Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System
by Anna Owen and Connie Shugart
Kishwaukee College, Dining Room
July 30-31, 2014
Each day: Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
21193 Malta Road, Malta, Illinois
Prerequisite(s) Required: The Introduction and Implementation of the Creative Curriculum workshop or another research based, developmentally
appropriate curriculum workshop.
Description: Join us as we explore the components of the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system. We will look at the structure of Teaching
Strategies GOLD; identify the components; discuss the objectives for development and learning; explain the progression of development and learning; interpret the color
bands; explain the on-the spot assessment tool and assessment opportunity cards; explain the assessment cycle; and practice scoring. *Prerequisite: Participants must have
already attended The Introduction and Implementation of the Creative Curriculum workshop or another research based, developmentally appropriate curriculum workshop.
*Participants should bring their Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment toolkit. *For training and information related to the Teaching Strategies GOLD Online, go to the
Teaching Strategies website.
Presenter Bios: Connie Shugart, Project Coordinator STARNET Regions I & III, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of early childhood
education. Her experiences include teaching and/or training of early childhood and early intervention professionals and families. She has done presentations at many regional,
state and national conferences. A few of her topics include curriculum, assessment, standards, environments, child development, and play. Connie is also one of the Executive
Producers and hosts of Apples Magazine training videos. Her passions include educating professionals and families on play and the impact that the early childhood
environment has on teaching and learning.
Anna Owen, M.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I & III. Anna has been
involved in the field of early childhood since 2003. Her previous jobs include regional training coordinator for Child Care Resource and Referral, as well as parent educator
and preschool teacher for the Rock Island Regional Office of Education. Anna has been with STARnet Regions I and III since November 2009. In her role as an Early
Childhood Resource Specialist, she provides technical assistance and training to early childhood professionals and families. Throughout the years, she has served on several
conference planning committees and has presented workshops on topics such as: Math, Science, Art, Literacy, Social/Emotional Development, Conflict Resolution, Praise vs.
Encouragement, Transitioning Throughout the Day, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and more. When she is not working she
enjoys photography and spending time with her husband and two young children.
Continuing Education - This training will provide 12 contact hours for the following:
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood
Click here to register for this face-to-face workshop
- CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 7
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) C