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
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:
December 2013 – Date TBA – PD Connections Virtual Update
Summer 2013 – Guilford Child Development, Greensboro
Summer 2012 - Greensboro Children’s Museum
Spring 2011 - Smart Start National Conference
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