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Professional Development Opportunities for Early Learning Teachers – 2019

The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:

March 28, 2019

LMU Professional Development Certificate

Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) is offering a PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE in Transitional Kindergarten/Early Childhood Education. The next course “Fostering Family/ Community Engagement for TK/ECE” begins on March 28, 2019. Enrollment information is below.

LMU TK ECE Certificate Flyer


Wednesday-Friday, April 24-26, 2019

Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners: A Training for ECE Coaches

In this three-day training course through the Sonoma County Office of Education, Early Childhood Education (ECE) coaches will learn five research-based strategies to effectively promote language acquisition for young Dual Language Learners (DLL). Coaches will learn how to incorporate the strategies into their own practice using the innovative “telepresence approach” in which a teacher or provider wears a headset and the coach communicates via microphone in real time to provide feedback. This training is designed for all ECE coaches who work with providers in both home and center-based settings.

This training is drawn from the TALLK Project (Teachers Acquiring Language Learner Knowledge), a decade-long partnership between First 5 Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Office of Education. TALLK provides preschool teachers and site directors with training and coaching around supporting language development among preschoolers in their home language and in English.

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