The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:
Thursday, March 25th from 3-5:30pm (PST)
Virtual Social Emotional Development: Social Interactions
You’re invited to join CPIN Region 11 – LACOE for a webinar on Virtual Social Emotional Development: Social Interactions on Thursday, March 25th from 3-5:30pm PST.
In this interactive session, participants will:
• Use the structure and features of the California Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF) and California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Social-Emotional Development domain, and Social Interaction strand.
• Recognize the integration opportunities between Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the California PLF.
• Utilize strategies identified for Dual Language Learners and for children with special needs.
January – April 2021
REL West Event Series: Joyful Reading at School and Home
Join REL West for a free webinar series on storybook reading, culturally affirming instruction, and connecting with parents and families. This four-part series is designed to help PreK–1st grade educators:
- Learn a routine for storybook reading.
- Explore ideas for creating school-to-home connections.
- Extend storybook reading to creative expression activities.
March – May 2021
Learning to Listen 2021
Returning for a third season of engaging dialogue, BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change series features luminaries across the family-facing fields who are exploring current and emerging issues facing children and families today. You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.
- Webinar 1: Wednesday, March 17, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Disrupting Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Programs
- Webinar 2: Wednesday, April 28, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Listening to Transgender Children, Transforming Ourselves
- Webinar 3: Wednesday, May 12, 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Uniting Worldviews to Advance Relationships in Indigenous Communities
Registration is free and simultaneous Spanish language translation is offered at all conversations.
March – June 2021
Instructional Strategies for Preschool Teachers of Dual Language Learners
The Early Care & Education team of the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools (FCSS) will be offering four (4) professional learning modules on how to design a high-quality dual language preschool program. FCSS will utilize lessons learned from the piloting of our dual-language preschool program of the Lighthouse for Children Child Development Center (LFC CDC), which stems from a unique collaboration between FCSS and First 5 Fresno County. The center is operated by FCSS and serves as a demonstration site and innovation lab for early childhood professionals and students.
January 2021 – December 2021
Online Course: LMU-CEEL’s Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K through 12 Certificate Program
Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (LMU-CEEL) has opened the registration for a one-year program is delivered completely in Spanish and was developed for Spanish speakers who are teachers in bilingual/dual language programs. CEEL has been responsive to the current needs of educators and students in our nation, and has incorporated adaptations in their courses to support teachers during distance/hybrid teaching.
Learn more about our upcoming Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre K-12 Certificate Program Cohort.
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) On-Line Professional Development Opportunities
QSLA compiled a list of FREE, on-line, professional development trainings that early learning educators and administrators can access to support with their required 21 hours of PD for QSLA. All trainings are either recorded directly in the CA ECE Workforce Registry or provide certificates that can be submitted to the Registry to count towards PD hours.
Support Dual Language Learners Throughout the Pandemic — Promising Practices
Thanks to a new CDE Dual Language Learner Professional Development grant, SEAL is launching a new virtual PD series to Support Dual Language Learners throughout the pandemic! This Professional Learning Series for preschool educators is designed to increase system capacity and to improve educator effectiveness. The four topic-based learning summit sessions will discuss partnering with families, addressing complex oral language development, providing children with interesting complex text, and making language “visible”.
On Demand Webinar
Elevating the Role of Cultural Responsiveness in Effective Teaching Practices
Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning to explore research related to the role of culturally responsive materials and practices in high quality instructional interactions. They will discuss the value of making authentic connections between concepts that children are learning and their home language and culture. They will also share examples of how to elevate instructional interactions with culturally authentic and relevant connections to support early learning in all domains.
Training is available On Demand (1hour and 15 minutes)
The Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) at Loyola Marymount University Professional Learning Programs
For over 10 years, CEEL has offered certificate programs of study for teachers and leaders working with English Learners and Dual Language Learners. They provide innovative distance learning courses designed for educators working in grades PreK-12.
- Teaching in Transitional Kindergarten and Early Childhood Settings Certificate Program
October 2020 – May 2021
- Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K through 12 Certificate Program
January 2021 – December 2021
San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI)
The San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) offers professional development opportunities for preschool, infant, toddler, and transitional kindergarten teachers including administrators, and family childcare providers. QPI offers workshops centered around assessment and screening, curriculum and instruction, family engagement, and leadership.
The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tools on child development that can be customized with local contact information for early care and education programs. The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” website offers free resources for early educators on monitoring children’s developmental milestones.
California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection
The ELCD is excited to announce the launch of the California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection, an online streaming video subscription service. Users may now access the companion videos for California’s educational resources on one simple platform.
Zero to Three Learning Center
The ZERO TO THREE Learning Center offers a wide range of competency-based, research-driven professional development options for the early childhood workforce.
The California Preschool Development Grant (PDG)
The PDG is piloting self-paced training modules designed specifically for early learning providers and hosted entirely online in a mobile-friendly format. These asynchronous modules provide early childhood professionals with maximum flexibility in enhancing their skills through high-impact, job-embedded activities.