Standard 2: Sample Syllabi
This sample syllabus provides ideas for resources, activities, readings, and assignments, aligned with the Initial Practice-based Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators EI/ECSE (2020) and DEC Recommended Practices (2014). Consider state and university policies and add them as appropriate. This is a sample only and is not a complete syllabus; nor is it intended to suggest that the Standard would be addressed in only one course in the curriculum.
Standard 2: Learning Activities
The projects or assignments require learners to apply the practices/skills related to Standard 2: Partnering with Families. Since these are application activities, they most align with the evidence-based practices for adult learners of authentic learning, reflection, guidance, performance feedback, and follow-up activities. The sample learning activities are organized by the three components for Standard 2.
Presentation/Training: Develop a presentation or training materials on a critical issue related to early childhood intervention and family-centered practice.
Create one of the following:
(1) a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation that the candidate might present in the future, or
(2) training materials (e.g., pamphlet, insert to IFSP/IEP manual, handouts, portfolio materials).
Include resources or website links where individuals can obtain more information and be sure to include references for information candidates will obtain from websites or articles.
Then the candidate will write a 2-page reflection on why they chose the topic and how they will use the presentation and materials created.
Book Review and Book Talk: This assignment involves reading a book authored by a family member. As our perspective expands, our new thinking may help us develop a broader and deeper understanding of families who have children with disabilities. Select two books from the supplemental list. For the first book, you will write a 3-5 page paper reflecting on the book’s impact on you as an educator, as a parent, or as a member of a family.
Include your reflections on the questions listed below:
What is the experience of the family?
How is it presented?
How is this a universal experience?
How does the child’s disability impact on the child’s experience with the education system?
What is the family's experience with the educational system?
What is the child’s experience?
How does the experience of the child or the family's impact on your experiences as a teacher or with education?
Select a Category:
|*New* Tip sheet: Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships During COVID-19||Enhancing Family-Provider Partnerships|
|Tips for Providers: Providing & Coordinating EI Remotely||Tips for Providers: What to say to Families|
|Tips for Providers: Providing & Coordinating EI Remotely (What will it look like?)||Tips for Providers: What will a Remote Visit Look Like?|
|Tips for Families: Receiving Remote EI Services||Tips for Families Flyer .pdf What is Remote EI
Consejos para Familias .pdf What is Remote EI? (Spanish)
|Tips for Families: How to prepare for a Remote EI Visit||Tips for Families: .pdf Preparing for the Visit
TConsejos para Familias: .pdf Preparing for the Visit (Spanish)
|ECPC Course Enhancement Modules||E-Learning Lessons, Practice Guides & Resources
|CONNECT Modules||CONNECT Modules and Courses|
|Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center||Framework for reflective questioning / The Coaching Quick Reference Guide - .pdf|
|Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center||Tools of Trade|
|OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities) (note: you must login but it is free)||Suite of Resources for Early Childhood Professionals|
|Public Consulting Group||Use of telehealth in early intervention (IDEA Part C)|
|Protecting Student Privacy
U.S. Department of Education
|Student Privacy 101|
|Edelman, L. (2020). Planning for the Use of Video Conferencing for Early Intervention Home Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic||Planning for the Use of Video Conferencing for Early Intervention Home Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|CEC Hosted Webinar with Resources||Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19|
|National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management Utah State University||Welcome to the Tele-Intervention Learning Courses|
|Lisa Dieker & Rebecca Hines UCF - Podcasts for Part B/619 Coordinators||Series of Podcasts: teaching online, inclusion, etc.|
|National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations - May Newsletter||Pyramid in the Time of COVID-19|