Communities of Practice and Conversation Protocols
This session will focus on understanding the intent and scope for using communities of practice and conversation protocols in various intentional professional development situations. Using a research-based approach to facilitate conversations has shown improvements for focused, collaborative, and reflective outcomes that lead to transformational action. Learn how Communities of Practice and using protocols are distinguished from other meetings or professional development. Additionally, learn about the facilitator’s role, defining the questions in protocols, how to choose protocols, and specific protocols that are used for specific results.
Bringing It All Together: How to Prioritize Goals and Make Action Steps
During the closing session, participants will gather by region to share and discuss what they have learned over the course of the Forum while examining how to prioritize goals and take action. The closing session will bring together a cumulative review of session information and use SRI protocols to make meaning and bring intentionality to future planning.
Adria Taha-Resnick, EdD
Adria Taha-Resnick has been in the early childhood field for more than 25 years and has served in numerous capacities as a teacher, administrator, trainer and consultant. Adria has conducted trainings in early childhood at the local, state and national level, as well as serving as Chair on the Local Planning Council of Ventura County. Adria works to advance the profession of early childhood through researching and understanding quality initiatives and workforce development. Adria holds a Bachelor’s degree in child development, a Master’s degree in early childhood education, and a Doctorate in Education.
In addition to teaching and consulting, Adria is the past president of the Ventura County Association for the Education of Young Children, sits on numerous boards as an executive member, and is currently the President-Elect for the California Association for the Education of Young Children. Adria currently teaches at California State University Channel Islands, Early Childhood Studies program.
Adria’s research interests include quality early childhood program initiatives and workforce development.