Author Session: July 17, 8am to 10am
Rethinking Quality: Revising and implementing ECERS-3 and ITERS-3, State Perspectives
This session will begin with an initial discussion of what participants think is necessary for high-quality early childhood programs, followed by an explanation of how the past and current editions of ECERS and ITERS are based on these ideas. The second focus of the session will be on implemention. After short presentations from a panel of state personnel involved in such implementation, we will solicit input from the participants on issues they see in their own states and questions they have for both the authors and state personnel. We will discuss how use of the instruments affect different types of programs, including programs serving diverse populations of children and families, and issues related to the transition to the new editions of the scales. We will allot approximately equal time to presentations and open interaction with participants. During each of the two main presentation times, we will ask participants to be prepared to share their experiences and questions so that we can move smoothly into the discussion and interaction portions of the session. A very brief summary of the session will conclude the event.
Presenters: Richard Clifford, FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill; Debby Cryer, Environment Rating Scales Institute; Jennifer Metcalf, Illinois State Board of Education; DeEtta Simmons and Asha Warsame, University of Washington
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Teachers College president Susan Fuhrman joins ERS authors Richard Clifford and Thelma Harms, and TC Press’ assistant director, Leyli Shayegan. TC Press hosted a reception for the authors at the NAEYC conference in Los Angeles in November 2016.