A Framework for Planning Professional Development in Emergent Literacy

Monday, April 28, 2014
1 – 1:45 p.m. EDT
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The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) hosts the Front Porch Series Broadcast Calls on the fourth Monday of each month. These calls are your opportunity to hear from national experts on current research and findings in early childhood education.

Join us for A Framework for Planning Professional Development in Emergent Literacy, April 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. EDT. Dr. Gail Joseph will moderate the call. Doctors Jeanette McCollum and Tweety Yates will present. Dr. McCollum is a faculty member at the University of Illinois, where she developed the master’s program in early childhood special education. She served as principal investigator of the Developing Early Language and Literacy in Danville (DELL-D) Project. It worked to improve emergent literacy in preschoolers from low-income families. She also works closely with the state of Illinois to implement high quality programs for young children.

Dr. Yates is an NCQTL faculty member and a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has mainly focused her work on parent-child interaction, social-emotional development, early literacy, and professional development. She the former president of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Using a tiered framework to plan and deliver professional development, including teacher institutes, small group meetings, and coaching
  • How use of the framework reflects changes in professional development over time and supports the use of individualized classroom coaching
  • Examples from classrooms at the lowest and highest tiers of how coaching was guided by individual differences in teachers’ learning

Who Should Listen?

This broadcast call will benefit an array of audience members, including: Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program staff, parents, directors, managers, and administrators; T/TA managers; T/TA providers; federal and Regional Office staff; and State Collaboration Offices.

Participating in the Broadcast Call

The broadcast call will be accessible only via computer. Select this link to register and to review system requirements for participation:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional instructions on how to join the broadcast. Space is limited to 1,000 participants. This presentation will be archived in the Front Porch Series section of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Stay Connected with #NCQTL

During and after the presentation, we encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences regarding the Front Porch Series Broadcast Callon Twitter! Include #NCQTL in your tweets to participate in the chat. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/#NCQTL.


You may send your questions to ncqtl@uw.edu or call (toll-free) 1-877-731-0764.

Source: National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

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