To increase collaboration and communication between and amongst transdisciplinary IHE faculty and stakeholders to work toward more coherent pre-service pathways in early childhood, early intervention and early childhood special education.
About the IHE Pre-Service Faculty ECHO
Institute of Higher Education (IHE) programs provide training for individuals to acquire the specified knowledge, skills and competencies required to meet state and national personnel standards in a specific discipline. The programs of study also include sufficient field-based experiences across a variety of high-quality infant and early childhood settings.
IHE pre-service faculty and other stakeholders who participate in this ECHO will be able to:
- Provide guidance to IHE programs and confirm curricula for each discipline are based on knowledge and skill competencies that are aligned with state personnel standards.
- Ensure that the IHE programs and curricula for each discipline are based on knowledge and skill competencies that are aligned with professional organization personnel standards.
- Assist IHE programs and curricula for each discipline are aligned with state and local program quality initiatives and evaluation systems (e.g., QRIS, educator effectiveness frameworks, licensing).
Who should attend?
- Pre-service faculty from the various disciplines that interact with early intervention.
- Transdisciplinary faculty in pre-service programs preparing professionals for early childhood care and education settings, early intervention, and early childhood special education, family support, home visitors, including but not limited to:
- Early childhood and early childhood special education
- Physical therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and audiology
- Social work and psychology
- Family studies and child development
- Other related fields and other collaborators
Meet our team
- Björg T. LeSueur, MEd, Clinical Assistant Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
- Brandy James, PhD, University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
- Erica Melies, Arizona Department of Economic Security/Arizona Early Intervention Program (ADES/AzEIP)
- Tanya Pinkerton, MEd, Clinical Assistant Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
- Chantelle Curtis, ADES/AzEIP Professional Development Coordinator; AZ Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Coordinator
- Shanna Kukla, Practicum Supervisor, Educator Preparation, NPC Northland Pioneer College
- Laurie Seder, PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, Program Director, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development, University of Arizona
- Nicole Rambeau, OTR/L, Northern Arizona University Growing in Beauty Partnership Program, Arizona Early Intervention Program
- Nuha Amireh, Adjunct Faculty/ECE - Grand Canyon University (GCU); ADES/AzEIP
- Lenka Studnicka, Arizona Department of Education
All sessions take place from noon–1 p.m.
|Session||Speaker and Topic|
|Oct. 12, 2022||Chantelle Curtis
AzEIP Professional Development Coordinator/AZ and CSPD Coordinator
Laying the groundwork for Early Intervention in Arizona
|Nov. 9, 2022||Julie Parker, PhD
Mississippi IHE: MSU - Master of Science in Early Intervention
|Dec. 14, 2022||Family Member
Family perspective and experience with Early Intervention in Arizona
|Jan. 11, 2023||Current Student
Early Intervention Agency
|Feb. 8, 2023||April Boozer
Innovative practices to increase opportunities of in-service, internships, across settings (birth-age 8).
|March 8, 2023||
Leona Pannabecker, LMSW, IMH-E®, CCTP
Infant Mental Health Reflective Practice
|April 12, 2023||IHE Faculty
Higher Education Partnerships Panel