Tools for High Quality Inclusion V2.0, presented by Ted Bovey from University of Denver
This training is intended for district/programs and their collaborating partners to attend together as we focus on tools for high quality inclusion, specifically in early childhood classrooms. The content emphasizes your implementation of inclusion practices and will provide each district/program with tools for actively engaging in this work between sessions. This training will occur over the virtual Zoom platform with each district/program joining together on one computer from one location (to best support district/program discussions during break out sessions). Please work together as a district/program to ensure your team is joining from one location as intended. (Flexibility will be given for unique situations and needs as they arise)
Session 1, December 3rd, 2021 (12:30-2:30) - What is Inclusion?
Session 2, January 19th, 2022 (1:30-3:30) - Teaming Practices
Session 3, February 4th, 2022 (8:30-10:30) - Prompting and Data Collection
Session 4, March 4th, 2022 (12:30-2:30) - Maximizing Learning Opportunities
Session 5, March 30th, 2022 (1:30-3:30) - Peer Mediated Instruction
Session 6, April 29th, 2022 (8:30-10:30) - Individualized Supports
Standards and DEC RPs included in Tools for High Quality Training V2.0
*If your team is unable to attend one of the sessions please connect with your PDF (Betsy or Jess).
*An email will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the session and will include the Zoom link and handouts/materials.
WHEN: 1x for month for 2 hour sessions. There is a make-up session each month as well which is a live facilitated session using recordings from that month's live session. The varying dates and times of the sessions were intentionally picked to best meet a variety of availability across districts. See attached Flyer for dates.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? While the original event was intended for program leaders, these sessions are intended for program leaders, ECSE practitioners, teacher leaders, and ANY classroom staff. Your program will need to determine what will work best for your program. The intended audience are teams of collaborating ECSE and EC teams.
WILL THESE BE RECORDED FOR LATER VIEWING? The sessions are recorded only to be used at the Thursday "make up session" but not to be used asynchronously by individual programs. Some of the videos illustrating the evidenced based practices used during the training are available for later viewing.
CAN MY PROGRAM STAFF JOIN INDIVIDUALLY AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS? The best case scenario is for crew members to gather together in one location for some in-person conversation and action planning; however, we know distance, schedules, mileage, health and safety are all factors into this decision. Individual crew members are welcome to join at their own location and we can group your whole crew together in a Zoom break out room for group work.
WHAT VIRTUAL PLATFORM WILL BE USED? Zoom.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE WORK BETWEEN SESSIONS? Crews will create an action plan based on the content shared during each session. Crews are expected to share progress on their action plan at the next session.
WE REALLY WANT TO PARTICIPATE AND ACCESS THE CONTENT BUT WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PARTICIPATE. What crew member(s) from your program are able to participate in this professional development 2 hours/month? How could they share the information with other program staff at a later date/time? What additional resources could the crew member(s) use to share the content? Your PDFs (Betsy or Jess) are ready to have a problem solving conversation and planning conversation around this topic.
WHAT IF MY CREW CAN NOT MAKE EVERY SESSION? Plan to attend the sessions you can. Consider participating in the make-up session. You are still invited to attend, even if you can not make every session.
WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE? There is no registration fee to participate in this professional development event. Districts are responsible for any other costs such as mileage, substitutes, stipends, etc.