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Early Literacy Professional Learning Events

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New Coaches' Kickoff Institute

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates: September 28-30, 2022


Description of Work:

Please join a network of Early Literacy Coaches as we focus on the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Grades K-3, the Essential Coaching Practices for Elementary Literacy, as well as resources related to the statewide literacy coaching initiative. Researchers, Dr. Nell Duke, Dr. Tanya Wright, and Dr. Susan L’Allier will support our learning in understanding the research behind the practices and resources; how they work together; and how they guide your work as a literacy coach. These three days will include information, application, goal setting and opportunities for networking. This professional learning opportunity will be held virtually via Zoom. The Zoom invite will be shared with registrants prior to the event.


Intended Audience:

New ISD/RESA coaches and any ISD/RESA coach who has not attended a previous 4-day Institute on the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Grades K-3. A coaching coordinator is asked to attend with each team.

Essential Instructional Practices in Language and Emergent Literacy: Birth to Age 3 Training of Trainers

Please note that the capacity for this training is limited and the availability to register is based on invitation which is based on your occupation. Please see "intended audience" below for more information.


THIS SESSION IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY.


Location: Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

Dates: October 4-6, 2022


Description of Work:
The Essential Instructional Practices in Language and Emergent Literacy: Birth to Age 3 (Essentials B-3) identifies a set of research-supported instructional literacy practices that improve children’s emergent language and literacy outcomes. The Essentials training aligns with developmentally appropriate practices, and the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Workforce.

This training uses a train-the-trainer approach, with 18 hours of content over three days. The training will begin by leading participants to identify their own connections to emergent literacy content in their work and reflect on their own knowledge and skills for delivering this content to their audiences. The modules will cover:

- Research and practices behind language and emergent literacy Birth to 3
- Skills to shape environments and engage in interactions that support emergent literacy - Identification of current strengths, opportunities for growth, and goals for supporting language and emergent literacy - Adult learning principles needed to support adults to use the practices that support language and emergent literacy Birth to age 3 - Resources required to shape environments and engage in interactions (time, materials, social support, professional support such as supervision/coaching, and other resources)


Intended Audience:

This training opportunity is for our Early Literacy Leaders and Early Literacy Champions. Early Literacy Leaders are early childhood professionals who train, supervise, and support Infant/Toddler Educators or Family Educators, and for whom literacy is at the heart of what they do, or support others to do. Examples of Early Literacy Leaders include Early Childhood Support Network staff, Regional Resource Center staff, Early On Training and Technical Assistance staff, Michigan State University Extension Trainers, Independent Trainers, ISD Early Childhood Directors, ISD Literacy Coaches/Program Administrators, and ISD Early On Coordinators.

Early Literacy Champions are those who direct programs, set priorities for resources (budgets, training content, staff time), and supervise early literacy staff. Examples of Early Literacy Champions include ISD Superintendents, Multi-Site Center Owners, Literacy Hub staff, Center for Quality Family Support Representatives/Staff, Head Start/Early Head Start Education Managers, Coordinators, and Trainers, and Great Start Collaborative representatives.

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Prekindergarten Training of Trainers

Please note that the capacity for this training is limited and the availability to register is based on invitation which is based on your occupation. Please see "intended audience" below for more information.


Please note there are two sets of dates at different locations and that both sets of dates must be attended to fully receive credit for this training.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott at CMU, 2400 East Campus Dr, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Dates: October 17-18, 2022

Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, 2424 S Mission St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Dates: November 17-18, 2022


Description of Work:
The Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Prekindergarten identifies a set of research-supported instructional literacy practices that improve children’s language and literacy outcomes. The Essentials training aligns with developmentally appropriate practices, and the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Workforce. This training uses a train-the-trainer approach, with 24 hours of content over four days. The training will begin by leading participants to identify their own connections to literacy content in their work and reflect on their own knowledge and skills for delivering this content to their audiences. The training will provide deep early literacy knowledge based on the Essentials, practice in the application of adult learning principles, and materials for replicating training.


Intended Audience:

This training is for PreK Literacy Leaders and PreK Literacy Champions.

PreK Literacy Leaders are early childhood professionals who train, supervise and support Prekindergarten Educators and for whom literacy is at the heart of what they do or support others to do. Examples of PreK Literacy Leaders include Early Childhood Support Network staff, Regional Resource Center staff, Michigan State University Extension Trainers, Independent Trainers, ISD Early Childhood Directors, ISD Early Childhood Consultants, Early Childhood Specialists, and ISD Literacy Coaches/Program Administrators.

PreK Literacy Champions are those who direct programs, set priorities for resources (budgets, training content, staff time), and supervise early literacy staff. Examples of PreK Literacy Champions include ISD Superintendents, Multi-Site Center Owners or Administrators, Literacy Hub staff, Head Start Education, Managers, Coordinators, and Trainers; and Great Start Collaborative representatives.

Early Literacy Quarterly Meetings

Location: TBD

Dates:

October 12, 2022, October 13, 2022 (optional follow up day)
December 8, 2022, December 9, 2022 (optional follow up day)
February 8, 2023, February 9, 2023 (optional follow up day)
May 10, 2023, May 11, 2023 (optional follow up day)


Description of Work:
Participants will be supported to do the following...

  • Utilize the Essential Coaching Practices for Elementary Literacy and the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, K-3 to create clear coaching plans aligned to the existing and newly shared research-supported practices as well as the vision and mission of the Coaching Network.
  • Develop coaching skills for helping educators meet the literacy needs of every child in every classroom every day.
  • Strengthen relationships with coaches and literacy leaders across the state to effectively collaborate and learn from colleagues.


Intended Audience:
ISD/RESA Early Literacy Coaches and Supervisors

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