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EARLY CHANGE Workshop

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

The ‘EARLY CHANGE Workshop’: International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education’, took place in Thessaloniki (Venue: Convention Center of Bank of Piraeus), on 25th of January 2014.
Academics and researchers from 7 countries (Greece, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, United Kingdom and Germany) presented topics related on good practices in early childhood education, observation as assessment tool, etc.
 



 
Program of the Workshop (attached file)

 
 


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Project Activities
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LINQ Conference 2014

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Results of the ‘EARLY CHANGE’ project will be presented in the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2014 and International LINQ Conference 2014

http://www.learning-innovations.eu/2014/programme

The Conference will take place on the island of Crete in Greece, from 7th to 9th of May, 2014.

 

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EARLY CHANGE WORKSHOP – PROGRAM

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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

25th of January 2014

Venue: Convention Center of Bank of Piraeus (Katouni 12 – 14, Thessaloniki)

 

EARLY CHANGE Workshop Program

3rdSESSION

Work Plan

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

STAGE OF THE PROJECT OUTPUTS ACTIVITIES TIME PLANNING PARTNERS INVOLVED
1st MEETING Workplan, Deadlines, Allocation of tasks, Evaluation strategy, Financial issues 1st Meeting February 2012 Thessaloniki / Greece University Members
SELECTION PHASE List with assessors / List with classes Selection of: 1) assessors/early educators and 2) preschool classes February – May 2012 University Members
TRANSLATION PHASE Translation scales / manuals / Seminar Workbook Translation procedure February – July 2012 University Members
2nd MEETING Organizing the Training seminars 2nd Meeting September 2012 Porto, Portugal University Members
TRAINING PHASE I Training materials Training Seminar in each country September – December 2012 All Participants
PROGRESS REPORT Progress Report Preparing the Progress Report January – March 2013 (Deadline: 31/3/2013) All Participants
TRAINING PHASE II Evaluation data: ECERS-R score sheets, Good Practices Evaluation of preschool classes in all countries January – June 2013 All Participants
DATA PROCESSING Results Entering data / Analyzing data June – September 2013 University Members
WRITING PHASE Research papers, Conference presentations, E-book Writing procedure June 2013 – March 2014 University Members
PREPARING THE FINAL PRODUCTS Translation scales in 5 languages / Evaluation Report for each country / E-book Organizing the final products September – March 2014 University Members
DISSEMINATION PHASE Proceedings of the Workshop International Workshop May 2014, Greece University Members

Aims of the project

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Aims
Three are the basic aims of this project:
(i) The first is the enhancement of the professional development of early educators,
(ii) The second is the implementation of ICT’s in the training of early educators from 6 E.U countries, and (iii) the third is the evaluation of the early
childhood education environments of these countries.

Objectives
(i) Professional development:
(a) One objective has to do with the acquisition from early educators of skills to work as trained assessors of Early Childhood Education Environments through their participation in the training phases of the project.
(b) Another objective is the development of self-assessment skills through the the implementation of the ECERS-R scale in their own classrooms.

(ii) Implementation of ICTs in the training of early educators:
(a) One objective is the enhancement of the e-literacy of early educators through the constant use of the web-based platform in the whole project.
(b) Another objective is the effective communication, support and feedback of early educators from the academic staff through the synchronous and asynchronous use of the website and the web-based platform.

(iii) Evaluation of early childhood education environments:
(a) One objective of the project is the collection of empirical data for the assessment of the structural quality and process quality of educational care and pre-primary settings for toddlers and preschoolers. These data will be collected by the participating early educators during the training phase II.
(b) Another objective is the comparison of the quality of early childhood education environments across six different educational systems by processing the selected data using advanced statistical analyses.
(c) A final objective is the recording of a wide range of ‘best practices’ implemented in early childhood classrooms in the participating countries. These data will be collected from the early educators during the training phase II, with the usage of an observation tool.

