March 2, 2013CDC children help with annual food drive
Once again, the TRICDC classrooms worked to gather food for the Governor's Annual Food Drive. All throughout February the children brought in a whopping 199 pounds of food for families in Polk County. During the month, teachers focused on how the food would help hungry families in their community.red line
Jan 10, 2013
The National Consortium on Deaf Blindness (NCDB), the Kansas Deaf Blind Project, and the Kansas Schools for the Deaf and Blind were recognized in the Family Center on Technology and Disability Newsletter for their innovative use of technology as a means of providing distance mentoring to those who work with low-incidence populations.
The article describes the technology tools they use and the challenges they've both overcome and still need to address as they refine their distance mentoring model. View article.red line
April 5, 2013Symposium key note speaker, Dr. George Morgan presenting
64 participants from the field of early childhood education attended the first Early Childhood/Early Intervention Symposium presented by the Center on Inclusion. Sessions included the state of early childhood education, embedded instruction, massage intervention for children with autism and Down Syndrome, mastery motivation, The Oregon Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and much more.red line
Jan. 20, 2013TRI-COI logo
The Center on Inclusion (COI) has worked for the past two years to lay the groundwork for implementing a process to improve child care. Over the past several years, Oregon has made supporting the quality of child care a priority through its public-private partnerships.
To expand this initiative, Oregon was recently awarded an Early Learning Challenge - Race to the Top Grant. One of the many things this grant will support is the continued development of a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The QRIS will be a means of assessing, improving, and communicating the level of quality of an Early Learning and Development Program. Under the leadership of COI, these tiered standards of quality have undergone extensive review, feedback and revision by a diverse and experienced group of care and education experts from around the state. The next step, targeted to begin in January 2013, is the field test of the new quality standards
April 11, 2013
Pat Aldrich is joining both the COI and ERGO Centers as a Statistician/Data Manager. Most recently, Pat was the Project Director for the Application of Spatial Statistics to Latent Fingerprint Identifications in the WOU Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division. He brings a wealth of statistical and research analysis skills to TRI. Pat will be primarily focused on the early childhood Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) being implemented throughout Oregon.
Pat received his Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Hawaii-Manoa (2006) and his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from the University of California, Davis (1997).Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto
Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto is an Assistant Research Professor whose responsibilities include program evaluation, statistical analysis, and serving as the Director of Abby's House, Center for Women and Families. Mary Ellen has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and has extensive experience in statistics and research methodology. She also spent 16 years as a professor of psychology and gender studies.red line
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