632. Building a Partnership that Works: Lessons Learned in Collaboration Between Professional Development Systems and QRIS

Date: Thursday July 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Salon 15 (1st floor)
Speakers: Lisa Hildebrand, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children
Brenda Potter, Center for Early Learning Professionals
Joni Scrithlow, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Joellyn Whitehead, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Research shows teacher education and preparation positively affects the quality of the program in which they work.  In the recent Institute of Medicine “Transforming the Workforce” report, teacher qualifications are likely to increase in the future and, in many states, QRIS is a driving force.  To be successful, the professional development system and the QRIS must work together.  Learn about what is working in Illinois within the Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development System and in Rhode Island, where the two systems work in collaboration to rate programs and then provide the tools, supports, and resources they need to improve quality. 

Resources: application/pdf icon632BuildingaPartnershipPPT.pdf
application/pdf icon632BuildingaPartnershipPPTIL.pdf