Project description

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

This proposal will contribute to the professional development of early educators (approximately 120) from 6 countries (Greece, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Cyprus) who will be trained in using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-R (ECERS-R) that evaluates the quality of early childhood environment. These educators will acquire the skills to work as assessors in using ECERS-R and develop skills for an effective self-evaluation.

This proposal will also combine the professional development of educators with the implementation of ICTs with the use of a web-platform with synchronous and asynchronous sessions, thus enhancing their e-literacy skills. The web-platform and the web-site of the project, even after its completion, both in English, will provide opportunities for further communication and cooperation among educators.

Early educators from 9 educational districts and academics from 9 Universities will participate. The academics will be responsible for the training of educators, based on a well-developed training package, created for the needs of this project. This package will also contain the translated ECERS-R scale and its user’s manual in Greeks, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish & Romanian. This process will enhance trainers’ experience concerning the evaluation of early childhood environments, will widen their expertise in several dimensions of teachers and will enable academics to implement this training to other early educators.

An innovative output will be an interactive e-book, containing:(a) The comparative study concerning the quality of the 6 early childhood educational systems, and (b) A wide range of “Good Practices” for educators. Both outputs constitute an innovative action towards the improvement of early education across Europe. International academic and educational community will benefit from all products of this project (workshops, scientific papers, presentations, etc.), which will be available on the project’s web-site.

Target groups

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  • University members from nine participating countries
  • Early Childhood Educators from six participating countries
  • Cooperating partners.
  • International academic & educational community
  • In service early educators
  • Educational policy & strategy makers

Evaluation

25.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

Report of the Initial Evaluation
Report of the Middle Evaluation

Photo of the announcement.pptx

LINQ Conference 2014

25.02.2014  |  Comments Off

Results of the ‘EARLY CHANGE’ project will be presented in the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2014 and International LINQ Conference 2014

http://www.learning-innovations.eu/2014/programme

The Conference will take place on the island of Crete in Greece, from 7th to 9th of May, 2014.

 

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EARLY CHANGE WORKSHOP – PROGRAM

05.12.2013  |  Comments Off

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

25th of January 2014

Venue: Convention Center of Bank of Piraeus (Katouni 12 – 14, Thessaloniki)

 

EARLY CHANGE Workshop Program

3rdSESSION

Work Plan

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

STAGE OF THE PROJECT OUTPUTS ACTIVITIES TIME PLANNING PARTNERS INVOLVED
1st MEETING Workplan, Deadlines, Allocation of tasks, Evaluation strategy, Financial issues 1st Meeting February 2012 Thessaloniki / Greece University Members
SELECTION PHASE List with assessors / List with classes Selection of: 1) assessors/early educators and 2) preschool classes February – May 2012 University Members
TRANSLATION PHASE Translation scales / manuals / Seminar Workbook Translation procedure February – July 2012 University Members
2nd MEETING Organizing the Training seminars 2nd Meeting September 2012 Porto, Portugal University Members
TRAINING PHASE I Training materials Training Seminar in each country September – December 2012 All Participants
PROGRESS REPORT Progress Report Preparing the Progress Report January – March 2013 (Deadline: 31/3/2013) All Participants
TRAINING PHASE II Evaluation data: ECERS-R score sheets, Good Practices Evaluation of preschool classes in all countries January – June 2013 All Participants
DATA PROCESSING Results Entering data / Analyzing data June – September 2013 University Members
WRITING PHASE Research papers, Conference presentations, E-book Writing procedure June 2013 – March 2014 University Members
PREPARING THE FINAL PRODUCTS Translation scales in 5 languages / Evaluation Report for each country / E-book Organizing the final products September – March 2014 University Members
DISSEMINATION PHASE Proceedings of the Workshop International Workshop May 2014, Greece University Members

Aims of the project

26.01.2012  |  No Comments ››

Aims
Three are the basic aims of this project:
(i) The first is the enhancement of the professional development of early educators,
(ii) The second is the implementation of ICT’s in the training of early educators from 6 E.U countries, and (iii) the third is the evaluation of the early
childhood education environments of these countries.

