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UW ECHO in Early Childhood increases the capacity of early childhood professionals to identify and implement best practices in areas that include early literacy, transitions, behavior support and identification, and referral detection.

Network participants include case managers/family service coordinators, general educators, home daycare providers, paraeducators, related service providers (OTs, PT, SLPs, etc.), school administrators, school directors, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special educators, state agency staff and all others interested in improving outcomes for students in the early childhood setting.

UW ECHO in Early Childhood is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network.


Sessions

Sessions are on Fridays, bi-weekly,
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

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Learning Topics - Spring 2022

UW ECHO in Early Childhood Spring 2022 Presenter Information

January 14: Meaningful Professional Learning

This Spring Wyoming early childhood educators will have the choice to engage in multiple different professional learning opportunities right here in our state. Educators will reflect on their needs as professionals, the needs of their programs and children, and we will discuss what upcoming opportunities will best serve them and meet their learning needs.

Presenter: Lauren Carlisle, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network

January 28: Getting to Know Wyoming’s New Early Learning Standards

Participants will be introduced to the new Wyoming Early Learning Standards Birth through Kindergarten. They will hear about the process of creating the standards, what makes the new standards tool unique, and how to use the standards in practice with children every day.

Presenters: Nikki Baldwin, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network & Nicole Philbin, Children's Learning Center (Jackson)

*Jan 28 Session Registration*

February 11: Wyoming’s Early Learning Standards – Assessing and Planning Using the New Standards

Participants will learn how to use Wyoming’s Early Learning Standards to inform their observation, documentation and assessment of young children and practical tools to  inform planning for children’s learning.

Presenter: Jaclyn Klinginsmith, Wyoming Kids First & Tyler Gonzalez, Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative

*Feb 11 Session Registration*

February 25: Wyoming’s Early Learning Standards – Equity Connections

Participants will explore important connections between the new Early Learning Standards and principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Trauma Informed Practice, and Universal Design for Learning.

Presenters: Lauren Carlisle, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network & Char Norris, Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative

* Feb 25 Session Registration*

March 11: Best Practices of Inclusion in Preschool Series

Presenters: Catasha Williams and Sherri Williams, University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Institute

*Session registration link coming soon*

March 25: Best Practices of Inclusion in Preschool Series

Presenters: Catasha Williams and Sherri Williams, University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Institute

*Session registration link coming soon*

April 8: Best Practices of Inclusion in Preschool Series

Presenters: Catasha Williams and Sherri Williams, University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Institute

*Session registration link coming soon*

April 22: Best Practices of Inclusion in Preschool Series

Presenters: Catasha Williams and Sherri Williams, University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Institute

*Session registration link coming soon*

May 6: TBA

Presenters: TBA

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