Providing Coaching for Practice Change: Supporting Teachers to Implement Evidence-Based Practices

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2017

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How do you support teachers to implement evidence-based practices with fidelity?  In this session, we will explore the implementation of practice-based coaching and how it can be delivered within inclusive programs to ensure the implementation of Recommended Practices.  The session will include a discussion of coaching challenges and strategies.

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Using Practice Based Coaching for the Implementation of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Practices

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2017

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Teachers must feel confident and be competent in their use of social, emotional, and behavior support practices.  This session will explore the use of practice-based coaching for supporting teachers in their implementation of the Pyramid Model practices.  Discussion topics will include the use of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool, coaching strategies, and coaching challenges.

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

5

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2

Structures and Resources for Developing State and Local Cross-Sector Professional Development Partnerships

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2017

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It takes a village to prepare and support the early childhood workforce if we are to meet our goal of increasing high quality inclusion options for young children with disabilities (0-5).  However, too often professional development at state and local levels is provided in siloes that are sector specific.  This session provides resources and examples that illustrate innovative strategies and structures for promoting and delivering cross-sector professional development.  The partnership examples include those among and between Head Start/Early Head Start, State and Local Education Agencies, child care, pre-k, preschool disabilities, and Institutions of Higher Education.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
7

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2

Early Childhood Mental Health: What You (and your staff) Need to Know

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2017

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Do you have the knowledge and skills to promote young children’s social-emotional development? To recognize when there is a risk for mental health issues that may interfere with development?  Presenters will share competencies established by mental health professional organizations for the early care and education workforce.  Participants will interact with resources, such as free ‘e-modules,’ designed to move the workforce toward competence in the areas of social-emotional development, early brain development, self-regulation, toxic stress, and relationships.  Presenters will then discuss with participants how integrated and coordinated local early care and education systems can work together to appropriately identify and serve children and families who need mental health services.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
3
4
5
7

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2

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Integrating Evidence-Based Professional Development Resources to Support Children with Disabilities: Recommended Practices Modules (RPMs)

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2017

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Come explore a new series of free web-based modules for faculty and professional development providers to embed in their coursework or professional development opportunities. These modules build on existing high quality professional development resources such as CONNECT Modules and are aimed at helping learners implement the DEC Recommended Practices. In this session, you will learn how these modules complement CONNECT modules and can be embedded into your coursework and professional development opportunities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Teaching Functional Skills to Infants and Toddlers with Severe Disabilities

Conference Year: 

2017

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What is “functioning” in an infant or toddler with severe-profound disabilities? This session will identify functional skills within different routines, focused on engagement, independence, and social relationships. We will explore how professionals can promote evidence-based parenting and instructional practices to foster functioning. Finally, participants will see how principles of applied behavior analysis, so often used in decontextualized ways, can be used in playful, ordinary routines

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

1

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

1
2
3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
4
5
6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

A Tale of Two Classrooms: A Child’s Eye View

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2017

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How can we help teachers and program leaders understand more about how children spend their time in school?  This is particularly important when we think about children with special needs in inclusive settings.  How do we know that such children are having meaningful experiences?  How do we move from token inclusion to authentic inclusion?  In this session, we will introduce and discuss the EduSnap, a tool that provides a minute-by-minute picture of how children spend their day in school, allowing educators to examine the degree to which those experiences are similar or different when comparing children with different needs and abilities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

6

Date and Time: 

05/11/2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

4

Target Audience: 

1
2
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
6
8

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Collaboration and Coordination is the Key: Promoting Inclusion Across All Service Systems and Levels

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2017

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Representatives from states participating in the ECTA and DaSy Center’s Inclusion Cohort intensive technical assistance project will share perspectives on improving and supporting inclusion at different levels of the state and local service systems. This cross-sector panel will discuss the infrastructure components necessary for building and supporting inclusion at both the state and local level. Their successes and challenges related to ensuring stakeholder engagement and fostering family involvement will be provided, as well as the positive changes and challenges they witnessed as their inclusion journey evolved.  Session participants will learn effective strategies to strengthen collaborations between state and local systems and programs that will lead to improved outcomes for both young children with disabilities and for the programs that support them. This session will provide multiple opportunities for discussion and reflection from meeting participants. 

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
4
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Strategies for Financing Preschool Inclusion

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2017

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Providing inclusive environments for preschool children with disabilities can be a challenge, yet it is a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Intentional collaboration and braided funding with early childhood partners can create high-quality programs that support inclusive opportunities. This session will highlight finance strategies and funding mechanisms that may be used to create inclusive early childhood environments.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges, share successes and preview tools that may be used to support the financing of inclusive programs.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

3

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
3
4
5
6
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

aRPy’s Ambassadors: DEC Recommended Practices for all the Little Ones

Conference Year: 

2017

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Participants in this interactive session will engage with products developed by the ECTA Center to promote the use of the DEC Recommended Practices by practitioners, families, and professional development providers. They will experience how the ECTA center products were developed, apply the products to challenges in real practice, generate practice challenges of their own for future training, and test drive training activities. A key feature of this session will be reacting to aRPy Ambassadors’ work in state improvement efforts and creating “game plans” for their own programs.

Type: 

1

Room: 

11

Date and Time: 

05/10/2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Topic: 

2

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
4
5
6
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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