KRA in MI Team Newsletter
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Online Training Format
Did you forget what your KRA Kit looks like? Here are a few pictures to help you find your kit.
- Refresher Training for Trainers Recording (Password: Passcode: KRATrainer2021!)
- Refresher Training for Trainers Presentation PDF
- Resources Shared
- Refresher Training for Trainers FAQ
If you are a KRA trainer that was trained prior to this year, you need to watch the recording of the June 2 Refresher Training for Trainers or complete the refresher module on the Trainer PD site. All trainers need to complete the refresher content assessment prior to any teacher trainings with an 80% or higher. The Refresher Training for Trainers recording includes extra information to make it easier for you to plan your training as well as a walkthrough of the KReady site while the KReady online refresher modules only includes basic content.
Data Manager Resources
All student and enrollment data must not be entered until after the next year's administration window opens on July 26th, 2021.
Data Manager Training Part A Recording (Password: DM-5/13/21)
Data Manager User Manual has steps for all of the processes you will complete in the KReady system. (You can access this manual by logging into KReady > Administration > Support.)
Data Guidelines Site is where you can find the Data Guidelines, Technical Specifications, webinar recording, and other materials to support your role.
Data Guidelines is an important document that tells you which fields are necessary for administration and reporting. (Please note that this document can change so do not download or print!)
Online Help Desk Form or you can call 888-602-8343
Our team has created this newsletter to be one source of information on the KRA but it is only a snapshot of where we are at in our planning and progress upon sending. For the most up-to-date information, please be sure to visit our new website!
All information from mkeo.kready.org is now housed here, as well.
The 2021-2022 KRA Prior Care Form has been updated to include a pandemic section to gather data on how the pandemic changed prior care decisions made by families. This information is needed for kindergarten registration. Families should select one option as it will be input into the KReady system as a dropdown option.
One way to do this is to use the Michigan Activity Pass. The Michigan Activity Pass Program offers public library cardholders across the state the chance to check out and access over 450 of Michigan's beautiful outdoor recreational spaces for free or discounted admissions.
Summer Professional Reading List Ideas
You Can't Come to My Birthday Party! by Betsy Evans provides 6 mediation steps for adults to use with children who are experiencing dysregulation. In addition, there are real-life scenarios across early childhood education that allows the reader to see the application of these strategies in action.
Physical Well Being and Motor Development
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown illustrates the importance of play for children. He explains why play is imperative for children to build social-emotional skills, intelligence, and creativity.
Embracing Math: Cultivating a Mindset for Exploring & Learning by Deanna Pecaski McLennan (NAEYC) demonstrates what math teaching looks like in a playful and emergent pre-kindergarten and kindergarten environment.
Physical Well Being and Motor Development
Building Your Social Emotional Classroom Library
Beginning of the Year Family Engagement
Professional Learning Opportunities
Please save the date for these statewide KRA implementation training opportunities. As enhancements to the training are still being determined, dates and times are subject to change. To register, you will likely need to create a new account as we are using a new registration platform this year.
Note: All registrations require an account with the WISD Online Registration system.
New Training of Trainers (ToT) Training
This training will certify trainers to train teachers to administer the KRA with fidelity, use the KReady system to collect data, and access the online resources.
All training will be held virtually. The dates below are for all new trainers across the state. Trainers need only participate in one of the bulleted options. After new trainers register for one of the options below, they will receive an email with asynchronous modules that must be completed prior to the selected training date. Please keep in mind, registration will close two weeks prior to the start of the training. Up to 9 SCECH will be available, four are synchronous with the KRA in MI Team and five hours are asynchronous.
- Tuesday, July 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (FULL)
Tuesday, August 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (registration closes July 27th)
Wednesday, August 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (registration closes July 28th)
Data Manager Training Part B: Student Data
This virtual training will prepare new and existing data managers to load teacher, student, and enrollment data to support the fall administration of the KRA.
Teacher Refresher Training
This virtual training will provide teachers who have already participated in initial training in previous administration years with a synchronous review of the KRA, how to administer the KRA throughout the day, and utilize the data for instruction. Teachers must also complete the Teacher Recertification Module and Content Assessment asynchronously through the KReady system.
- Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (FULL)
- Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
- Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am