Technical Assistance

Joy and Katherine in Virtual Meeting
Infant-Toddlers
Jennifer Gioia

ITITA’s Directors’ Leadership Academy Creates a Supportive Community During COVID-19

In this video, ITITA Specialist Joy Johnson speaks with Katherine Davis, Director of The Growing Place. Katherine shares how she began in the ECE field 24 years ago and how she made her way to the director. She speaks about how the Directors’ Leadership Academy has benefited her and how the ITITA Model Pilot project has impacted her and her child care center.

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Kayla and Sara in professional development virtual meeting
Infant-Toddlers
Jennifer Gioia

A Director’s View on Professional Development with ITITA

In this video, ITITA Specialist Kayla Absher interviews Sara Dugger, director of Creative Beginnings of Lenoir. Sara shares how PAS (program administration scale) helped her in her role as a director as well as the impact professional development opportunities have had on her teacher participating in ITITA.

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Scarlet and Joy in virtual meeting
Infant-Toddlers
Jennifer Gioia

The ITITA Model Pilot Project Engages Not Only Teachers and Directors but Children

Infant-Toddler Technical Assistant Specialists Scarlet Welborn and Joy Johnson speak about their experience having an ITTA partner and how it’s influenced their work, how they were able to stay connected to their teachers and directors during the pandemic and the impact they’ve seen Infant Toddler Intensive Technical Assistance (ITITA) Model Pilot project have on their teachers, directors and the children they serve.

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Lorrie and Kayla in virtual meeting
Infant-Toddlers
Jennifer Gioia

The Importance of Coaching TAs with the ITITA Model Pilot Project

Infant-Toddler Technical Assistant (TA) Specialists Lori Looper and Kayla Absher speak about the importance of a technical assistant having a coach, how the intensive weekly TA of the ITITA Model Pilot project has made a difference, how professional development has helped them as TAs and what’s been most impactful for the teachers and directors they serve for this project.

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Natalie and Lori in virtual meeting
Infant-Toddlers
Jennifer Gioia

Providing Infant-Toddler Technical Assistance During a Pandemic with the ITITA Model Pilot Project

Infant-Toddler Technical Assistant Specialists Natalie Bumgarner and Lori Anderson speak about how COVID-19 has impacted the ITITA Model Pilot Project, if the tasks and time requirements of the project are still feasible in the pandemic, if their teachers and directors fully understood what TA was before they started working with them and what’s made the ITITA project successful.

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