Next Steps to Inclusive Practices: Collaboration with Early Childhood (non-ECSE) Colleagues
The ECSE/ECE strand is designed for in-service educators working with young children, ages 2-5 years, who have disabilities or delays and who are teaching in inclusive early childhood education learning programs. The theme for the early childhood special education strand will be, "Next Steps to Inclusive Practices: Collaboration with Early Childhood (non-ECSE Colleagues." During last year's CTA 2012, educators learned the value and benefits of inclusive educational practices. This year, we will delve one step further to explore how to collaborate with our colleagues. Educators will learn pratical, hands on strategies to support their work to prepare for opening day in Fall 2013. This year's session is for pairs of collaborating teachers in the early childhood classroom - ECSE and ECE teaching together and/or consulting with each other.
Academy Co-Chairs Cori Hill and Phyllis Mondak
Cori Hill, Virginia Early Intervention Training Specialist works at the Partnership for People with Disabilities. She coordinates the Integrated Training Collaborative project which provides coordination and oversight for Virginia's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development for early interventionists. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. from James Madison University. Cori has worked in the field of early intervention since 1992 as an infant program director, special instructor and service coordinator. As the EI Training Specialist, Cori provides personnel training and develops curriculum for early intervention providers. Cori is also an adjunct faculty member at James Madison University where she supervises graduate early childhood special education students.