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June 5, 2014 1 – 4 PM — Online Lean In & Learn Series – The State of the Early Childhood Workforce: Who We Are, What Our Earnings Mean & How We Can Lead in NC.
This virtual seminar was hosted by the Institute for & UNC Wilmington Department of Educational Leadership.
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Presenters included Anna Carter, Child Care Services Association; Dr. Deb Cassidy, UNCG; Dr. Chip Donohue, Erikson Institute; Dr. Susan Catapano, UNCW; Debra Torrence, NC Institute for Child Development Professionals & Sue Russell, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center.
CEU Development Training
Nine sessions were held in 2011 in Asheville, Blowing Rock, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Statesville, Washington and Wilmington to provide participants who offer continuing education opportunities or college courses with (1) an understanding of how CEUs fit into the NC early childhood professional development system, (2) information about how to apply for the Institute’s Adult Educator Endorsement, (3) a CEU development and review rubric to guide content development, (4) tools to support building skills as a CEU provider, and (5) support in developing an outline for a CEU session that once finalized back home, may be used to seek approval from a CEU granting body.
In addition, self-paced modules about learner assessment and online teaching were also developed and are available below and via the Institute’s Contininuing Education Library.
CEUs for attending this session were made available for sessions starting on 2/24/11 . To receive .5 CEUs for session on or after 2/24/11, submit your CEU form to UNCW. Send $15 payable to UNC-Wilmington, Office of Professional Education Division for Public Service and Continuing Studies, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Assessment Strategies Tools
Online Teaching Tools
Professional Development (PD) Connections
Overview of PD Connections
PD Connections is a semi-annual gathering coordinated by the Institute’s Outreach & Support Task Group. It consists of a statewide team and three regional groups (East, Central, and West) which are coordinated by Regional Leads. Adult educators, professional development providers and coordinators, faculty, administrators, TA providers, program directors and a host of other colleagues gather to:
The Spring 2014 PD Connections Webinar will be offered on March 26, 2014 from 10 – 11:30 AM. Space is limited for this free update on the work of the Institute, Early Educator Certification and partner efforts at the state level.
The presentation slides and recording of the webinar are provided via the links below.
Summer 2013 – Guilford Child Development, Greensboro
Summer 2012 – Greensboro Children’s Museum
Spring 2011 – Smart Start National Conference