50 Oakland St.
Teaching Strategies GOLD
Offered by: Early Childhood Assessment for Responsive Teaching
This twelve-hour training introduces teachers to Teaching Strategies GOLD, a Web-based, developmentally appropriate assessment system for children from birth through kindergarten. Through video clips, small-group work, and facilitator-led discussions, teachers will explore the structure, features, and functionality of the tool, and practice using it to follow the four-step assessment cycle.
Hands-on activities include observing children and writing objective observation notes, evaluating a child portfolio, and communicating assessment information with families. By the end of the session, teachers will have the basic skills they need to begin implementing Teaching Strategies GOLD in their classrooms.
Free one-year Teaching Strategies GOLD subscriptions/portfolios are available to programs that are new GOLD subscribers and who:
- Complete the 12-hour training, and
- Attend a 4-part Professional Learning Community focused on hands-on practice with the tool
Who Can Participate: Teachers; Teaching Assistants; Directors; other administrators or educators who have not previously been trained in TSGOLD or who would benefit from additional training
Prerequisites: participants must have already completed a formal professional development course (at least .5 CEU or college credit) in observation and documentation of young children; intermediate computer skills; valid email address
Credits: 12 PDPs or 1 CEU are available.
Date and Location:
October 21 and 28, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm, Mass Bay Community College, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills (Register by Oct 11)
Cost and Registration:
The cost of the workshop is $30. Registration Link: https://www.collaborative.org/events-and-courses/teaching-strategies-gold
For more information, contact:
Position: EC-ART Project Director
Phone: 413.586.4900 x5573