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Examine the beliefs, content, and organization of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) developed by New York Works for Children and how it relates to professional development.
Series Goals
Understand how the NYS Core Body of Knowledge is to be used as the foundation for the professional preparation and development for New York’s early childhood workforce through the lens of anti-bias education.
Understand your role in helping to shift the current culture of early childhood professional development in NYS to one that is in greater alignment with the NAEYC Principles of Effective Professional Development and the NAEYC Position Statement on Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education.

3 Sessions
$75 per session

This three-session series provides early childhood professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to create curriculum that embodies the Core Beliefs of the New York State Core Body of Knowledge and the New York State Early Learning Guidelines. These include the beliefs that children construct their own knowledge based on their curiosity and driven by their interests, that children learn through play, and that children learn best when the adults in their lives work in partnership with each other. These beliefs are common to the research foundation of emergent curriculum, Creative Curriculum and High Scope, and this professional development series is appropriate for teachers and leaders who use these approaches. 

3 Sessions
$25 per session

The Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) provides a framework for supervisors to evaluate performance of individual staff and supports the planning of professional development to ensure that it is intentional and relevant to the strengths, interests, and needs of each teacher. Using the CBK Assessment and Professional Development Planning Tool, we will analyze various video clips to gather information to guide supervisory discussions, performance appraisals, and professional development plans. Participants will also begin to explore ways to utilize the CBK to build an anti-bias culture in their early childhood programs and support the ongoing development of educators.

4 sessions
$10 per session

This Learning Community provides opportunities for individuals to spend time with colleagues to discuss how the NYS Core Body of Knowledge can be used as a self-reflective and planning tool for personal and professional goal setting and growth. This is an opportunity to share both challenges and successes. and to share practices and resources across the group.

Series: 10 sessions that are 1.5 hours each
Cost: $15/series

This Learning Community provides opportunities for individuals to spend time with colleagues to discuss the implementation of various elements of Anti-Bia Education that support children’s sense of self, pride in their uniqueness, and joy in sharing their family’s culture. Building their sense of social justice and supporting their social-emotional development. This is an opportunity to share both challenges and successes, and to share practices and resources across the group.

Series: 10 sessions that are 1.5 hours each
Cost: $15/series

This Learning Community provides opportunities for individuals to spend time with colleagues to discuss implementation of various pyramid practices that support children’s social-emotional development. This is an opportunity to share both challenges and successes. and to share practices and resources across the group.

Series: 10 sessions that are 1.5 hours each
Cost: $15/series

The production of these events are supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDGB5), Grant Number 90TP005902, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. Its contents are solely the responsibility of NYAEYC and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACF.

Other Adult Learning and Theory Online Training Opportunities

Literacy Information and Communication System

Adult education online courses.  LINCS offers self-paced online courses for adult education practitioners. These courses are available for use anytime, anywhere on the LINCS Learning Portal.

Learning Forward

Learning Forward’s online courses give you access to in-depth online learning – on your own schedule! You’ll dig deeply into core topics in professional learning through interactive presentations, videos, readings from some of the leading thinkers in the field, and more.

The course titled “Planning and Designing Professional Learning” is 10 hours of Adult Learning and Theory Credit.

Capella Online Professional Development Course

Course title “Adult Learning and Theory”

Focus on developing the skill of integrating adult learning theory and current research-based best practices into professional development program planning. Evaluate how to facilitate professional learning and professional development using the six principles of adult learning theory.

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