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TRI-CDC Children Visit the OHSU School of Nursing

Updated April 4, 2014

Young girl and student nurse

Children from the TRI Child Development Center were invited to join OHSU School of Nursing first year students who were practicing their pediatric assessment skills. The nursing students listened to the children's hearts and then gave each child the opportunity to listen to their own heart beat.

This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to increase their comfort with those who work in the medical field and expand their knowledge of their bodies.

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Presentations & Publications

TRI Awarded Grant to Close Opportunity Gaps for Students who are Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse

The Oregon Department of Education recently awarded $200,000 to WOU's Teaching Research Institute and College of Education to support Project High Five - Culture, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication and Community. The project is a collaborative endeavor between WOU, Central School District 13J, the Ella Curran Food Bank, and the Oregon Child Development Coalition to develop a partnership program to advance the ability of teachers to meet the needs of culturally and/or linguistically diverse students. See Press Release for details.


Oregon Deaf-blind Project Supports Families

Learning that your child has a disability can be a challenging experience for many families. The Oregon Deafblind Project's Family Guide assists families by offering hope, helping to understand the needs of a child who is deaf-blind, assisting with next steps and offering resources along the way. The website was developed in collaboration with the family of a child who is deafblind who have offered to share their knowledge and experience. More about the Oregon Deafblind Project's Family pages.


Project PEPI - Improving Early Education for All Children

Early childhood educators play a huge role in a child's development and education. Learning how to meet the needs of all children can be a challenging prospect. To this end, Preparing Early Childhood Professionals for Inclusion (PEPI) is working to provide prospective early childhood teachers with the support and knowledge to meet the needs of young children with disabilities in inclusive settings. More about PEPI

Summer Institute flyer

The College of Education and the Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University (WOU) are proud to announce the 1st Annual Early Childhood Inclusion Summer Institute to be held on the campus of WOU August 12-15, 2014. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, an author, teacher, and advocate for all of our young children. The Early Childhood Inclusion Summer Institute brings together early childhood and early intervention/early childhood special education pre-service and practicing teachers, families of young children, K-4 teachers, as well as administrators for quality professional development, collaboration, and celebration around inclusion in early childhood.


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