Objectives
(i) Professional development:
(a) One objective has to do with the acquisition from early educators of skills to work as trained assessors of Early Childhood Education Environments through their participation in the training phases of the project.
(b) Another objective is the development of self-assessment skills through the the implementation of the ECERS-R scale in their own classrooms.

(ii) Implementation of ICTs in the training of early educators:
(a) One objective is the enhancement of the e-literacy of early educators through the constant use of the web-based platform in the whole project.
(b) Another objective is the effective communication, support and feedback of early educators from the academic staff through the synchronous and asynchronous use of the website and the web-based platform.

(iii) Evaluation of early childhood education environments:
(a) One objective of the project is the collection of empirical data for the assessment of the structural quality and process quality of educational care and pre-primary settings for toddlers and preschoolers. These data will be collected by the participating early educators during the training phase II.
(b) Another objective is the comparison of the quality of early childhood education environments across six different educational systems by processing the selected data using advanced statistical analyses.
(c) A final objective is the recording of a wide range of ‘best practices’ implemented in early childhood classrooms in the participating countries. These data will be collected from the early educators during the training phase II, with the usage of an observation tool.

Project description

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

This proposal will contribute to the professional development of early educators (approximately 120) from 6 countries (Greece, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Cyprus) who will be trained in using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-R (ECERS-R) that evaluates the quality of early childhood environment. These educators will acquire the skills to work as assessors in using ECERS-R and develop skills for an effective self-evaluation.

This proposal will also combine the professional development of educators with the implementation of ICTs with the use of a web-platform with synchronous and asynchronous sessions, thus enhancing their e-literacy skills. The web-platform and the web-site of the project, even after its completion, both in English, will provide opportunities for further communication and cooperation among educators.

Early educators from 9 educational districts and academics from 9 Universities will participate. The academics will be responsible for the training of educators, based on a well-developed training package, created for the needs of this project. This package will also contain the translated ECERS-R scale and its user’s manual in Greeks, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish & Romanian. This process will enhance trainers’ experience concerning the evaluation of early childhood environments, will widen their expertise in several dimensions of teachers and will enable academics to implement this training to other early educators.

An innovative output will be an interactive e-book, containing:(a) The comparative study concerning the quality of the 6 early childhood educational systems, and (b) A wide range of “Good Practices” for educators. Both outputs constitute an innovative action towards the improvement of early education across Europe. International academic and educational community will benefit from all products of this project (workshops, scientific papers, presentations, etc.), which will be available on the project’s web-site.

Target groups

26.01.2012  |  No Comments ››

  • University members from nine participating countries
  • Early Childhood Educators from six participating countries
  • Cooperating partners.
  • International academic & educational community
  • In service early educators
  • Educational policy & strategy makers

Evaluation

25.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

Report of the Initial Evaluation
Report of the Middle Evaluation

Photo of the announcement.pptx

LINQ Conference 2014

25.02.2014  |  Comments Off

Results of the ‘EARLY CHANGE’ project will be presented in the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2014 and International LINQ Conference 2014

http://www.learning-innovations.eu/2014/programme

The Conference will take place on the island of Crete in Greece, from 7th to 9th of May, 2014.

 

Photo 4

EARLY CHANGE WORKSHOP – PROGRAM

05.12.2013  |  Comments Off

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

25th of January 2014

Venue: Convention Center of Bank of Piraeus (Katouni 12 – 14, Thessaloniki)

 

