The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Preliminary Findings of Demonstration Study in North Carolina
The first US demonstration study on the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) has just been completed and the results are now available online. The ICP, developed by Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of practices that support the developmental needs of children with disabilities in early childhood settings. The ICP was field tested in 51 inclusive settings in North Carolina.
CONNECT Pre-Conference Workshop at DEC Annual Conference 2012 in Minneapolis, MN
Sign up now for an interactive full day workshop to learn how you can apply CONNECT Modules into 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.
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QRIS Validation Issues
Join in a discussion of QRIS validation Issues. What do you think should – or should not – be included in a Quality Rating and Improvement System? Should inclusion be a part of a QRIS?
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Response to Intervention in Early Childhood.
Lynette Chandler, Professor and Program Coordinator for Special Education at Northern Illinois University, and Robin Miller Young, Student Services Coordinator at Prairie Children Preschool, share their involvement in professional development on RtI in early childhood from the preservice and inservice perspectives.
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OSEP Project Directors’ Meeting, July 22-25, 2012, Washington, DC.
- Ensuring inclusive environments for the delivery of preschool special education and preparing personnel to succeed in community settings
Presenters: Pam Winton, Phyllis Mondak, Beth Caron, and Susan Fowler
- CONNECT Modules: An evidence-based practice approach to professional development
Presenters: Pam Winton, Chih-Ing Lim, and Dale Epstein
- Embedding an evidence-based practice approach into professional development
Facilitators: Pam Winton, Susan Fowler, Deana Buck, Leigh D’Amico, Herman T. Knopf
Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference, June 18-20, 2012, Washington DC
- Meeting the higher education challenges for early care and education workforce in the 21st century: Research and policy implications for Institutions of Higher Education and national and state policy makers
Presenters: Marcy Whitebook, Pam Winton, and Sharon Ryan
- 21st NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, June 10- 13, 2012, Indianapolis, IN
CONNECT: An evidence-based practice approach to professional development
Presenters: Pam Winton, Dale Epstein, Chih-Ing Lim, Beth Rous, Lisa Stein, and Alison Lutton
Higher education for improving teaching practice and outcomes for children: Taking paths to greater effectiveness
Presenters: Marilou Hyson, Diane Horm, and Pam Winton
- Developing quality field experiences: Leadership challenges and lessons from teacher educators
Presenters: Camille Catlett, Alison Lutton, Edyth Wheeler, and Anu Sachdev
- Using DEC’s research and resources in early childhood pre- and in-service programs
Presenters: Rosa Milagros Santos, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Camille Catlett, and Michaelene Ostrosky
2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, May 14-16
- Transforming your professional development: Applying an evidence-based practice approach
Presenters: Pam Winton, Virginia Buysse, Dale Epstein, and Chih-Ing Lim
- A guided tour of the new CONNECT Module 7 on tiered instruction
Presenters: Dale Epstein, Virginia Buysse, and Mary Louise Hemmeter
- Inclusive Classroom Profile: Measuring the quality of inclusion in an era of accountability
Presenters: Elena Soukakou, Lia Rucker, Tracey West, and Pam Winton
- Evidence-based practices that support inclusion
Presenters: Camille Catlett, Pam Winton and Val Johnson
- Resource “booty” at your fingertips: Inclusion treasures to support your work
Presenters: Camille Catlett and Joan Davis
- A great early childhood workforce: We all want one but how do we make it happen?
Presenters: Shelley deFosset, Sandy Wilberger, and Tracey West
- 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.