Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, November/December 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
CONNECT Impact: 3 Minute “Ad”
This jazzy 3 minute CONNECT overview focuses on the impact of CONNECT on faculty and preservice learners, using Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices as an example. Look and share…let’s make it viral!
Quality Inclusive Practices: Resources and Landing Pads
Locate resources to support inclusion through the use of evidence-based practices. Resources are organized into 4 sections: Why Do It? (the evidence-base), Read About It (books, chapters, and articles), See For Yourself (videos and demonstrations), and Find It Online (websites with additional resources).
You said you wanted it: here it is! CONNECT has created a packaged version of the modules that professional development providers can download and use. Within each Module To-Go is a PowerPoint version of the online content and documents containing all of the handouts, activities, and activity guides for the module. The Module 6: Dialogic Reading Practices To-Go is now available online.
Start Planning Now to Attend the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
Registration for the 2013 Inclusion Institute, Opening the Doors to Inclusion, May 13-15, will begin in January 2013. The keynote address, Through the Same Doors: Living a Fully Inclusive Life, will feature Micah Fialka-Feldman and his mother, Janice Fialka. Registration will be $250.00.
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.
Using CONNECT Modules to Modify Existing Courses
Debbie Lickey and Deana Buck from the Virginia Paraprofessional Early Childhood Project share how they worked with community college faculty to embed CONNECT Modules into several courses in the program of studies.
Portuguese Adaptation of CONNECT Module 1: Two Years and A Pilot Study Later
How did learners respond to the Portuguese adaptation and translation of CONNECT Module 1: Embedded Interventions? Raquel Corval from Portugal shares her experience on using CONNECT Module 1 with her learners.
A.S.K. Conference, January 26, 2013, Chapel Hill, NC.
Dialogic Reading: Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Storybook Reading
NC B-K Consortium Meeting, October 26, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC.
CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction (Social-Emotional Development & Academic Practice)
Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
Pre-Conference Workshop: CONNECT: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development
Presenters: Pam Winton, Beth Rous, Chih-Ing Lim, and Dale Epstein
High Quality Inclusion: Evidence-Based Practices that Promote Access, Participation, and Supports
Partnering for Success, Orlando, FL, November 14-16, 2012
Keynote address: Partnering for Success: Both a Journey and a Destination
NC Early Learning Collaborative Meeting, August 16, 2012, Raleigh, NC
Presenters: Pam Winton and Dale Epstein
NC DCDEE Full Staff Meeting, September 26, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC
CONNECT Modules: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development
This newsletter is an initiative of the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion,