Research shows adults learn best through active participation, when visually engaged, and in brief, meaningful experiences. PD2GO (Professional Development 2 Go) is an innovative approach to early childhood professional development based on this research. Each professional development experience (or “pack”) included in this collection focuses on continuous quality improvement in early learning programs.
Designed for center directors and family child care home providers to use with staff members, PD2GO can be delivered in as few as 15 minutes and is strategically organized in the following three comprehensive learning strands:
- Systems Thinking: Provides early educators and caregivers with the tools to think deeply about their work with children and identify where small changes can lead to lasting change
- Intentional Interactions in Teaching: Shows how to implement effective interactive practices in small, but meaningful, steps
- Effective Assessment: Illustrates how to weave effective assessment into everyday practice with young children
The strands can be customized to fit specific needs. All together, the strands create a foundation for adding quality improvement topics such as family engagement, dual language learning, and coaching.
Watch an introduction to PD2GO.
Browse professional development packs.
PD2GO is produced by the Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4), which facilitates quality improvements in early learning programs throughout California. The funder, First 5 California, selected WestEd’s Center for Child & Family Studies to implement the E4.
Product InformationCopyright: 2014
Publisher: First 5 California and WestEd
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