Professional Development on Inclusion eNews, October 2012

Date Published: 10/09/2012

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

Announcements

  • Last Chance to Register for CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012
  • Registration Opens Soon for the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

Discussions

  • Using CONNECT Modules to Modify Existing Courses
  • Portuguese Adaptation of CONNECT Module 1: Two Years and A Pilot Study Later

Resources

  • Upcoming and Recent Presentations
  • CONNECT Modules

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Announcements


CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012 in Minneapolis, MN

Don’t miss the chance to attend CONNECT’s full-day workshop to learn how you can use CONNECT Modules in 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 hands-on workshop will be presented by CONNECT staff as well as faculty and PD provider leaders.

Read more and register

 

Registration Opens Soon for the 2013 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

Registration for the 2013 Inclusion Institute, Opening the Doors to Inclusion, May 13-15, will begin later this fall. 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. Learn more

 



Discussions


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.

Read more | Comment

 

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. Read More | Comment

 



Resources

Upcoming Presentations

NC B-K Consortium Meeting, October 26, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC.

CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction (Social-Emotional Development & Academic Practice)
Presenters:  Virginia Buysse and Chih-Ing Lim
 

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
Presenters: Camille Catlett, Heidi Hollingsworth, and Pam Winton

 

Partnering for Success, Orlando, FL, November 14-16, 2012

Keynote address: Partnering for Success:  Both a Journey and a Destination
Presenter: Pam Winton
 

Recent Presentations

NC Early Learning Collaborative Meeting,  August 16, 2012, Raleigh, NC

CONNECT Modules: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Professional Development

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
Presenters:  Pam Winton and Chih-Ing Lim

 

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.