March 2020 Faculty Resource Alert

Assignment Makeovers: From Hearing and Seeing to Doing and Reflecting - Recorded Webinar

Effective assignments need to provide learners with opportunities to both acquire and apply knowledge and practices. View the Early On Center Coursework Connections webinar as Camille Catlett, FPG Child Development Institute shared examples of tools for examining your assignments for these important dimensions and featured multiple examples of assignment makeovers. Emphasis was placed on preparing learners to support children of diverse cultures, languages, and abilities and their families AND on using evidence-based practices. Visit the URL Website: to the PPT and handouts.

Shifting Blackboards: Supports for Emergency Online Teaching, Adjusting Assignments, and Rethinking Field Experiences

This website from the SCRIPT-NC project features all the resources from a March 30 webinar. Handouts, PowerPoints, and an archived recording for this webinar can provide faculty and instructors with ideas and supports for online teaching. Look for content resources, share options for ways to use technology (e.g., to hold large and small group discussions), alternatives to classroom observations, and possibilities for alternatives to assignments. The handout, PowerPoints, and webinar recording were developed by SCRIPT-NC and are freely available to all. All but three of the infant/toddler, preschool and early elementary personas were created by Camille Catlett and are also freely available.Please check out the webinar handout - there are a variety of useful assignment tools and ideas to support faculty for birth to three early intervention.

The IRIS Center - For Faculty Website

The IRIS Center is  located at Vanderbilt University and Claremont Graduate University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Educator's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This website offers free online resources for preservice training in early intervention and early childhood.  Resources include learning modules, case studies and videos (IRIS Adult Learning Theory Module, Top Tips for Faculty, Sample Syllabi Collection, Sample Wrap-Around Concept Maps, Coursework Planning Forms, and Manuals & Answer Keys).

RPMs: Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules

Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules (RPMs) are free modules developed for early intervention and early childhood special education faculty, early care and education, and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings.  The modules support the implementation of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices.  

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) E-Learning Modules

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) developed e-learning lessons and products for Higher Education faculty and state professional development staff when training early childhood interventionists across disciplines to use evidenced based practices with children with disabilities and their families.  These e-learning lessons provide authentic learner activities and opportunities for self-evaluation and student-guided mastery experiences. Each learning series has an introduction, practice illustration and implementation activities along with a practice guide and additional resources.

The Early EdU AllianceThe EarlyEdU Alliance® is part of Cultivate Learning, a center within the University of Washington College of Education.   The EarlyEdU Alliance has developed in-person and online higher education courses and maintains a large repository of professional development resources that include:

  • Multimedia Resource Library with an extensive collection of videos to use in teaching and professional development
  • Flexible teaching resources including full courses, modules, and a Faculty Community of Practice

Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum

The Early Intervention-Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice (EI-EC PD CoP), formed a working group comprised of members with extensive experience developing and delivering early intervention training. They designed a "Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum" for faculty and PD providers that include the following:

  • A national curriculum of the early intervention process
  • Current topics include the Seven Key Principles and Agreed Upon Practices and Foundational Pillars of Early Intervention
  • Asynchronous, online, interactive modules with embedded videos and learning activities
  • Original PowerPoint file with scripted notes
  • “Bite-size” version of the presentations that breaks the content into smaller sections
  • Facilitator’s Information Guide providing guidance for using the materials
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Modules adaptable for state specific information

Virtual Lab School - Infants & Toddlers

The Virtual Lab School provides online learning modules focused on infants and toddlers that include content such as cognitive development, family engagement, physical development, communication and language development, social emotional development, etc.

I-Labs Library of Training Modules

The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences - University of Washington has a library of free online training modules.  These resources offer a space for the early learning community to engage with the latest science of child development. Modules present cutting-edge research in a way that is relevant, accessible, and useable.

Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals - Online Modules

The Institute offers Family Support Professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers. Through engaging, online modules and a personalized learning map feature, professionals take charge of their growth and advancement.  This website can be easily used for faculty to embed modules into their discipline specific coursework.  Modules include: Infant and Early Childhood Development, Parent-Child Interactions, Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Dynamics of Family Relationships, Family Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Community Resources and Support, Relationship-based Family Partnerships, Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, Effective Home Visits, and Professional Practice.  

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