November 24, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. New CONNECT Module on Family-Professional Partnerships
      Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - November 23, 2010
  2. BAM Radio Segment Makes the Case For Movement in Education
      Source: BAM Radio - Retrieved November 24, 2010
  3. Enhancing Teaching Practices to Improve Language and Literacy Skills for Latino Dual-Language Learners
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute - November 22, 2010

1. New CONNECT Module on Family-Professional Partnerships

Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - November 23, 2010

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge recently released CONNECT Module 4: Family-Professional Partnerships, which focuses on effective practices for developing trusting family-professional partnerships in early care and education programs (including home visiting, early intervention and other 0-3 settings). CONNECT Modules are free and use an evidence-based approach to professional development. They include video clips, activities, and handouts that are designed to be embedded into existing curricula, coursework and other professional development opportunities. All of the modules are available at http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules

2. BAM Radio Segment Makes the Case For Movement in Education

Source: BAM Radio - Retrieved November 24, 2010

BAM Radio, an education radio network providing programs from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders, recently featured a discussion on the relationship of physical activity to academic performance. In the segment, experts Sarah Lee, Charles Hillman, and Liz Willen provide research showing why movement is key for even the youngest learners. It can be accessed at http://www.jackstreet.com/jackstreet/WMBK.RTBrainsorbodies.cfm

3. Enhancing Teaching Practices to Improve Language and Literacy Skills for Latino Dual-Language Learners

Source: FPG Child Development Institute - November 22, 2010

The FPG Child Development Institute has released a new Snapshot that provides a brief summary of findings from a professional development intervention study examining outcomes for teachers and for young children who are dual language learners. Enhancing Teaching Practices to Improve Language and Literacy Skills for Latino Dual-Language Learners, FPG Snapshot #62, 2010, is available at http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/FPG-Snapshot-62.pdf

To Learn More, see the full article:
Buysse, V., Castro, D.C., & Peisner-Feinberg, E. (2010). Effects of a professional development program on classroom practices and outcomes for Latino dual language learners. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25(2), 194-206. See also, Nuestros Niños Research Program - http://nnrp.fpg.unc.edu/