Welcome to the Early Childhood Online Workshop

The Art and Writing Connection: Fostering Creativity Among Students with Disabilities is sponsored by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) and hosted by Caroline Musselwhite and Pati King DeBaun. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the five weeks of the workshop and a description of the topics for discussion. This guide can be accessed from each page of the NCIP Early Childhood (EC) Workshop Web pages. Look for the Guide icon on the toolbar at the botton of each page. The online version of this Guide incorporates links in the To Do list that go to the relevant part of the site. You can also view or download a text-only version of this Guide from the Workshop Resources page.

We suggest that you review the Guide prior to the start of the workshop, and contact NCIP staff as soon as possible, if you have any questions. Once the workshop begins, check the Week-by-Week checklist and the Tips and Talk Conference regularly.

In addition, to Caroline and Pati, Patricia Corley of the NCIP staff will be "on hand" to help in the facilitation of the workshop. Requests for technical assistance can be directed to Denise Ethier, the telecommunications coordinator (email: DeniseE@edc.org or phone: (617) 969-7100 x2422).