This panel presentation will describe engaging, evidence-based methods for preparing EC/ECSE personnel using practice-based experiences. Strategies include field placement, video analysis, self-analysis, peer and faculty coaching, and case study. Practice-based experiences will be aligned closely with DEC RP and CEC preparation standards. Challenges, suggestions, and free resources will be discussed.
McClaren, E., Beneke, S., Meeker, K. A., & Deris, A. R. (2017, October). Making it real: Using field-based and practice-based experiences in personnel preparation. Paper presented at the Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Portland, Oregon.
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