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Observation And Assessment Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Into Focus: Non-Medicated Strategies for Young Children with ADHD
Presented by Eve Margol, BA, MEd
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Course: #35018Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about ADHD, associated stress in the classroom, and how to use non-medicated strategies to help children succeed. This will be especially helpful to those working with children with ADHD or with undiagnosed behavioral challenges similar to ADHD.

Helping Children Learn Through Bias-Free Observation and Assessment
Presented by Rebecca Reynolds, MA, EdD
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Course: #31769Level: Advanced1 Hour
Learn how assessment bias influences the outcome of children’s written assessment and how to avoid that bias. Also, learn how to prevent bias from assessments following children throughout their school years.

Observing Young Children
Presented by Jennifer Romanoff, MA
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Course: #31640Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn key ways to effectively take observations of young children through a variety of approaches. Understand how to use the information gathered to speak to parents and ensure a relationship of trust that benefits the child's overall development and growth.

Engaging Families through Learning Stories, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association
Presented by Lindsey Shafer, BA, MS
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Course: #31635Level: Advanced1 Hour
Learn advanced ways to utilize Learning Stories, including how to engage families, how to invite families to engage with them, and the benefits of using them. Presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.

Interpreting Your CLASS Scores
Presented by Jennifer Rosenbaum, BS, MEd
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.