Community of Practice

A community of practice is meant to strengthen teamwork, reduce feelings of professional isolation, improve professional practice and provide personal growth for members.

2021 Community of Practice: Inclusion for PD Providers

We are happy to announce our next Community of Practice:  An Opportunity to Lean with Peers!  Open to Illinois professional development and technical assistance providers, and coaches providing support in early care and education

We will gather for 6 session virtually via Zoom for 90minutes each session to share knowledge and create strategies to support inclusion of all young children.

For more information please check out our Information Flyer and Presentation

2021 Meeting Date
April 20, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
May 25, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
June 15, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
August 17, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
September 21, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
November 18, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Commit to attending, participating, sharing ideas and collaborating in ways to improve professional development practice.  This group will build a sense of community and we will use clearly defined roles, set meeting schedules and questionnaires or surveys to coordinate the focus and facilitate discussion

Application available through March15, 2021

2019-2020 Webinars What Makes Inclusion Work Implementation

January 14, 2020 What Makes Inclusion Work:  Evidence Based Practices

View COP Here

February 18, 2020 What Makes Inclusion Work:  Adaptations & Support Systems

View COP Here

March 10, 2020 What Makes Inclusion Work:  Collaboration & Teaming, Family & Community Partnership

View COP Here

April 7, 2020 What Makes Inclusion Work:  Professional Learning & Formal Time to Plan and Reflect

View COP Here

Online Meeting How do we know children are being meaningfully included? What tools are available to measure quality? We will look at national resources like the Inclusive Classroom Profile, and Illinois resources like the Illinois Inclusion Guidelines Checklist.

Livebinder of resources is available.