Effective Teaching and Leading Within a P3 Framework
July 17-19, 2018
Overview: The Northeast Comprehensive Center worked with the NYS Education Department’s Office of Early Learning, in partnership with the CUNY’s New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, CEELO, and the College of Saint Rose to develop the 2018 Summer Institute, Effective Teaching and Leading within a P3 Framework. The goal of the three-day institute is to increase shared understanding about how to effectively support young children’s learning and development in the early grades through strong leadership and high-quality instructional approaches.
Background: New York State has recently released Next Generation Learning Standards that include introductory materials focused on our youngest learners in prekindergarten to third grade. Embedded within the introductions and the standards are messages about the uniqueness about how young children learn, the value of designing robust learning experiences through whole-child curricula, the use of play and other P3 instructional approaches, and the importance of formative assessment to guide teachers as they plan, adjust, and modify learning experiences. School leaders and teacher teams were invited to attend this three-day summer institute focused on these important aspects of the P3 continuum. The institute provided opportunities specifically geared to support P3 administrators and P3 teachers through a series of panel discussions, facilitated work sessions, informational workshops, and the development of goals and action steps.