ECSE Newsletter

Fall 2019


Attention ECSE Teachers! Do you ever wonder how you're doing with implementing evidence-based practices in your classroom? Are you open to getting some coaching on how to improve the quality of your ECSE program? Would you like to learn more about improving inclusive practices in a blended classroom? Are you looking for ways to improve outcomes for your students and families? Would you like some feedback on what you're doing really well? You're in luck!

Elaine is available to conduct 2 assessments: CLassroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP). To find out more about each assessment, click on their titles above.

For more details and/or to schedule an assessment date, contact Elaine. Assessment data will not be used for formal teacher evaluation purposes. It is intended solely to give constructive and supportive feedback to ECSE staff.

Professional Development Opportunities for 2019-2020

AEPS-3 Training Coming in May 2020!

Do you use the Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (AEPS) in your district? Did you know there is a new version due to be released in summer 2020? It's true! Version 3 is coming in less than a year.

Oakland Schools is pleased to bring Kristie Pretti-Frontczak (one of the developers of the AEPS) to our main campus to perform the training on:

Friday, May 29, 2020 from 8:30am-3:30pm.

If you've never had training in how to use the AEPS or would like a refresher, attend the training!

The training is open to all Early Intervention and ECSE staff in Oakland County.

PLEASE NOTE: The AEPS-3 is very similar to previous versions. If you are not able to attend this training, you should still be able to use the new version with little difficulty.

ECSE Professional Development Day

A day of professional development specifically targeting Early Childhood Special Education! All breakout sessions with focus on topics relevant to professionals working with our early childhood special education population. Mark Kuipers from Michigan Department of Ed will provide our keynote on Child Outcomes. Breakout sessions will include: LRE for children with ASD, traumatic brain injury, literacy/language, HighScope daily routines, building social/emotional competencies and more!

November 22, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm Oakland Schools Main Campus

Any staff working with early childhood special education programs, including ECSE blended programs are welcome to attend. ECSE Teachers, General Ed PreK Co-Teachers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, School Psychologists,