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Universal Self-Paced Learning Modules

Laying the Foundation

Professional learning content across a wide array of topics through online learning modules can be accessed by individuals or teams. We encourage the use of these basic learning opportunities that have already been developed and made available by credible organizations. 

In addition to the three above, there are other national technical assistance centers or state based initiatives that will often meet the basic training needs of general and special education personnel who serve young children. This level of learning is most appropriate for those who are new to their roles, their system, or the fields of early childhood and special education. These are web based learning modules that can be accessed independently or by teams. Many of the modules are self-paced and ideal for individuals. There are also modules designed as training packages that programs may choose to use and offer in a team format. CDE’s role in this level of training will be to direct adult learners to available content.

Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules (RPMs) are developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings. These modules are designed to support the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices.  Specifically, there are modules to support the use of all 8 of the DEC Recommended Practice topic areas.

CDE Preschool Special Education Tiered Model of Professional Learning: Access, Participation and Supports are at the base. Highlighted first level above is Universal Foundations: Self-paced Learning Modules, Quality is at the top.

Access

These modules address the DEC Recommended Practices around Environments

From Frank Porter Graham CONNECT Courses:
From the IRIS Center:
From the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations - Preschool Training Modules:
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Learn the Signs:

Participation

These modules address the DEC Recommended Practices of Assessment, Instruction and Interaction

From Frank Porter Graham CONNECT Courses:
From the IRIS Center:
From Preschool Development Grants:
From the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations - Preschool Training Modules:

Supports

These modules address the DEC Recommended Practices of Leadership, Family, Teaming and Collaboration and Transition.

From Frank Porter Graham CONNECT Courses:
From the IRIS Center:
From the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center:
From the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations - Preschool Training Modules:
From the Harvard Family Research Project:

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