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Targeted Professional Learning

Narrowing the Focus

These targeted workshops developed by CDE have focused content and require a commitment building upon foundations that are previously accessed by the participants.

  • There may be prerequisites for participation.
  • There may be ongoing feedback from the facilitators. Teams should plan for full participation and follow-up activities.
  • Reflection and group activities will be in a face-to-face setting that can either be live or through a virtual classroom.
  • To complete the learning experience, participants are expected to transfer the knowledge to practice.

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Early Childhood Special Educator Community of Practice (CoP)

The community of practice will explore the relationship between inclusion, Specially Designed Instruction, and direct service in an inclusive classroom. ECSEs are invited to come for shared learning, to engage with experts, and build relationships. Teams and individuals are welcome whether they are itinerant service providers or lead classroom teachers. Anyone in a leadership position who oversees ECSEs will also gain insight to support inclusive practices in early childhood. Topics will be chosen based upon group interest. Commitment to attend the entire series is not required. Link to Register for the ECSE CoP

Dates and Times for the 2024-25 School Year will be announced at a later date: 8 virtual offerings 90 minutes each.

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Intervention

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition (TPBA-2) is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow process for assessing four critical developmental domains—sensori-motor, emotional and social, communication, and cognitive—through observation of the child's play with family members, peers, and professionals. This training is for those individuals who are joining existing trained teams, or for full teams who have a commitment to implementing and sustaining TPBA-2 practices. Please contact Marcia Blum for information.

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, 2nd Edition (TPBI-2), Understanding Underlying Processes that Influence Development
The focus of this training is on a framework for evaluating critical developmental processes that impact children’s learning. This is a view of the whole child as aspects of each process crosses disciplines and focuses the unique needs that young children in preschool need to access daily routines and engage with peers. Bridging the gap between play-based assessment and classroom instruction will support the development of multiple skills across domains. This training is for those who are implementing TPBA practices at a high level of fidelity. Contact Marcia Blum for more information.

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