Volume 2, Issue 12
|Welcome to the ChildCare Education Institute December Newsletter. This month CCEI discusses Professional Development.|
You are a great teacher or administrator! However, sometimes it is difficult to communicate your special talents and teaching abilities to others. By designing a portfolio, you can more easily and concretely show others your teaching experiences, educational background, and strengths.
A portfolio is a collection of work and materials assembled in an approved format to demonstrate and document knowledge and skills. It provides proof of your expertise and can encompass knowledge and skills gained from a wide variety of sources. Some of these sources include: jobs, independent reading and study, training or in-service programs, hobbies, community or religious activities, military service, travel study, and organization memberships.
A teacher portfolio is a collection of materials and evidence of a teacher's work. Much like an artist or photographer who uses a portfolio of collected works to illustrate her talents, a well-designed teacher portfolio can reveal a teacher's talents.
Teacher portfolios are organized and constructed by teachers to highlight, document, and demonstrate their professional growth, knowledge, and skills in teaching. They include documents and materials that collectively suggest the scope and quality of a teacher's growth and performance.
Sometimes referred to as a dossier, a profile, or a resource file, teacher portfolios can capture evidence of an individual's work and talents and are increasingly being used to assess a teacher's overall effectiveness.
Many administrators review portfolios to assess a teacher's professional development, teaching skills, or past performance, prior to hiring, promotion, or offering tenure.
To learn more about creating your professional portfolio, log on to CCEI to take a professional development course outlining all of the requirements of developing and maintaining an early childhood professional portfolio.
|Educational Qualifications of Program Administrators
and Teaching Staff Building
Better Futures for Children and the Profession
If early childhood practitioners have
levels of formal education and
specialized training, they are much
in their work with young
children and families to use the
possess the ongoing professional
commitment we know are necessary
to make a positive difference in
children's lives. Read Article
Printed Courtesy of Young Children
The following is a sample of
resources on the impact of staff
education and training on program
Research has confirmed the
importance of the early childhood
workforce and the
education of the
workforce and its impact on children
and high-quality child
selected resources include an
overview of the research, including
some that address the type of teacher
education that is more likely to relate
to higher-quality programs. Also
included is a sample of national and State
research, including both current materials and key historical documents on this
Printed Courtesy of National Child Care Information Center
Meet your professional development requirements with CCEI's flexible and convenient Professional Development
courses. Now, an individual annual subscription is only $49, which
gives you access to over 100 online courses 7 days a week, 24 hours a
day. Our online courses eliminate transportation costs and are completed
at your convenience. We also offer courses in Spanish.
CCEI also offers a Center Based Subscription Program that allows you to train your staff for the entire year at one low
price. The $999 subscription provides unlimited access to 100 courses
for up to 50 users. This month, get an Online CDA program for no additional charge with the purchase of a 50 user center
Child Development Associate Certificate Programs*
Earn your Online Self Study CDA and save over $350 during the December Enrollment Event! For only $499, CCEI's Online Self Study CDA allows you to work independently, at your convenience, with access to courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Instructor Supported CDA
provides each student with the added benefit of an Education Coach. The
Education Coach is an experienced child care professional available to
assist you with coursework and preparing for the credential
application. For only $999, you can earn your CDA with the support and guidance of an Education Coach.
The Head Start Parenting Certificate is designed
to provide parents the opportunity to enhance their parenting skills by
understanding the developmental and educational needs of their children. Save during the December Enrollment Event, and earn your Head Start Parenting Certificate for $99.
CCEI provides a specialized professional development certificate for the child care director. The Director's Certificate
(DC) coursework concentrates on core competencies that facilitate the
management of your child care center. Save 30% during the December
Enrollment Event and start earning your Director's Certificate today!
Call CCEI today at 1.888.418.5358 to enroll! Visit us online at www.cceionline.com
restrictions apply. Offers expire December 31, 2007. Offers cannot
be combined with other promotions or scholarship programs. Contact CCEI
|Calendar of Events
February 4, 5, 6 Visit CCEI at Region IV Head Start Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Hilton and Towers.
February 26, 27, 28, 29 Visit CCEI at the 37th National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Conference at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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