Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, November 2013

Date Published: 11/25/2013

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

New Products from CONNECT

Global CONNECTions

Autism Awareness Activist and TV Sports Journalist to Deliver 2014 Inclusion Institute Keynote Address

Professional Development Opportunities Available through PDC@FPG

Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile with Proficiency
Developing Cross-Sector Professional Development (PD) Systems

Resources

CONNECT Modules
CONNECT Courses


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New Products from CONNECT

Article on CONNECT in NAEYC’s Voices of Practitioners

Learn how you can use CONNECT’s 5-Step Learning CycleTM  to support the implementation of teacher research and evidence-based practices in early childhood classrooms. Voices of Practitioners is a FREE online peer-reviewed journal dedicated to topics related to teacher research. Read article

Additional Video Demonstrations of Building Trusting Partnerships in Module 4

See three new video demonstrations of building trusting partnerships (Videos 4.5-4.7: Libby and Kim) as well as updated handouts and activities in Module 4: Family-Professional Partnerships. Come check it all out.

CONNECT Online Course: Communication for Professional Collaboration

Register for our latest FREE online course to learn about effective communication practices that can be used to promote collaboration with professionals and families in early care and education and intervention settings. This course is worth .25 CEU’sRegister or learn more about CONNECT Online Courses

 

Global CONNECTions

Chinese Translation and Adaptation of CONNECT Modules

Education professor and scholar Haiying Guo from Handan College is spending a year with CONNECT to translate and adapt CONNECT modules into Chinese Mandarin. Learn more

Portuguese Translation and Adaptation of CONNECT Module 4

Raquel Corval and colleagues, who had previously translated and adapted Module 1, have received funding to translate and adapt Module 4: Family-Professional Partnerships for the Portuguese context. Learn More

 

National Inclusion Institute 2014 (May 20-22, Chapel Hill, NC)

Autism Awareness Activist and TV Sports Journalist to Deliver 2014 Inclusion Institute Keynote Address

Dwayne Ballen, an award-winning television journalist will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute. Told from the rarely heard father's perspective, Ballen’s book, Journey With Julian has received praise since its release. Read More

 

New Professional Development Opportunities Available

through PDC@FPG

Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) with Proficiency

The training in January 2014 is SOLD OUT! The next available training is in April 2014. Look for registration and information in February 2014. Read More

Developing Cross-Sector Professional Development (PD) Systems

The staff of NPDCI is available to facilitate the use of an integrated set of tools and resources for developing cross-sector professional development plans for supporting inclusion. Read More

 

Resources

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.

CONNECT Courses

  • Foundations of Inclusion (0.1 CEU)
  • All, Some and a Few: Tiered Instruction (0.4 CEU)
  • Storybook Conversations (0.4 CEU)
  • Weaving Inclusion into Everyday Activities (0.5 CEU)
  • Adaptations That Work (0.5 CEU)
  • Communication for Professional Collaboration (0.25 CEU)

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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.