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Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System

by Anna Owen and Connie Shugart
July 30-31, 2014
Each day: Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Kishwaukee College, Dining Room
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:

  • 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
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood Click here to register for this face-to-face workshop
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