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Vicki Hawley

CEED Coordinator, Professional Development Programs in Early Language and Literacy Development

51 E River Rd
Rm 193

Tel: 612-624-0526

Vicki Hawley serves as Professional Development coordinator at CEED, developing and delivering training and resources in early language and literacy development, reflective practice, and infant-toddler caregiving practices.  

Her most recent work consists of training and facilitating Minnesota's statewide Head Start, school-based, and Child Care Resource and Referral coaching community of practice using the Classroom Assessment and Scoring System (CLASS™). She has recently authored training curricula on assessment, as well as the MDE Assessment Relationship-Based Professional Development protocol.

She received her M.S. in Child Development/Family Science from North Dakota State University. She has a varied child and family teaching background that includes junior high reading, ECFE, and Parents as Teachers. Before coming to CEED in 2004, Vicki served as project coordinator in statewide child care training and parent education programs in North Dakota, the literacy home visiting component of the Words Work! initiative in St. Paul, and a statewide Head Start/AmeriCorps early literacy initiative in Minnesota.

Vicki has great curiosity about the process of learning and change in adults, particularly those who work with young children. This makes her work both a vocation and an avocation.

Selected Publications

  1. Frazel, R., & Hawley, V. (2012). Weaving research, policy, practice, and technology: Building a community of practice across early childhood partners using CLASS™. In Hill Duin, A., Nater, E., & Anklesaria, F. (Eds.), Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontines at the University of Minnesota in 2012. An Open-Source eBook, University of Minnesota. Full book available at

Selected Presentations

  1. Hawley, V. (2015, July 16). More than "What is This" and Recall: Helping Children THINK. National Association of Family Child Care National Conference, Bloomington, MN.

  2. Hawley, V. (2015, June 26). Using the universal multicultural instructional design framework: We are ALL learners. Presented at Minnesota Trainer's Summit.

  3. Hawley, V. (2015, June 26). Overview of universal multicultural instructional design: We are ALL learners. Presented at Minnesota Trainer's Summit.

  4. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 12-13). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  5. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 5-6). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  6. Hawley, V. (2012, August 28). Building Teacher Practice in Instructional Support, Madison, MN.

  7. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, August 22-23). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, Walker, MN.

  8. Hawley, D., & Hawley, V. (2011, November 17). American Families Abroad: A Comparison of Transitional Experiences. Poster at the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

  9. Hawley, V. (2011, Sept. 8). Introduction to CLASS and Instructional Support. Presentation for Maple Lake Head Start, Maple Lake, MN.

  10. Candee, A., & Hawley, V. (2011, May 25). Critical Thinking Around the Room. Presentation at the CLASS OLC Debrief, Northfield, MN.

  11. Watson, C., & Hawley, V. (2010, April 19).  Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Part 1 (10 pages). Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

  12. Watson, C., & HawleyV. (2010, April 19). Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Part 2 (15 pages). Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

  13. Hawley, V. (2008, February). Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Conversations about Curriculum (5 pages). Strong Foundations Birth to Three Conference. Duluth, MN.

  14. Hawley, V., and Watson, C. (2006, June). Moving Teachers Along the Road: Two Projects Coach Teachers in Child Care and Head Start (10 pages). National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Institute. San Antonio, TX.

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