FREE Professional Development Online for Early Childhood Educators
During these unusual times, many in-person professional development opportunities, such as conferences and trainings, have been canceled or put online. Learning from professional development is important to improve and strengthen our skills and techniques in early childhood education. So we have curated a list of free professional development opportunities that you can attend from your home.
This professional development online module explains the purpose, use, and potential benefits of dialogic reading practices when working with young children. Instructional resources focus on inclusion, special education, communication, and tiered instruction.
Early care and education providers play a critical role in the health and well-being of children and are well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This free online training course provides tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in their care and talking about it with their parents.
Live webinars, live online administrator academy, and on demand courses about dual language learners, disabilities, and multilingual children are available for free through ECPL’s and ISBE’s partnership with WIDA Early Years. ISBE and/or Gateways credit is available.