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All professional development sessions canceled due to Hurricane IDA have been rescheduled. Please see the calendar and PD pages for new dates

 

Creative Curriculum®

For Site Leaders & Coaches – In Person

1-Day Helping Teachers Implement the Curriculum Effectively (The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Administrators)

Administrators examine their roles and responsibilities related to supporting teachers’ optimal implementation of (The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. After exploring the curriculum in depth, administrators use new knowledge and shared experiences to develop a robust training and support plan for teachers at different levels of experience and develop strategies for providing positive, ongoing classroom support.

  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: JPS Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Please contact julie.paley@jpschools.org if you are interested in this session

For PreK Teachers – Virtual

Two days: Teaching Intentionally in the Interest Areas for The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool (Teachers)

Teachers learn to be purposeful as they create an environment and interact with children in the interest areas and outdoors. In addition to planning the physical spaces, teachers learn strategies for interacting with children in ways that support their development and learning related to the curricular objectives while encouraging children’s explorations and creativity.
  • PART 1
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual Training
  • Register Now
  • PART 2
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual Training
  • Register Now

 

Teaching Strategies GOLD – VIrtual Session

Teaching Strategies GOLD is an authentic, ongoing observational system for assessing children from birth through kindergarten, proven to be valid and reliable by extensive field testing. It helps teachers observe children in the context of everyday experiences, which is an effective way to get to know them well and find out what they know and can do. Teaching Strategies GOLD is based on 38 objectives that include predictors of school success and are aligned with state early learning standards. These objectives are the heart of the system—teachers use them to focus their observations as they gather information to make classroom decisions. Teaching Strategies GOLD online has many user-friendly features that help teachers increase the effectiveness of their assessments as they identify children’s developmental levels and describe children’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors.

Introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD (Part 1)

  • Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location:JPS Emenes Building - Eastbank
    822 S. Clearview Parkway
    Harahan, LA 70123
  • Register Now
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Jefferson Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Register Now

Introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD (Part 2)

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • ocation: Jefferson Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Register Now
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Jefferson Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Register Now

Introduction to GOLD Enhancements – Virtual

For Experienced GOLD teachers, administrators and Coaches

Assessment is a vital piece of an effective teaching practice. In this 3-hour session, teachers will examine the importance of assessment and reflect on their current teaching and assessment practices. Participants will identify the purposes of summative and formative assessment and examine resources used to facilitate the collection of data. Educators will explore the latest refinements to the MyTeachingStrategies® platform and will be introduced to the newest digital tools for enhancing family partnerships.

 

Contact Julie.paley@jpschools.org if you are interested in this session

Interpreting and Using GOLD® Report Data – In Person

For administrators and Coaches

In this session, participants will be introduced to the purposes, structure, and administrator features of GOLD®. Discussions will focus on supporting teachers throughout the four-step assessment cycle. Administrators will learn about the major reports featured in GOLD® and practice interpreting the data found in the reports. In addition, participants will identify and discuss a variety of implementation challenges and ways to overcome them. By the end of the session, administrators will be fully prepared to support the teachers in their program as they implement GOLD®.

Contact Julie.paley@jpschools.org if you are interested in this session 

Registration

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis although we reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any one center. Teachers must register themselves using their own email address and personal phone number. This information is needed for communications to confirm registration and to communicate any changes to training logistics.

Virtual Training Requirements

Participants will receive an email with handouts and the link for Zoom three days prior to each training
session. It is recommended that you print all handouts prior to each session.

Participants must log in at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session to make sure audio,
video and internet connection works. Be sure to name your device by using your first and last name
only. You may need to download Zoom first if you have not used it before, so please make sure you give
yourself enough time to troubleshoot.

Participants must log in on their own device using a computer, laptop, or tablet.

To minimize disruptions, we ask that you mute your microphone when you are not speaking and/or
sharing.

To avoid any disruptions, participants will not be admitted into the training session 15 minutes after the
start time.

Attendance Policy

You will be asked to sign in at the beginning of the session and sign out at the end of the session via the
chat function. If you are fifteen or more minutes late, do not sign in and sign out using your full name,
you will not receive credit.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the training you must notify Julie Paley via email as soon as possible. Failure to cancel at least three days prior to the session will mean you are blocked from future online training registration. To register, you will be required to call or email Julie Paley directly.

If you have any questions in regards to training, please contact Julie Paley at Julie.paley@jpschools.org.

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