The B-3 Continuity Project has partnered with Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach to present a series of trainings on Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Materials and information about previous trainings are below.
Pat Chamberlain earned her master’s in bilingual education from Northern Illinois University and works within the early learning system on issues related to optimizing the educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse children, most recently as the director of the Award for Excellence Project for Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Practice for the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.
Julie Kallenbach earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Northern Illinois University and works for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as a kindergarten individual development survey (KIDS) trainer and coach, along with her independent consulting on a variety of early learning projects.
On April 13, 2018, Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach showed in a webinar that a developmentally appropriate classroom using a play-based learning model is purposefully and in tentionally planned by teachers to address standards.
On March 21, 2018, Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach presented a day long training on Developmentally Appropriate Practices. This training was recorded and a discussion guide was developed to allow for all or parts of the training to be replicated during professional training time.
The Discussion Guide outlines the video recording with options for local facilitation of discussions or the ability to see how others during the training work through the activities. Handouts from the session are provided below and the NAEYC book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs is utilized for the training. It is suggested that you review the Discussion Guide before planning your professional development time and determine the right fit for working with your group.
On March 7, 2018, Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach presented a day long training on Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
5 Things You Must Do to Support Dual Language Learners from Birth through Kindergarten
On January 29, 2018, Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach presented a webinar about the foundational components of high-quality birth-through-kindergarten programming that build upon the assets of dual language learners and their families.
This webinar examined answers to:
Julie Kallenbach presented an introduction to DAP and how it can improve student outcomes December 7, 2017.
Play-based learning webinar
Elgin Area School District Unit 46 has implemented play-based curriculum in their all-day kindergarten classrooms. They shared their development, implementation and initial results on December 1, 2016.
These events are hosted by the B-3 Continuity Project.