Check out the following free online learning opportunities available for early childhood educators to take advantage of this summer.
Early Childhood Investigations
These free and engaging webinars (live and archived) are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education. The webinars explore critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals, especially administrators. Recent webinars: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World, Inclusive ECE Classrooms and The Project Approach, and Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior
DEC Recommended Practice Modules
Each of the seven free interactive modules focus on a specific recommended practices topic area. The site also houses a growing resource library library of audio clips, handouts, and activities related to the DEC recommended practices. Available modules: Interaction, Transition, Environment, Teaming and Collaboration, Family, Instruction, and Assessment
These free practice-based modules are designed to build early childhood practitioners’ abilities to make evidence-based decisions. They emphasize a decision-making process, realistic problems to solve, the importance of integrating multiple perspectives and sources of evidence, the relevance and quality of content, and feedback. Available modules: Embedded Interventions, Transition, Communication for Collaboration, Family-Professional Partnerships, Assistive Technology Interventions, Dialogic Reading Practices, and Tiered Instruction
ASD Toddler Initiative: Learning Modules
These free learning modules expand content, video examples, and resources on 10 evidence-based practice modules, previously developed for use with preschool through high school-aged students with ASD, but shown to be efficacious for infants and toddlers and their families. Available modules: Prompting, Naturalistic Intervention, Pivotal Response Treatment, Functional Behavior Assessment, Reinforcement, and Video Modeling