Curriculum Training Part 2: Planning 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: Planning Series

Presented by: Robin Cooke, Angela Tufts, Liz McClendon, Jaime Holevas, and Brett Engisch

Dates: Wednesday, April 14, 2021; Wednesday, April 28, 2021; Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and Implementation Plans: Independently (4hrs)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Virtual Training via Zoom

Registration Closes: Wednesday, April 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Zoom Login Instructions: Emailed Wednesday, April 13, 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 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Planning with Standards

Robin Cooke

Training Description

This interactive training will examine how intertwined developmentally appropriate practices are with early learning standards. All participants will understand what the standards are, what they are not, and how that knowledge best informs instruction to support children’s learning and development.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Participants will connect Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) to the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards.

• Participants will identify how standards support children’s learning and development

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 – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lesson Planning

Robin Cooke

Training Description

This training will explore how the developmental areas directly connect to lesson planning for children's academic success. Participants will have time to network with other caregivers to create developmental appropriate activities they can use in their classrooms.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Participants will identify guidelines for developmentally appropriate curriculum & planning

• Participants will network and create activities that are developmentally appropriate for children and connect them to the developmental domains.

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• Gains Survey and Implementation Plan (Individual)

• Presentation

• Question answer

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Class 3a – Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Individualized Planning (Centers)

TBD

Training Description

This training will explore the benefits of individualizing lesson plans for children using a systematic approach to connect the multiple aspects of planning activities that meet the diverse needs of all children in the classroom.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Identify the benefits of individualizing planning for children

• Explore developmental levels within curriculum domains

• Plan developmentally appropriate activities that meet a variety of skill levels

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• Gains Survey and Implementation Plan (Individual)

• Presentation

• Question answer

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Class 3B – Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Planning for Mixed Age Groups (FCCH)

Angela Tufts

Training Description

This interactive session will introduce practitioners to the benefits of mixed-age groups and provide practical tips for planning developmentally appropriate activities that meet the diverse needs of all children in care.

Learning outcomes

Practitioners will:

• Identify the benefits of working with mixed-age groups

• Explore developmental levels within curriculum domains

• Plan developmentally appropriate activities that meet a variety of skill levels

Assessment Strategies

Assessment strategies include:

• List benefits of mixed-age groups (Large Group)

• 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 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm. 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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