The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network hosted the third webinar in our "Let's Talk" series, All Hands on Board for Quality: QRIS and Licensing.
States are taking many creative and innovative approaches to more closely aligning licensing and the QRIS work, and some states are working to leverage licensing in the QRIS monitoring function, especially at the beginning levels of the quality continuum. Licensing staff can also play a role in promoting a QRIS and supporting quality improvements.
Alan Cobo-Lewis, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Maine
Karen Roback, Senior Director of Early Learning Innovation, Early Childhood Investment Corporation, Michigan
Ginger Sandweg, Quality First Coordinator, First Things First, Arizona
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
QRIS Online Application and Tracking SystemsListen in to this webinar with the States of Maine, Michigan and Arizona on their QRIS online application and tracking systems. Presenters shared the structure of their systems, how they are used and successes and challenges. If you are thinking of doing something similar in your state, this webinar will be extremely helpful. The link below includes both the powerpoint and the speakers' presentations.
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Thu, 11/10/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This webinar presented by Mathematica’s Center for Improving Research Evidence (CIRE) examined Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs). Most states are already operating or developing QRISs, and federal investments and support are encouraging these efforts. The webinar provided the federal and state context for QRIS data needs and highlighted a new resource—the Quality Rating and Improvement System Evaluation Toolkit developed by Mathematica and Child Trends staff.
Eva Marie Shivers, Institute for Child Development Research & Social Change
Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute
Davida McDonald, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Abby Thorman, Thorman Strategy Group
Thu, 09/22/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
On this webinar, experts from around the country discussed why it’s important to include cultural and linguistic diversity principles in their QRIS, why it is challenging to address diversity principles in a meaningful and impactful manner, and ideas and frameworks that can help guide states who are in various stages of QRIS development.
Char Goodreau, QRIS Administrator, Washington State Department of Early Learning
Eileen Nelson, Parent Aware, State of Minnesota
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Consistent studies have shown that the quality of teacher-child interaction is related to preschooler gains in pre-reading and math skills and contributes to preschoolers' social competence in the kindergarten year and beyond. To that end, researchers at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education created the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (TM) (CLASS (TM)) tool to observe and assess emotional, organizational, and instructional elements of quality in early childhood educational environments.