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

Workshop 3, Part 1 of 2
"Constructing a Comprehensive and Cohesive Birth through Grade Three System"
April 10, 2015 (Southbridge, MA)

Introduction:
Linda Warren, President, Early Childhood Associates Inc.

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

  1. 1. GETTING IT RIGHT FOR CHILDREN: EARLY EDUCATORS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Supporting Birth Through Grade Three Alignment 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  2. 2. Welcome Pam Kuechler, Executive Director Massachusetts Head Start Association 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  3. 3. Recap & Day 3 Preview Dr. Linda Warren, President Early Childhood Associates, Inc. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  4. 4. EELI Workshops EMBRACING THE CONTINUUM BUILDING AND SUSTAINING B-3 SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTING COMPREHENSIVE B-3 SYSTEMS DRIVING THE INSTRUCTIONAL AGENDA 2 1 3 4 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  5. 5. Day 2: Building and Sustaining B-3 Systems •Massachusetts Initiatives •Policy and Advocacy •NGA Building Foundations Document •Leading Day-to-Day 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  6. 6. Building the Foundation for Future Success Learning and Growth Across Multiple Domains Approaches to Play and Learning Cognitive Development and General Knowledge Language and Communication Development Physical Development and Well-Being Social and Emotional Development 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  7. 7. Comprehensive Policy Agenda 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  8. 8. Small Group Discussions 1)Standards 2)Assessments 3)Educator Effectiveness 4)Family And Community Engagement 5)Comprehensive Support Services 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  9. 9. • Discussed initiatives currently implemented in regions and policy gaps or issues that must be better addressed • Identified strategies to advance the work. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  10. 10. Enhancing Early Learning Standards • Develop coherent, aligned standards in social emotional domain and approaches to learning across birth through grade three continuum. • Embed standards in higher education courses of study and in credentialing. • Integrate new Foundation for Future Success document and policy agenda in Birth through Kindergarten policies and practices. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  11. 11. Enhancing Educator Effectiveness • Build a birth through grade 3 license and credential • Address issue of equity compensation • Include Early Education and Care in publicly funded education • Create competency based educator preparation programs • Broaden and better define what constitutes professional development • Clarify confusion around PD Currency (PDPs, CEUs, Course Credit) • Ensure that program administrators have a solid grounding in child development. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  12. 12. Increasing Family and Community Engagement • Define family engagement • Adopt a strength based belief system that considers the full range of family needs • Build stronger and explicit links between family engagement and children’s success • Network with partners to share information about best practices for family engagement. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  13. 13. Providing Comprehensive Support Services • Reach consensus statewide regarding what constitutes a core support service • Assess where the gaps are • Better define the Commonwealth’s role in providing core support services • Identify core services in a broad manner so communities can address diverse needs. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  14. 14. Building a Robust Assessment System • Examine current assessment tools to eliminate redundancy, simplify the assessment process and to ensure that the tool fits the measurement • Customize assessment processes to better address needs of different age groups, grade levels, communities and State mandates • Dedicate ourselves to fidelity including how we share data 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  15. 15. Day 3: CONSTRUCTING COMPREHENSIVE B-3 SYSTEMS 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  16. 16. Goals for the Session • Develop a shared vision for what is needed across the continuum • Identify the difference between alignment efforts and the status quo • Recognize different approaches to and stages of alignment in the room • Strengthen connections among and within communities • Network with and learn from other attendees and their experiences and lessons learned. 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  17. 17. What We will Cover • Thinking and Acting Systematically from Birth to 3rd Grade • Framework for Planning, Implementing and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches • Primer on the Eight Framework Buckets • Bucket Speed Dating • Reflection & Strategic Planning • Mixed Community Groups • Community Groups 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  18. 18. Featured Speaker Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D. Research Assistant Professor of P-3 Policy and Leadership University of Washington 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  19. 19. Publications 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  20. 20. University of Washington Research Assistant Professor of P-3 Policy and Leadership EC and P-3 Policy Advisor for 2 Governors Harvard School of Education Director PreK-3rd Grade Initiative National Center of Children and Families Research Fellow Teachers College Columbia University Experiences Birth to Five System Building K-12 Reform 40 STATES 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care
  21. 21. GETTING IT RIGHT FOR CHILDREN: EARLY EDUCATORS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Supporting Birth Through Grade Three Alignment 4/10/2015MA Dept. of Early Education and Care

Workshop 3, Part 1 of 2 "Constructing a Comprehensive and Cohesive Birth through Grade Three System" April 10, 2015 (Southbridge, MA) Introduction: Linda Warren, President, Early Childhood Associates Inc.

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