BRIGHT SPOTS: Working Together to Support Pre-Service Experiences with Families
BRIGHT SPOTS in EI/ECSE: Working Together to Support Pre-Service Experiences with Families - University and Early Intervention Program Partnerships
Thursday, January 19th, 2023, 12:00 to 1:00 Eastern Time - Access the recording here.
Would you like to learn more about developing partnerships between community organizations and early childhood/early childhood special education programs? This presentation describes a partnership between a university and Part C program, as well as the development of a clinical experience to support learning opportunities for Birth – Kindergarten pre-service educators.
1. Identify the unique learning needs of pre-service educators in Birth – Kindergarten programs, including a historical and legislative background.
2. Identify the need for high-quality placements.
3. Describe the development of learning opportunities that align with course learning objectives.
4. Share benefits and challenges that have developed through the partnership.
Laura McCorkle, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research agenda focuses on personnel preparation, early intervention, using technology to support pre-service candidates, and coaching.
Sheena Jennings, MEd, is a leadership team member with the Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services Agency in Charlotte, NC. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her professional and research interests are teaming practices, personnel preparation learning, coaching, natural learning environment practices, and early intervention.
Lisa Cloninger, BA, MSW, LCSW, is the Director of Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services Agency in Charlotte, NC. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on services to young children and their families.
Please Note: This webinar does not include a certificate of attendance. The webinar will be recorded and available to download on the DEC website.
About Bright Spots in EI/ECSE
Welcome to first installment of DEC's monthly Bright Spots webinar series. Each month we will highlight what is working in this beautiful, complex, fulfilling field. We plan to highlight the type of practice that makes you think to yourself: “That’s a great idea!” or “I need to know more!” or “we could do that!” We hope you join us in celebrating the work of the field by submitting your own stories of what is working and by encouraging others to submit when you experience a Bright Spot here.
The expertise, the answers, the way forward is YOU. Whether you’re a practitioner, family member, faculty, researcher, or administrator – if you do the work, we want to hear from you.
For questions, please contact Peggy Kemp, PhD, DEC Executive Director, email@example.com.