19 Sep For this Assignment, you will assume the role of a director of an early childhood setting of your choice. Imagine that you have just been awarded a generous grant to promote the profes
8085 Module2 Assignment: Professional Development of Others
Strong leaders do not only focus on building their own capacity; they also strive to develop leadership capacity in others. Effective leaders serve as mentors, guides, and coaches who support individuals in discovery, provide tools to help solve problems, and inspire others to make decisions, feel success, and grow in their own leadership capacity. Among the great strengths of the collaborative early childhood community are commitments to developing, supporting, and nurturing young children within early childhood classrooms and commitments to developing, supporting, and nurturing staff within early childhood programs.
For this Assignment, you will assume the role of a director of an early childhood setting of your choice. Imagine that you have just been awarded a generous grant to promote the professional development and leadership capacity of your staff. The focus of this Assignment, however, focuses less on the content of your professional development, and more on how you design professional development opportunities that serve to develop, support, and nurture staff.
You are encouraged to delve more deeply into the advocacy topic you selected in your Module 1 Assignment as a focus of your professional development. Your goal is to share this information with personnel/emerging leaders in your setting. If this is not pertinent to your setting, work with your instructor to identify an alternative topic.
Based on the topic you have selected, review relevant, current literature (ideally, within the past five years) to identify at least five current articles that not only provide breadth and depth for the topic you chose, but also provide information you believe is meaningful and appropriate for this particular audience.
Reflect on strategies identified within the Learning Resources that are likely to cultivate leadership capacity in your staff. Identify four to five key strategies that you would like to model or incorporate into your professional development design.
Create a tool or artifact that summarizes an experience for developing others’ leadership capacity and knowledge/skills related to the topic you chose.
Topic chosen: “ Exploring Language Development in Early Childhood Education “
· Create and write a training outline that includes the purpose of the training and a general overview of the content, including specific topics, recommended resources, coaching/mentoring activities that support implementation, and how leadership capacity will be cultivated within training activities.
Be sure to cite appropriate references in APA format to substantiate your thinking.