Curriculum Training Part 2: Direct Instruction Series

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This training is for contracted School Readiness providers with the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County.

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Curriculum Training Part 2: Direct Instruction Series

Presented by: Jaime Holevas, Tammi McGinn, Angela Tufts, Camille Mendez

Dates: Tuesday, February 2, 2021; Tuesday, February 9, 2021; Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and Implementation Plans: Independently (4 hours)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 Ppm

Location: Virtual Training via Zoom

Registration Closes: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Zoom Login Instructions: Emailed Monday, February 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Participants will be required to attend all three (3) training dates and meet all training requirements to be eligible for the free materials.

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Target Audience Infant/Toddler Teachers, Preschool Teachers, VPK Teacher, School Age Teachers

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Class 1 – Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Direct Instruction During Large Group

Jaime Holevas

Training Description

This training session will introduce practitioners to the benefits of an interactive large group times. Participants will network with others to create developmentally appropriate large group activities that support children’s learning.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Identify benefits of interactive Large Group Instruction for teachers and children

• Plan an interactive Large Group lesson that is DAP and supports children’s learning

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• Gains Survey and Implementation Plan (Individual)

• Lesson Presentations (Small Group)

• Question/Answer quiz (Large Group)

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Class 2 – Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Direct Instruction During Small Group

Tammi McGinn & Angela Tufts

Training Description

This interactive session will introduce practitioners to the benefits of small group instruction. Participants will explore classroom management strategies and come away with developmentally appropriate ideas for the implementation of dynamic small group instruction.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Identify benefits of Small Group Instruction for teachers and children

• Recognize the relationship between Classroom Management and Small Group

• Plan a DAP small group session

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• List small group benefits for teachers vs. children (Large Group)

• Journal and Goal setting: Classroom Management (Individual)

• Small Group Planning Practice (Small Group)

• Gains Survey and Implementation Plan (Individual)

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Class 3 – Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Individualized Support

Camille Mendez & Angela Tuft

Training Description

This interactive session will introduce practitioners to the benefits of individualized support. Participants will explore benefits of individualized support and come away with developmentally appropriate ideas for the implementation of individualized support strategies.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Identify benefits of Individualized Support for teachers and children

• Recognize the relationship between Individualized Support and CLASS

• Create an action plan for Individualized Support strategies

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• List Individualized Support benefits for teachers vs. children (Large Group)

• Journal and Goal setting: Individualized Instructional Strategies (Individual)

• Strategy Planning Practice (Small/Large Group)

• Gains Survey and Implementation Plan (Individual)

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Use of Technology

The following are technology requirements for this training. You may need some or all items listed

• Internet connection

• Computer PC, Laptop, tablet with built in camera and sound capabilities or a web camera

• Zoom App downloaded to devices (smartphone, tablet, mac)

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Registration Fee

Registration: $0.00

CEU's: $0.00

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Core Competency – Area 5 Curriculum

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In-Service Training Hours – 10 hours

Certificate of completion (in-service hours) will only be awarded if the following items are completed by the participant:

• Attendance for all scheduled training dates

• Meeting all training expectations (see below)

• Submission of the post gains survey/assessment sent after the training

• Achieving an 60% or higher on the survey

If these items are not met, participants may be offered a certificate of attendance with no in-service hours.

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Continuing Education Units – 1.0

Registrants requesting CEU's will be required to email a legible and clear government or employer issued ID. A personal photo will not be accepted.

Government or employer issued ID’s can be emailed to Sharon Dennany at sdennany@elcpinellas.org. Include the title of the training you registered for in the email.

Deadline to submit government or employer issued ID is Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00pm. The deadline will not be extended.

CEU certificates will only be awarded if the following items are completed by the participant:

• Attendance for all scheduled training dates

• Meeting all training expectations (see below)

• Submission of the post gains survey/assessment sent after the training

• Achieving an 80% or higher on the survey

If these items are not met, participants may be offered a certificate of completion (in-service hours) or certificate of attendance (no in-service hours).

CEU’s or formal education (college courses) are required to renew a Florida Staff Credential. This includes credentials earned through the Apprenticeship Program at Pinellas Technical College. Please note that the Apprenticeship program offers a Florida Staff Credential and not a CDA.

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Training Expectations

1. Conduct yourself in a professional way:

• Dress appropriately

• Refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking or vaping

• Consider background distractions

2. Be present:

• Attend whole training start to finish

• Video camera should be on

• Sign in using the chat box

3. Participate throughout the trainings:

• Communicate using the chat box

• Speak during large group discussions

• Interact during breakout sessions

• Respond to verbal call outs

4. Complete all required documents:

• Implementation plan - if applicable

• Pre/post training evaluation - if applicable

• Post gains survey/assessment - survey/assessment will be emailed after verification of attendance and participation

• If a survey is not submitted this will affect applicable stipends or receipt of a certificate of completion (in-service hours) or CEU certificate. A certificate of attendance (no in-service hours) may be offered.

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Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. policies

• The training will not be accessible 10 minutes after the training start time

• Complete participation is required during the training. If you are driving, it is not possible for you to participate safely and you will be removed from the training.

• If a participant leaves the Zoom training session prior to the end of the training, certificate of completion or CEU credit will not be awarded

• All Zoom trainings will be recorded


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