Supporting STARS Series: Observing and assessing! Mastering the process of child assessment using a Creative Curriculum Framework
January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All child assessment starts with understanding how children learn and develop. Participants will be introduced to the principles of child growth and development and will work to apply the assessment cycle throughout the session. Learn the four step assessment cycle; step one, observe children often, and in appropriate context, step two, analyze the observations, and make choices for how to respond, step three, evaluate the observation using child growth and development principles, step four, summarize, plan and communicate. After attending the session, the educators will be able to observe, analyze, and evaluate using a developmental appropriate framework which will allow the educator to plan for the individual needs of the child. These essential skills will allow educators to assess children. This session is appropriate for toddler and preschool educators who use a child-assessment tool. All participants will be asked to observe their children in advance of the session, and bring their detailed observations to the session for a reflective exercise. The participants will also be expected to read a short piece of text prior to the session titled: Learn to See Childhood as a Time to Construct Meaning which emphasizes the significance of observation and learning with children.
This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Council through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.
Notice: This is an online class. Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and email access at the time of the training. This training will be conducted via Zoom, and you will be required to participate via video and audio through a computer, phone, or tablet. This class includes a pre-work assignment. You complete the assignment prior to class to receive full credit. All classes are on Eastern Standard Time.
Level 3 CDA 7, 8 CC 1, 5 Audience-All
3 Credit Hours