Peer to Peer Coaching for Practice Change P2P C = P C

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2016

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It is widely recognized that coaching is a critical professional development strategy for supporting practice change.  This presentation will discuss practice-based coaching and how to use a peer to peer delivery format as one mechanism for professional development. Participants will learn about the core elements of PBC and how PBC is used through a peer coaching relationship to promote and support the implementation of evidence-based teaching practices with opportunities to share examples and discuss implementation.

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1

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10

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2

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2

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1

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2

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Formative Assessment in Pre-K and Kindergarten for ALL Children

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2016

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Join us to discuss and discover formative assessment in pre-k and kindergarten.  The five domains of learning will be explored followed by the sharing of documentation ideas appropriate for both pre-k and k-3 assessment. Specific strategies will be discussed for use in staying true to best practice, meeting challenging mandates, using assessment to guide instruction, and recognizing the connections and alignment between pre-k and kindergarten.  Participants may choose to further enhance knowledge gained in this session by scheduling a demonstration classroom guided observation to see how formative assessment is used to guide instruction.  Information will be shared about the NC Office of Early Learning’s Pre-K/K Demonstration Program, where visits to inclusive preschool and kindergarten classrooms are available to observe evidence based practices.

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1

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10

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1

Age Group: 

4

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2
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DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
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6

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2

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Community Conversation: Valuing Inclusion and Learning to Do it Well

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2016

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High-quality, inclusive programs and environments support development and learning for young children (0 – 5 years) with and without disabilities. While we value providing high quality programs for children in inclusive settings, doing it successfully can be challenging. It can be difficult to meet the diverse needs of children, families and colleagues, and the demands of partner-regulators, and school districts. Participants in this session “conversation” will share their experiences to generate a collection of practical strategies and wisdom for going forward in our work. The voices of teaching professionals, inclusion specialists, therapists, administrators, TA providers and family members are welcome and needed in this discussion. Come prepared to listen, share and learn from your colleagues.

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1

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10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

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2

Building Capacity; Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile to Guide Practice Based Coaching

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2016

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Provision of professional development to early childhood sites can be achieved in a number of ways. Participants will learn about one project, San Francisco Inclusion Networks, and its practice-based coaching model. Come learn how to use the Inclusive Classroom Profile and the data it provides to guide your professional development and technical assistance. This workshop will also high-light  examples of working with public and private early childhood sites to develop systems to sustain inclusive practices. Ample time for discussion will be provided and participants will receive sample tools and strategies.

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1

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10

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

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2

Maker Movement Manifesto: Ordinary people creating extraordinary tools for young children.

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2016

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It’s called the Maker Movement, and it provides opportunity for ordinary people to design, create and build extraordinary assistive tools for young children. Explore highlights of a few maker movements that benefit young children. Learn about one local maker movement approach and how it can be replicated. Tool up, bring your imagination and positive thinking and take the maker movement manifesto home to your early intervention community.

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1

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10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
7

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2

Calling all CARA’s Kit Users: Contribute to the conversation about designing CARA online!

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2016

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The highly regarded CARA’s Kit was first distributed almost a decade ago! This think-tank session is an opportunity to share your ideas about designing a CARA online version. Hold tight! This is not to say that the paper version will dissolve - rather, a chance to embrace the prospect of enhancing and expanding the various tools included in the Kit to suit the needs of the 21st Century educator.

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1

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10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
7

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2

Practical resources to support the 21st Century child’s use of assistive technology.

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2016

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Together, families and professionals play a critical role in children’s use of assistive technologies.  This highly interactive session will  define assistive technology services for young children and highlight new resources available to guide the implementation of assistive technology services for young children and their families.  Real-life examples demonstrating the results of using these resources will be presented.

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1

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10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2
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7
8

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2

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Am I Making a Difference?: Using Data to Improve Practice

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2016

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This interactive session will focus on supporting practitioners in using program and child level data to make decisions about practice improvements. Specifically, this session will focus on:

  • How to be a data based decision maker, including how to efficiently and intentionally use data to make decisions about practice implementation.
  • How to use child level data, such as progress monitoring and engagement measures, to understand practice implementation and make necessary changes.
  • How to create a culture of decision making, including the questions practitioners might need to ask and the data needed to answer those questions.

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1

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10

Topic: 

1

Target Audience: 

1
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4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

5

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2

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aRPy Breaks it Down: Tools for Using the DEC Recommended Practices

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2016

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This entertaining and interactive session will feature aRPy, the spokesperson for the ECTA Center’s tools on the DEC Recommended Practices.  He will take you on a tour of the suite of resources that the ECTA Center has developed to promote the understanding and use of the DEC Recommended Practices: Performance Checklists, Practice Guides for Practitioners and Parents, Guidance for Practitioners, Strategies for Professional Development and Program Improvement, and online modules.  We will emphasize practices that promote inclusion. 

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1

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10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

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2

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Fostering a Supportive Classroom Culture for Dual Language Learners

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2016

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This interactive session explores the experiences of dual language learners and their teachers in inclusive early childhood settings. Specifically, we will illustrate ways that educators can support the social and emotional development of linguistically diverse students, while providing a foundation for literacy growth and English language acquisition.

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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