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Early Educators Leadership Institute 2015, Workshop 1: Part 2 of 3

Workshop 1, Part 2 of 3
"Embracing the Birth Through Grade Three Early Learning Continuum"
February 27, 2015 (Worcester, MA)

Morning Keynote: Valora Washington, President, The CAYL Institute

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Early Educators Leadership Institute 2015, Workshop 1: Part 2 of 3

  1. 1. Embracing the Birth Through Grade Three Early Learning Continuum Valora Washington, PhD February 27. 2015 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  2. 2. So what’s the challenge? 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  3. 3. Change is not optional 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  4. 4. Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care FRAME- WORK STRATEGIES
  5. 5. Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum: Here’s How 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  6. 6. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Love it! Analyze Work it! Advance Own it! Act Be Strategic Accelerate Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum: A Framework
  7. 7. First: Love It - ANALYSIS 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care WEKNOW Early years matter! YET Resources and rhetoric do not match
  8. 8. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Love it! Analyze Reality: Face It! The Changing Nature of Childhood
  9. 9. Second: Work It - ADVANCE 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care WEKNOW Our knowledge base is exploding YET What should early educators know and do?
  10. 10. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Work it! Advance Respect our Knowledge Base Standards of Quality and the Best First Step
  11. 11. Third: Own It - ACT 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care WEKNOW Effective patterns of action YET How do we get started?
  12. 12. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Own it! Act Personal commitment and mastery Confidential community
  13. 13. Fourth: Be Strategic - ACCELERATE 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care WEKNOW Performance and credibility gaps YET We must move forward!
  14. 14. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Be Strategic Accelerate Alignment Preparation Integration Policy Diversity Message Leadership
  15. 15. Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care FRAME- WORK STRATEGIES
  16. 16. Change is not optional 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  17. 17. Career . 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care Love it! Analyze: The CDA Example! Work it! Advance: The Boston Public Schools Example Own it! Act: The Rockland Schools Example Be Strategic Accelerate: The Mahoning Valley Example
  18. 18. TOGETHER WE EMBRACE THE BIRTH THROUGH GRADE THREE EARLY LEARNING CONTINUUM 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  19. 19. Embracing the Birth Through Grade Three Early Learning Continuum • Cohesive whole • …Collective intentionality • What do we want to create? • INTEGRITY • Future Priorities • External environment 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  20. 20. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY CHILD… THAT EVERY EARLY EDUCATOR SUCCEEDS? 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  21. 21. The gap between vision and reality is the place where we lead 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  22. 22. We create tomorrow today 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  23. 23. Love it! Work It! Own It! Be Strategic! • Your voice matters…others depend on you! 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  24. 24. To build a stronger profession Children First 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  25. 25. ….And more effective services to children and families… 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  26. 26. …For all Massachusetts children… 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  27. 27. 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care 27
  28. 28. Analyze! Step 1 Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  29. 29. ANALYZE! ASK YOURSELF: • What do I see as the most significant new realities that we face in Massachusetts? • What is my top priority for change? (Select an issue you feel passionately about) 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  30. 30. ADVANCE! Step 2: Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  31. 31. ADVANCE! ASK YOURSELF: • What do I TRULY WANT to see as the new reality in Massachusetts? • What do I see as the most significant new reality that we face in Massachusetts ? And, what can I do about it? • What do you recommend to strengthen our field in Massachusetts ? 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  32. 32. “It is time for those of us who identify with the early care and education field to wade into the swamp, resolve enduring ambivalences about our work, and make decisions about the way forward.” 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  33. 33. ACT! Step 3: Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  34. 34. ACT! ASK YOURSELF: What can I do to make sure that every child succeeds? 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  35. 35. • Consider doing adaptive work –Answers don’t preexist –Entails resolving conflicting values –Requires making choices –Usually involves loss 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  36. 36. ACT! ASK YOURSELF: • What are the opportunities for adaptive work in Massachusetts? • What is the first thing you believe we should be working on collectively? • How can we accomplish what you have identified? 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  37. 37. Accelerate! Step 4: Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  38. 38. ACCELERATE! ASK YOURSELF: What are your assumptions about the future? How do you “let future priorities have an influence on today’s activities.” How do we stimulate action? What do we want to create? How can we better communicate with the public?2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  39. 39. Pulling It All Together! A Four Step Embracing the Birth to Grade 3 Learning Continuum 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  40. 40. Today we examined a 4-part framework: 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care • . Love it! Analyze Work it! Advance Own it! Act Be Strategic Accelerate
  41. 41. Everywhere! 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care
  42. 42. 2/27/2015 MA Department of Early Education and Care

Workshop 1, Part 2 of 3 "Embracing the Birth Through Grade Three Early Learning Continuum" February 27, 2015 (Worcester, MA) Morning Keynote: Valora Washington, President, The CAYL Institute

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