United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, and Families

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Next United Way Sponsored Event

The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders

Tucson, AZ
Starts: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 01:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 03:30 PM

To create the next generation of critical thinkers and leaders, we must ensure that every child has a sense of agency that they are problem solvers and decision makers! For this to happen, educators make a difference. Children must learn in settings where all adults define themselves as Optimistic Leaders. In this session we will explore the definition of leadership in the broadest sense: how all educators must be the leaders children deserve. We will examine how you can practice the five commitments of Optimistic Leadership day by day to be more effective in your role and to encourage your colleagues to enhance the quality of learning for every child.

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Building a Developmentally Appropriate Professional Development System
In Tucson, the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is working to build a new early childhood professional development system. With funding from all five First Things First Regional Partnership Councils in Pima County, we have created 10 Communities of Practice. Each one of them is helping to build a high quality system for teaching early childhood teachers to be the best that they can be. We call our new system-building work “Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, and Families.”
Naomi Karp
Director, Early Childhood Professional Development