Spotlights on Innovative Professional Development Practice

Webinar 1: Transforming State Workforce Support Systems: Innovations and Lessons Learned from Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge States

In this Spotlight on Innovations webinar, learn about the 20 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) states. Find out how these states use professional development, credentials, workforce data collection, and other supports to improve early childhood education workforce knowledge. State child care administrators and professional development leaders; institutes of higher education; Head Start and Early Head Start leadership; T/TA managers and providers; federal and Regional Office staff; and State Collaboration Offices can find helpful information about these innovative workforce initiatives.

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Webinar 2: EarlyEdU Alliance: Transforming Early Childhood Teacher Development

EarlyEdU Alliance is a higher education collaboration community for Head Start and other early childhood education (ECE) staff. In this webinar, find out how ECE programs are working together to improve child outcomes by transforming early childhood teacher development. It provides an overview of the competency-based higher education online and in-person courses, and shares data from a field study indicating how the courses changed teacher practice. The webinar also provides information about how to join the EarlyEdU Alliance. It will be of interest to ECE leaders who support workforce development and Bachelor of Arts completion in early learning.

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Last Reviewed: January 2017

Last Updated: March 10, 2017