Our Journey of Reframing Expectations for Professional Development

Thursday, August 1

Session 2 – 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Location: MU: Prairie Room

Come with us on a journey as we share our experiences in transitioning from a face-to-face professional development training organization to implementing a statewide online training system serving over 10,000 early care and education professionals in 2018-2019. Join us in a discussion on the successes, lessons learned, and where we are headed as we apply adult and online learning principles to our online courses and virtual technical assistance.

Presented by
Berni Howe, Kansas State University, bernihowe@ksu.edu
Vicki Sutton, Kansas State University, vrsutton@ksu.edu

Presenter Bio(s)
Berni received a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s in Child Development from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She has worked in early childhood since 2002 in a variety of roles including teacher (birth-5), before and after school care provider, child care center director, enrichment program coordinator and in her current role as a trainer and technical assistance specialist. Berni is also active with early childhood organizations in the state, serving on the Executive Board of the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children.

Vicki completed a Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction specialized in Early Childhood Education from New Mexico State University and has worked in the early childhood field for approximately 20 years.  She has experience in Army and civilian programs that include home and center-based care with roles that include direct care, training, technical assistance, administration, and research. 

Session Type: Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Paths to Professional Development | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Continuing education, Instructional design

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty | Other | Novice

Targeted Learning: Attendees will learn ways to apply learning principles and systems designed for higher education to a diverse workforce population.