidence-based Resources at Your Fingertips
    Presenter: Camille Catlett

2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting, April 13- April 17, 2012

  • Knowledge to Action: The CONNECT (Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge) Web-Based Module on Dialogic Reading – Paper presentation as part of the symposium:  Crossing the Divide: Integrating Doing What Works Resources into Professional Learning—Results From Four Implementation Projects
    Presenter: Pam Winton
  • Early Education and Child Development SIG Meeting: Facilitating Collaborations and Joint Research. 
    Keynote: Pam Winton

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.