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Implementing CONNECT Modules-Singapore: Online Discussion Board

 
Please use this space to share your experiences, resources, and dilemmas. In this space, we can all continue to support and learn from one another in conducting professional development particularly around implementing CONNECT modules.
There are several ways to participate in the discussion:
1) You can click on "Add new comment" below to share your experiences and dilemmas or questions.
2) You can also click on  "reply" to respond to what other people have written.
3) If you have any electronic copies of resources you would like to share with others, please email us at connect@unc.edu so that we can help you post it here.

Implementing the Foundations of Inclusion Training Curriculum: Online Discussion Board

Please use this space to share your experiences, resources, and dilemmas. In this space, we can all continue to support and learn from one another in conducting professional development particularly around implementing the Foundations of Inclusion training curriculum.

UNC-CH Spring Doctoral Seminar CONNECT Workshop Discussion

CONNECT staff will be facilitating a workshop during your doctoral seminar on February 16, 2012 to help familiarize you with FREE online modules and resources that can be easily infused into existing professional development efforts. The workshop will also provide a hands-on opportunity for you to learn about an instructional design sequence for PD that supports the close coupling of clinical practice and content and aids in building critical thinking and evidence-based decisions in learners.

In order for us to best meet your needs, please complete the following FOUR tasks before your class:

(1) Take the quick poll

NC B-K Consortium CONNECT Workshop Discussion

The CONNECT team so much enjoyed meeting everyone and hearing people who have used the modules share their experiences. Let's keep the conversation going!


Pre-workshop activities
In order for us to best meet your needs during the workshop, please:

(1) Take the 2 quick polls below,

CONNECT Module 5: Using Assistive Technology Interventions with Young Children

by Dale Epstein
CONNECT Module Coordinator

Join us for a quick discussion of an audio clip on Assistive Technology, part of the new CONNECT Module 5.

Assistive technology is often thought of only in terms of high tech, expensive devices, when in fact it incorporates much more. In CONNECT Module 5: Assistive Technology Interventions, a wide range of assistive technology interventions are presented including types of equipment, simple adaptations to materials and routines, and using assistive technology to promote participation in everyday settings.

CONNECT Module 3: Using CONNECT Modules to teach graduate students how they can use evidence based practices

by Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler, Professor in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
shares some of her insights on using Module 3: Communication for Collaboration to teach about evidence-based practice.

I am teaching a graduate class in special education for teachers (early intervention through post secondary education) and they are reading about what constitutes evidence based practice and how to translate research articles into practice or implications for practice.   This past week I demonstrated an evidence based practice (EBP) using the Communication module as my example.  I really like it for a number of reasons and so did my students!

CONNECT Module 2: New CONNECT Module on Transition Supports National EC Priorities

by Rena Hallam
 

4-year college faculty member Rena Hallam discusses how the most recent
CONNECT Module on Transition supports the new national EC priorities on transition.

Transitions can be times for both opportunity and stress for all of us. Transitions are often moments where we need additional information to make good decisions as well as support from family, friends, and others as we take on new risks and challenges.  Young children and families are no different - a toddler who has stayed at home with his family and is about to enroll in preschool or a preschooler who is preparing for kindergarten – all require sensitive planning to support the child and family.

CONNECT Module 1: Embedding Module 1 into a College Course

by Johnna Darragh

Learn how one faculty embedded Module 1 into both online and face-to-face classes
as well as both early childhood and early childhood special education classes.


CONNECT Modules are designed using an evidence-based practice approach to professional development.  Module 1: Embedded Interventions includes over 20 videos activities, and handouts. This month, instructors from both college and in-service training settings share how they incorporated Module 1 into their  professional development activities.  Your questions and comments are invited.

CONNECT Module 3: Communication - it’s more than just words

by Hatice Dogan

Hatice Dogan discusses teaching with CONNECT Module 3 on Communication and Collaboration. She currently co-teaches the course Families and Teams in Early Childhood Intervention: Interdisciplinary and Sociocultural Perspectives at UNC Chapel Hill.

I was excited to see the 3rd CONNECT Module on Communication for Collaboration as this had always been a topic that was much needed but often times challenging to address.  As professionals in early childhood education, being able to communicate effectively with children, parents, and coworkers is critical to our work.

CONNECT Module 2: Transition and Therapy Services

by Christine Myers
 

Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor, Christine Myers discusses the importance of including therapists in transition planning.

My background as an occupational therapist has been primarily focused on providing services for young children and families. Yet, until I joined the National Early Childhood Transition Center 7 years ago, I hadn’t thought much about how I supported families who were participating in the various transitions of early childhood.  As I learned more about transition, I began to recognize the valuable, yet undefined, role of therapy providers in the transition process.  

CONNECT Module 1: Embedding Module 1 into an In-Service Setting

by Sandy Ginther
& Linda Robinson
 

CONNECT Modules are designed using an evidence-based practice approach to professional development.  Module 1: Embedded Interventions includes over 20 videos activities, and handouts. This month, instructors from both college and in-service training settings share how they incorporated Module 1 into their  professional development activities.  Your questions and comments are invited.

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