Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, March 2013
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
Registration is now open for the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Opening the Doors to Inclusion, in Chapel Hill, NC, May 13-15.
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.
The conference begins Monday, May 13th at 1:00 and ends on Wednesday, May 15th, at 12:30. Registration is $250. Pre-Institute Workshops are available on Monday the 13th from 9:00 – 12:00 (lunch included) for only $35.00.
New Online Modules Provide Overview of the Inclusive Classroom Profile
Are you interested in measuring the quality of inclusion at a classroom level? NPDCI has just released two online modules that provide an overview of the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP).
Module 1 provides a general overview of the ICP and Module 2 offers a step-by-step guide for administering the ICP measure in the classroom. The ICP is an observational tool for assessing the quality of inclusive classroom practices across twelve dimensions of quality. View the Modules
The Handbook of Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
A new book edited by FPG Senior Scientists Dr. Virginia Buysse and Dr. Ellen Peisner-Feinberg offers the first comprehensive look at what is known about using Response to Intervention (RTI) to promote young children's development and learning. The Handbook of Response to Intervention in Early Childhood will be released by Brookes Publishing on April 8. The book provides an overview of how RTI is designed to be used in pre-k, including detailed information on its defining principles and features, its evidence base, specific RTI models, and program-level supports needed for implementing RTI.
NPDCI and CONNECT have developed materials to support the use RTI in early childhood. Check out a concept paper on RTI in early childhood Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood: Building Consensus on the Defining Features and CONNECT Module 7 on Tiered Instruction and see the discussion on Module 7, below.
Using CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction in an Online Course
How did one faculty use CONNECT Modules in an online environment? Cathy Collie from Wake Tech Community College shares her experience on using CONNECT Module 7 with her students. Read about what she did and share your examples.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April 27– May 1, 2013,San Francisco, California
Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Findings from the first US Demonstration Study in North Carolina
2013 National Smart Start Conference, April 29¬May 2, 2013, Greensboro, NC
Quality Inclusion: What does it look like and how can we measure it?
National Association for the Education of Young Children’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development (NAEYC-PDI), June 9 – 12, 2013
CONNECT: Using 21st Century Technology to Enhance Professional Development
CONNECTing Evidence-Based Practice and Teacher Research: Using a 5-Step Learning Cycle for Organizing PD Content
Leveraging Resources Conference, Washington, DC, March 20, 2013
Creating the Readiness and Capacity to Build Integrated Early Childhood PD Systems
Presentation to Head Start TA Specialists sponsored by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL), March 18, 2013
Supporting the Individual Learning Needs of All Children: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to TA
8th Annual Early Childhood Leadership Summit, Harrisonburg, VA, February 27, 2013
Keynote Address: Inclusion Means Everyone: Act Locally, Think Inclusively
An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development
This newsletter is an initiative of the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion,