Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems (2012)
- Session 1: Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems (featuring Iowa and Wisconsin)
- Session 2: Developing and Implementing Cross Sector Competencies for Early Childhood Personnel (featuring Florida)
Session 1: Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems (featuring Iowa and Wisconsin)
Monday, March 19, 2012
Presenters From Iowa:
- Mary Schertz, Early Childhood Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
- Dr. Cathy Swackhamer, Early Childhood Specialist and Manager Iowa Head Start TTA Center
Presenters from Wisconsin:
- Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, Program Director, EC Professional Development, UW Madison Waisman Center
- Ann Ramminger Professional Development Specialist, UW Madison Waisman Center
In this session, presenters from Iowa and Wisconsin share their experiences in building and sustaining cross sector early childhood professional development systems. They describe:
- Overview and decisions made for their cross sector professional development system design.
- Accomplishments to date.
- Lessons learned and tips for others embarking on this path.
- Streaming Presentation (40 minutes)
Additional Resources: Iowa
- Development of Iowa's Personnel Development System
- Early Childhood Iowa
- A Policy Framework for an Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development System (2009)
- Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems (2008) (excerpted from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Early Childhood Workforce Systems Initiative)
Additional Resources: Wisconsin
- Presentation File
- Building Blocks for Wisconsins Future: The Foundation for an Early Childhood System (2011)
- Professional Development Policy Scan, Prepared for the Early Childhood Advisory Council and endorsed by Cross System PD Initiative (2011)
- Communities of Practice Indicator Checklist (2012)
Additional Resources: NPDCI
Below are selected resources from NPDCI's Tools and Resources for Planning Cross-Sector Professional Development in Early Childhood.
- The Big Picture: A Planning Guide for Cross-Sector Early Childhood Professional Development Systems. (2011) This guide is designed to support a state-level planning process leading to a single, integrated, early childhood professional development system.
- The Planning Matrix for Early Childhood Professional Development (2012)
- The Landscape: A Statewide Survey for Providers of Professional Development (2011)
Session 2: Developing and Implementing Cross Sector Competencies for Early Childhood Personnel (featuring Florida)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Alisa Ghazvini, Ph.D.Early Childhood Consultant
Amanda MooreState Inclusion Network Coordinator Florida's Office of Early Learning
Kim Galant, Ph.D.Regional Facilitator Florida Technical Assistance and Training System (TATS)
Crystal BishopPh.D. Candidate University of Florida Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
The Florida Expanding Opportunities for Early Childhood Inclusion Initiative collaborated in the development of Florida's Core Competencies for Early Care and Education. In addition, the group created Targeted Competencies for Specialists Supporting Inclusion. Participants will learn about how the state of Florida has aligned and integrated their cross-sector competencies to promote a comprehensive 'family' of resources supporting early childhood personnel that promotes inclusion.
This presentation covers Florida's:
- Process for developing core competencies for practitioners and TA specialists and the benefits of using a cross-sector approach
- Targeted competencies for specialists supporting inclusion (e.g. PT, OT, SLP) that will guide personnel practices for working in inclusive settings and how they are aligned with the core competencies
- Streaming Presentation (40 minutes)
- Developing and Implementing Cross Sector Competencies for Early Childhood Personnel
- Florida's Office of Early Learning: Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education
- Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Practitioners (2010)
- Florida Core Competencies for Technical Assistance Specialists (2011)
- Florida's Targeted Competencies for Specialists Supporting Inclusion (2012)
- Partnership Working Agreement between Florida Expanding Opportunities Professional Development Workgroup (EX OP) and Florida Early Care and Education Professional Development Initiative (PDI).
- FL 2011 Statute 411.01015: Consultation to child care centers and family day care homes regarding health, developmental, disability, and special needs issues.
- Florida Early Childhood Framework