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Targeted Professional Learning

Narrowing the Focus

These targeted workshops developed by CDE have focused content and require a commitment building upon foundations that are previously accessed by the participants.

  • There may be prerequisites for participation.
  • There may be ongoing feedback from the facilitators. Teams should plan for full participation and follow-up activities.
  • Reflection and group activities will be in a face-to-face setting that can either be live or through a virtual classroom.
  • To complete the learning experience, participants are expected to transfer the knowledge to practice.

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Early Childhood Special Educator Community of Practice (CoP)

The community of practice will explore the relationship between inclusion, Specially Designed Instruction, and direct service in an inclusive classroom. ECSEs are invited to come for shared learning, to engage with experts, and build relationships. Teams and individuals are welcome whether they are itinerant service providers or lead classroom teachers. Anyone in a leadership position who oversees ECSEs will also gain insight to support inclusive practices in early childhood. Topics will be chosen based upon group interest. Commitment to attend the entire series is not required. Link to Register for the ECSE CoP

Dates and Times: 8 virtual offerings 75 minutes each.

  • September 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm
  • November 9th, 2023 at 3:00 pm
  • December 7th, 2023 at 3:00 pm
  • January 11th, 2024 at 3:00 pm
  • February 8th, 2024 at 3:00 pm
  • March 7th, 2024 at 3:00 pm
  • April 11th, 2024 at 3:00 pm
  • May 2nd, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Intervention

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition (TPBA-2) is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow process for assessing four critical developmental domains—sensori-motor, emotional and social, communication, and cognitive—through observation of the child's play with family members, peers, and professionals. This training is for those individuals who are joining existing trained teams, or for full teams who have a commitment to implementing and sustaining TPBA-2 practices. Please contact Marcia Blum for information for registering teams for the 2023-24 School Year.

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, 2nd Edition (TPBA-2), Follow Up Visit and Observation Feedback
If your team has been trained by CDE and Early Learning Dynamics in the last five years and you have not received an individualized site visit to observe and give feedback on your practices, please consider requesting a visit. Please contact Marcia Blum if you know this is a need for your team. Space is limited and observations are being scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, 2nd Edition (TPBI-2), Initial Training
The focus of this training is on Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, 2nd Edition. Participants will connect their play-based assessments to appropriate classroom interventions and IEP goals. We will be offering this training for those who have already been trained by CDE and Early Learning Dynamics and are implementing TPB Assessment practices at a high level of fidelity. Contact Marcia Blum for more information about reaching fidelity and registering for this offering for the 2023-24 School Year.

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