The NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and Teaching Strategies are hosting virtual professional development sessions with a focus on responsive planning. These sessions are intended for NC Pre-K teachers and assistant teachers, NC Pre-K Regional Consultants, Contracting Agency Administrators, Mentors, and Evaluators.

Assessment is a vital piece of an effective teaching practice. In this 6-hour session, participants will discuss strategies to seamlessly support teachers to scaffold instruction based on how children respond or demonstrating what they know and can do. Participants will practice using the tools in their Teaching Strategies solution in order to aid teachers in gathering information about children’s skills and knowledge through videos of classroom interactions and from information provided by families to further use the data to inform planning and continue to support children’s development and learning both in school and at home.

In this PD session participants will:

  • Define, compare, and contrast formative and summative assessment, and identify strategies to support each on your Teaching Strategies Platform.
  • Demonstrate accuracy in assessing children’s skills and knowledge through observations, work samples, etc. using the tools in your Teaching Strategies solution.
  • Identify resources in your Teaching Strategies solution to assist in gathering and focusing observations of children.
  • Use your Teaching Strategies platform to develop individualized plans for children and families based on observation and assessment information.

Participants are required to choose one (and only one) session offered below. All sessions contain the exact same content.

When registering for a professional development session please keep in mind:

  • Each participant must register to attend training separately (no group registration).
  • Each registration must include that person’s name and unique email address.
  • Only one registration will be accepted per person (duplicate registrations will be canceled).
  • Participants must attend only your registered session, which will total 6 hours of training.
  • All 6 hours of training must be completed in order to receive the training certificate. 
  • If you have not pre-registered for training, you will not be eligible for a certificate of completion.
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