Individual Learning Activity (ILA) Options
 

Project SCEIs is excited to offer opportunities to earn CEUs through pre-approved Individual Learning Activities (ILAs). 

Contact Eileen Kaiser at ekaiser3@gsu.edu if you would like to complete one of these projects.

After completing the ILA requirements, your supervisor must sign-off on your project on the BCW Continuing Education Documentation Form.  You will submit the form along with your project (including all handouts and summaries) to the SCEIs office for processing.   

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL): Promoting the Social and Emotional Competence of Infants and Toddlers  Training Modules (2008)
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. The Promoting the Social and Emotional Competence of Infants and Toddlers Modules were designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, T/TA providers, early educators, and family members about the types and content of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. The content of the modules is consistent with evidence-based practices identified through a thorough review of the literature.

Module 1: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Module 2: Responsive Routines, Environments, and Strategies to Support Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Module 3: Individualized Intervention with Infants and Toddlers:
Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

These ILA’s are organized through Power Point presentations and Facilitator’s Guides, which are found on the DVD. There are embedded videos and activities. You will complete handouts as listed on the ILA project guide. In addition, you will write a project summary, which is guided by a series of reflective questions.

Just Being Kids DVD; 50 minutes; Larry Edelman; Western Media Products; 2001.
Just Being Kids illustrates how supports and services for infants and toddlers with special needs can be provided in the context of families' everyday routines, activities, and places (also known as "natural environments"). Each of the six stories on this 50 minute video demonstrates recommended practices as therapists and early childhood specialists work collaboratively with families to achieve meaningful goals for their children in everyday routines and activities. You will read selected sections of the accompanying Facilitator’s Guide, view the 6 vignettes, and answer 3 questions (found in the Guide) for each of the 6 children/families (total of 18 questions). In addition, you will write a project summary, which is guided by a series of reflective questions.
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Learning Through Observation DVD; 65 minutes; Zbar & Lerner; Zero to Three; 2003.
Learning Through Observation was developed to stimulate further reflection and learning on the complexities, challenges, and joys of working with children and families. The DVD consists of 5 vignettes of real-life interactions between professionals and families in a variety of settings. Following each vignette, three Zero to Three professionals discuss aspects of the interactions and offer comments and insights. You will view the 5 vignettes and answer discussion questions (found within the Facilitator’s Guide). For each of the 5 vignettes, you will answer 2 questions about the vignette and 1 question about the discussion section (total of 15 questions). In addition, you will write a project summary, which is guided by a series of reflective questions.
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Including Samuel DVD; 58 minutes; Dan Habib; Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire; 2007.
Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before he had his son Samuel seven years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib’s film, Including Samuel, examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities. The film documents the Habib family’s journey as they work to include Samuel in all facets of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with teachers, parents, and disability rights experts. There is a Viewer’s Guide that accompanies the DVD; take time to read it before watching the video. There are selected discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Welcome to Holland DVD; 48 minutes; Thomas Knestrict; Learning Seed; 2010.
Follow the journey of three families with special needs children as they share their stories and experiences. See how they become fierce advocates for their children in order to obtain the services needed for their children to flourish. Discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and learn the value of rules, rituals, and routines. See how these resilient families deal with the stress of raising a child with special needs, and not only survive, but thrive. This DVD is based on a study of family resiliency conducted by professors at Xavier University. There is a Viewer’s Guide that accompanies the DVD; take time to read the Guide before watching the video. There are selected discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

Supporting Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education DVD; 105 minutes; Chen, Haney, & Cox; Brookes Publishing; 2011.
Looking for practical guidance on supporting culturally and linguistically diverse young children? Start with this complete professional development resource for early interventionists and special educators, a guided tour of four key issues professionals will encounter as they work with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Filled with insightful interviews and how-to suggestions based on recommended practices, the four in-depth episodes on this DVD prepare professionals to: 1) Plan activities and routines that reflect the diversity of children in a class; 2) Partner with families to support dual language learning; 3) Conduct culturally responsive early intervention; and 4) Collaborate with interpreters. This DVD consists of 4 topics focusing on cross-cultural competence. There is a User’s Guide that accompanies the DVD. There are selected discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.
CEUs: 5 hrs. (Category 2)

