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Observation And Assessment Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Interpreting Your CLASS Scores
Presented by Jennifer Rosenbaum, BS, MEd
Video
Course: #31630Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn the basics about what the CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) tool measures, how to interpret your scores, and strategies for planning next steps in your Early Childhood setting.

Adventures in Learning Stories: An Introduction, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Lindsey Shafer, BA, MEd
VideoAudio
Course: #31623Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how to celebrate children’s learning in a powerful way; by making learning visible through documenting Learning Stories. Presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Let's All Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Presented by Angèle Sancho Passe, BS, MA
Video
Course: #31537Level: Introductory1 Hour
Participants will study kindergarten readiness from the perspective of children, parents, and early educators. They will explore specific activities to help children transition to kindergarten.

Understanding Temperament: Strengths and Strategies for Relationship-Based Teaching
Presented by Karen Deerwester, MA, EdS
Video
Course: #31461Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Understanding different temperament styles helps teachers create an optimal learning environment for their students and individualize teaching for optimal effectiveness. This course makes "goodness of fit" achievable in all early childhood classrooms with awareness, acceptance and social-emotional skills.

IEP and IFSP 101: Everything You Need to Know - Planning to Implementation
Presented by Laura Ritter, BA, MA
Video
Course: #31441Level: Introductory1 Hour
Educators at all levels benefit from learning more on the IEP and IFSP process. This course will review the legal requirements, cover qualifying disabilities, and establish procedures for meetings with students and families.

Assessment of Communication of Toddlers: Birth to Two Years
Presented by Gina Blume, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #31354Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course outlines the framework of assessing communication in infants and children through age 24 months. Normal development, formal and informal assessment, red flags for other disorders and communication acquisition charts will be reviewed.

A Gardener's Perspective on the Learning Environment
Presented by Kathy Lincoln, MA
Video
Course: #31165Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course compares the elements of a garden to those of a classroom, defining the specific role each element plays. Participants are introduced to Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and the contributions that diversity, assessment, and individualized instruction make to the learning environment.

Developmental Monitoring and Screening
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
VideoAudio
Course: #31149Level: Introductory1 Hour
This training will look at what developmental monitoring is, why developmental monitoring is so important, and where teachers and providers can access checklists and screening tools to help determine if a child is developing on target. It will briefly discuss what is developmentally appropriate for children 12 months – 5 years old. Lastly, the course will discuss where to refer families when a child is at risk for developmental delay.

Active Supervision for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
Video
Course: #31155Level: Introductory2 Hours
Keeping children safe requires intentional, careful supervision. Participants will learn 6 steps to active supervision and how they can be used with infants and toddlers as they rapidly develop new skills and take new risks. In addition, participants will learn about keeping preschoolers safe through the everyday routines of a center and other events that can change those routines.

Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
Video
Course: #31156Level: Intermediate2 Hours
From a child's first day in a program, staff gather information about the best ways to meet his or her needs. Make screening, assessment, and evaluation part of your program's culture to improve teaching, individualizing, and, when necessary, identifying a child for additional services. This course details these processes for administrators and teaching staff.