Enroll in “Blended Practices for Teachers” to earn a digital badge and six professional development hours in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s new Professional Learning Series. Open to anyone, the series is designed to help you level up your skills in a selection of self-paced and live workshops—all online this summer.
Successfully complete a workshop and add a digital badge to your resume, email signature, or website. View more Professional Learning Series workshops and register now through Wednesday, June 10.
Blended Practices for Teachers
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown
CourseType: 1-day, online
Date: June 15, 2020 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Total PD Hours: 6
If, like so many preschool and kindergarten teachers, you struggle with how to meet the diverse learning needs of children in your classroom, this workshop is for you! When you use blended practices, you combine theory and practices from child development and special education to support all learners. This day-long workshop will combine scheduled Zoom sessions with midday individual work. Completion of this course will result in a UK “Blended Practices” badge.
Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Ed.D., received her doctorate in education with an emphasis in early childhood special education. She is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program and faculty director of the Early Childhood Laboratory school. She teaches courses in assessment and instructional design/implementation. Dr. Grisham-Brown has been named a Teacher Who Made a Difference on two separate occasions. Grisham-Brown is co-author of two books on blended practices in early childhood education (Blended Practices in Early Childhood Education (2017, 2005) and Blended Assessment Practices in Early Childhood Education [2011).
She co-authored the book Reach for the Stars: Planning for the Future (2013), which is used to support families of young children to plan for their children’s future and articulate their priorities to educational team members. Dr. Grisham-Brown has directed or co-directed numerous state and federal grants in the areas of personnel preparation, program evaluation, training and technical assistance, model development, and research, including the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project. Her research interests include authentic assessment, tiered instruction, and inclusion of children with disabilities. In those areas, she has authored/co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Grisham-Brown is frequently asked to provide professional development to state departments of education, universities, and local education agencies on topics on which she conducts research throughout the country, as well as internationally. Grisham-Brown is a member of the Early Intervention Management and Research Group, where she is a part of a team of professionals that lead development and research on the Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (AEPS) (3rd edition). As well, she led the field study research for the test. Finally, Grisham-Brown is co-founder of a children’s home and preschool in Guatemala. Since 2009, she has taken students from the College of Education to Guatemala for a summer education abroad experience. She is also planning a second education abroad experience for students to go to South Africa and work in preschools in the Ulindi region.