October 2, 2015

In this Issue:

  1. Video - Performance Checklists for Facilitating Practitioner Use of DEC Recommended Practices
      Source: Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center - October 1, 2015
  2. Special FY 2016 Research Competitions - Open for Applications
      Source: Institute of Education Sciences - September 30, 2015

1. Video - Performance Checklists for Facilitating Practitioner Use of DEC Recommended Practices

Source: Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center - October 1, 2015

A short video (runtime 9:25 minutes) from the ECTA Center's recent webinar on Performance Checklists for Facilitating Practitioner Use of DEC Recommended Practices is now available online. The performance checklists are intended for practitioners (and leaders where noted) to increase their understanding and use of the DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and for self-evaluation of one's use of the practices. They have been released as DRAFTS for Field Review. Feedback can be shared via discussion opportunities with peers and/or a painless survey.

2. Special FY 2016 Research Competitions - Open for Applications

Source: Institute of Education Sciences - September 30, 2015

The Institute of Education Sciences is holding two special competitions for the FY 2016: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (CFDA Number 84.305L) and Special Education Interventions (CFDA Number 84.324L). See the program announcements below for more information, the Request for Applications, and application instructions.

The competitions were announced in the Federal Register on September 28, 2015.