UofL/OVEC Collaborative Work

Collaborative Work Update 2015-16

  • OVEC Head Start/Early Head Start/Childcare Partnership Grant - this grant, in partnership with CEHD Early Learning faculty, Dr. Kathy Whitmore and Diana Zink, provides training to all OVEC staff and childcare partners to obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) status in a timely manner. The partnership has been recognized as a national model.
  • OVEC and district staff visit UofL/CEHD classes to recruit teachers for the OVEC region and share information about expectations and hiring processes.
  • An OVEC representative is being trained to work with the CEHD team on a co-teaching model for CEHD student field experiences.
  • OVEC representatives and district staff attended the UofL/CEHD Recruitment Fair, and CEHD representatives attended the OVEC Educator Recruitment Fair, encouraging their students to attend as well.
  • CEHD faculty attend the OVEC/Jefferson County/KSB Science and Social Studies Teacher Leaders Networks.
  • CEHD faculty serve as facilitators for the Instructional Support Leadership Networks, and Science and Social Studies Leader Content Networks.
  • OVEC representatives provide letters of support for CEHD faculty pursuing grants.
  • OVEC representatives serve on the CEHD Clinical Supervision and Field Placement Advisory Committee.
  • OVEC schools serve as field placements for CEHD students.
  • CEHD faculty member, Dr. Maggie McGatha, serves as the Cognitive Coach National Trainer for the OVEC region. She is also the Adaptive Schools trainer.
  • CEHD representative, Dr. Harrie Buecker, attends REL Training Sessions with the districts where "future ready skill" are measured and defined for the schools.