The NC Department of Public Instruction is adding five more modules to the Foundations training. Additional training in Formative Assessment is the first module. Effective Teaching Practices to Promote Emotional Literacy; Controlling Anger; Problem Solving and Friendship Development are other areas that will be covered.
We will complete the inter-rater reliability certification process through Teaching Strategies GOLD. It is an on-line course that offers portfolios with documentation for 3 students in which teachers assign developmental levels which are compared with master teacher ratings.
We will participate in another book study .
At our May meeting you will have an opportunity to give feedback on professional development and input on future professional development. Give some thought to what support would be most helpful to your teaching practice.
Child Outcome Summary (COS)
1. For children who will not transition to kindergarten, teachers will print the individual child profile from TS GOLD and place it in the COS envelope at the back of the child's EC folder. This process replaces what we have done previously through an update that was handwritten at the annual review. (LESS PAPERWORK!)
2. For children who are transitioning to kindergarten you will not need to hold a final checkpoint conference (since you will have met with the family at the Kindergarten transition IEP meeting) You will complete the final checkpoint and create the Family Conference form which you will send home. (LESS MEETINGS!)
During the last few weeks of school you will send home the Parent Input at Exit for COS Form and add parent comments to your exit data.The Spanish and English versions of this document are linked below as well as a cover letter that explains the purpose of the form to parents.
3.The exit COS should be placed in the envelope in the back of the child's EC folder. You must complete the COS exit process before you take an EC folder to the receiving school.
Parent input to COS at Exit
Spanish Parent input to COS at Exit
Teaching Strategies GOLD
Year Round schedule: May 8 with conferences between 5/11/and 6/4
Traditional schedule: May 15 with conferences between 5/18/and 6/10.
All students who are moving to kindergarten will be removed from your class list in TS GOLD after June 12.