EARLY CHANGE Workshop Program

3rdSESSION

Work Plan

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

STAGE OF THE PROJECT OUTPUTS ACTIVITIES TIME PLANNING PARTNERS INVOLVED
1st MEETING Workplan, Deadlines, Allocation of tasks, Evaluation strategy, Financial issues 1st Meeting February 2012 Thessaloniki / Greece University Members
SELECTION PHASE List with assessors / List with classes Selection of: 1) assessors/early educators and 2) preschool classes February – May 2012 University Members
TRANSLATION PHASE Translation scales / manuals / Seminar Workbook Translation procedure February – July 2012 University Members
2nd MEETING Organizing the Training seminars 2nd Meeting September 2012 Porto, Portugal University Members
TRAINING PHASE I Training materials Training Seminar in each country September – December 2012 All Participants
PROGRESS REPORT Progress Report Preparing the Progress Report January – March 2013 (Deadline: 31/3/2013) All Participants
TRAINING PHASE II Evaluation data: ECERS-R score sheets, Good Practices Evaluation of preschool classes in all countries January – June 2013 All Participants
DATA PROCESSING Results Entering data / Analyzing data June – September 2013 University Members
WRITING PHASE Research papers, Conference presentations, E-book Writing procedure June 2013 – March 2014 University Members
PREPARING THE FINAL PRODUCTS Translation scales in 5 languages / Evaluation Report for each country / E-book Organizing the final products September – March 2014 University Members
DISSEMINATION PHASE Proceedings of the Workshop International Workshop May 2014, Greece University Members

Aims of the project

26.01.2012  |  No Comments ››

Aims
Three are the basic aims of this project:
(i) The first is the enhancement of the professional development of early educators,
(ii) The second is the implementation of ICT’s in the training of early educators from 6 E.U countries, and (iii) the third is the evaluation of the early
childhood education environments of these countries.

Objectives
(i) Professional development:
(a) One objective has to do with the acquisition from early educators of skills to work as trained assessors of Early Childhood Education Environments through their participation in the training phases of the project.
(b) Another objective is the development of self-assessment skills through the the implementation of the ECERS-R scale in their own classrooms.

(ii) Implementation of ICTs in the training of early educators:
(a) One objective is the enhancement of the e-literacy of early educators through the constant use of the web-based platform in the whole project.
(b) Another objective is the effective communication, support and feedback of early educators from the academic staff through the synchronous and asynchronous use of the website and the web-based platform.

(iii) Evaluation of early childhood education environments:
(a) One objective of the project is the collection of empirical data for the assessment of the structural quality and process quality of educational care and pre-primary settings for toddlers and preschoolers. These data will be collected by the participating early educators during the training phase II.
(b) Another objective is the comparison of the quality of early childhood education environments across six different educational systems by processing the selected data using advanced statistical analyses.
(c) A final objective is the recording of a wide range of ‘best practices’ implemented in early childhood classrooms in the participating countries. These data will be collected from the early educators during the training phase II, with the usage of an observation tool.

Project description

26.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

This proposal will contribute to the professional development of early educators (approximately 120) from 6 countries (Greece, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Cyprus) who will be trained in using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-R (ECERS-R) that evaluates the quality of early childhood environment. These educators will acquire the skills to work as assessors in using ECERS-R and develop skills for an effective self-evaluation.

This proposal will also combine the professional development of educators with the implementation of ICTs with the use of a web-platform with synchronous and asynchronous sessions, thus enhancing their e-literacy skills. The web-platform and the web-site of the project, even after its completion, both in English, will provide opportunities for further communication and cooperation among educators.

Early educators from 9 educational districts and academics from 9 Universities will participate. The academics will be responsible for the training of educators, based on a well-developed training package, created for the needs of this project. This package will also contain the translated ECERS-R scale and its user’s manual in Greeks, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish & Romanian. This process will enhance trainers’ experience concerning the evaluation of early childhood environments, will widen their expertise in several dimensions of teachers and will enable academics to implement this training to other early educators.

An innovative output will be an interactive e-book, containing:(a) The comparative study concerning the quality of the 6 early childhood educational systems, and (b) A wide range of “Good Practices” for educators. Both outputs constitute an innovative action towards the improvement of early education across Europe. International academic and educational community will benefit from all products of this project (workshops, scientific papers, presentations, etc.), which will be available on the project’s web-site.

Target groups

26.01.2012  |  No Comments ››

  • University members from nine participating countries
  • Early Childhood Educators from six participating countries
  • Cooperating partners.
  • International academic & educational community
  • In service early educators
  • Educational policy & strategy makers

Evaluation

25.01.2012  |  1 Comment ››

Report of the Initial Evaluation
Report of the Middle Evaluation

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