FPG Offers Free Webinar Series for Early Childhood Faculty
Starting in February, FPG’s Supporting Change and Reform in Preservice Teaching in North Carolina (SCRIPT-NC) will be offering free webinars for early childhood faculty nationwide. Although the primary audience for these monthly webinars will be faculty in early childhood associate degree programs, the content and resources also are relevant for bachelor’s level instruction and other forms of professional development, including training, technical assistance, and consultation.
Research shows that community college programs need support to adequately prepare early childhood educators to serve young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. SCRIPT-NC works with community college early childhood programs to assess, enhance, and redesign courses to better prepare pre-service early childhood educators to meet the needs of children in their communities. The project's Tracey West (shown here, left), Chih-Ing Lim, and Camille Catlett help to incorporate evidence-based practices into courses and syllabi.
Each of SCRIPT-NC’s new national webinars will include resources, activities, and assignments for delivering course content in ways that build both knowledge acquisition and application. The materials align with the NAEYC standards, incorporate DEC Recommended Practices and state early learning guidelines, and integrate content on formative assessment.
Free supporting resources (PowerPoints, handouts, annotated resource compilations, and recordings) will highlight examples of how to design courses that prepare future professionals to support young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse, as well as to support their families.