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TRI is excited to welcome two new staff members.
Lacey Davis is joining TRI's Center on Early Learning as an Early Childhood Project Specialist. Lacey is a 2013 graduate of WOU in Community Health Education with a Human Biology minor. She was involved with the Student Enrichment Program, Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and Success), and volunteered for WOU's Food Bank. Most recently, Lacey has been working as a laboratory assistant with Salem Hospital. While a student at WOU, she worked as an inventory specialist and computer lab attendant with University Computing Services.
Dr. Carol Leitschuh is joining us as a visiting Fellow and will be exploring grants and contracts related to early childhood, assessment and evaluation, especially relating to infant/toddler movement. She has recently moved to Oregon from Minnesota. Carol is a Fulbright Scholar specializing in early childhood movement for children with atypical and typical movement patterns. Her international expertise is brought to focus in both theory and practice to readily be used across cultures and family contexts. For very young children, movement experiences are seen as critical in addressing positive developmental trajectories and avoiding cumulative risk. Dr Leitschuh’s expertise is in assessment and evaluation.
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Center on Early Learning Fall Conference Oct 22, 2014
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From the TRI Blog
Project PEPI (Preparing Early Childhood Educators for Inclusion) is designed to fill in the gaps that currently exist in Early Childhood Education curriculum in Oregon’s community colleges to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. After a successful roll-out of a pilot program within four Oregon community colleges, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP – a division of the US Department of Education) decided to expand the program and has increased funding to Project PEPI by $90,000.00 for the 2014-15 academic year. This increase is allowing the project to add three additional community colleges, nearly doubling its reach.
TRI-TIMS (Technology and Information Management Services) has a 13-year track record of delivering quality software on time and on budget to Oregon state agencies and national non-profits. We took the time to examine what characteristics of TIMS workflow has lead to our successes, and what obstacles and threats we have learned to avoid.
What came out of that exploration is a framework of best practices that we found can put a project – and keep a project -- on track. Below are the 3 essentials for working with software developers that can move your work forward without busting the budget or costing you sleep.
This blog post provides some basics about using a sign language interpreter. Thanks to our talented student worker Leanne Cook for providing this information. Leanne is a senior in the ASL Interpreting program at WOU, and is a great resource for us all.
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How TRI Builds Software Sep 17, 2014
How to Use Sign Language Interpreters Effectively Aug 11, 2014