Learn about using data to drive sustainable quality improvement in early education systems, settings, and classrooms.
Facilitated by Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, Faculty Directors of the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, this program offers a combination of interactive lectures, collaboration opportunities, and small group reflection and planning sessions.
Live sessions will take place on Wednesday, October 27th and Friday, October 29th, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET). Each live component will be a combination of a group plenary session, which is recorded, followed by a facilitated reflection and discussion portion, which is not recorded. Please note that we strongly encourage live participation, as these sessions will be a good opportunity to engage with your colleagues and faculty in the program. Sessions will focus on reviewing key types of information to gather in the domains of behavior management, social-emotional learning, and language and literacy, and the accompanying data analysis and data-use practices for improving quality in early education settings.
Note: Part I will include the same content covered during past iterations of our Data Bootcamp program. Participants who completed a previous iteration of this program may sign up for only Part II. Past participants who register for the February program (Part II), will receive links to the recordings from the Part I sessions to be held in October, that can serve as an update and review--at no extra cost.
This program is open to all participants registered for Part I (described above) and those who have taken a past iteration of our Data Bootcamp program. Live sessions will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd and Friday, February 4th, 2022 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. (ET). Each live component will be a combination of a group plenary session, which is recorded, followed by a facilitated reflection and discussion portion, which is not recorded. Part II will offer participants the opportunity to reconnect with peers and faculty, deepen their learning, and problem-solve current challenges related to data use.
- Examine the landscape of data gathering and use in settings serving young learners.
- Review key types of information to gather in the domains of behavior management, social-emotional learning, and language and literacy—at the child- and/or setting-level.
- Learn effective data analysis and data-use practices in these domains of behavior management, social-emotional learning, and language and literacy.
- Explore practices that foster data-use mindsets among educators and improve leadership and learning communities.
Who Should Attend
- Directors of early education centers or programs
- Leaders of early education service organizations across the mixed-delivery system
- Teacher leaders or teachers with an interest in leadership
- Directors, administrators, and coaches in public school preK programs
- Early education professionals who support teachers in their work, such as instructional coaches, supervisors, or teachers who have leadership roles
- Higher education faculty and staff in early education program