Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls
Join the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) the fourth Monday of each month from 1-1:45 p.m. ET for a broadcast call on research and implications for practical application. Guest presenters include well-known researchers and other leaders. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Next Broadcast Call
A Framework for Planning Professional
Development in Emergent Literacy
Monday, April 28, 2014 | 1 - 1:45 p.m. ET
Doctors Jeanette McCollum and Tweety Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In this presentation, Doctors McCollum and Yates will describe the tiered framework they used, over a 4-year period, to plan and deliver professional development that included teacher institutes, small group meetings, and coaching. They will focus on how use of the framework was reflected in changes in professional development across time, and highlight how it supported the use of individualized classroom coaching. Examples from classrooms at the lowest and highest tiers will illustrate how coaching was guided by individual differences in teachers’ learning.
Speaker Dr. Jeanette McCollum
Dr. Jeanette McCollum is a faculty member at the University of Illinois, where she developed the master's program in early childhood special education. She served as principal investigator of the DELL-D Project, an Early Reading First project which worked to improve emergent literacy in preschoolers from low income families. She also works closely with the state of Illinois to implement high quality programs for young children.
Speaker Dr. Tweety Yates
Dr. Tweety Yates is a member of the faculty for the Head Start National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) and is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has primarily focused her work on parent-child interaction, social emotional development, early literacy, and professional development. She is Past-President of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Last Updated: April 21, 2014