November 12, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. 2011 Parts B and C Formula Grant Award Application Packages Available Online
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - November 12, 2010
  2. New! Webinar Series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children
      Source: IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association - Retrieved November 8, 2010
  3. NAEYC Radio Presents: Inspiring a Love of Math in the Early Years
      Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and BAM Radio Network - Retrieved November 12, 2010
  4. Second Set of “CELLcasts” for Parents Available for Viewing or Downloading
      Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - November 9, 2010
  5. State-Level Efforts to Recruit and Retain Qualified Special Education Personnel Including Related Service Providers
      Source: Project Forum - Retrieved November 12, 2010

1. 2011 Parts B and C Formula Grant Award Application Packages Available Online

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - November 12, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has posted information and application packages for receiving Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 grant awards under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) online. To learn more and to download the application packages, go to http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/2011apps.html

2. New! Webinar Series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children

Source: IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association - Retrieved November 8, 2010

In recent years, there have been increased referrals of children with potential delays in social emotional development to programs for young children funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In response to this new challenge, a webinar series on the importance of social emotional development as a stepping stone to positive outcomes for young children has been developed collaboratively by the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA), the IDEA 619 Consortium, and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI). The series is relevant to individuals who serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. It is available online at http://www.ideainfanttoddler.org/webinars.htm

3. NAEYC Radio Presents: Inspiring a Love of Math in the Early Years

Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and BAM Radio Network - Retrieved November 12, 2010

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and BAM Radio Network have partnered to create NAEYC Radio, which will focus on a different topic each month. The program was developed to bring the best and latest insights on early childhood education directly to parents and educators. This month's program presents Inspiring a Love of Math in the Early Years. It can be heard online at http://www.naeyc.org/newsroom/NAEYCradio

4. Second Set of “CELLcasts” for Parents Available for Viewing or Downloading

Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - November 9, 2010

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) has released a second set of CELLcasts for parents. CELLcasts are audio/video versions of CELL practices which can be viewed/listened to online or downloaded. Diaper Ch Ch Changes are fun-filled ideas to turn a diaper changing routine into an early learning opportunity, while Act Natural provides ideas on how to support and guide toddlers while playing dress up and reenacting their favorite story. Read It Again illustrates two of the many benefits of repeated readings to preschoolers: learning new words and matching letters to sounds. All are available at http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/ta_cellcasts1.php

5. State-Level Efforts to Recruit and Retain Qualified Special Education Personnel Including Related Service Providers

Source: Project Forum - Retrieved November 12, 2010

Project Forum and the Personnel Improvement Center (PIC) at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) have recently published a report entitled State-Level Efforts to Recruit and Retain Qualified Special Education Personnel Including Related Service Providers (2010) by Eve Müller. The report summarizes the results of a survey of state education agencies (SEAs) on the topic of special education recruitment and retention strategies. It is available online at http://www.projectforum.org/docs/State-LevelEffortstoRecruitandRetainQualifiedSPEDPersonnelIncludingRelatedSvcProviders.pdf