New Resources for State Early Childhood Systems Building.
The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) has developed a series of state planning resources primarily focused on building cross-sector early childhood professional development to support the inclusion of young children with disabilities. The resources are particularly relevant for states that responded to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge grants opportunity. See Resources to Support States: RTT-ELC Framework
Of particular relevance are three resources that support cross-sector planning for an integrated professional development system in early childhood. See Tools and Resources for Planning Cross-Sector Professional Development in Early Childhood
Updated CONNECT Policy Advisories Based on Changes to the IDEA Part C Regulations.
CONNECT has updated their policy advisory documents for CONNECT Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 based on the recent changes to Part C Regulations. Learn more
CONNECT Module Resources Featured on the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning EnvironmentTM (Ele) website.
Ele is a new website developed by the Fred Rogers Center for families, family child care providers, and teachers to access free, quality resources such as videos and interactive tools to support early literacy and other learning and development. Ele has featured several resources from CONNECT Module 6: Dialogic Reading. See Ele website
Conferences and Workshops
CONNECT Pre-Institute Workshop at the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute.
Limited spaces are available for you to join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how you can apply CONNECT Modules to 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. Don’t miss the chance to sign up today. Read More and Register
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/
CONNECT Module Updates and Tips for Early Childhood Faculty and PD providers
Are you looking for ways to help your state make progress towards OSEP performance indicators related to early childhood outcomes?
We have developed a document to show how the content, activities and resources of CONNECT Modules 1,2, 4, and 5 can be used by professional development providers to help states make progress towards the following OSEP Indicators: Part C Indicators: 2, 3, 4, & 8. Part B Indicators: 6, 7, 8, & 12. This document is available on the Instructor Supports section of the CONNECT Modules website.
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2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting, April 13-17, 2012
Knowledge to Action: The CONNECT (Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge) Web-Based Module on Dialogic Reading
Presenter: Pam Winton
Early Education and Child Development SIG Business Meeting: Facilitating Collaborations and Joint Research.
Keynote: Pam Winton
2012 National Smart Start Conference, April 30 – May 3, 2012
Addressing Inclusion within Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
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
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.
Upcoming CONNECT Modules
Module 7: Tiered Instruction (Spring 2012)