Training for Professional Development Providers

 2020 Newly Revised
Core Body of Knowledge Training Series

White Board Training

Due to COVID-19 this series is
fully online this year.

This series examines 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. Each 2-day session provides a total of 12 hours of adult learning and theory content; 6 hours per day. Sessions must be completed in order. Each 2-day session costs only $75 per participant thanks to funding from the Preschool Development Grant: Birth to Five. All 2020 CBK sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. A working video camera and audio option are required. Each session will be offered three times (called “series”). If possible, select the same series number for each 2-day session.


The NYS Core Body of Knowledge Introductory Course for PD Providers (Days 1 & 2)

Explore how the CBK is to be used as the foundation for professional preparation and development of New York’s early childhood workforce and how it fits into the broader scope of training and coaching protocols. And how the CBK can provide a framework for supervisors and trainers to evaluate performance of individual staff and support the planning of professional development to ensure that it is intentional and relevant to the strengths, interests, and needs of each teacher. The session will include a review of materials; small group discussions; and hands-on, interactive activities to help trainers develop meaningful professional development opportunities.

Upcoming Dates
Series 1: Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30 (Registration closes July 22)
Series 2: Thursday, September 10 and Saturday, September 12 (Registration closes September 2)
Series 3: Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, November 1 (Registration closes October 8)

Utilizing Anti-Bias Education and Ethical Conduct in Professional Development Experiences (Days 3 & 4)

Deepen your knowledge and lens of anti-bias education by examining the ethical dilemmas providers of professional development are presented with as well as how to guide the early childhood workforce through ethical dilemmas using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and supplements for both early childhood program administrators and early childhood adult educators.

Upcoming Dates
Series 1: Tuesday August 18 and Thursday, August 20 (Registration closes August 11)
Series 2: Thursday, October 1 and Saturday, October 3 (Registration closes September 22)
Series 3: Saturday, November 14 and Saturday, November 21 (Registration closes November 4)

Meeting Participant Needs through Training and Coaching (Days 5 & 6)

Identify areas of expertise to develop trainings, support coaching, and work dynamically within a small group to examine, practice, and implement all the aspects of the professional development process.

Upcoming Dates
Series 1: Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 (Registration closes September 2)
Series 2: Thursday, October 22 and Saturday, October 24 (Registration closes October 13)
Series 3: Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 (Registration closes November 24)

Registration link

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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