15 Minute In-Service Suites
These 15-minute in-service suites were designed as a resource for professional development in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. The in-service suites are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices that map onto the NCQTL HOUSE Framework.
Each in-service consists of a short video supplemented with handouts. A trainer version is available for use by Early Childhood Education Specialists and other training and technical assistance providers and includes a PowerPoint presentation, learning activities and other training materials.
The in-service suites can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of varied audiences. Staff can view the shorter version directly on the website. The trainer version can be used as part of a workshop presented alone, or combined with other in-services.
Well-Organized ClassroomsClassroom Transitions Schedules and Routines Designing Environments Stating Behavioral Expectations Zoning: Staffing to Maximize Learning Teacher-to-Teacher Talk
Instructional InteractionsFostering Children's Thinking Skills Providing Feedback Focusing Children on Learning Goals Scaffolding Making Learning Meaningful Using the Scientific Method Engaging Children in Conversations Thick and Thin Conversations Asking Questions Expansions Novel Words
Last Reviewed: April 2013
Last Updated: January 29, 2014