The First IEP- Parent Perspectives  DVD; 30 minutes; Deborah Chen & Annie Cox; Brookes Publishing; 2005. 
A must for early childhood programs and for practitioners in training, this encouraging, informative DVD answers common questions about individualized education programs (IEPs) and helps parents and new professionals come together to ensure children’s smooth transition from early intervention to preschool.  Viewers will: (1) learn from parents who’ve been there as they discuss their children’s special needs, their IEP preparation, and how they got the results the wanted, (2) watch parent-professional collaboration at work as a mother meets with an early interventionist, and (3) see a simulation of an IEP meeting for a boy with disabilities and follow-up clips of the child in his new school.  There are discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.   
CEUs: 4hrs (Category 2)

Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs  DVD; 2 hours; JFK Partners & Developmental Pathways; Western Media Products; 2009.    
This DVD provides an overview of practical toilet training techniques and core principles for success. Curriculum (developed by Dr. Susan Hepburn, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, JFK Partners) is presented as well as vignettes taking viewers through the toilet training process. The DVD concludes with a parent’s perspective on the techniques presented and words of wisdom for other parents going through the toilet training process. 
There are discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.   
CEUs: 5hrs (Category 2)

Passport to Friendship  DVD; 37 minutes; Behavioral Intervention Association; Brookes Publishing; 2006.    
Peer play is complex, but the skills required for interactive play can be taught to children with autism spectrum disorders.  With Passport to Friendship, parents and educators get a step-by-step approach to helping children engage in successful peer play- and enjoy the enhanced communication and social skills friendships provide.  This hands-on DVD provides the lessons you’ll need to facilitate positive peer play experiences.  Demonstrations, tips from parents, and expert commentary make this DVD a must-have for anyone working with young children with ASD.  Plus, supplemental PDFs suggest games and activities you can use to ensure that every child with ASD will have a Passport to Friendship!  There are discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.   
CEUs: 5hrs (Category 2)

Darius Goes West  DVD; 94 minutes; Darius Goes West.     
In this multi-award-winning documentary, fifteen-year-old Darius Weems, and eleven of his best friends from Athens, Georgia, set off across America with the ultimate goal of getting his wheelchair customized on MTV’s Pimp My Ride.  The result is a rarely seen testament to the explosive idealism of today’s youth, as well as a vivid portrayal of adventure, of brotherhood, and of the character and strength it takes to shed light on an uncertain future.  Not only does Darius Weems bravely face his own inevitable fate with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), but through his unflinching humor and his extraordinary laugh, he sparks a revolution in the lives of everyone who crosses- and then shares- his courageous path.  Part revolution, part revelation, this film proves to people of all ages how life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride.
Darius and the crew want to bring awareness to their generation of the critical need to fund research to develop a treatment or cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which took Darius’ brother’s life at age of 19.  Partnering with Charley’s Fund – Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Darius and crew highlight the impact and resilience of families initially facing the diagnosis as well as the need for continued support.  Charleysfund.org is an organization established for the sole purpose of finding a treatment or cure for DMD. 
There are discussion questions to answer for this project, and you will also provide an overall summary/reflection of your learning experience through completing this project.   
CEUs: 6hrs (Category 2)



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For more information, contact:
Peggy Gallagher, Ph.D.
, Project Director
spepag@langate.gsu.edu

Eileen Kaiser, M. Ed. Assistant Project Director
ekaiser3@gsu.edu

Mail/Phone/Fax:
Project SCEIs
Department of EPSE
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302-3979
Phone:(404) 413-8327
Fax:(404) 413-8043

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