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ECE 287
Mentoring and Leadership in Early Care and Education


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
A study in the relationship-based professional development methods and principles involved in early childhood education mentoring and leadership development. Emphasis is on the role of experienced early childhood education teachers, adult educators and other professionals who work in roles as mentors, coaches, consultants and collaborators facilitating the professional development of teachers of young children. With the information necessary to open, operate, and manage child care centers and early learning programs that meet licensing, accreditation and other quality standards, the skills taught in these modules are also transferable into the fields of parent education and family support. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the purpose of mentoring, the qualities of an effective mentor and identify relationship-based professional development startegies and models.
  • Describe the role of the supervisor, coach, or consultant as well as the role of a mentor or collaborator.
  • Support emerging mentors and leaders from underrepresented groups by partnering with early childhood leaders in a local community.
  • Identify and use appropriate observation and assessment techniques to gather infomration for developing teacher, program and/or other professional goals.
  • Identify, facilitate and evaluate effective communication.

  • Course Topics
  • Relationship-based professional development strategies and approaches.
  • Differences and similarities in values, goals and roles associated with mentoring, collaborative teacher-researcher partnerships, coaching, consultation, supervision and evaluation.
  • Skills for effective relationship building and communication.
  • Adult learning theories and approaches applied to the mentoring relationship.
  • Collaborative inquiry methods in professional learning communities.
  • Observation, dialogue, goal setting, implementing a plan, critical reflection and evaluation strategies for mentor-teacher partnerships.
  • Cultural competency and encouraging multiple perspectives.
  • Culture, language and community context of mentoring.
  • Process of creativity, innovation and change.
  • Stages of teacher and mentor growth and leadership development.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 287
    Spring 2013
    1088
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 287
    Spring 2011
    1085
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 287
    Spring 2011
    1086
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 287
    Winter 2011
    1083
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 287
    Winter 2011
    1084
    Andrea Unck


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.