Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

aRPy's Corner

ECTA Center was charged with assisting the WWW: DEC and WWW: DEC Commissioners to revise the WWW: DEC Recommended Practices and with developing products that would promote the use of the Recommended Practices, and with providing intensive TA to assist states in implementing evidence-based practices.

ECTA Center Staff Contributors

Hi there!

My name's aRPy, and I'm here to let folks in on the latest from the ECTA Center when it comes to Recognizing and Performing the DEC Recommended Practices!

Illustration: aRPY's Face

aRPy Pop Quiz demos are here!

See what you already know about the DEC Recommended Practices with an aRPy Pop Quiz!

aRPy Pop Quiz!

DEC Conferece 2016: aRPy makes some friends!

Photo: Ohio Ambassaddor Jennifer Ottley
Photo: VP of the DEC Executive Board Megan Vinh
Photo: Michigan Ambassador Nancy Surbrook
Photo: Ambassadors Jennifer Ottley (OH), Catie Limbach (NE), Phoebe Rinkel (KS), Alex Ruiz (NM) and Aaron Deris (MN)

Meet the aRPy Ambassadors!

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DEC Conferece Wrap-up: Make your own aRPy magnets, stickers and cards to get the word out!

aRPy's back from Atlanta for the DEC Conference! Thanks to everyone who came to check out the Performance Checklists and Practice Guides at the Poster Session, in the Exhibit Hall!

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  • Download the PDF: aRPy Sticker/Magnet/Card Design
  • After you've download the design, you can print it onto all kinds of things to help us get the word out about the Recommended Practices and our related products!
  • aRPy placed an order online with FedEx. It was approximately $60 per 100 magnets. You may find a better price locally.
  • You can also print magnets or stickers yourself using WWW: Avery Inkjet Magnetic Business Cards or WWW: Sticker Paper!

Invitation to Webinar: Introduction to ECTA Center's Products for the DEC Recommended Practices: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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If you missed the webinar, the presentation's available here!


Recognizing and Performing the Recommended Practices: Introducing aRPy

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  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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