Explore the ECLKC: a new frontier with free, on-demand resources for professional development - a conversation

Speaker: 
Dr. Madhavi Parikh
Dr. Suzanne Thouvenelle
Time: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network hosted the 23rd webinar in our "Let's Talk" series, Explore the ECLKC: a new frontier with free, on-demand resources for professional development - a conversation:

Partnerships at the local, state, and national levels are critical to enhancing quality in early care and education programs. During the session, presenters and participants explored the Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center (ECLKC) and brainstormed how the resources might address enhancing competencies of the ECE workforce and states’ CCDBG reauthorization priorities.

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Madhavi Parikh has extensive experience in working with early childhood programs including Head Start as a consultant, director, training and technical assistance provider, resource developer, education manager, and classroom teacher. Her experiences have helped her to develop in-depth skills in training development, problem solving, collaboration, conflict management, systems operations, research, and use of technology. Madhavi’s academic preparation includes child development, early childhood education, developmental and education psychology, research, distance learning, and multi-media instructional design. Currently Madhavi is a Program Management and Fiscal Operation Content Liaison with the National Head Start Information and Communications Center and is responsible for identifying and developing content including online resources for the Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Dr. Suzanne Thouvenelle has extensive experience in Early Care and Education including research and evaluation, curriculum development; work with children and families from diverse cultures and languages; and post-secondary teacher preparation programs. She is a Content Liaison with the National Head Start Information and Communications Center and is responsible for identifying and developing content for the Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). In this role she collaborates with the Office of Head Start and National Centers to leverage new and emerging technologies to promote interactive e-learning experiences. Her background emphasizes promoting STEAM in outdoor learning environments, identifying and disseminating resources that reflect evidence-based practices important for early education staff working with parents on children’s school readiness and other key program outcomes.

Presentation Recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=8o8hjq

Web Resources:

Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center (ECLKC) – http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/pd