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Intensive Professional Learning Opportunities
Intensive Professional Learning
These year long opportunities require a team commitment and system level supports from the Administrative Unit. A selection process occurs based on an annual needs assessment conducted by the CDE Preschool Team in consultation with the Administrative Unit. Components of this professional learning can include:
- Coaching and mentoring support to teams
- Formation of a professional learning community (PLC) or Community of Practice (CoP)
- Workshops with follow-up team meetings
Evaluation, Assessment and Service Delivery Related to Preschool Aged Children and Emotional and Social Development
Teams are selected through an application process to study social emotional development in preschoolers through a series of workshops, webinars and a Community of Practice (CoP). Strategies to assess and support young children exhibiting concerns in social-emotional and behavioral development are presented and explored in depth. For more information, contact Marcia Blum.
Evaluating Dual Language Learners for Special Education Eligibility
Identifying Dual Language Learners for Preschool Special Education
In-depth, across the year support to child find teams to examine current processes and procedures and explore alternatives that will benefit children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse background and accurately document eligibility and determine strengths and needs for IEP planning with families. This across the year support includes a Fall workshop, an onsite visit to observe and provide feedback on the team’s evaluation process, and a Spring workshop to review outcomes and plan for sustaining changes. Workshop topics include Distinguishing Second Language Acquisition Processes from Language Impairments: Forming & Documenting Your Clinical Opinion Using Multiple Sources.
Child Find teams interested in this intensive support should contact Chris Miller.
Masterminds for Colorado Early Childhood Leaders
Masterminds help create resonant ECE leaders with strong emotional intelligence skills, and ECE leaders with high EQs have a positive impact on the programs and staff they oversee. If you are interested in joining a Mastermind Cohort to explore and enhance leadership skills, contact Marcia Blum.
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, 2nd Edition (TPBA-2) Certification and Coaching
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition (TPBA2) is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow process for assessing four critical developmental domains—sensorimotor, emotional and social, communication, and cognitive—through observation of the child's play with family members, peers, and professionals. These trainings are for AU leadership teams who are already practicing TPB Assessment to fidelity and are interested in advancing and sustaining their practices.
Contact Chris Miller for information about any of the TPBA-2 opportunities.