October 2022 – February 2023

Children's Institute
Children's Institute

Children’s Institute’s Early Learning Academy is a cohort-based learning experience for educators and leaders working to strengthen early learning in their district.

This learning opportunity is built on 12 years of experience partnering with school districts across Oregon to create and strengthen early learning, fit to local contexts, through our Early Works and Early School Success initiatives. We’ve refined what we’ve learned into essential practices and an inclusive process for change.

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When

October 7, 8:30-3:30 via Zoom
December 2, 8:30-3:30 via Zoom
Feb 16, 4-6:30 via Zoom

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As a participant in the Early Learning Academy, you will develop your ability to build or improve early learning in your district with a lens toward equity and community voice. You will hear real examples of work done to build and align early learning systems from Early School Success participants, Early Works participants, and national exemplars.

We will draw from the expertise of local culturally specific organizations that have found ways to partner with school districts to create powerful solutions for the communities they serve. You’ll become a part of our network, sharing learning with colleagues around the state, and you’ll have access to our growing Change Library of ideas that will help you and others carry this work into the future.

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What

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Learn with and from peers in other districts.

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Build ideas based on expertise from culturally specific organizations.

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Three live sessions via Zoom, plus three hours of district-specific coaching.

What

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Learn with and from peers in other districts.

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Build ideas based on expertise from culturally specific organizations.

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Three live sessions via Zoom, plus three hours of district-specific coaching.

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Outcomes

Participants will:

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Know what makes for a coherent and developmentally appropriate PK-5 program.

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Engage in a community-centered, culturally sustaining process for designing and enhancing a PK-5 program.

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Gain skills to lead an inclusive, community-based process in their local context.

Children's Institute
Children's Institute

Who

District teams of 3-10 members, to include principals, preschool and elementary teachers, early learning coaches, equity coaches, curriculum directors, early learning coordinators, counselors, dual language teachers, SPED teachers, community partners, etc.

The Early Learning Academy is not like most professional development you may have encountered. You will be working as a district team to plan the changes necessary to build a strong early learning system in your own local context. This is why we believe diverse perspectives are needed on your team. You will be planning changes to your system alongside other school districts that are grappling with similar issues.

The Early Learning Academy is equal parts planning and professional development for early learning professionals and advocates.

Who

District teams of 3-10 members, to include principals, preschool and elementary teachers, early learning coaches, equity coaches, curriculum directors, early learning coordinators, counselors, dual language teachers, SPED teachers, community partners, etc.

The Early Learning Academy is not like most professional development you may have encountered. You will be working as a district team to plan the changes necessary to build a strong early learning system in your own local context. This is why we believe diverse perspectives are needed on your team. You will be planning changes to your system alongside other school districts that are grappling with similar issues.

The Early Learning Academy is equal parts planning and professional development for early learning professionals and advocates.

Children's Institute

Cost

$1500 per team (3-10 people). Your team may want to consider using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds or exploring partnership with your Regional Educator Network to attend.

If cost is a barrier, your team may apply for a scholarship. Registration will be capped at 10 teams.

Credit

1 graduate credit available for an additional $80 through Western Oregon University.

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