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Sources of online professional development

  • 1.  Sources of online professional development

    Posted 29 days ago
    The Northern Virginia AEYC has been hearing from directors, especially those with closed programs, that their staff are using this time for professional development.
    Given that different staff will have different needs, what's the best way for a director to find online reputable professional development opportunities? More specifically, are there national organizations that are gathering information about reliable online professional development opportunities that we can send directors to?

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    Rosemary Kendall
    Co-President
    NVAEYC
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  • 2.  RE: Sources of online professional development

    Posted 29 days ago
    IRIS center has some great Professional Development modules and edWebs has a lot of webinars and each site has printable certificates of completion

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    Megan Moulton
    Jacksonville NC
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  • 3.  RE: Sources of online professional development

    Posted 28 days ago

    There is an abundance of resources at http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses. I am currently enrolled in a resilience class that is amazing!

    Also, https://caearlychildhoodonline.org/en_login.aspx has opened a variety of courses that participants receive certificates for their hours of participation. I know they are CA based but i assume most topics will align. 



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    Christina Roseli
    ECLS
    El Dorado County Library
    Placerville CA
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  • 4.  RE: Sources of online professional development

    Posted 27 days ago

    Hello Rosemary, 


    NAEYC is a trusted source for professional development and I would like to share some of our upcoming opportunities. 


    Starting June 1, NAEYC will offer six weeks of weekday sessions based on the diverse topics and presenters that are typically featured at the Professional Learning Institute. Each session is open to anyone at no charge, our gift to you for all that you give to young children and their families. Stay tuned for more information. There will be topics of interest for teachers, administrators, trainers, faculty and more!


    I would also like to share that NAEYC's online professional development modules introduce early childhood educators to core ideas from NAEYC's position statements, books, and journals. Our online modules provide self-paced, interactive learning that connects professional knowledge to daily practice through practical strategies that bolster instructional approaches. NAEYC's one hour modules are only $10 through May 15, 2020. Use code SPRING20 at checkout. 


    Additionally, NAEYC brings the experts directly to your computer screen. Next week we're featuring David J Schonfeld, MD, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children's Hospital Los Angeles who will present on Talking to and Supporting Children and Ourselves During the Pandemic on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT. You can find upcoming NAEYC webinars here!  



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    Anthony Durborow
    Director, Professional Learning & Engagement
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    New Market MD
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