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
Webinar 1: North Carolina Early Educator Certification – Learn about the state’s certification system for Early Educators who work directly with or on the behalf of children ages birth to twelve. A grant is now available to certify administrators, education coordinators and those who work directly with children in regulated programs. Link to webinar ppt by clicking on the title above.
Webinar 2: Current Issues in Professional Development – Get up to date information on how key state partners are working together to build and strengthen the professional development system for Early Educators (those who work directly with or on the behalf of children ages birth to twelve). Updates on planning, funding and consolidation efforts taking place now will be provided. Link to webinar ppt by clicking on the title above.
Webinar 3: Professional Development Connections Webinar – Access an overview of Early Educator Certification and learn about how to comment on the CCDF plan. Partner and Institute updates will be provided.
Professional Development (PD) Connections
June 4, 2013 – PD Connections Guilford Child Development, Greensboro
The Institute Outreach & Support Task Group is offering a full day of training for providers of technical assistance and professional development and directors of child care programs on June 4 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Guilford Child Development in Greensboro.
Fee is $15 if certified and $20 if not certified (pay at door covers lunch, materials and space).
For more information on training topics, schedule and registration click here.
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:
Summer 2012 – PD Connections, Greensboro
Thanks to the generosity of the Greensboro Children’s Museum, the Institute hosted its summer PD Connections event in a child and adult friendly learning environment.
Spring 2011 – PD Connections (May 2, 2011)
Thanks to the generosity of the NC Partnership for Children, the Institute will hold its Spring 2011 PD Connections event as a lunch forum during the the pre-conference of the National Smart Start conference on May 2, 2011.
The pre-conference day fee is $150 including .5 CEUs will be offered to attendees at no charge. There is no charge for the PD Connections Lunch Forum.
Attendees must register for the Smart Start conference. Learn more about the 2011 National Smart Start Conference. Read more about the day’s program…
May 2, 2011 Agenda
The Future of Professional Development: Effective and Inclusive Policy and Practice. This interactive session will open with a synopsis of professional development research about effective practices and followed by hot-off-the-press national definitions for professional development from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. Presenters will also discuss the status of state policy efforts to build and enhance integrated professional development systems. Participants will explore new NAEYC tools for programs to reflect on and improve their cultural competence with state strategy examples. Collectively, the research, national and state work will inform discussions about how each of us approaches and defines professional development and how state policies and structures impact individual practice.
Fall 2010 – PD Connections (Continuing Education)
Spring 2010 – PD Connections
Fall 2009 – PD Connections
Spring 2009 – PD Connections
December 2008 – PD Connections
May 2008 – PD Connections